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Unique Restaurants Sydney

Best Unique Restaurants Sydney
Best Unique Restaurants Sydney

If you’re looking for the best unique restaurants Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the top 30 restaurants in the city, based on our expert opinion and customer feedback. If you are looking for a fun restaurant or an exciting place to dine, these unique restaurants Sydney can help!

1) Sefa Kitchen

Key ServiceVibrant yet rustic space
Address292 Bondi Road Bondi, NSW, Australia 2026
Phone(02) 8068 6461
Operating HoursDaily 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sefa, in Bondi, is a lovely and unusual restaurant where you may enjoy a peaceful retreat away from the area’s busy streets. The colorful Sydney eatery serves up a delectable cuisine influenced by the Levant, which is complemented by lush vegetation and one-of-a-kind artwork.

Key Differentiators:

  • A boutique 45 seater modern Middle Eastern restaurant
  • Vibrant yet rustic space
  • Ancient yet progressive menu

Customer’s Review:

Wow, love the delicious food here! Great little Mediterranean tapas dishes great for sharing for big groups. The meatballs and lamb were the highlights for me. Cocktails are unique and desserts are yum! Reservations needed and come with an empty stomach!

Suan Yeo

2) Holey Moley

Key ServiceHas full-service bar
Address82-94 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Phone1300 727 833
Operating HoursTuesday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 2pm – 1am
Saturday: Midday – 1am
Sunday: Midday – 10pm

Crazy golf and kitsch cocktails may be your thing, so make your way to Holey Moley as soon as possible. The Darlinghurst venue also has an in-house restaurant that serves burgers, hot dogs, and stone-baked pizzas, in addition to being one of the most entertaining things to do in Sydney.

Key Differentiators:

  • Golfclub and resto
  • Has full-service bar
  • Has multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes

Customer’s Review:

Very good location, ideal place for a group social activities, drinking, eating, playing mini-golf. Can stay for a few hours!

Walt N

3) Bastardo

Key Service
Address50 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Phone02 9435 0800
Operating HoursTUESDAY – FRIDAY

Bastardo is a fun and laid-back Italian restaurant in Sydney’s Surry Hills, serving fantastic cuisine that’s as authentic as it gets. On weekends, you’ll find them bringing a party atmosphere to their Holt Street dining room as friends gather to get their fill of fresh pasta, seafood, and fine wines.

Key Differentiators:

  • Rustic Italian fare
  • Lively and inviting atmosphere
  • Affordable pricing

Customer’s Review:

A really enjoyable night at Bastardo.Each dish sung high notes. Favourite was the Cod dumplings, burnt butter corn pasta and the tuna spaghetti. The wines are also exceptional.

Jane Guo

4) Bar 83 And Infinity

Key ServiceSky-high views of the city
AddressLocated between Pitt & Castlereagh Streets,
entry via Level 4 Westfield Sydney, 108 Market Street NSW 2000
Phone1300 391 808
Operating HoursMonday: 3pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 3pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 11pm
Thursday: 3pm – 11pm
Friday: 2pm – 12am
Saturday: 2pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

Infinity, formerly 360 Bar and Dining, is the rooftop restaurant that sets the bar higher than all others. This must-try eatery on 81 stories above street level in Sydney provides breathtaking cityscape views as well as delectable cuisine and seasonal beverages.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sky-high views of the city
  • Delicious seasonal menu
  • Extensive wine list

Customer’s Review:

The view is stunning, the service attentive and kind, and the food was unique and outstanding. I ordered the scallops to start which were some of the best I’ve ever had. The main was also great- a unique take on chicken that was both juicy and flavourful. Overall, an incredible experience!

