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Best Waterfront Dining in Sydney

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There's a reason why Sydney's Harbour is so famous – drinking a glass of champagne while the water glitters below you is truly something special. Try one of these restaurants to enjoy the magical experience.

 

  1. China Doll

    Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales

    China Doll, located at the historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, is known for its fresh, inventive pan-Asian cuisine and abundant al fresco dining for glittering views of the water. Try one of their decadent seasonal cocktails and if you're having trouble deciding what to order, the luxury banquet will make the night truly special.

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  2. Ventuno

    Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

    The latest venture from the Sydney Restaurant Group. On the water's edge at Walsh Bay enjoy superb Italian cuisine, from pastas, pizzas to mains, all at a reasonable price.

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  3. Ormeggio at The Spit

    Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

    Ormeggio at the Spit, perched on D'Albora Marinas at The Spit in Mosman, is open to the water on three sides. Go early to watch the sunset and dine on modern Italian food. The restaurant has been hatted since the first year of opening and maintained one ever since.

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  4. Manta Restaurant

    Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales

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  5. Catalina Restaurant

    Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales

    With floor to ceiling windows, it will be hard to focus on anything but the stunning view of the harbour at Rose Bay in Sydney's east. With the kitchen open from midday to late, drop in when it suits to enjoy the seafood-inspired modern Australian menu.

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  6. Quay

    The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales

    Arguably one of the city's most spectacular restaurants, the view of the Opera House from every seat in the restaurant is unparalleled. Perfect for special occasions, being in the hands of chef Peter Gilmore at this award-winning restaurant will ensure an unforgettable night.

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  7. Otto Ristorante

    Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales

    If you want to dine beside the who's who of Sydney, Otto's, an elegant, modern restaurant on Woolloomooloo wharf serving simple, excellent Italian fare is where you want to be. With impeccable service and a joyous atmosphere, it's right for any occasion.

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  8. Pilu at Freshwater

    Freshwater, Sydney, New South Wales

    The delicious food at Pilu at Freshwater is only enhanced by its location in a rambling, spacious weatherboard beach house on the shores of Freshwater Beach. The restaurant delivers an impressive Sardinian menu with exceptional service and relaxed sophistication.

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  9. Bathers' Pavilion

    Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

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  10. Cottage Point Inn

    Cottage Point, Sydney, New South Wales

    Cottage Point Inn offers a prime waterfront dining location on the Hawkesbury River, where diners can land right in front of the restaurant by seaplane direct from Rose Bay. Enjoy superb modern Australian cuisine on the deck while the water laps gently by, or among the cosy, converted boatshed interiors.

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  11. Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

    Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales

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