Being one of Australia’s most diverse and cosmopolitan cities with a sensational food, arts and entertainment scene, it’s no surprise that Sydney has many exciting restaurants that are anything but ordinary. These places offer a dining experience that you won’t forget, whether you’re a local or a visitor. From old-school diners to a revolving tower, the city will surprise you with the restaurants that have taken it to another level.
For a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Lane Cove restaurants and across Sydney, check out this list of unique restaurants that make it extra special than anyone else. Trade your regular restaurant for these, and you’ll surely have so much fun.
2. Restaurant Hubert
Intimate booth seating, soothing music and warm candle lighting. It’s an ambience that you won’t see in other restaurants. With its grand piano, vintage interior, live jazz music and French cuisine, Restaurant Hubert is a standout. This unique restaurant hidden below Bligh Street is an actual theatre. You can even hire the cinema for any occasion you have in mind.
With their food, you won’t have to worry because they did not sacrifice it for the ambience. From cheese souffle to steak bavette, it’s divine! To wash it all down, get fine wine and champagne.
2. Via Napoli Pizzeria
Craving for pizza? Well, this not-so-ordinary Italian restaurant is where you should go. In addition to delicious food and animated ambience, they’ll make your absolute pizza dream a reality here! But make sure to bring your friends. You won’t finish their pizza in one sitting. It’s two-metre-long! This grand pizza is topped with the restaurant’s five best flavours.
If you just want to enjoy one flavour, they also have half-metre and one-metre pizzas of whatever flavour you desire.
Via Napoli Pizzeria takes pride in its authentic Italian flavours. Their homemade gnocchi in Napoli sauce, four cheese and truffle arancini balls and melted buffalo mozzarella are also the best!
A place where street art meets street food, Peanut Butter Jelly offers a very unique sensory experience to their customers. They infuse flavours from different cultures into their cuisine, a mix of dishes that are meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. To set the mood for any occasion, the entire venue is covered with creative street art displays.
This place also has individual dining zones. You can choose where you want to sit according to your vibe, whether it’s in the wild outdoor or indoor area or in the time-warped walkway. And their food never disappoints! Try their buttermilk fried chicken thigh with slaw, pickled jalapeños and smoked chipotle cream and their signature peanut butter-infused tequila, cold drip coffee, vanilla liqueur and PBJ-infused salted caramel. Definitely, Peanut Butter Jelly is successful in bringing art in the form of food, drinks and vibe.
If you want a truly Australian cuisine while having a commanding view of Sydney CBD, visit this cool restaurant inside the famous Opera House. In Bennelong, celebrated chef Peter Gilmore creates artful Australian dishes from locally sourced produce.
What you shouldn’t miss from their menu is the spectacular pavlova! It’s a replica of the Opera House! And try their Australian-made prosciutto from Byron Bay black pigs, as well as their roasted carrot, almonds, sherry caramel, feta, and amaranth. They are exceptional!
5. Hello Kitty Diner
It’s no more a pretend play. With Hello Kitty Diner, you’ll be having tea with Hello Kitty!
It’s not a cat cafe where you’re surrounded by cats. Here, only one pink cat is around to join you – Hello Kitty! It’s a very well-decorated cute place that offers a fusion of American and Japanese dishes. They have milkshakes, desserts, burgers and more! If you’re not sure what to get, try their fried mozzarella, maple pulled pork burger, Hello Kitty tea and the white chocolate milkshake, which are the customer’s favourites.
6. Spice World
Imagine robot waiters and a Barbie doll that’s elegantly dressed with wagyu beef. Isn’t it totally unique and out-of-this-world? Spice World is well defined with its taste of modern China coupled with the fun factor.
Another thing that makes this place extra is its sauce buffet, a station where you can create your own dipping sauce from 23 different sauces, chilli powders, oils and chopped vegetables. Super fun!
It’s an authentic Japanese restaurant that offers healthy and delicious Japanese food in a cosy space. What makes it unique is the freshness and how mouth-watering their food is despite the simplicity. Inspired by the owner and head chef Yu Sasaki’s hometown, Sasaki serves a stunning gourmet experience with its well-crafted and clean-flavoured Japanese food.
8. Bar 83 and Infinity
Now, this one of a kind that you won’t trade for anything. Formerly called 360 Bar and Dining, Bar 83 and Infinity provides a very distinct drinking and dining experience in the clouds as it gives you 360-degree views of Sydney’s skyline. With a farm-to-table approach, you can stylishly enjoy an Australian menu with signature cocktails and wines while letting your eyes feast on the rich, modern aesthetics of the place.
You don’t have to endure boring date nights. Make dinner time exciting with these outstanding places to eat in Sydney.