Who says hotel dining has lost its charm? Certainly not us; these fabulous restaurants are leading the way with opulent designs, charming service and beautiful food. If you're too full to go home, we won't tell if you stay the night.
Overlooking Sydney's iconic attractions such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Altitude offers a first class dining experience from the dizzy heights of the Shangri-La's 36th floor. A perfect choice to impress an overseas visitor.
Luxury, luxury, luxury. The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney personifies contemporary extravagance with its coveted harbour side location between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. For a special treat, try a private dining experience at the Chef's Table.
Housed within the breathtaking 19th century building that is the InterContinental, Café Opera takes buffet dining to another level with live cooking stations and theatrical dessert displays. Not a fan of self-serve style dining? Sample the delights of the restaurant's French-inspired à la carte menu.
From celebrity Chef Stefano Manfredi, Balla is a swanky restaurant that prides itself on delivering authentic Italian food. Start with a drink at the aperitivi bar before retreating to the dining room.
With one of Australia's most highly regarded chefs at the helm, this is much more than your typical hotel restaurant. Mark Best, of Marque (Surry Hills) and Pei Modern (Melbourne), has taken oven the Four Seasons venue, delivering a produce-driven menu that makes use of the wood fired grill and oven.
The chic Icons Brasserie in Sydney's Harbour Marriot Hotel offers guests one of the best seafood buffets in Sydney. Take advantage of valet parking, a relaxed hotel ambience and the Macquarie Lounge to enjoy a luxurious cocktail or a cosy after dinner drink.
Exuding elegance with soaring wine towers, large chandeliers and tables set with white linen, Glass Brasserie is one of Sydney's most exquisite restaurants and the mastermind of celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan.
Set to impress? Start with a biscuit- infused vodka, passionfruit, agave and coconut water cocktail at Sokyo's sleek bar before being swept inside to table at the sushi bar – where you can watch the chefs flaunt their skill, slicing fresh sashimi within arm's reach. Enjoy the work of chef Chase Kojima with tempura Moreton Bay bug before retreating to a plush suite at The Darling, The Star's five star hotel.
On the fifth floor of the Sofitel Sydney, the Garden Court Restaurant offers an elegant, French-inspired menu in a unique garden setting. To compliment your meal, a choice of over 200 carefully selected wines from Australian vintages to classic old world bottles, as well as an extensive range of French champagne.
Nestled in the lavish surrounds of QT Sydney, Gowings Bar & Grill is a European brassiere, with a contemporary and edgy aesthetic. The restaurant focuses on wood fired rotisserie cooking techniques, and offers a specially curated wine program featuring exciting young winemakers.