Miller’s Point is a hub of life for locals and tourists alike. Just a stone’s throw away from key Sydney tourist spots such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Miller’s Point makes for the perfect place to escape the crowds while still being only a short distance away from the buzz of it all. Enticing restaurants dot the suburb, ranging from rustic and relaxed to chic and contemporary. Here are our top picks.
El-Phoenician is Sydney’s ultimate Lebanese fine-dining restaurant. Sleek and contemporary, this restaurant boasts a grand marble bar, glass wall windows, crisp white linen and some of the tastiest food in Sydney, let alone Miller’s Point. Guests delve into sumptuous banquet-style feasts at this Sydney-staple with the harbour for a backdrop. Bookings are advised.
El-Phoenician, 7 Towns Place, Millers Point, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9633 1611
Ventuno is an authentic Italian eatery set in the heart of Miller’s Point. Specialising in mouth-watering homemade dishes of pizza, pasta, antipasti and share platters, this chic little venue has been a favourite of locals for years. Grab an al fresco spot on the deck with stunning water views in this great spot for a pre-theatre dinner or a weekend lunch.
Ventuno, 21 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9247 4444
Lotus Dumpling Bar
Set not far from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay and surrounding sights is Lotus Dumpling Bar – a laid-back little den specialising in the art of the dumplings with killer cocktails. This trendy hangout features exposed brick walls, dim lighting, and attracts an on-trend and in-the-know type of clientele who dine over pan-Asian dishes and dim sum.
Lotus Dumpling Bar, 3/16 Hickson Road, Dawes Point, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9251 8328
Fish at the Rocks
Founded in 1988, Fish at the Rocks is a stylish, upmarket seafood bistro specialising in fish dishes from all over the world. Having been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for years in succession (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), dining at Fish at the Rocks will not disappoint. Customer service is at its highest here, with attention paid to even the smallest of details making this a truly special experience. The fact that it’s BYO wine makes it even more of a catch.
Fish at the Rocks, 29 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9252 4614
Sydney Dance Lounge
This fun and festive little spot in Miller’s Point serves up the most mouth-watering Mediterranean food in town. Open for breakfast through dinner six days a week (bar Sunday), this airy, industrial-chic dining room has a stunning glass-front with views of the water, tasteful interiors, and impeccable service. A great location for a private event as well as a dinner party or special occasion, Sydney Dance Lounge fails to disappoint.
Sydney Dance Lounge, The Wharf Pier, 4-5 Hickson Road, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9241 5021
Bitter and Twisted
This cafe-restaurant is one of the finest spots to grab some grub when in Miller’s Point. Simple, contemporary and rustic, Bitter and Twisted is open daily. They serve unbeatable coffee, brunch dishes, hearty and healthy salads, and artisanal breads. Aim to get there early to snatch a seat as tables go fast in this local favourite.
Bitter & Twisted, 9 Towns Place, Millers Point, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9241 5440
The Gantry is one of Sydney’s finest dining establishments. As a proud holder of one Chef Hat (awarded by the Good Food Guide), this elegant, upmarket restaurant and bar boasts the most luscious menu designed by Executive Chef, Joel Bickford. Indulge in a range of menus from pre-theatre to a la carte, a vegetarian menu, to tasting menus in this contemporary waterfront diner that offers up only the best fare in town.
The Gantry, 11 Hickson Road, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 8298 9910
Tago An is an authentic little Japanese joint in Miller’s Point. Boasting a simple and to-the-point menu of delectable dishes such as gyoza, sashimi and sushi, as well as Japanese beers, this is the perfect place to go when looking for a healthy, hearty meal in a laid-back, unpretentious place. Book in advance, Tago An fills up fast!
Tago-an, 25 Kent Street, Millers Point, Sydney, Australia. +61 (02) 9252 3707