Gone are the days when global perception of Australian food was limited to the stereotypical Vegemite sandwiches and shrimps on the barbie. In recent decades, Sydney chefs like Peter Gilmore have put
modern Australian cuisine on the map, transforming Sydney into a major culinary destination brimming with extraordinary dining experiences. A strong respect for local ingredients meets an abundance of international influences to form a uniquely Australian culinary voice.

Australian cuisine fiercely resists any straightforward definition. But that ambiguity fuels a sense of freedom for Sydney’s top chefs to create and explore a definition on their own terms, taking full advantage of a truly unique terroir. Of course, traditional Australian barbecue is still cherished, as are meat pies and kangaroo, but Sydney’s culinary identity is constantly and magnificently in flux.

Sydney’s cocktail culture first bloomed when British bartenders visited the Australia, fell in love, and decided to stay long term. Today, Sydney hosts some of the most inspired mixology the world, along with impressive rooftop terraces and beachside bars where you can sip Tasmanian Riesling or local craft brews.

You could spend a lifetime exploring Sydney’s possibilities and still just scratch the surface. Explore one of the city’s many “eat streets,” stroll through Sydney Fish Market (one of the biggest in the world), and sample one of the world’s most serious coffee cultures (Sydney invented the fan-favorite flat white).

Chef Josh Niland
Sustainable Tables: Saint Peter's "fish revolution"
Our series focusing on the most sustainable restaurants around the globe makes its first stop in Australia, to tell how young chef Josh Niland is leading a real revolution pursuing sustainability in the ocean
Sidney Night Noodle Markets
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Sydneysiders will be able to get their fill of the best noodles in town during the annual bustling Asian food market that transforms Hyde Park from 11 to 18 October.
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Final Winners
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019 Pacific Final Winners
The Pacific regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 took place in Sydney, Australia on 26 August 2019 with J
The 50 Best Talks Come to Sydney
An energetic crowd sat down inside Sydney's iconic Opera House to listen to some of the world's best chefs discuss their stories, ideas and passions.
The Whimsical Food Photography of Peechaya Burroughs
Sydney-based photographer Peechaya Burroughs captures the beauty of food through a playful yet minimalist touch.
Australia Wins Title of the World's Best Gelato Maker
Australia Wins Title of the World's Best Gelato Maker
The 'Cow and the Moo'n gelato shop in Sydney was awarded first place in the prestigious Gelato World Tour competition held in Italy.
Sanpellegrino Café Society Winners Announced in Sydney
Meet the winners of the S.Pellegrino Café Society Photography Competition Awards announced in Sydney, Australia.
"Mum, The Ice Cream Truck's Melted"
A melted ice cream truck sits beside a Sydney beach, a food statement against the rising temperatures caused through global warming.
Want Free Coffee? Pay With A Kiss
A café in Sydney is running a unique promotion for the month of June: customers get free coffee in exchange for kisses. Are you ready to pucker up?