Kaitlyn K

5) Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Key ServiceServes crazy cocktails and shakes 
Address75 O’Riordan St, Alexandria, New South Wales, 2015
Phone02 7201 8315
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday: Midday – 10pm
Friday: Midday – Midnight
Saturday: 10am – Midnight
Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Cirque Electriq is a themed Sydney restaurant that delivers fresh levels of excitement through mixing arcade games and fairground acts. For the chance to eat hot dogs, pizzas, and juicy burgers, visit this huge kids playground.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves crazy cocktails and shakes 
  • Slinging delicious old-school sandwiches
  • Mouth-watering menu

Customer’s Review:

This is a very fun place. Spent a couple of hours here with the kids and we did some bowling and played a few arcade games. Some of the classics were there like Daytona and Mario Karts as well as plenty of newer ones and other interesting games if you were trying to just win tickets to spend at the prize shop. Felt like being at a fair with the atmosphere, decor and even fragrance in the air.

Paolo B

6) Chin Chin

Key ServiceSoutheast Asian cuisine
Address69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Phone61 2 9281 3322
Operating HoursMonday 12–11:30PM
Tuesday 12–11:30PM
Wednesday 12–11:30PM
Thursday 12–11:30PM
Friday 12–11:30PM
Saturday 12–11:30PM
Sunday 12–10PM

An excellent restaurant in Surry Hills is Chin Chin, which has one of the best bruncheons in town. Get yourself down to their Yum Cha Week­ends and you and the group can get silly with delicious cocktail drinks, disco tunes, and some incredible Southeast Asian bites.

Key Differentiators:

  • Bottomless yum cha
  • Southeast Asian cuisine
  • Vibrant atmosphere

Customer’s Review:

Chin chin has always been my favourite place to visit. I loved the one in Melbourne and I love the one here in Sydney. The food is always delicious and the staff are so friendly, full of energy and very attentive.

Heba Sleitini

7) Forrester’s

Key ServiceA welcoming and cosy space
Address336 Riley St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Phone02 8033 2665
Operating HoursMonday to Wednesday | 11:30am – 11pm
Thursday | 11:30am – 12am
Friday & Saturday | 11:30am – 1am
Sunday | 11:30am – 10pm

A pub that has been serving up delicious meals for years, Forrester’s Restaurant is the place to be in Sydney. For over 100 years, the Sydney restaurant has served up a killer Sunday brunch, alongside a legendary steak deal every Monday night at just $10.

Key Differentiators:

  • Classic sports bar and community
  • A welcoming and cosy space
  • Casual elegance in an uplifting and relaxed space

Customer’s Review:

Pretty classy atmosphere for a pub in the heart of Surry Hills. I had the cheeseburger and it was so good – I’d say probably top 3 burgers I’ve ever had. The sauce was so delicious and meat was well seasoned and had a good thickness. The patty was also quite light and fresh.

Johnson Huynh

8) Spice World

Key ServiceRobot waiters
AddressLevel 1, 405- 411 Sussex St., Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9211 1515
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Spice World is truly one of the most unique restaurants in Sydney. It mixes incredible Chinese food with a dreamy, psychedelic atmosphere. Book a table at their CBD location and they’ll greet you with robotic waiters, wagyu bear-covered Barbie dolls and Teddy Bear Butter Sculptures.

Key Differentiators:

  • Largest hotpot restaurant in Australia
  • Robot waiters
  • Has teddy bear butter sculptures

Customer’s Review:

If you are looking for a good hotpot restaurant then this is definitely a go to go place. Love their cute barbie m. Nice and welcoming staff. Lots of side dishes and love their selection of spices. Would love to come back again.


9) Bondi Hardware

Key ServiceSecret garden
Address39 Hall St Bondi, NSW, Australia 2026
Phone+61 2 9130 4504
Operating HoursWednesday:
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The plant-filled paradise that your brunch desires are made of, Bondi Hardware is the lovely destination in Bondi Beach. With flower-topped avo toast and colorful brekky bowls washed down with fruity cocktails, enjoy some of the nicest dishes in Sydney on their lush terrace.

Key Differentiators:

  • Located very discreetly
  • Secret garden
  • Restaurant and bar

Customer’s Review:

Visited a while ago. Everything was satisfying. Great coffee and nice ambiance.

