A few months ago, I was approached by The Address to write an Insider’s Guide to Sydney. At first, it sounded like an amazing opportunity to share my passion with the rest of the world but then I realised what an overwhelming task was ahead of me.

How does one actually cull down all the incredible eateries that Sydney has to offer?

I knew it would be impossible to create a list that would be a good reference for everybody from all walks of life, so I decided to narrow down the target audience to visiting tourists; The Address is an international publication afterall.

My insider’s guide to Sydney food is spread over eight glossy pages (page 136 – 143) in issue 8 of The Address Magazine.

It has been categorised into topics including best kept secret, best for breakfast, best for coffee, best wine bar, best for cocktails, best for meat pie, best for steak, best for food market shopping, best for seafood, best for those with a sweet tooth and best places to dine with a view!

The Insider's Guide to Sydney food

Click to read Insider Guide: Sydney. Published in THE ADDRESS Magazine issue 8, February 2011.

So, I’m interested to know what you think. Where would you take family/friends if they were visiting Sydney? What would you add or remove from my list?

Share all your favourite places to eat that makes Sydney special!

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • Great list! I’m glad to see Perama on there. 🙂
    I’d also take them to Universal since it’s one of my favourites with so many different styles of food.

  • ohhh tough job but very well done! I’d have to say Chinatown/Haymarket. Cheap and super yummy eats with a shot of Sydney’s amazing multiculturalism.

  • A fabulous list, our travellers won’t be disappointed if they follow your recommendations!

  • Definitely China Town and all those Dim Sum eateries and food courts (I love Asian food ;)!). I would also visit Darling Harbour as it’s just beautiful!

  • Jen, what a great list. Thanks for putting them together.

  • It looks really great. Definitely agree Tokonoma does some great cocktails.

  • Wow! What a great list. I need to get out more.