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TOP10Sydney's Best Power Lunch Destinations

Forget about crumbs in the keyboard, the power lunch is back. For those not after an hours-long, booze-soaked lunch, get familiar with our bang-for-your-buck options or for those hungry for power, book a table at one of our sought-after destinations.
Anna Lisle - August 2015
Out with the big guns? Book a table at est. This Merivale restaurant is all about ‘f’ words – fancy decor, flawless service and faultless food that bears Head Chef Peter Doyle's signature freshness and precision. Appropriately set in one of Sydney's most luxurious boutique hotels, est. remains one of the city's most impressive power lunch destinations.
Recently awarded as the Hottest Restaurant in NSW by The Australian, The Bridge Room is one of Sydney’s finest restaurants. Chef Ross Lusted, together with his partner, Sunny have created a restaurant that is artfully cushioned somewhere between fine dining and a bistro. In the convenient location on Bridge Street, the renovated art deco building exudes a calming elegance that also transfuses into its menu. Expect dishes lovingly draped across your plate and decorated with thoughtful details that are just as delicious as they look.
Tucked away on a cobblestone laneway behind Sydney's swanky Ivy nightclub is the Parisian-inspired bistro, Felix. Come early and stay late, starting with oysters, crab legs and lobster and lingering over apple tarte tatin and cheese platters. For those after something more than your run-of-the-mill restaurant, Felix is about as exotic as Sydney gets, taking cues from bistro-style institutions in the Big Apple.
No corporate credit card? Doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a power lunch. Jump in a cab and whiz across Hyde Park to Riley Street Garage where a special $15-$20 express lunch menu awaits. Choose from a fried chicken burger with mayo and fries or a mini pork knuckle. Even after you add in your cab fare, you’ll still have cash to impress the ladies at Ryan’s that night.
Between the attentive, semi-tuxedo'd wait staff and the luxe views of Sydney's best real estate, it's no wonder dining at this Woolloomooloo establishment is called the "Otto's experience." It may be a cab-ride from the CBD but once you’re down on the wharf, cold beer in hand, you won’t think twice.
Didn’t think you’d get a dinner booking? Turns out that Friday lunch is when you can nab a seat at one of Sydney’s most coveted restaurant. The superb location, wedged between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, is not all that makes this restaurant such a success with discerning diners. Its dishes will seduce you with high quality produce and impressive technique. You can't go wrong with anything on the cutting-edge menu, just be sure to leave room for Peter Gilmore's famed snow egg.
Heritage-listed InterContinental Sydney delivers a premier dining venue at Cafe Opera. Enjoy a truly unique, seasonally inspired, interactive buffet with live cooking stations and theatrical dessert displays or sample the delights of the restaurant's French-inspired a la carte menu.
Exuding absolute elegance with soaring wine towers, large clothed chandeliers and white linen-set tables, glass brasserie is one of Sydney's most exquisite restaurants and the mastermind of celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan. Complementing the striking interior, glass offers Modern Australian cuisine with both a la carte and degustation menus available.
Impress interstate or international clients at the Park Hyatt’s dining room with uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, Park Hyatt encapsulates everything we love about dining in Sydney; views, impeccable service and produce-driven food. Private dining experiences are available for eight guests in an exclusive semi-private dining room or at the Chef's Table.
Mr Wong is where you’ll find a younger generation of corporate hounds, schmoozing over Peking duck pancakes and crispy fried Balmain bugs. Spread over two levels, the 240-seater restaurant is littered with timeless colonial furnishings. To close a business deal, ask for a quiet table downstairs, otherwise get amongst the vibe.
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