Redd Lightyear

10) The Soda Factory

Key ServiceIntricate murals and neon signs
Address16 Wentworth Avenue,
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Phone(02) 9064 5808
Operating HoursOpen Tues – Sat from 5pm – late

Step inside Bobby’s Boss Dogs, a 1950s-inspired diner that sits on the corner of an old Sydney drive and some postcard-perfect ocean views. Beyond the ancient Coca-Cola machine lies one of the city’s finest secret restaurants, with outstanding cocktails, late-night parties, and yes, hot dogs.

Key Differentiators:

  • Intricate murals and neon signs
  • Has a secret entrance
  • American Diner-type

Customer’s Review:

So weird at the beginning, there was not many people when we arrived but there was a long waiting line and only two bartenders, one was so slow. The food was great. Then the Dj started and the party/music was so good.

Melissa Vela

11) The Imperial Hotel

Key ServiceHas been an icon and an institution of the LGBT+ community
Address35 Erskineville Road
Erskineville NSW
Australia 2043
Phone02 9516 1766
Operating HoursWed – Fri: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 12.00pm – 2:00am
Sundays: 12.00pm – 12:00am

Are you looking for the most unusual restaurants in Sydney? The Imperial Hotel certainly knows how to make a dinner meal into an adventure. Priscilla’s and top-notch entertainment from their resident queens will keep you entertained at Drag N’ Dine nights, where you’ll be served delicious food from Priscillas.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers top-notch entertainment 
  • Has been an icon and an institution of the LGBT+ community
  • Drag & dine

12) Restaurant Hubert

Key ServiceOffers classic French cuisine
Address15 Bligh St Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9232 0881
Operating HoursMonday:
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
4:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Restaurant Hubert is a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Sydney’s CBD. With a dedication to traditional French cuisine, exquisite wines, and punchy cocktails, the subterranean venue also offers plush historic decor and live jazz every Monday through Thursday night.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has a speakeasy vibe
  • Offers traditional French cuisine
  • Plush historic decor

Customer’s Review:

I had the beef cheek and it was cooked very well, but the sauce was too salty. The service was good, they were attentive and polite. The restaurant ambience at Restaurant Hubert was great, I loved the jazz band. The overall experience was just okay.


13) Chula

Key ServiceDelectable dinners
AddressShop 7, 33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
Phone02 9331 0126
Operating HoursTUES / WEDS / THURS / SUN 5PM-11PM
Brunch / Lunch / Dinner Sat 12PM – 1AM

Chula is a popular choice for Mexican food in Potts Point, where visitors come to enjoy vibrant brunches and delectable dinners. On Taco Tuesday nights, you can get some of their most popular dishes for just $5 if you visit during the week.

Key Differentiators:

  • Vibrant brunches
  • Delectable dinners
  • Taco Tuesday deals

Customer’s Review:

I’ve been to Chula a few times now and every time the food has been fantastic. The service is always attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere is really fun and festive. I highly recommend their margaritas – they’re some of the best in town!

Emma K

14) Coogee Pavilion

Key ServiceIn-house arcade room
Address169 Dolphin Street Coogee, NSW, Australia 2034
Phone+61 2 9114 7321
Operating HoursDaily 7:30 AM – 12:00 AM

The Pav is a popular Sydney restaurant that serves delectable food, sophisticated cocktails, and breathtaking views of Dunningham Reserve. Their in-house arcade room, which features ping pong, shuffleboard, and huge board games outside, is the real kicker.

Key Differentiators:

  • Breathtaking views
  • Sophisticated cocktails
  • In-house arcade room

Customer’s Review:

The food and drinks were great, but the service was a bit slow. The view from our table was stunning, and the arcade room was a lot of fun. Overall, I had a great time at Coogee Pavilion.


15) Frankie’s Pizza

Key ServiceVintage arcade games
Address50 Hunter Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia, NSW 2000
Operating HoursDaily 4PM–3:30AM

Frankie’s is the all-playing, all-partying pizza parlor you’ll want to visit if you’re looking for a fun and affordable experience in Sydney’s CBD. The Hunter Street restaurant specializes in some of the city’s greatest pies, as well as a large beer selection, vintage arcade games, and live music.

