Loading

10 memorable dining experiences across NSW

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe IslandCredit: Rhiannon Taylor

Dining area with scenic coastal views of Mount Gower. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales #northcoastflavour

10 memorable dining experiences across NSW

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island Credit: Rhiannon Taylor

Dining area with scenic coastal views of Mount Gower. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales #northcoastflavour

Hashtags #feelnsw #newsouthwales #northcoastflavour

Indulge in sublime fine dining in Sydney and take your taste buds on the road to discover dazzling destination dining experiences across the state. Pair these culinary delights with equally atmospheric stays and you have the ingredients for the ultimate gourmet holiday.

Get a bird’s-eye view of Bondi at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in Sydney

Drink in the views of Australia’s most photographed stretch of sand along with an expertly crafted cocktail at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, perched above historic ocean baths at the southern end of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Taste for yourself how restauranteur Maurice Terzini’s heritage inspires a modern Italian menu elevated by the freshest Australian produce available, from sustainable seafood to hints of native ingredients. Ease deeper into holiday mode at QT Bondi, a boutique hotel that plays up to its seaside location with bright pops of colour and fun, beachy furnishings.

Celebrate a special occasion at Bennelong in Sydney

Get a buzz dining inside an Australian icon at Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House. Admire the intricate concrete bones of the building’s vaulted ‘sails’ as you peruse the modern Australian menu by renowned Australian chef Peter Gilmore. Save room for desserts that feature a fabulous, fine-dining spin on Aussie favourites such as the humble lamington. Enjoy the glittering harbour views for longer by staying at one of the neighbouring Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour’s chic one- and two-bedroom garden-view and harbour-view luxury apartment-style suites.

Embrace fermented flavours at Sixpenny in Sydney

Step through the doors of an unassuming terrace house in Stanmore, in Sydney’s inner west, and into one of NSW’s most coveted degustation experiences at Sixpenny. Indulge in fresh and innovative flavours driven by fermentation that dance on your palate long after you have finished dessert. Strap in for a culinary adventure and opt for wine pairings hand-picked from small artisanal producers. Then retire to the comforts of the urban-chic Old Clare Hotel, a 10-minute drive away in Chippendale, which also wows with its multitude of facilities, including a sparkling rooftop pool.

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Credit: Destination NSW

A delicious seafood platter served at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi.

#feelnewsydney

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Credit: Destination NSW

A delicious seafood platter served at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi.

#feelnewsydney

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying an evening out with friends at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Credit: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying an evening out with friends at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House.

#feelnewsydney #ilovesydney

Recharge and refuel at Ates in the Blue Mountains

Relax after an invigorating day of bushwalking through the Blue Mountains at Ates in Blackheath, where the 150-year-old ironbark-fuelled oven (Ates means ‘fire’ in Ottoman Turkish) invites you to unwind and feast on contemporary share plates and fun wines with all your senses. Tuck into charcoal-grilled fish and wood-roasted dishes from the a la carte menu, or prep your appetite for the chef’s banquet for carnivores or vegetarians. Drift off to sleep as you recall each morsel of your memorable meal in a stylish suite at nearby Kyah boutique hotel, where fresh mountain air collides with Palm Springs-inspired design.

Lean into the theatrics at Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley

Prepare to be just as dazzled by the presentation as you are by the flavours of the refined contemporary dishes served up at Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, a two-hour drive north from Sydney. Observe how the relaxed elegance of the moody restaurant at Hungerford Hill winery allows head chef Troy Rhoades-Brown’s creative yet unfussy seasonal creations to shine as you sit back and enjoy each act. Retreat to the nearby Spicers Guesthouse to soak up its modern farmhouse ambience, heart-warming hospitality and the convenience of the region’s top cellar doors within easy reach.

Make a grand entrance at Printhie Dining in Orange

Seize the opportunity to travel to one of the newest restaurants in the Country NSW wine region of Orange by helicopter. It’s just one of several memorable experiences you can add to a decadent meal at Printhie Dining, where considered Printhie Wines pairings elevate each beautifully plated dish you savour in the estate’s sophisticated restaurant. Feel right at home at the welcoming Byng Street Boutique Hotel in Orange, just a 10-minute drive from the estate, which combines the history of an original homestead with contemporary furnishings.

Dine like the stars at Raes on Wategos in Byron Bay 

Take your seat at the intimate, light-filled Dining Room at Raes on Wategos, overlooking the most exclusive beach in Byron Bay on the North Coast. Dive into the Mediterranean-inspired three-course menu, or treat yourself to executive chef Jason Saxby’s thoughtfully curated tasting menu (vegetarian and vegan menu available) and settle in for the afternoon. Afterwards, it’s only steps to your suite or penthouse in the Spanish mission-style boutique hotel. Revel in the exclusivity of an early beach swim at Wategos Beach before the crowds arrive the following morning.

