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Eat & Drink

Spoil yourself… and your appetite

In The Rocks, good things can take time.

Take, for instance, a mouth-watering degustation at Australia’s most-awarded restaurant, matched with age-old harbour views and an indulgent cabernet. Or a long lunch in a convict-carved sandstone bar, where they stopped checking the time years ago.

It might be a sunset, 42-storeys high, with a cocktail in one hand and your camera in the other. Maybe you’d prefer a big breakfast, where you don’t get asked to leave when it’s time for lunch.

Or, perhaps, just a place to escape the CBD. Your own little nook, or cranny, filled with the aroma of a secret family recipe.

With more than 50 cafes, restaurants and hotels, it’s easy to find a place in The Rocks where you’ll be able to spoil yourself, and your appetite. Just make sure you take your time doing it.

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Altitude Restaurant
Altitude Restaurant rests high above the city skyline and offers world-class views across Sydney Harbour and beyond.
(02) 9250 6123
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Inspired by the fresh and vibrant colours of Italy, you'll love our authentic menu of traditional pastas and wood fired pizzas.
(02) 9247 1920
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Baker's Oven
Baker's Oven offers friendly service and is famous for its cakes, homemade salads, pies and coffees. Eat in or take away.
(02) 9247 9978
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Barcycle Café and Store
Barcycle Café and Store offers you a break from your bike ride and a chance to check out a large range of bicycle gear.
(02) 9247 0772
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Belgian Beer Café Heritage
Belgian Beer Café Heritage offers all the pleasures of an authentic Belgian experience without the need to get on a plane.
(02) 8488 2460
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Blu Bar on Level 36
Enjoy cocktails high above the city with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Darling Harbour.
(02) 9250 6000
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Cafe Danieli
Head to Cafe Danieli for full-bodied, distinctive coffee as well as freshly prepared paninis, pastas, soups, salads and treats.
(02) 9251 0755
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Caminetto Restaurant
Tucked away beside the sandstone walls of The Rocks, this quaint Italian courtyard restaurant has been delighting customers for more than 20 years.
(02) 9247 5787
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City Extra Circular Quay
Fully-licensed and open 24 hours, City Extra welcomes you to enjoy great food in a fun-filled lively atmosphere.
(02) 9241 1422
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Creperie Suzette
This classic French creperie serves up a tempting selection of sweet and savoury crepes and galettes, paired perfectly with Double Roasters coffee - oui oui!
(02) 8220 9999
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DARE stands for Delicious and Responsible Eating so expect a range of tasty, ethical, allergy-aware, and chemical-free snacks from this lively cafe.
(02) 9251 1445
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El Camino Cantina
Big flavours, rockstar margartitas, a legendary Tex-Mex menu and classic rock 'n' roll all make up Sydney's favourite Tex-Mex restaurant and bar.
(02) 9259 5668
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El-Phoenician The Rocks
A stroll along internationally-renowned Sydney Harbour will take you to a top purveyor of Lebanese cuisine: El-Phoenician The Rocks.
(02) 9633 1611
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Fortune of War Hotel
The Fortune of War Hotel is Sydney’s longest continuously licensed pub, on The Rocks since 1828.
(02) 9247 2714
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Fratelli Fresh
Fratelli Fresh in Walsh Bay is an excellent place to get authentic Italian food at a reasonable price.
(02) 9259 5674
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Gelatissimo Circular Quay
Treat the whole family to Italian-style gelato that is an irresistible complement to a walk or ferry trip across the harbour.
(02) 9211 1566
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Gelatissimo The Rocks
It's the simple things that make you smile, sharing moments with family, catching up with old friends or making new ones. Life taste better with gelato!
(02) 9251 3744
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Glenmore Hotel
Glenmore Hotel is a popular watering hole for both international and domestic visitors and boasts 180-degree harbour views.
(02) 9247 4794
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Sydney spirits and cocktail bar, Grain by Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, is all about the fine craft of drinking.
(02) 9250 3118
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Graze MCA
Graze MCA is the perfect location for a relaxed lunch with friends available seven days a week and a bonus location for breakfast on the weekends. Enjoy the stunning and uninterrupted views across Circular Quay of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
(02) 9245 2452
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Harrington Bar & Restaurant
Warm, elegant and eclectic in design, Harrington Bar & Restaurant is a great venue for dining and catching up with friends over a drink.
(02) 9240 6000
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Harts Pub
A heritage-listed, yet sophisticated pub serving tasty food cleverly matched to an extensive range of Australia's best hand-crafted beer.
(02) 9251 6030
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Hero Sushi Box
Head to Hero Sushi Box for a healthy range of sushi and Japanese meals as well as tea and cold beverages.
(02) 9247 5955
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Jacksons on George
Housed within the Jacksons on George complex is Magners Rooftop Cider Bar, PJ's Irish Whiskey Bar and Temple Bar. There are daily lunch specials and live entertainment every week.
(02) 8488 2450
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La Renaissance Café
La Renaissance is a delightful indoor/outdoor French cafe renowned for its croissants, brioche, eclairs, milles feuilles and more.