Key Differentiators:

  • Affordable
  • Has a large beer selection
  • Vintage arcade games

Customer’s Review:

I went to Frankie’s for lunch with some friends and we had a blast. The pizza was great, and the prices were very reasonable. We also loved playing the vintage arcade games – it was like being transported back in time! Highly recommend this.


16) The Australian Heritage Hotel

Key ServiceOffers more than 130 Australian craft beers
Address100 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9395 5155
Operating HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11am – 12am
Thursday: 11am – 12am
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 12am

To discover what all the fuss is about, try their Pepper Kangaroo pizza, Coat of Arms pie with half emu and half pepper kangaroo, or Saltwater Crocodile pizza. There’s also a wide range of other meats on the menu, such as lamb, beef, chicken, pork, and seafood, so there’s something for everyone. It’s a meat lovers’ paradise but don’t worry; they also offer vegetarian options to accommodate vegetarians.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sydney’s oldest pubs
  • Offers more than 130 Australian craft beers
  • Serves gourmet crocodile and kangaroo pizzas.

Customer’s Review:

Always a great place to catch up with friends. Inside and outside intimate booth seating, fantastic range of craft beers, good food and most definitely try the ‘Berry Pavlova’, which was a truly outstanding dish!!!

Michael Pillay

17) Mr Wong

Key ServiceSouthern China cuisines
Address3 Bridge Lane Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9114 7317
Operating HoursDaily 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

When it comes to enjoyable dining, Sydney has a plethora of choices. However, Mr Wong is tough to overlook. Consider everything you could want in a dim sum meal, including all your favourite Asian delicacies and dishes at an excellent location, and you’ve got another one of Merivale’s restaurants in Sydney, Mr Wong. You may visit all of Southern China in an evening with unrivaled service in a quiet jazz setting, from duck spring rolls to crisp eggplant to wok-fried Hong Kong rice noodles. This is one of the most unusual dining experiences Sydney has to offer!

Key Differentiators:

  • One of Merivale’s restaurants
  • Visitors can enjoy Southern China cuisines in one evening
  • Fantastic location

Customer’s Review:

I had an amazing time at Mr Wong. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique dining experience in Sydney. Thanks, Mr Wong.

Kris Cer

18) The Hero of Waterloo Hotel

Key ServiceFridays are for folk music
Address81 Lower Fort Street
Millers Point (The Rocks)
Phone(02) 9252 4553
Operating HoursWednesday:
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Hero of Waterloo may be the hero of all Sydney experiences with live music, ghost tours, a restaurant area, and a hotel! For an extra boost of excitement, inquire about the cellar and tunnel, which are said to have been utilized for smuggling rum and recruiting sailors. You’re sure to have a wonderful time at one of Sydney’s most historic watering holes with a lager in tribute to the Duke of Wellington, the hero himself!

Key Differentiators:

  • One of Sydney’s most historic watering holes
  • Has a live music
  • Fridays are for folk music

Customer’s Review:

favourite pub of my recently deceased grandfather. I can see why, extremely lovely service and food, although small serves and high prices, it was lovely. The bar downstairs had an excellent ambiance and would love to drink there just as he did. highly recommend if you’re ever on the rocks pop in for a drink.

Andre Medina

19) Pancakes On The Rocks

Key ServiceUnique pancake flavors
Address22 Playfair St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 9247 6371
Operating HoursDaily 7:30AM–12AM

Pancakes may be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and supper! What’s more, you’ll get more than just syrup on your pancakes; ice cream, Thai chicken, fish and other items will be included! For those who believe pancakes are only for dessert, try something from their “Famous” list like the Strawberry patch or the Black Forest Cherry for a tasty reminder of home. For those who want to eat pancakes as a meal, try their “Savoury Crepes & Pancakes” selection with Chicken & Mushroom, Thai Chicken, or Potato Au Gratin to experience pancakes like never before!

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves a range of breakfast food
  • Famous for their unique pancake flavors
  • Savoury crepes and pancakes are also available

Customer’s Review:

Great service. Good food. Best location, close to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Price is worth every penny. Any concern/issues you got, they do their best to rectify them.

