Best of Sydney – our favourite 5 Sydney restaurantsJuly 7, 2016
Believe it or not, The HelloFresh team love to eat. And a lot! On the nights that we aren’t cooking up a storm in our own kitchens, we like to go and check out what’s happening ‘round town.
And we thought we would share our tasty findings in the form of a top 5 round up of our favourite places to eat in each capital city, starting with best restaurants in Sydney.
New kid on the Surry Hills block, this is where you go for casual Japanese in a cool, slick interior. Thanks to restaurateur Con Dedes (Flying Fish) and his head chef Stephen Seckhold Salaryman is fast becoming a favourite on the Sydney scene. With a decent sized menu of sashimi, soups and meaty mains, you just cant go past the ramen selection. Our pick? Pork & pippie ramen. Pork broth, chashu pork belly & cheek, wood fired pippies, burnt garlic & sesame oil, spring onion and pickled egg.
Salaryman. 52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010. http://salaryman.com.au/
The stripped back, yet impressive interiors are no match for the delicious Greek fare to be found at this Mediterranean inspired wonder. The Apollo, the brainchild of Sam Christie (Longrain) and Jonathan Barthelmess (Manly Pavilion), who both have Greek heritage decided to open the Apollo to offer Sydney a taste of delicious dishes inspired by tradition in a contemporary and urban setting. And it works. The food is refined, yet unpretentious and obviously favour flavour over fashion. Must haves are the Saganaki cheese, honey and oregano and the Oven baked lamb shoulder with lemon greek yoghurt.
The Apollo. 44 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2010. http://theapollo.com.au/
From the talented team that brought you Arcadia Liquors, Redfern Continental is a modern european style eatery in the heart of Redfern. Of course it wouldn’t be the same without a killer wine list and if while waiting for a table (they get quite busy) you would like to further whet your whistle, the secret door at the back of the building hides a stylist, eclectic bar GDR. Go there for the Wild Mushroom Arancini, Pappardelle with lamb ragu and Pan fried brussels sprouts with butter.
Redfern Continental. 180 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016. http://www.redferncontinental.com.au/
If breakfast, brunch or lunch are more your thing, then take a trip northside and check out the Boatshed in Balmoral. Part of the Boathouse group, the Balmoral venture has our vote for not only its proximity to the beach, but its stellar menu and delicious coffee. It’s the ultimate in Sydney alfresco dining. Try the Eugalo Farm veggie bowl: Poached free range eggs, mushrooms, avocado, brown rice, in season greens + chilli with smoked salmon for breaky or the Trout board: Pate, sliced trout, crème fraiche and sonoma miche. Oh and the chunky fries with aioli are too good to pass up!
The Boasted. 2 The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088. http://www.theboathousebb.com.au/#about
Veggie? Veg-curios? Or just after a delectable vegetarian option? Pilgrims in Cronulla is the place. By day its a cafe full of every type of veggie delight you can imagine and by night, Pilgrims goes full Mexican, the cuisine of choice for many herbivores. The menu is colourful yet humble and potions are generous and flavourful. We recommend going with a group and opting for a bit of everything. Ole!
Pilgrims. 97 Gerrale St, Cronulla NSW 2230. http://www.pilgrimsmenu.com/
Do our favourite 5 Sydney restaurants match up with yours? Did we miss somewhere? Let us know in the comments!