Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with cultural influences from all over the world. Those influences are more evident in the array of cuisine that is available than in nearly any other aspect of Sydney life. Australian fare includes everything from foods usually found in a comfortable British pub, to Asian cuisine and local offerings like crocodile and kangaroo. Amongst the many exciting attractions of Sydney are the adventures in eclectic cuisine. If you would like to experience what Sydney has to offer a travel agent will help with finding the best package holiday to Sydney.
City attractions and the harbor
After spending a day exploring Sydney’s many attractions, dining out in Sydney is an experience not to be missed. A day of kayaking under the Sydney Harbor Bridge is the perfect way to work up an appetite for some delicious fresh seafood. The Sydney Fish Market, in Pyrmont, is the place to find classics like fish and chips as well as local favorites like Sydney rock oysters. A market including many specialty-food stands, the Sydney Fish Market is an outdoor diner’s paradise. Few other places can offer the variety of fresh seafood that can be found here.
Exploring the harbor can be a rewarding experience, but Sydney has more to offer than thrilling ocean vistas. The inner-city precincts are a lively place to find theater and a thriving nightlife. A ride on the ferry to Manly or exploring the spectacular cliffs between Bonde and Bronte are sure to sharpen the appetite. Rockpool is Sydney’s premier dining spot. The menu is rather pricey, but worth every penny. The Chinese roast pigeon accompanied with smoked eggplant, and blue swimmer crab with corn congee and a passion fruit soufflé will be a gastronomic highlight on an Australia trip.
Minutes from Circular Quay, visitors will find The Rocks, a mix of cobblestone streets and cul-de-sacs that contain some of Sydney’s oldest and most elegant pubs. Ghostly tours and lively celebrations exist side by side in this intriguing neighborhood. Bistro Lilly, along Kent Street, features some of Australia’s best wines, as well as a historic Observatory Tower, providing a stunning view, while visitors enjoy some of the finest dining in the area.
Glebe is Sydney’s intellectual center, featuring beautiful bookstores hidden away in an inner-city village. Spice I Am, with its Thai cuisine and BYOB atmosphere is located in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. Visitors in the know flock to the Surry Hills location. Busy and friendly, Spice I Am is best experienced with some friends and several cold drinks from the bottle shop across the street.
Finally, for visitors determined to enjoy one of the largest block-parties in the world there is Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras. Midsummer night is a time to dance the night away in the Royal Botanic Gardens, and you can finish the night with some Spanish cuisine at the famous El Bulli. Tappas may not be considered the most average of Australian fare, but El Bulli’s jamon and sangria, along with churros and dulce de leche, make for a culinary experience not to be missed.