5 Upper Tier Sydney Restaurants to Impress

Sydney’s vegan scene is blossoming and I am often sharing my favourite restaurants to eat at. Yet what I am not sharing so regularly are more fine dining style restaurants, and let me tell you – there are a number of them! If you think your loved one is worth spending a bit of cashola, or you’re looking for the perfect date night to really impress the future partner of your dreams (or maybe you want to thank your lovely parents for a delightful upbringing) – check out these bad boys for some delectable options!

Yellow, Potts Point 
Yellow has to be my favourite vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Sydney. They are known for their 7-course tasting menu. It’s heaven on a plate. Yellow also has the option to go for paired wines which, as I’m sure you can guess, are divine. The vibe is cosy and intimate – make sure to book in advance; they are a well-loved option.

Café Sydney, Circular Quay
Iconic. Café Sydney perches atop Circular Quay, looking out over the water. Whilst they aren’t a vegan restaurant, they have a vegan menu to die for, and a wine list that is just as impressive. This is the spot to go if views of Sydney Harbour are on the bucket list – just make sure you request a table on the balcony.

Alibi, Woolloomooloo
Situated in the Ovolo Hotel, Alibi is an 100% plant-based restaurant and bar. They are also one of the few venues in Sydney to put on a vegan high tea. I tried out their high tea (DELICIOUS) when they first opened – if you want to check out the review I wrote on my experience, please click here

Otto Ristorante, Woolloomooloo
Nestled in the wharves of Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, you cannot go wrong with a meal at Otto.  Another restaurant for omnivores, Otto introduced a 100% vegan menu several years back. They often throw fun events and are also an awesome set up for group occasions – birthday shindig anyone?

Chiswick, Woollahra
Chiswick has two locations; one at the Art Galley in the City, and one in Woollahra. The one in Woollahra is my favourite. It is set amongst beautiful garden scenery where they grow much of their produce - massive TICK for sustainability. Chiswick describe themselves as ‘casual fine dining’, and I think that fits the restaurant perfectly. This venue differs from the others on my list as it does not have a ‘vegan’ menu, however the chefs are willing and able to whip up a vegan feast as per your request!

It warms my heart that there are so many plant-based options on Sydney’s dining scene. As always, remember the importance of your dollar, and don’t forget that it is your strongest vote.

Dara x

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