No dining experience is truly complete without stunning surrounds and an ambient atmosphere to match. Even the most extraordinary meal can seem a little bland when faced with a drab wall or dank, lifeless interior.
To help you strike the perfect balance between fabulous food and spectacular scenery, we’ve uncovered Sydney’s best restaurants to indulge in a visual and literal feast!
2 Laguna Street, Vaucluse 2030
This leafy, fragrant oasis is perfect for those seeking a unique and stunning location that’s just a little bit extra! Boasting a beautiful interior that more closely resembles a luxe greenhouse, take in the natural splendour amidst hanging succulents, pastel pink accents and lush floral wallpaper. With floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the flourishing garden surrounds, The Botanica Vaucluse exudes a relaxed charm that extends far beyond its impressive appearance.
Committed to supporting local growers and farmers, over 60% of the restaurant’s produce is sourced from its ethical and sustainable farm located in the Jamberoo Valley. Dine with a clear conscience on flavour-packed, wholesome food that tastes as amazing as it looks!
7a / 2 Huntly Street, Alexandria 2015
Blending the natural beauty of the great outdoors with simple, rustic charm, The Grounds of Alexandria is a stunning open-air eatery and garden of Sydney’s inner-west. Situated in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, this thriving urban sanctuary is built on the humble philosophy of bringing people together to enjoy fresh, wholesome food.
With it’s lush floral arrangements, quaint water fountains and small animal farm, take a stroll through the ultra-stylised gardens before settling in for a bite to eat. Whether it’s a posh High Tea or a quick stop by the Artisan bakery and patisserie, feasting at The Grounds is all about indulging the senses! Serving up a winning combo of breakfast and lunch classics, prepare to dine in style amidst the hanging plants and timber beams.
With all spaces dog-friendly, don’t forget to take your beloved pooch along for a stroll and sniff amongst the roses!
Cnr Condamine Street & Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale 2100
Nestled in the heart of Warringah Mall, this wicker wonderland boasts a unique location and stunning garden surrounds. Large windows flood the restaurant with sunlight and natural warmth while whitewash timber and vibrant floral décor emanate an effortlessly tropical feel. Whether you strike a pose by the sprawling bronze dolphin water fountain or simply soak up the ambient vibes, this dreamy oasis is guaranteed to provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop each and every time.
Boasting an all-day menu and fresh bread, cakes and patisseries, Flower Child invites you to kick back, embrace the mood and enjoy flavour-packed, wholesome food.
122 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000
Paying homage to the 1821 Greek revolution against the Ottomans, this three-level restaurant is bold, unique and the perfect backdrop for your next Insta snap. The large windows, high ceilings and towering columns evoke an Athentian feel, while the island bar with its vibrant red glow and black tassels adds a striking contemporary touch.
The opulent theme is carried over to the food as well, where the menu is rich, packed with flavour and ‘100% Greek’. Sample the blonde-not-pink taramasalata or chicken avgolemono – just remember to get your pic first before tucking in!
126 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi 2026
The world’s most instagrammable cafe is on our very own soil! Tucked away in trendy North Bondi, Speedos serves up effortlessly chic, contemporary dishes alongside breathtaking beach views.
Whether it’s a raw meal, vegan option or simply an organic herbal tea, their expansive menu is sure to accommodate every taste and fancy. With the food as bold, eclectic and colorful as the clientele, embrace the cafe’s YOLO vibes and get set to snap the mouthwatering pic of your dreams.
By Kaylah Chesson