Are you looking for an eatery that will transport you to another time or country? These bars and restaurants are worth discovering – their food and drinks are wonderful, not to mention the ambiance that is sure to whisk you away.
These restaurants are all found in The Star, the entertainment complex located in Pyrmont, Sydney, which is a truly stunning location.
BLACK by ezard
For a luxurious dining experience unlike any other, head to BLACK by ezard. The elegant and chic room overlooks the harbour and the city, adding to the modern and relaxed atmosphere. With warm golden bulbs and the setting sun illuminating the wall of wine bottles, you can enjoy a delicious meal.
The food here is simply divine – it's inspired by the American grills and modern Europe. Take a moment to choose from the seasonal menu that highlights some of the best Australian produce and innovative tastes – if you're with a group of friends or your family, get a few dishes to try together.
Do you love fresh seafood and use a night out as your moment to indulge? Try one of the restaurant's signature dishes with the catch of the day. The King Prawns and seaweed butter, or the Toothfish with salsa verde and fennel salad are both great options.
Pair your meal with one of the delightful beverages. The cocktails are to die for, and from the list you'll see some forgotten classics too! The Quentao De Black is really something special – it's a hot cocktail made from Gold Cachaca, White Cachaca, Sangiovese and finished with a carefully chosen selection of herbs, fruits and spices.
If cocktails aren't your thing, the wine list is sourced from around Australia and the world. There are more than 1,000 to choose from, all top quality and utterly delicious. Ask your waiter which wine goes best with your meal and prepare yourself for a taste sensation.
Head to this restaurant with a group, spend more than $100 and you'll receive free parking, which is perfect if your holiday transport is a hired car!
Momofuku is a series of restaurants founded and created by chef David Chang. These restaurants have won awards and are now located around the world.
This restaurant is the first to be found outside New York City, and will make you feel like you've made your way to Japan. The dishes all use fresh Australian produce, but are authentically oriental.
A tasting menu is a great way to try many of the flavour combinations at once, and makes this more than just food – it's a cultural experience. If you want something sweet for lunch, try the sorrel with pistachio and marzipan or the curd with blackcurrant and mint.
Where better to get a taste of Italy in sunny Sydney? At Balla you'll be able to try a range of delightful flavour combinations that bring together the best of traditional and modern Italy.
Stefano Manfredi is at the helm of this wonderful eatery. He's passionate about good food and serving up authentic dishes. His 100 year old wood-fired grill allows him to create authentic cuisine that is totally tasty.
This restaurant is another that has expansive views of the harbour, so you can dine with views of the water. You're in no rush here so take your time to peruse through the menu, which has antipasti and pasta, as well as seafood, meat and vegetable based meals. The line caught snapper with salsa verde and olive salsa is lovely, fragrant and light, and the roast rosemary potatoes make for a great side.