Bennelong

Bennelong

WHERE  Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW 2000
GOOD FOR  Pre-show lunch or special occasion dinners
MUST ORDER  Yabbies with buckwheat pancakes and Peter's signature cherry jam lamington
THE SPACE  Acoustics are good (no surprise), Tom Dixon lights impressive, and seats comfortable
PRICE GUIDE  $100-$140 pp excluding drinks
INSIDER INFO  The closed-off kitchen has a better view than the restaurant, no jokes

 
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Continental deli bar bistro

WHERE  210 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042
GOOD FOR  Seriously good cheese, charcuterie and things in cans
MUST ORDER  Mar-tinny (martini in a tin, canned on site), plus refer to answer above
THE SPACE  Perched at the marble-topped bar is where you want to be
PRICE GUIDE  Something for every taste
INSIDER INFO  Lunchtime sandwiches are popular – get in early before the bread is gone

 
Berkelo

Berkelo

WHERE  8 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
GOOD FOR  Housemade bakery goods made with sustainably sourced products
MUST ORDER  Khorasan sourdough (fermented with malt, rye, honey), slash ANYTHING
THE SPACE  Hole-in-the-wall, stools are hot property
PRICE GUIDE  No more than your local bakery
INSIDER INFO  The owners teach school children how to cook in their spare time