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Best Sydney Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Sydney.


Bistro Moncur French
Dining Room at Bistro Moncur, Sydney, NSW The Woollahra Hotel
116 Queen St., Woollahra
Sydney, NSW 2015

Blink, and you could believe you have been transported to Paris. More...

Glebe Point Diner Contemporary
407 Glebe Point Rd., Glebe
Sydney, NSW 2037

Simple and elegant, homespun, healthy and hearty --- a recipe for success. More...

Jonah’s Contemporary
Dining Room at Jonah’s, Sydney, NSW Jonah's
69 Bynya Rd., Whale Beach
Sydney, NSW 2107

High above one of Sydney’s wealthiest beachside suburbs, this restaurant has food and wine to match the views. More...

Pilu at Freshwater Italian
Dining Room at Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater, NSW Moore Rd.
Freshwater, NSW 2096

With such a striking view, only one thing can make you look away: the Sardinian food from Giovanni Pilu. More...

Quay Contemporary
Dining Room at Quay, Sydney, NSW Upper Level
Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay, The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 2000

One of the best views in Sydney complements the contemporary cuisine of executive chef Peter Gilmore. More...

Sailors Thai Restaurant Thai
106 George St., The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 2000

Dip into Sydney’s spicy side in the historic Rocks area beside the harbor. More...

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