Printhie Wines Cellar Door, Orange Credit: Destination NSW

Located in the cool climate region of Orange, NSW, Printhie Wines' state of the art Cellar Door includes Printhie Dining offering a set degustation lunch overlooking vineyards and the undulating hills of the Orange wine region. You can enjoy oysters shucked to order from Printhie Wines' innovative oyster tank or go beyond the Cellar Door with a choice of luxury experiences.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Printhie Wines Cellar Door, Orange Credit: Destination NSW

Located in the cool climate region of Orange, NSW, Printhie Wines' state of the art Cellar Door includes Printhie Dining offering a set degustation lunch overlooking vineyards and the undulating hills of the Orange wine region. You can enjoy oysters shucked to order from Printhie Wines' innovative oyster tank or go beyond the Cellar Door with a choice of luxury experiences.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay Credit: Madeleine Johnson / Sean Fennessy

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

#feelnsw

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay Credit: Madeleine Johnson / Sean Fennessy

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

#feelnsw

Relish amazing local produce at Bistro Livi in Murwillumbah

Discover the delicious bounty harvested from the fertile fields and waterways of the Northern Rivers region at Bistro Livi, a popular neighbourhood restaurant in Murwillumbah, a 45-minute drive from Byron Bay. Bond over shared plates featuring freshly caught seafood — depending on the day’s catch you might find Ballina pipis with XO sauce or Pottsville spanner crab on the Spanish-influenced menu — as you admire the Art Deco architecture of the Murwillumbah’s M|Arts Precinct. Fortify yourself with one of the restaurant’s rich desserts before you begin the 30-minute drive to your luxe private glasshouse at Avion Retreat, in the foothills of the Tweed Valley.

Slurp oysters to your heart’s delight at Bangalay Dining in Shoalhaven Heads

Taste the NSW South Coast on a plate at luxuriously relaxed Bangalay Dining, nestled in the sand dunes at Shoalhaven Heads, a two-hour drive south of Sydney. Connect with the coast on a whole new level as you savour plump local oysters before sinking your teeth into a rack of local lamb. Or allow executive chef Simon Evans and his team to delight you with a sumptuous dinnertime tasting menu before you retire for the night with a smile on your face at the attached Bangalay Luxury Villas, which offers 16 stylish self-contained one- and two-bedroom villas (and a four-bedroom holiday house).

Lap up island-style dining at Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island

Be astonished by the diversity of the culinary bounty of Lord Howe Island, a two-hour flight from Sydney, on a stay at Capella Lodge, spectacularly situated at the secluded southern end of the tiny island. Top off days exploring Lord Howe’s mesmerising landscapes with a daily-changing three-course celebration of island produce, from fresh kingfish sashimi to grass-fed beef, complemented by homegrown delights from the lodge’s own kitchen garden. Savour the exclusivity of the setting along with the cuisine, as the lodge’s restaurant is open only to guests of its nine luxurious suites.

Bangalay Dining, Shoalhaven Heads Credit: Anna Wiewiora

The breezy Bangalay Dining restaurant at Bangalay Luxury Villas in Shoalhaven Heads.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Bangalay Dining, Shoalhaven Heads Credit: Anna Wiewiora

The breezy Bangalay Dining restaurant at Bangalay Luxury Villas in Shoalhaven Heads.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island Credit: Capella Lodge

Lidgbird Pavilion with scenic ocean views of Mount Gower. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island Credit: Capella Lodge

Lidgbird Pavilion with scenic ocean views of Mount Gower. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island.

#feelnsw #newsouthwales

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

More Inspirational Stories

ALL ASSETS FROM THE DESTINATION NSW MEDIA CENTRE ARE FOR EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY AND MUST BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

REGISTER
NOW

Access assets curated for media and content creators.

For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

Already have an account?

Permission Request


Destination NSW wants to access your Destination NSW Media Centre account.


This application will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your phone number, if provided
  • View your street address, if provided
  • View basic information about your organization, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This access will help Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


Do you agree to allow this access? If yes, click the REGISTER button.


You can unsubscribe at any time.

20 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Permission Request

Destination NSW wants to review your registration for your Destination NSW Media Centre account.

This review will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your basic information about your organisation, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This will assist Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


By clicking REGISTER, you agree that you have read and agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS and Destination NSW's PRIVACY POLICY


You can unsubscribe at any time.