Pierre Sy

20) Dirty Dicks

Key ServiceOld English themed
Address115 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge Sydney, NSW, Australia 2063
Phone(02) 9958 2910
Operating HoursTues to Sat 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

This interactive entertainment group will show you what it’s like to have a Medieval Old English dinner! Dirty Dick’s travels to provide a festival of interactive entertainment-themed with costumes, food, and music similar to Old English banquets, where it is widely known as Australia’s most popular theater restaurant. You’ll be satisfied with a full stomach thanks to the lengthy tables piled high with smooth wine, colorful fruits, and hearty meals.

Key Differentiators:

  • Interactive entertainment
  • Old English themed
  • Full stomach satisfaction

21) The Grounds of Alexandria

Key ServiceComes with a range of food experiences
AddressBuilding 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria Alexandria, NSW, Australia 2015
Phone+61 2 9699 2225
Operating HoursMonday:
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

You’ll be among the company of everything you love about eating. From restaurants to take-aways, basic meals available at markets to organic food produced in the garden settings, it’s all Foodie Heaven! The Grounds of Alexandria is a half-acre, full of activities and experiences, with The Cafe for breakfast, fresh produce at The Garden, and a bar scene at The Potting Shed.

Key Differentiators:

  • Comes with a range of food experiences
  • Serves gluten-free food
  • The Grounds is a half-acre of foodie heaven

Customer’s Review:

I’m not a coffee drinker but their Avocado Smash will make you a believer. Best avocado dish I’ve ever had! Also, the pork belly was very tender, and the entire meal was presented beautifully. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, this is the place to go!

Luiza Borges

22) Olio

Key ServiceFeatures Sicilian cuisine
AddressLevel 2, The Old Rum Store
2-10 Kensington Street
Chippendale 2008
Phone(02) 9281 1500
Operating HoursMonday – Thursday
Dinner: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

This rustic dining experience is set in the restored Old Rum Store in Chippendale, and it should be on your list of Sydney restaurants to try. Olio will excite your taste buds and show you that Sicilian is the new contemporary Italian cuisine. Every dish features olive oil from Lino Sauro’s family farm in Sicily, which is produced by renowned head chef Lino Sauro. Combine it with seasonal seafood, wild fennel, raisins, saffron and couscous for a dining experience unlike any other in Sydney.

Key Differentiators:

  • Uses olive oil from Lino Sauro’s family farm in Sicily
  • Features Sicilian cuisine
  • Head chef is the award-winning Lino Sauro

Customer’s Review:

Fabulous service. Attentive and friendly. Food is amazing! 3 course meal and each of them is yummilicious!! Cocktails and extensive wine list to choose from.


23) Mjolner

Key ServiceLuxuriously medieval setting
Address267 Cleveland St, Redfern 2016
Phone(02) 8646 4930
Operating HoursMonday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 5pm – Midnight
Thursday: 5pm – Midnight
Friday: 5pm – Midnight
Saturday: 5pm – Midnight
Sunday: 5pm – 10pm

The luxuriously medieval Mjolner is a great encounter for Thor and Odin. The succulent rotisserie meats, distinctive sides, and over 400 whiskies will make you feel like a god while dining in this magnificent medieval restaurant. For an evening of opulence and exquisite dining, experience the subterranean, Scandinavian-themed restaurant in Sydney.

Key Differentiators:

  • Luxuriously medieval setting
  • Succulent rotisserie meats
  • Over 400 whiskies available

Customer’s Review:

I was really excited to come here after seeing all the amazing reviews, but unfortunately I was left disappointed. The food was average at best and service was slow. I wouldn’t recommend this place unless you’re really into medieval themed restaurants.


