Waterfront dining in Sydney
When it comes to dining with a view, Sydney takes the cake. With its sparkling harbour, water views and renowned beaches, Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice. Take your pick from some of our favourite waterfront dining restaurants!
Situated on the rooftop of Manly Wharf, Sake will tempt you with a chic Japanese dining experience. The light-flooded dining room stretches across an al fresco terrace overlooking Manly Cove, and boasts an open kitchen where sushi masters showcase their craft, a sushi bar, table seating and private rooms. Order a la carte or from the Japanese Omakase menu.
The Fenwick, Balmain
In one of Sydney’s most sought after inner west enclaves, The Fenwick is situated on Balmain East Wharf with views across to the Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Settle into the historic sandstone building and experience the best in harbourside dining.
Summer Salt, Cronulla
Situated in Elouera Life Saving Club, Summer Salt is as close to the water as you’ll find in Sydney. The restaurant features floor to ceiling windows, showcasing the expansive ocean views of Elouera Beach. Summer Salt caters to a wide range of tastes, with the menu incorporating meat, seafood and a vegan offering.
6 Head, Campbells Cove
Located in an iconic part of The Rocks, 6 Head offers fresh seafood and premium steak with a waterfront view. Tapping into its prime location, the heritage building features chiselled sandstone, hand-sawn timbers and a dining room that dates back to Australia’s colonial roots.
Yuki’s, Circular Quay
Operating for more than 30 years, Yuki’s is one of the finest diners in Circular Quay. The menu has a selection of traditional and modern Japanese dishes that embrace the restaurant’s oceanside location, including fresh sashimi, wagyu beef and soft shell crab.
Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks
The Glenmore is a local favourite for Sydneysiders, perfect for an afternoon drink and bite to eat. The Australian icon is home to one of the best rooftop bars in the city, as well as an indoor dining room serving all of your pub favourites.
The Ternary, Darling Harbour
The Ternary boasts extensive views of Darling Harbour and a backdrop of Sydney’s stunning skyline. Serving an extensive menu of seasonal produce, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a harbourside meal any time of the day.
Bellevue Cottage, Leichhardt
Bringing French heritage to Blackwattle Bay, Bellevue Cottage showcases top quality produce across a range of refined dishes including house-cured charcuterie, confit smoked pork belly and chicken liver terrine. Translating to ‘beautiful view’, the heritage venue lives up to its name with a sun drenched terrace and historic dining room fit with Victorian ceilings and federation tiles for a truly atmospheric experience.
Public Dining Room, Mosman
With a name inspired by the public swimming baths located directly in front of the restaurant, Public Dining Room is perched on prime real estate at Balmoral Beach. The menu is seasonally-driven, with a focus on local ingredients and global cuisines. Pull up a chair in the dining room and take in the uninterrupted beach views.
Vela Dining, Concord
Located on D’Albora Marina, Vela Dining offers some of the best waterfront harbour views west of the CBD. The venue features a cocktail bar and dining room, with a Mediterranean-inspired menu focused on seafood.