Sydney restaurants specialize in all types of fare. If you're in the mood for some fresh seafood, authentic global cuisine, or something unlike you'll find at home, you'll find it this city. As the largest city in Australia and one of the world's most diverse, Sydney is one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the entire country. The Sydney dining scene is what you make of it no matter your budget or what you're packing into your vacations, you'll have the chance to enjoy meals that perfectly suit your tastes.
During the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, visitors and locals have an entire month to celebrate the Sydney dining scene. The month of October is packed with culinary events to suit all types of palates, everyone from families with young children to the most discriminating gourmets. The calendar of events includes farmers markets and the Night Noodle Markets, one of the most popular events of the entire festival. After dark, crowds gather at Hyde Park to experience Sydney's version of an Asian market specializing in street food at a great price. The other signature event is Breakfast on the Bridge, which is exactly what it sounds like: a chance to gather on the Harbour Bridge for a morning meal with thousands of your closest friends. During October and the other eleven months of the year, Sydney restaurants focus on locally grown food, celebrating the rich harvest created within 100 miles of Australia's biggest city.
In the past few years, more and more wine bars have joined the list of options for Sydney restaurants. As the entire country's wine scene gains more and more fans around the world, the wine bars and best restaurants in Sydney Australia are serving local vintages from wine country. A lot of the wine bars are found in chic neighborhoods like The Rocks, close to galleries and performing arts venues. Some of the smaller bars are perfect for a glass of wine or a cocktail before a show or reservations at one of the local restaurants. Other wine spots specialize in education, hosting seminars and wine flights that can turn a newbie into a wine expert.
If you're looking to pair some amazing views with your wine, consider visiting one of the Sydney Tower restaurants. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant at the Sydney Tower is located in the city's highest free-standing structure and an icon of the skyline. Along with the chance to visit the Skydeck and spend time at the observation deck, you'll have the chance to enjoy a meal your choice of Sydney Tower restaurants. The main one offers an hour and a half long dining experience in a revolving space, high atop the one of the most distinctive buildings found anywhere. Diners can step up to the casual buffet and fill their plates while they're enjoying the views.
The group of Sydney Tower restaurants also includes the a lounge, which overlooks the the water and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You also can enjoy some Sydney dining from on high at the adjacent bar, 80 stories from the city center district. This too has a revolving dining room as well as top-notch service and distinctive Australian cuisine created by well-trained chefs.
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