The Best Cocktail Bar Restaurants in Sydney
The top spots for pre dinner cocktails in Sydney, recommended by local experts.
Sydney is known for a great cocktail scene – both classics and more innovative ones. To make sure you're only visiting the best places, in this guide we're going to be highlighting Sydney's best cocktail bar restaurants, perfect for a pre dinner drink, as recommended by World of Mouth experts like Pat Nourse, Beau Clugston and Zoe Bowker. So if you're looking for the best cocktails in Sydney, you've come to the right place.
ANTE offers a unique experience for both seasoned sake enthusiasts and those new to the Japanese rice wine. The restaurant features a sleek, dark, and sophisticated interior, complemented by a menu that constantly changes, reflecting thoughtful and clever cooking. With a selection of rare and artisanal sake, and an impressive vinyl collection providing the soundtrack, ANTE ensures a truly immersive and enjoyable experience.
With an iconic view of Australia, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar offers a unique dining experience. The place is known for its fresh seafood and a variety of wines, making it a popular spot after a long walk from Coogee to Bondi. The restaurant is also celebrated for its high service levels, oceanic cocktails, and a menu filled with shellfish, creating a unique ambiance that is hard to replicate.
Lana offers a unique blend of modern Italian dining with Asian flavours, using the finest Australian produce. The restaurant is located in the historic Hinchcliff House near Circular Quay, providing an effortless and comfortable dining experience. The menu offers a range of options, including a 2 or 3 course set menu and an express lunch, with accommodations for common dietary requirements.
This restaurant offers a unique dining experience, with a rotating 11-course degustation menu that changes every 10 weeks, ensuring no two dishes are alike. The head chef, Nelly Robinson, infuses fun into fine dining with creative concepts like a Disney-themed menu featuring blue genie cocktails and a venison dish named 'Bambi's Mum'. With a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere, this restaurant also offers a range of functions for events of any size, from intimate gatherings to large parties.
This restaurant, known as Re -, is focused on sustainability, making use of recycled materials and waste products. The establishment prides itself on its innovative approach to recycling, with the interior featuring materials recycled from 84,000 milk bottles and lamp shades made from discarded mushroom casts. The food and drinks menu is just as inventive, incorporating waste products from the local community, such as cake trim, tasting wines, and fruit and vegetable scraps.
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