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Sydney Restaurants & Bars Taking Post-lockdown Bookings

Get your post-lockdown feast sorted by booking in early top these popular bars and restaurants.

Cho Cho San
Cho Cho San

After weeks of lockdown and isolation, we are a couple weeks away from the end of lockdown. Across the state, restaurants, cafés, and bars will reopen for dine-in customers come Monday 11th October and we cannot wait! As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the local hospitality industry and, because of this, not all our favourite restaurants, cafés and bars will be able to open. But, this is a small step towards normality.

To help you find somewhere to dine this weekend, we have rounded up some of the best restaurants and bars across Sydney that are ready to take bookings. 

Tequila Daisy
Tequila Daisy
Tequila Daisy’s Bar Taqueria

Sat on the edge of the harbour at Barangaroo, Tequila Daisy, from Rebecca Lines and Hamish Ingham, presents a fresh Australian twist on the diverse range of Mexican cuisine. Tequila Daisy is named for the precursor of the margarita which translates to daisy in Spanish. Expect bold, rich flavours with fresh takes that hero the best local produce.

Reopening Thursday 21st October

11/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

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Bopp & Tone
Bopp & Tone
Bopp & Tone

Inside this wooden-clad sanctuary, opulence and grandeur abounds. A sprawling, seductive space that comes dripping in dark timber furnishings, heavy marble surfaces, crystal chandeliers and mustard-hued velvet banquettes that make for a truly romantic dinner date. But it’s not just about romance, with its buzzing atmosphere and small crowds congregating around the bar, Bopp & Tone is as geared up for the girls as it is for the guys. So you can grab your best gang, or indulge in dinner à deux. 

Reopening Wednesday 20th October

60 Carrington Street, Wynyard

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Cho Cho San
Cho Cho San
Cho Cho San

Equal parts playful and chic, Cho Cho San is where the cool kids go for Japanese – and it’s worth every Instagram. With a menu designed for sharing, it’s a great place to go with a group, so you can order a bit of everything. Just be sure to save room for dessert.

Reopening Monday 18th October

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

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The Winery
The Winery
The Winery

Playful and pretty, The Winery is a wine bar-slash-restaurant with a serious cool factor: it takes up a whole laneway in Surry Hills. There are a few areas to choose from: the upstairs dining area, the main bar downstairs, and the garden outside, but we’d recommend upstairs if you have a large group. The Winery’s wine list, as you can imagine, is extensive, and when it’s time to order food, you can opt for share plates or heartier main meals.

Reopening Monday 11th October

285A Crown Street, Surry Hills

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Bodhi Restaurant
Bodhi Restaurant
Bodhi Restaurant

Tucked away behind St Mary’s Cathedral in the city, Bodhi is a vegan mecca – complete with a garden of fairy lights and Moreton Bay fig trees. It’s known for its vegan dumplings and dim sum, and the desserts are something special. 

Reopening Saturday 22nd October

2/4 College Street, Sydney

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The Botanist
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. The Botanist is a hangout that’s famous for its creative cocktails and classic eats – think gourmet sliders, pizzas, tacos, and share plates. It’s lush and a little bit quirky, and attracts a relaxed crowd.

Reopening Monday 18th October

17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli

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SoCal
SoCal
SoCal

A much loved lower north-shore Mexican themed rooftop bar and pub. SoCal’s laid-back California vibe translates flawlessly into their creative cocktail list and American inspired menu with their very own smokehouse churning out moreish plates. Come for the food and drinks, stay for the lively atmosphere.

Reopening Monday 18th October

1 Young Street, Neutral Bay

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Gowings Bar & Grill
Gowings Bar & Grill
Gowings Bar & Grill

In the quirky QT, Gowings Bar & Grill is a European-style brasserie that’s a treat for the senses from start to finish. It begins with the elevator ride up, where the music changes according to how many people are inside. You’ll step out into a cool, contemporary space, and peruse a huge menu, but you will quickly notice that the restaurant has a wood-fired rotisserie.

Reopening Monday 11th October

1/49 Market Street, Sydney

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Manly Wine
Manly Wine
Manly Wine

Local favourite Manly Wine is a stylish mix of laidback Australian beach culture and Hamptons beach house opulence. Across the road from the iconic Manly Beach, the venue is a trendy oasis featuring wicker furniture, lush printed cushions, white slated walls and mosaic tiled pillars. This is the perfect beachside spot for an après-beach meal, relaxed Sunday brunch or romantic dinner for two.

Reopening Monday 11th October

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The Butler
The Butler
The Butler

With high ceilings, botanical wallpaper and wicker furniture, this restaurant has a chic French colonial vibe written all over it. But, its piece de resistance is the lush terrace, which has panoramic views of the Sydney skyline. The menu is made up of small and large share plates, and the cocktail list is impressive, to say the least. 

Reopening Monday 18th October

123 Victoria Street, Potts Point

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CicciaBella
CicciaBella
CicciaBella

Acclaimed restauranteur Maurice Terzini and ex-owner of Acme Mitch Orr have teamed up to open CicciaBella. Inspired by the southern coast of Italy, this Italian Osteria is taking a modern approach to Italian dining, fuelled by the wood-fired oven. The menu is designed for you to eat in your own style, whether sharing mains, or ordering heavily from the antipasti menu. Either way, expect to find much of Mitch’s skill in the pasta kitchen anchored by the flavours he has become renowned for, mixed with a light and healthy seasonal approach that makes much sense of life by the beach.

Reopening from Friday 15th October

75-79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

Parramatta Square, T3/01 153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

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