Restaurants With A Side Of Unforgettable, Thanks!

by Gabriella Hills

Fancy a delicious meal in an even more delicious venue? We’ve got you covered.

We all know Sydney streets are lined with venues producing great food, great drinks and good times. But we get it, sometimes you want your dining out experience to offer more than just a yummy meal.

We’ve put together some of our favourite eateries across NSW’s capital that’ll have you remembering more than just the food. From stunning settings to all things four-legged and furry, Sydney has a wealth of venues that dare you to try to forget them.

The Botanica

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Boasting a luxurious interior that looks more like a greenhouse, The Botanica Vauclause is a destination restaurant like no other. Nestle in one of their pink velvet chairs and treat yourself to a meal that has a proud farm-to-fork philosophy. With more than half of the produce collected from its on-site garden and Jamberoo Valley farm, you’ll feel at ease knowing your meal has been sustainably sourced. Good for the belly, good for the planet – what more could you want? [VIEW]

Pilu at Freshwater

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With a focus on good food and great hospitality, Pilu at Freshwater brings a warmth that is scarcely felt elsewhere. Walk the path from the beach through the garden to find yourself in the beach house. It feels much more like a home, though. Owner Giovanni’s passion for regional Italian food and the staff’s warmth and knowledge is unmatched. If you’re after authentic, contemporary Italian food, Pilu is the place to go. [VIEW]

Catmosphere Cafe
[Surry Hills]

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If you’ve ever been out for coffee and thought to yourself ‘there isn’t enough cats’ then you’ve never been to Catmosphere Café. Renowned as Sydney’s first cat café, this place has remained a firm favourite due to its extensive – and inventive – offerings. Aside from the cats, you’ll also find the Catflix theatre and Cat Yoga sessions, Whether you’re wanting to stretch your muscles or watch a film, Catmosphere Café is a treat that’ll have you purring with joy. [VIEW]

Peanut Butter Bar

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Calling all peanut butter nutters out there – we’ve found your Mecca. Leichhardt’s Peanut Butter Bar has made a name for itself with its Rocky Balboa inspired interior, protein-packed menu and of course, its peanut butter tap. Aka endless liquid gold. If you’re seeking a place that will have your sweet tooth curbed and your soul nourished, this one’s for you. [VIEW]

Doughbox Diner

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After a restaurant that oozes all things 1950s America? Doughbox Diner is the place for you. The menu consists of all the classics – hotdogs, burgers and waffles – and their renowned crepe cones, made sweet or savoury. With walls adorned with heartthrobs and pinups of the past and service brought to you by resident ‘Diner Dolls’, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped through a time machine in the best way. [VIEW]

Cafe Bones

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If you’ve ever treated your four-legged pal to a Pupaccino, you have Café Bones to thank. Since rising to fame as the originator, Bones has set itself apart as one of the world’s best dog-friendly places. Cesar Milan has even given his tick of approval! Treat your pup to a brunch out. Don’t worry, they serve up delicious human treats too. [VIEW]

Terrace on the Domain

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Dishing up a menu of honest, classic Italian cuisine, Terrace on the Domain is a culinary dream set in an architectural masterpiece. With a philosophy of quality ingredients and modern techniques, the Eatery brings to life the traditional Italian kitchen table in an alfresco setting that is hard to beat. Inside at the Bar you’ll find an extensive list of Australian and Italian wines, classic cocktails and craft beers, all while enjoying a wood-fired pizza. Take it in as you overlook the iconic Sydney skyline. Terrace on the Domain is truly one-of-a-kind. [VIEW]

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