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Sydney’s best restaurants 2015

Looking for the best restaurants in Sydney? Here are our favourites from our 2015 Australian Restaurant Guide, compiled in 2014.
Marque, Sydney

Looking for the best restaurants in Sydney? Here are our favourites from our 2015 Australian Restaurant Guide compiled in 2014.

Our 2018 list of the top 10 restaurants in Sydney here.

Rockpool

Rockpool

After 24 years at its home in The Rocks, the quintessential Sydney fine-diner has moved, finding a new room that is both chic and a place of substance…

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Momofuku Seiobo

Momofuku Seiobo

The location might seem, at best, inspired by a Ginza viaduct, and the kitchen team has a focus that seems almost Japanese, but with a rockin’ soundtrack, there’s no hushed air of kaiseki reverence, and the menu lobs from American inspiration to Australian product and back again.

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Quay

Quay

By day or by night, the sparkling sweep of Sydney Harbour viewed through Quay’s floor-to-ceiling windows has the potential to overshadow anything but the best cuisine…

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Sepia

Sepia

Let us examine the keys to Martin Benn’s cooking. There’s the classical training that took him from Marco Pierre White’s kitchens to running Tetsuya’s to here…

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Marque

Marque

Last things first: that nightingale persimmon with liquorice paper and peppers? Pretty much the perfect illustration of how contemporary technique and prime produce can bring out the best in each other.

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Est

Est

In our new user-pays world, rife with deals and discounts, hidden charges and extras, Est draws a line in the sand…

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Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Word has it that much of the finance news in Australia is gathered simply by observing who’s having lunch with whom at Bar & Grill on a given day, such is its hold on the nation’s brokers of influence.

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Tetsuya’s

Tetsuya’s

Tetsuya’s is the perfect tonic for anyone weary of the shared plate/no bookings paradigm. From the personable, suave greeting on arrival to the meticulously maintained, Japanese-themed rooms, impeccable floor staff and creative, continent-hopping wine list, the restaurant is a masterclass in fine dining.

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Bentley

Bentley

The new space in the Radisson Blu Hotel is drop-dead cool – two levels of oak parquetry, black scaffolding-style installations and low-hanging coloured-glass lanterns. It’s a menu of brave combinations and arresting visuals…

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The Bridge Room

The Bridge Room

Ross Lusted has lived it. When he reaches for yum pla duk fu to add texture to a plate of sake-cured dory dotted with finger lime, the oddly fluffy-crisp texture of the Thai fish-fry lies easily within his grasp because the cooking of Thailand is second nature to him.

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