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The Best Restaurants in Kirribilli for a Harbourside Dinner Date

Head north of the bridge for some top quality eats, with even better views of the Harbour at one of the best restaurants in Kirribilli.


This glamorous harbourside neighbourhood claims the top spot for location, with uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Set a little back from the shore, you’ll find a wealth of dining options along the buzzy restaurant strip. This iconic suburb is home to a vibrant foodie scene. Every style and budget is well catered for, from cheap eats to fine dining spots – Kirribilli never ceases to deliver. 

Take a look at our list of the best restaurants in Kirribilli to help you decide on your next place to eat.

The Botanist

The Botanist

The Botanist delivers beautifully decorated, colourful dishes that are equally as delicious. As expected, this restaurant-slash-bar goes all out on the botanical theme – from the indoor plants to the wallpaper. 

Famed for its creative cocktails and vibrant eats – think half chicken with pickled chilli, schmaltz croutons and radicchio, ricotta gnocchi with cacio e pepe, roasted flounder with smoked mussel & tomato butter and grilled lamb rump with curried salsa and green chilli relishes – it’s lush and a little bit quirky, and attracts a relaxed crowd. The best bit? The restaurant offers a ‘group feasting package’, which gives you a selection of the best share plates.

17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli



Bacari is a buzzing Italian wine bar is adored by locals for its cosy neighbourhood vibe. With a thoughtfully curated drinks list and a delectable menu designed for sharing (think bruschetta, arancini, lobster risotto, and Hiramasa kingfish crudo), pop in for a casual catchup or a more celebratory affair. 

1/3 Broughton Street, Kirribilli



Perched waterside in Kirribilli, Bayly’s Bistro beckons with its newly renovated charm. An ideal spot for a delicious pre or post-meal at Ensemble Theatre, Bayly’s promises a stylish and relaxed experience. 

Led by Head Chef Ian Aguilar, the menu showcases modern Australian cuisine infused with classic European touches, highlighting local, seasonal ingredients. Every dish is beyond tasty, from slow-cooked lamb, pumpkin, and ricotta gnocchi to the tempura cauliflower and mini pavlovas for dessert.  

Foys Kirribilli

Foys Kirribilli

A contemporary Australian restaurant, Foys Kirribilli, is located in Australia’s oldest open-boat sailing club, the Sydney Flying Squadron. It is a stunning place to dine, with open-air seating and exceptional waterfront views. The space is Nordic-inspired with a tasteful touch of maritime memorabilia.

76 McDougall Street, Kirribilli


Bamfords Kirribilli 

Bamfords unquestionably earns its place among the finest restaurants in Kirribilli. With its modern pub cuisine, delightful atmosphere, and impeccable service, this humble establishment leaves a lasting impression on discerning palates. A visit to this culinary haven promises an unforgettable dining experience that embodies the essence of British gastropub culture. 

10 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli

Stir Crazy Thai

Stir Crazy Thai

Typical Thai fare offered in a low-key, venue with long tables spilling onto the footpath. Stir Crazy is the go-to for a quick and flavour-packed meal when you’re in a hurry. Although their service is efficient, don’t feel hurried because they’re also BYO.

3A Broughton Street, Kirribilli

Kirribilli Hotel

Kirribilli Hotel

This beloved Art Deco watering hole is a favourite when low-key drinks are on the agenda. A classic pub menu with a fit-out to match is given a contemporary twist, the Kirribilli Hotel has weekly menu specials and one of the best trivia nights on the Lower North Shore.

37 Broughton Street, Kirribilli

Batch Burgers & Espresso

Batch Burgers 

This modern diner offers a range of burgers, dogs and shakes for Kirribilli locals in need of an American food hit. Bite into Batch Burger's Californian burger or the American pulled pork burger, which is a powerhouse of flavours. Make sure sure you try the chilli fries while ou're at it.

2/3A Broughton Street, Kirribilli

Thai Fusion

Thai Fusion

Thai Fusion unquestionably reigns as one of the top restaurants in Kirribilli. Located in the heart of Kirribilli, this culinary treasure combines traditional Thai flavours with innovative fusion creations. From aromatic curries to delectable street food-inspired dishes, Thai Fusion invites you on an unforgettable foodie adventure. With its inviting atmosphere and attentive service, Thai Fusion stands out amidst Kirribilli's dining landscape, showcasing the finest Thai cuisine for you to relish.

11 Broughton Street, Kirribilli



Kirribilli’s favourite Japanese eatery, Ainoya, serves a la carte Japanese fare with the option of traditional Horikotatso seating for a full Japanese experience. The menu features a fusion of traditional and modern dishes, and the restaurant has a curated wine list to match.

3/34 Burton Street, Kirribilli

Loved our edit of the best restaurants in Kirribilli and looking for more of the best new restaurants in Sydney to road test? From edgy Chinese restaurants and festive Mexican eateries to group dining favourites and BYO gems, there are so many cool restaurants in Sydney to visit. 

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