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Sydney's Most Instagrammable Venues for an Aesthetic Feast

Capture the moment at Sydney's most Instagrammable venues.


Discover Sydney's most instagrammable venues and get ready to snap picture-perfect moments. With stunning seaside views, a scenic skyline, and stylish settings, there are plenty of places to get snap-happy in this Instagram-worthy city.

From cool cafes to rooftop bars, we're shining the spotlight on Sydney's social media stars – a hit list of cafes, restaurants, and bars that have stepped up their 'gram game with the help of the country's best designers. Get inspired with Sydney's most Instagrammable venues... 

Palms at Pasadena 

As far as Instagrammable backdrops go, it doesn't get better than the Palms at Pasadena. Their restaurant boasts a serene palette, incredible design elements (those scalloped details!) and plenty of natural light. Located right on Church Point, you'll also be treated to some of the best water views in Sydney. Their food is just as aesthetically pleasing as the impeccable decor so be sure to arrive with plenty of charge!

1858 Pittwater Road, Church Point


This airy harbourside dining room has been delighting locals and visitors with its uncompromisingly high-quality fare for over 40 years and its recent reno has made it even more special. Giving bright and coastal Euro vibes, the textures, colourways and detail scattered throughout Sails are spot-on for swish snaps. And that's not to mention the incredible view of the harbour! 

2 Henry Lawson Avenue, Macmahons Point 


Icebergs Dining Room & Bar

One of the most famous waterfront spots in Sydney, you simply can't head to Bondi without a stop off at Icebergs. For that iconic view, snag a coveted corner table and look out onto what is arguably Australia’s most Instagrammed ocean pool. 

1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach 


Just steps away from Cronulla Beach lies this Mediterranean-led seafood restaurant brimming with both style and substance. On top of delightful Mediterranean interiors, tiled benches and squiggly statements, you'll also get to enjoy 180 degrees out across the water. Bobbys food and drink presentation is also A+. 

6R The Esplanade, Cronulla


Everything here is flawless, from the Italian apertifs to the Amalfi Coast-inspired decor. The pops of terracotta and jewel blue combined with ambient lighting make for the perfect mini 'holiday' in the form of after work drinks or a weekend date spot. Nico also have a rather special lemon tiramisu that comes served in the sweetest bowl. Don't miss it! 

17/450 Miller Street, Cammeray

Shell House

Shell House's The Dining Room and Terrace are designed to impress with their stunning interiors and breathtaking views. The Dining Room features elegant, luxurious decor with marble floors, plush velvet seating, and a striking bar. The Terrace offers a relaxed outdoor setting with comfortable seating and beautiful greenery. The space is perfect for enjoying a drink or dining al fresco with friends or colleagues. The menu is equally impressive, focusing on locally sourced and seasonal produce. 

37 Margaret Street, Sydney

The Boathouse Rose Bay

The Boathouse Rose Bay is a feast for the eyes, with a nautical-inspired interior design that perfectly complements the stunning harbour views. White-washed benches, vibrant floral arrangements, and produce displays set the tone for the relaxed beachy atmosphere. The charming rustic decor, including vintage oars and fishing nets, adds to the seaside vibe.

The venue also features a light-filled indoor dining area, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and a hanging garden installation that drapes from the ceiling.

Rose Bay Marina, 594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay

Henry Deane

Henry Deane

Experience the ultimate rooftop bar in Sydney with Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade. Enjoy sundowners with 360-degree views of the harbour and Barangaroo from plush pink couches, wicker chairs, and marble accents that are sure to impress. Don't miss your chance to snap Insta-worthy moments and sip on a glass of rose that matches the beautiful interiors. Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat at this popular spot.

35 Bellington Street, Millers Point

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar + Lounge

Indulge in lush greenery and beautiful botanicals at Hyde Hacienda, the stunning harbourside bar at Pullman Quay Grand. Inspired by Cuban architecture and the vintage hotels of 1950s Miami, Hacienda is a gelato-inspired oasis featuring soft sorbet furnishings, brass accents, and plenty of plants. Snap some Insta-worthy sunset shots through the floor-to-ceiling windows while sipping on your favourite wine.

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is perched on the waterfront and is known for its breathtaking sunset views, delectable seafood, and Hamptons-style fit-out. Adorned with nautical tones and pops of mint, the venue boasts whitewashed tables, white and blue striped umbrellas, and hand-painted graphics. Its playful vibe is accentuated by palm trees, pineapple, and coconut motifs.

1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

Chin Chin

Chin Chin

This Surry Hills restaurant still has everyone talking. Designed by George Livissianis, who also worked on The Dolphin, Chin Chin occupies the 100-year-old Griffiths Tea building and boasts marble tabletops, blonde woods, and duck feather-topped seats. Don't forget to bring your phone to capture the neon pink lighting and every nook and cranny of this interior design dream.

69 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria isn't just a much-loved Sydney destination for Instagrammers. A recent study found it the most instagrammed restaurant in the world! This Inner West sanctuary is a photographer's paradise, with a rustic-chic warehouse cafe, animal farm, and gorgeous garden filled with flowers, native plants, and vintage wooden carts laden with fresh produce. The food is farm-to-fork, ensuring it looks and tastes just as good as the surroundings.

7A/2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Loved this edit of Sydney's most Instagrammable venues and looking to explore further afield? Be sure to take a peep at our edits of the most aesthetic spots in Adelaide and Brisbane, too. 

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