24) Via Napoli Pizzeria

Key ServiceOffers a two-meter long pizza
Address628 CROWN ST,
NSW 2010
Phone02 9310 1300
Operating HoursTUE – THU 5 PM – 10 PM
FRI – SAT 5 PM – 10 PM
SUN 12 PM – 9 PM

At Via Napoli Pizzeria, you can get a two-meter long pizza to put your aspirations at ease and try your luck. This renowned creation is any foodie’s ultimate fantasy come true, thanks to its best five pizzas! When it comes to their sumptuous menu, you may pick and choose from among eight distinct flavors. However, if you only wanted to enjoy one flavor, you can also buy a regular-sized, half-meter, or one-meter long slice of whichever pizza on their delectable list.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers a two-meter long pizza
  • Eight distinct flavors available
  • Pizzas are made with fresh, natural ingredients

Customer’s Review:

One of our favourite best contemporary Italian Sydney restaurants, the food was even better than last time we went. The pizza was so yummy, gnocchi delicious as always. The Spanish girl and the guy with glasses that served us were great! Pleasure as always to come here.

Chiara Massini

25) Firedoor

Key ServiceExperience an entire menu powered by the wood fire
Address23-33 Mary Street
Surry Hills
NSW 2010
Phone02 8204 0800
Operating HoursOpen Dinner
Wednesday to Saturday
Reservation Times
5.30pm (2 hour dining)
6pm (2 hour dining)
8.15pm & 8.45pm
9pm (Friday & Saturday)

You’ve definitely seen the Netflix episode of Chef’s Table and experienced the joy of wood-fired pizza, but at Firedoor, you may enjoy a complete meal made with the fire. Only the finest ingredients are used by Head Chef Lennox Hastie, with much of it sourced locally. Hastie elevates the notion of what makes a restaurant appealing by taking it to the next level, utilizing different woods’ coals to accentuate the ingredients’ natural qualities.

Key Differentiators:

  • Daily-created menu
  • Experience an entire menu powered by the wood fire
  • Utilising the coals of different woods

Customer’s Review:

This place is incredible. The food, service, and ambiance are all top notch. If you’re looking for an amazing dining experience, you need to come here. The unique use of wood fires to cook the food is something you won’t find anywhere else. Trust me, it’s worth the hype!

David K

26) Fred’s

Key ServiceTaste of old-world cuisine
Address380 Oxford St Paddington, NSW, Australia 2021
Phone+61 2 9114 7331
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5:30–11PM
Thursday 12–4PM, 5:30–11PM
Friday 12–4PM, 5:30–11PM
Saturday 12–4PM, 5:30–11PM
Sunday 12–4PM, 5:30–11PM

Merivale created Fred’s to seem like a second home. However, the seasonal menu, sustainable ingredients, and cutting-edge open kitchen are beyond anything you’d be cooking at home. Danielle Alvarez, the head chef, has a taste of old-world cuisine with a lighthearted atmosphere and a changing daily menu that will give your taste buds a whirlwind experience.

Key Differentiators:

  • Open kitchen
  • Sustainable and seasonal ingredients
  • Taste of old-world cuisine

Customer’s Review:

Had a great Sunday lunch here a few weeks back. Really great atmosphere, open kitchen, staff happy and energetic. Food delicious and bread was a real treat. My style of fine dining and won’t break the bank. Disappointed with the sunday surcharge but won’t let that ruin a great experience. Thank you.

Gary L

27) Ms.G’s

Key ServiceCocktails in bubble tea cup
Address155 Victoria Street, Potts Point Sydney, NSW, Australia 2011
Phone+61 2 9114 7342
Operating HoursMonday:
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

You’ll begin by climbing up to the bar, where you can have one of your specially packaged drinks with pearls – try Ms G’s Famous Yuzu Slushee. Forget cocktails and go for their Miyozakura panda cup or Akishika Bambi cup – 180ml sealed glasses printed with frolicking pandas and fawns if you’re a beer connoisseur.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cocktails in bubble tea cup
  • Amazing mix of perky designs and snappy flavours
  • Sealed glasses of beer with printed pandas and fawns

Customer’s Review:

I give it a 5 stars for the atmosphere, really cool restaurant/bar and it has an incredible vibe. Space is a bit cramped but not too bad and service is good. Food was ok some really good things e.g. cheeseburger springrolls and others seemed standard like the tartare. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a good date spot or lively place.

