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Solo Dining Sydney: The Best Restaurants for a Table for One

Solo dining in Sydney is a vibe and these are the best restaurants for it.

Besuto Omakase (Image Credit: @oba.yusuke)

Sydney's restaurant scene is better than ever and if you can't wait for company to experience all there is to offer, we don't blame you. Whether you're surrounded by fussy eaters, travelling solo or just fancy a bit of me time, a table for one is the way to go. If you're new to Sydney's solo dining scene and aren't sure where to start, we've rounded up the best restaurants and bars to ease you into the movement. From pasta joints to omakase, we're sure you'll find something to your taste. Bon appetit! 

De Vine Food & Wine

de Vine Food and Wine

Nestle into the cosy ambience of de Vine Food and Wine with the best date of all - yourself. Tucked away just opposite Town Hall in the heart of the CBD it’s the ultimate spot for a deluxe solo dinner after work. Their Italian fare makes for a perfect comfort food feast. But what really makes de Vine shine is the warm welcome you get. Owners (and brothers), Anthony and Julian Izzillo, know exactly how to make you feel like family as soon as you walk through the door. Settle in at a table by the window and people watch to your heart's content or grab a seat up at the bar.

32 Market Street, Sydney



Fabbrica is a lowkey and no-fuss eatery, nestled away under street level in Sydney's busy CBD. The bar stool seating keeps things super casual and is perfect for a quick solo bite. The pasta is easily some of the best in Sydney and the wine list is a delight. Best of all, you can pick up some top-tier deli groceries to stock the fridge and pantry for the rest of the week. 

161 King Street, Sydney

Besuto Omakase (Image Credit: @oba.yusuke)

Besuto Omakase 

Hidden down the cosy Underwood Street in Circular Quay, Besuto is ideal for a party of one. The bar is inspired by the hidden drinking dens of Tokyo and has an intimate and unintimidating feel to it. Sip on an expertly mixed whisky highball before entering the sliding door and fabric Noren where you'll uncover Besuto Omakase's counter for 8. The bench seat gives you a front-row seat to the chef's impeccable skills and will keep you occupied throughout the two-hour seating. Chances are you'll stumble across a few other solo diners enjoying a dining experience of their own. 

3 Underwood Street, Sydney 

Snack Kitchen

Snack Kitchen 

The cruisey atmosphere and shared central dining bar at Snack Kitchen is ideal for a solo dining sesh. With a menu quite literally designed around snacks, you can settle in for a bite or two as well as a great by-the-glass selection of revolving wines. Perfect if you're not yet ready to commit to a full solo dining meal. 

95 Macleay Street, Potts Point 



If you fancy taking yourself out for a special meal, Surry Hills' Arthur is a top pick. The team here have a dedicated policy for looking after solo diners where chefs and staff ensure the Arthur experience is delivered. Serving up an Australia-only menu, Arthur incorporates native Australian ingredients and exclusively Australian-grown produce and products to craft a menu paired perfectly with the restaurant's Australian wine list. A great one for overseas diners and solo travellers! 

544 Bourke Street, Surry Hills 

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill 

Just because you're dining solo doesn't mean you should miss out on the opulence of Rockpool Bar & Grill. If you're worried about dining alone, firstly, don't be. You're gorgeous. Secondly, opt for a seat at the bar. They don't take bookings at the bar so it's perfect for a spontaneous bout of me time. And in excellent news, you can score the Rockpool cheeseburger or full-blood wagyu burger plus chips and a beer for a tidy $29 from Monday to Friday and from 5:30pm on Saturdays. 

66 Hunter Street, Sydney 

Clam Bar

Clam Bar

Dining solo at Clam Bar is a mood. Serving immaculate boujee New York grill, you'll look mysterious and tasteful living your best life at your table for one. You can expect the freshest Australian seafood paired with decadent New York cocktails with a hint of 70s nostalgia.

44 Bridge Street, Sydney 



Sydney has plenty of excellent bars but none are quite as luxurious as Cardea. Take yourself out for an opulent date and nestle into one of the decadent velvet armchairs or, if you like catching a bit of action, score a seat at the bar. 

Award-winning mixologist George Bekarian is behind the cocktail menu and it's both innovative and thrilling. Secrets of Aleja - Bombay Sapphire, Rhubarb Liqueur, Lime Juice, Cherry Jam and Whites - is an absolute delight. 

As for bites, there's something for any appetite from Cantabric anchovies, if you fancy something light, to signature mains ranging from charcoal Loster to button parmesan pasta. 

Sitchu Tip: Check out the live entertainment schedule and time your visit to coincide. 

Shop 2, T3.01, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo 

Tasted your way through this edit of solo dining destination in Sydney and keen to explore the foodie scene further? Be sure to catch our edits of the best new restaurants in Sydney as well as the best seafood restaurants in Sydney

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