(02) 9241 4878
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Lucetta Pizzeria
A cosy little Italian restaurant in the heart of Sydney serving delicious thin-crust pizzas as well as other Italian-style dishes.
(02) 9251 1011
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MCA Cafe & Sculpture Terrace
A great place to eat and enjoy the amazing views of Sydney Harbour, MCA Café & Sculpture Terrace is open for brunch, lunch, coffee and cake.
(02) 9250 8443
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Mercantile Hotel
Nestled in the heart of The Rocks, The Mercantile Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a trip down memory lane to find their daily offering of food and drink specials, as well as, live music.
(02) 9247 3570
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Mode Kitchen & Bar
Celebrate the simple things in life at Mode Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant delivers uncomplicated yet utterly memorable modern Australian dining in a beautiful 1920s-inspired setting for lunch and dinner.
+61 2 9250 3160
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Hidden in a pedestrianised lane, Nakashima is one of The Rocks’ best kept dining secrets.
(02) 9241 1364
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Pancakes On The Rocks
Pancakes on The Rocks is a casual, modern, Australian-style restaurant open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
(02) 9247 6371
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Phillip's Foote
The award-winning Phillip’s Foote Restaurant is steeped in history and invites you to make it your own.
(02) 9241 1485
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Playfair Café
Playfair Café is the perfect stop for home-made quiche and frittatas, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and delicious soups.
(02) 9251 3317
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Playfair Terrace Restaurant
Located on level one of Holiday Inn Old Sydney. Playfair Terrace serves modern Australian cuisines with a food and drink menu list to satisfy any individual's taste buds.
(02) 9255 1800
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Pony Lounge and Dining
Located along historic Kendall Lane, Pony Lounge and Dining specialises in wood-fired grilled meats, seafood and small plates.
(02) 9252 7797
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Portobello Caffe
The delightful Portobello Caffe occupies a small heritage building right on the edge of East Circular Quay.
(02) 9247 8548
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Quay Restaurant
At Quay, our passion is to deliver a truly unique dining experience, one which is completely removed from the everyday.
(02) 9251 5600
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Ribs & Burgers
A boutique casual dining restaurant that specialises in mouth-watering slow cooked Ribs and Burgers.
(02) 9251 4488
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Located right on Circular Quay, Rossini offers Italian cuisine with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
(02) 9247 8026
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Saké Restaurant & Bar
Headed up by renowned, award-winning chef Neil Perry, Saké Restaurant & Bar offers the best in modern Japanese flavours.
(02) 9259 5656
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Scarlett Restaurant
Scarlett is a unique restaurant with a brilliant combination of heritage charm and the latest in modern style.
(02) 8220 9955
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Sydney Cove Oyster Bar
The renowned Sydney Cove Oyster Bar is the only absolute water’s edge seafood restaurant in central Sydney.
(02) 9247 2937
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The Argyle
The Argyle has six unique and well-styled spaces for casual drinks, dining, private parties and more.
(02) 9247 5500
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The Cut Bar & Grill
The menu celebrates the very finest cuts of Australian beef and sustainable seafood.
(02) 9259 5695
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The Dining Room at The Park Hyatt
In an unparalleled universe of sophistication and luxury that only Park Hyatt Sydney offers, discover the quintessential Sydney dining experience at The Dining Room.
(02) 9256 1234
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The East
The East Chinese Restaurant offers the true flavours of Chinese cuisine.
(02) 9252 6868
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The Fine Food Store
This hidden gem is a foodie’s paradise; famous for it’s fragrant brews, mouth-watering menu and friendly staff.
(02) 9252 1196
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The Harbour View Hotel
The closest hotel to the Harbour Bridge, The Harbour View Hotel offers an elegant public bar, restaurant, gaming room and two function rooms.
(02) 9252 4111
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The Hero of Waterloo
The Hero of Waterloo is a charming, old-style pub with open log fires and atmosphere aplenty.
(02) 9252 4553
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The Lord Nelson
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery.
(02) 9251 4044
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The Orient Hotel
Built in 1844, The Orient Hotel has been a favourite watering hole for generations of Sydney locals.
(02) 9251 1255
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The Push
Steeped in history and designed with character, The Push is open from noon with full food service, cocktails, wine and craft beer every day until late.
(02) 9241 2999
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The Rawson
Join The Rawson for the very best eats, drinks and events!
02 8070 9311
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The Tea Cosy
Sydney's best Devonshire tea. Freshly baked scones and tea, served in their heritage listed beautiful building.
(02) 9247 4955
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Wild Ginger
Where exotic Thailand meets modern Australia for a unique dining experience.
(02) 8283 8275
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William Blue Dining
Enjoy award-winning fine dining for a fraction of the cost at Sydney’s leading training restaurant.
(02) 9492 3290
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