Dante Mariotto

28) Continental Deli Bar Bistro

Key ServiceMediterranean-inspired dishes
Phone02 9922 7347
Operating HoursDELI HOURS
MON – FRI 12PM – 5PM

Continental Delicatessen promises to be one of the most entertaining restaurants in Sydney, with strong drinks, cold cuts, and canned goods – but not the kind of non-perishable food items you’d expect. The Bay of Biscay’s tinned Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as anchovies and French sardines are used to create a deli and bistro that is straight out of a European laneway.

Key Differentiators:

  • Tinned food
  • Mediterranean-inspired dishes
  • European laneway atmosphere

Customer’s Review:

Fantastic food and good, attentive service. You can’t go past the charcuterie board and beef short rib. In fact, I’m still thinking about the moist, melt-in-the-mouth meat. The octopus is very memorable too. It’s one of the few places that opens on Mondays. Bring a few friends so you can share a decent amount of food. It’s so good, I’ll be back.

Christina Ng

29) Pino’s Vino e Cucina

Key ServiceCozy wood eatery
Address199 Lawrence St. Alexandria, NSW, Australia 2015
Phone(02) 9550 2789
Operating HoursTuesday:
5:30 PM – 11:30 PM
5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The aim of discovering an Italian family whose nonna and nonno cook the greatest traditional Italian dishes passed down from generations may appear only reachable while sleeping. Pino’s Vino e Cucina, on the other hand, makes this fantasy a reality. They wish you to feel completely at ease in their cozy wood eatery with tantalizing aromas, soothing music, and kind employees. Did we mention it’s one of the finest restaurants in Sydney?

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy wood eatery
  • Tantalizing aromas
  • Soothing music

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommend!! Delicious and authentic Italian food with a rustic and romantic ambience. Service was outstanding from a very knowledgeable and passionate team. Had a lovely and memorable dining experience to celebrate a special occasion.

Anna P

30) Porteño

Key ServiceSydney’s finest and most authentic Argentinian Parillaand Asado
Address50 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW
Phone02 8399 1440
Operating HoursTues – Sat 6pm – late

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life by dining at this fantastic restaurant in Sydney. Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, the creators of Porteno, a flavor-packed dish. With a menu created the traditional way – for sharing, you may enjoy Sydney’s finest and most authentic Argentinian Parilla (barbecue) and Asado (pit of fire).

Key Differentiators:

  • Flavor-packed dish
  • Menu created the traditional way
  • Sydney’s finest and most authentic Argentinian Parillaand Asado

Customer’s Review:

A wonderful experience from start to finish. As well as the food being amazing, the customer service was warm and friendly. Asking wait staff their recommendations is a great way to dine and everything we had was perfectly sized to share among 4 guests. The Cheese dish was one of my favourites. Recommend dining here.

Toni Jordan Feros

Unique Restaurants Sydney

There are many unique restaurants in Sydney, each with their own unique selling points. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the food or the service, these restaurants offer something that other restaurants don’t. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, be sure to check out one of these establishments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Sydney restaurants unique?

There are many things that make Sydney restaurants unique, but some of the most common factors include the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Each of these restaurants has its own unique selling points, which sets it apart from other establishments. If you’re looking for a unique but elegant dining experience, be sure to check out one of these restaurants.

What are the unique dining experiences Sydney has to offer?

Some of the most unique dining experiences Sydney has to offer include Porteño, which offers Argentinian barbecue and asado, and Pino’s Vino e Cucina, which serves traditional Italian dishes. These restaurants offer something that other restaurants don’t, and they are sure to provide an enjoyable dining experience.

Do unique restaurants in Sydney offer fine dining experience?

Many people equate fine dining with unique restaurants, and while this may be true for some establishments, it’s not always the case. Some of Sydney’s most unique restaurants offer a casual dining experience, while others offer a more upscale fine dining atmosphere. If you’re looking for a truly fine dining experience, be sure to do your research and choose a restaurant that fits your needs.

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