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The Best Places For Waterfront Dining In Sydney

Picture of Chloe Hanschen
Updated: 13 March 2017
Sydney, Australia has some of the best views in the world, and its warm weather and beach setting make it a perfect place to live and vacation. With so many different restaurants boasting great views, it can be hard to decide where to go. We listed some of our favorites to help you make a decision.
Sydney Harbour | ©  Duncan Hull/Flickr
Sydney Harbour | © Duncan Hull/Flickr

Aria

Aria is an award-winning restaurant located at the Circular Quay. In addition to their award-winning menu, they also offer an extensive wine list. Their location on the edge of the Sydney Harbour and their full-length windows throughout the restaurant allows for some of the best views in Sydney.

Aria, 1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia +61 2 9240 2255

Flying Fish

Located on the edge of Jones Wharf is the Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant boasts floor to ceiling windows with views of the water, which are especially spectacular at night. With sparkling lights hanging down from the ceiling and a rustic-chic interior, the restaurant is intimate and romantic. Although the prices are steep, this is the perfect location for a special occasion.

Flying Fish, Lower Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia +61 2 9518 6677

Cocktrails on Sydney Harbour | © Roderick Eime/Flickr
Cocktails on Sydney Harbour | © Roderick Eime/Flickr

Quay

Quay restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine, featuring gourmet and innovative offerings. Be sure to try their signature dishes, such as the Snow Egg and Eight-Textured Chocolate Cake. Enjoy their delicious cuisine while taking in views of the famous Opera House.

Quay, 3, Overseas Passenger Terminal, George St & Argyle Street, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia +61 2 9251 5600

Circular Quay | © Herry Lawford/Flickr
Circular Quay | © Herry Lawford/Flickr

Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar

Enjoy a seasonal menu influenced by Italian cuisine at Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients including ‘sustainable seafood and artisan produced small-goods.’ Try out their special tasting menu or their Sunday brunch. The atmosphere and food ensure that you will have a night to remember.

Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar, 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia +61 2 9365 9000

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi | © MD111/Flickr
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi | © MD111/Flickr

Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

For a great night out, come to Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay. The restaurant is located in a converted boathouse right on the water, and you can see ‘across Blackwattle Bay to the Anzac Bridge and Sydney Fish Market.’ The restaurant specializes in oysters, but also offers other seafood dishes. The intimate and romantic atmosphere makes this a great place for a special night out.

Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, 123 Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia +61 2 9518 9011