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Enjoy eating at some of Sydney's best fine dining restaurants.

As visitors to a new city, we're always on the lookout for the best things to do and see – and eating out in the best places is often a top priority.

Fortunately for The Macleay Hotel, our establishment happens to be in a great central location, with some of Sydney's top eateries right on our doorstep.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply fancy treating yourself on holiday, check out our list of Sydney's best fine dining restaurants before returning to your stylish, serviced apartment.


After a 25 minute train ride, you could be sitting waiting for award-winning food with exceptional views of the world famous Opera House, sipping on complementing wine. Sound good? You bet. Chef and owner Matt Moran serves up edible masterpieces – such as roasted lamb loin with artichoke and quince souffle with a walnut crumble – to lucky diners in one of the most perfect locations.


A stone's throw away from your Potts Point hotel is another award-winning restaurant – Monopole. Not only is there a great emphasis on exquisite food, this bohemian-inspired eatery is all about serving fantastic wines – 500 to be precise. The interior is moody and mysterious, with a sense of sophistication thrown in for good measure. Sip and dine on the best of the best, and for a completely unforgettable experience, create your own tasting menu with the help of the experts on hand.


In close proximity to Sydney's iconic Paddington Markets and other attractions, Lucio's is the perfect choice for an amazing meal after a day spent exploring. Focusing on exceptional Italian fare, expect to indulge in dishes such as stuffed zucchini flowers, spiced veal fillet or sweet and citrus-y cannoli with pistachio. Prepare to leave extremely full and happy as you make your way back to your Sydney city accommodation.

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A leisurely 30 minute stroll through the city may not only reward you with Sydney's wonderful sights, it will also lead you to the renowned Japanese inspired, fine dining eatery of Tetsuya's. Serving a degustation menu featuring classic French themes combined with Japanese finesse, bought together in a perfectly presented style, it's certainly not to be missed.

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est. serves up contemporary Australian fare in one of the most beautiful restaurant settings you may ever dine in. Picture white, Roman-inspired columns meet with a crisp and clean interior, bought together with equally immaculate dishes. Choose to stroll or hop on a nearby bus or tram for a short ride to this eatery on George Street.

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With so many fantastic eating opportunities available, enjoy staying at your affordable Sydney hotel as you make the most of your time in the city. For more information and to book with us, click here