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The Best Restaurants in The Rocks

From fine dining to cosy bistro bites, these are The Rocks' best restaurants that suit all tastes, budgets and vibes.

Saké 

Looking for the best restaurants in The Rocks, Sydney's most iconic tourist precinct? With a mix of fine dining restaurants, historic pubs, sleek cocktail bars, and alfresco eateries, boasting stunning views of the beautiful Sydney Harbour, there's something for everyone. The famous cobblestone streets are packed with exceptional haunts, perfect for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. Read on for an edit of our favourites...

Le Foote

Le Foote

Le Foote, a Swillhouse gem, is a Euro wine bar and grill, housed in a historic 1838 build. From the sultry jazz-infused upstairs bar to the European allure of the alfresco courtyard, each visit uncovers a new layer of delight. 

101 George Street, The Rocks

Saké

Saké 

With traditional Japanese cuisine and an extensive sake list, Saké is a must-visit for savvy foodies. From express lunches to tempting bento box deals and exclusive private dining rooms, this popular spot caters to every palate and group size. 

12 Argyle Street, The Rocks

Luna Lu (Image Credit: Jude Cohen)

Luna Lu

Luna Lu is a premium contemporary Asian restaurant in Campbell's Cove with a menu inspired by London's high-end diners. Delectable dishes like marble striploin and eastern rock lobster with Chinese noodles and their signature XO sauce grace the menu. Best of all, you've got a front row seat as the sun sets over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. 

Bays 4 and 5, 7-27 Circular Quay West, Campbells Cove, The Rocks

Quay

Quay

Located in one of the most stunning spots in the city, Quay is a local legend, dishing out top-tier cuisine against a backdrop that's more Sydney postcard than restaurant view. Executive Chef Peter Gilmore’s nature-inspired menu has received numerous awards and recognition, and it is indeed well-deserved. Need further proof? A quick glance at the artistically presented dishes on Instagram will show you the restaurant’s beauty and creativity. 

Overseas Passenger Terminal, Upper, The Rocks

Ploos

Ploos

Ploos, strategically perched on the fringes of Sydney Harbour, is a culinary gem where Chef Peter Conistis artfully intertwines Greek and Aussie influences. The menu is a symphony of flavours, and features standout dishes such as the Nissiotiki Salad and Abrolhos octopus, thoughtfully complemented by taramosalata and a lamb tomahawk. To make the most out of your visit, be sure to round out your meal with their delectable traditional loukoumades with a cocktail in hand. 

Bay 7, 7/27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Bay Nine Omakase

Bay Nine Omakase

Bay Nine Omakase is a petite restaurant with just 10 counter-seats available. This exclusive dining experience offers a unique omakase menu that evolves daily based on the freshest produce available at the market. If you miss out on the omakase experience, you can still enjoy a six-course set lunch menu or an eight-course dinner at one of the restaurant's few tables.

Campbell’s Stores, Bay 9, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Tayim

Tayim

For those looking for a Middle Eastern culinary adventure in The Rocks, Tayim is a must-visit. Located in the charming Harbour Rocks Hotel, Tayim offers modern Middle Eastern cuisine amidst stunning sandstone interiors. The restaurant's exotic and unique vibe adds to the dining experience, and fans of Israeli cuisine will delight in Tayim's creative collection of showstoppers. 

34 Harrington Street, Nurses Walk, The Rocks

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Mode Kitchen and Bar

Nestled within the Four Seasons hotel atrium, Mode Kitchen and Bar's 1920s-inspired setting exudes sophistication with plush elements like velvet and marble. The star of the show is undoubtedly the impressive wood-fired grill, infusing every dish with a distinctive flavour. 

Four Seasons Hotel- 199 George Street, Sydney

Harbourfront Seafood Sydney The Rocks

Located in the historic Campbell's Stores at The Rocks, Sydney, Harbourfront Seafood Sydney The Rocks offers diners a picturesque waterfront dining experience with stunning views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Enjoy everything from reinvented classics (the 150 Lashes battered fish and chips with crushed peas and ‘chip shop’ curry sauce is phenomenal) as well as hearty new additions that shift with the seasons. 

Campbell's Stores Bay 1-3, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Pony Dining The Rocks

Pony Dining The Rocks

For a no-nonsense feast in The Rocks, locals swear by Pony Dining. This unpretentious gem serves up wood-fired meats, locally sourced seafood, and small plates that let the ingredients shine. Tucked in the cobblestoned Kendall Lane, it's your spot for a quick drink or a hearty meal. Pony's outdoor bar boasts a boutique wine list and a whiskey selection that'll make your head spin (in a good way). 

Cnr Argyle Street and Kendall Lane, The Rocks

6HEAD

Housed in the beautifully preserved 1839 heritage building, Campbell's Stores, this restaurant offers a unique "stop in time" experience with breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Known for its focus on quality, grain-fed meat, and fresh seafood, 6HEAD is among the best restaurants in The Rocks. Whether it's a romantic evening, a corporate lunch, or a Wagyu steak craving, 6HEAD's menus have something for everyone. With a carefully curated wine list and an intimate waterfront setting, you're bound to have an indulgent time here.

Bay 10 & 11, Campbell’s Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

Loved our round-up of the best restaurants in The Rocks? While you are in the city, be sure to check out the best bars in The Rocks and our favourite eateries in Circular Quay.

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