How to Find the Perfect Lunch Spot in Sydney

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There are also thousands of restaurants in Sydney, and obviously there is not one perfect spot for everyone. During your stay, we encourage you to try as many as you can. Finding the location and cuisine that you enjoy most is sometimes a matter of trial and error. With that said, we’d love to point you in the right direction. If you’re looking for a great lunch spot in Sydney, check out these tips.

Location, Location, Location

Sydney is a beautiful retreat on the eastern coastline of Australia. The city covers about 1,788 square kilometers in area (690 mi2) and includes more than 70 harbours and beaches to enjoy. When you’re looking for the perfect lunch spot in Sydney, you should treat your eyes to the beautiful sights of this coastal plain.

A great view creates the perfect atmosphere for your dining adventure. Picture yourself enjoying delicious food as you gaze out over bright blue waters that sparkle with sunlight.

To find your lunch spot, head to the beach early to scope out the possibilities. Popular beachfronts include Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, but with over 70 different beaches to choose from, you’re sure to find some great lunch spots everywhere. Enjoy the ocean breezes as you explore the area and find just the right place for lunch.

Authentic Australian Cuisine

If you’re going to enjoy lunch in Sydney, why not get a true Australian experience by choosing a restaurant that features the local cuisine? There is a huge range of traditional Australian dining options. Consider the following:

• Barbecue (or BBQ) is arguably the most popular style of cooking food in Australia. Customary selections include pork, beef, and sausage. Because of the range of cultural influences in Australia, different restaurants offer varying flavours of herbs and spices.
• Being so close to the water has benefits beyond the view. Try freshly caught selections like oysters, lobster, tuna and salmon. Sydney Fish Market it’s the place not to be missed for the freshest seafood in Sydney!‎
• Australia is the fourth largest wine exporter in the world. Don’t forget to sample the offerings from a local vineyard. Remember, only if you are over the age of 18
• The list of authentic Australian foods is huge. You can consider things like vegemite and meat pie, and if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the kangaroo, crocodile or barramundi.

With these tips in mind, it’s time to go out and find your perfect lunch spot. To plan ahead, consider restaurant listing/rating sites like the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide ( or Eatability ( You can also enjoy the scenery as you explore on your own, or try asking a local what they’re favourite lunch spot is.

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