Rockpool Bar and Grill with Neil Perry
Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential chefs, appearing on Foxtel, LifeStyle Food channels in Australia and BBC2 in Britain. Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney is located in an American style art deco skyscraper. The restaurant is known for its “perfect” steak, with the menu offering many beef dishes as well as pasta, wood fired grill, and seafood cooked in the charcoal oven.
Red Lantern with Luke Nguyen
The television show Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam warms hearts as he explores the flavours of Vietnam. At his Sydney restaurant, Red Lantern, you can also have a Vietnamese lesson with your meal! Dine on New Zealand King Salmon in caramel, chilli and black pepper sauce, or perhaps you might prefer noodles mixed with vegetables, curry spices, coconut cream and peanuts. With so many scrumptious meals, it will be difficult to choose.
Momofuku Seiobo with David Chang
A guest judge on a number of cooking shows such as Masterchef, David Chang is an American-Korean chef with a flair for all things Korean. At his Sydney restaurant, Momofuku Seiobo, the dinner tasting menu changes regularly and it’s said you should allow two hours for the experience. Momofuku Seiobo’s menu is also inspired by Sydney’s diverse food culture.
Aria with Matt Moran
This award winning restaurant at Circular Quay has gorgeous harbour views and is owned by chef Matt Moran, who is known for hosting the TV show the Chopping Block and appearing as a judge for Masterchef’s third season. Seasonal ingredients feature on the menu, offering delicious dishes such as Murray cod with lime and fennel, followed up with mouth-watering deserts such as strawberries and figs with chamomile ice cream and dulcey caramel.
Bills with Bill Granger
Bills, located in Bondi Beach, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, is famous for its Ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter. Aussie chef, writer and TV personality Bill Granger started his restaurant in Sydney before going international with his relaxed style and dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. The menu features something for everyone, including old time favourites such as salads, burgers and smoothies.