Best Sydney Hotels For Foodies
The only downside to exploring a dynamic city like Sydney? Fatigue. So, if you feel like staying put instead of going out, check into these six hotels. All of them feature exceptional food and drink, and, of course, a dreamy bed is just steps away.
Old Clare Hotel
Chippendale, the city’s hippest neighborhood, is where you’ll find this design-forward boutique hotel boasting three top-notch restaurants. Kensington Street Social is a casual brasserie, open breakfast to late night. Automata, helmed by chef Clayton Wells, offers an ever-changing, five-course dinner nightly. And at Silvereye, chef Sam Miller (of Noma) is astonishing locals and travelers alike with his creative plating and thoughtful use of local ingredients.
Housed in the former Gowings department store and State Theatre, this downtown property has a bold, glamorous look, with equally chic spots to fuel up and wind down. In the morning, pop by Parlour Lane Roasters for a flat white and bacon and egg roll. Come evening, swing by Gowings Bar & Grill for local specialties like a ceviche made with slipper lobsters (more closely related to spiny lobsters than the crustaceans you might be familiar with) and ribeye minute steaks.
While most hotels have bars nowadays, how many have one built in 1893? Featuring dramatic marble arches, ornate mahogany bars, and stained glass doors, the Marble Bar exudes charm and class, with zero pretension. When you wake up, shake off the evening’s excess by hitting up the famous breakfast buffet – many locals claim it’s the city’s finest – at Glass Brasserie.
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Perched on the 36th floor of the luxury high-rise hotel, Altitude takes fine dining to great new heights. Take in first-class views of iconic attractions like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, while enjoying finely-crafted Australian cuisine by chef Steven Krasicki. Looking for a civilized happy hour or night cap? Look no further than Blu Bar on 36, next door to Altitude.
Radisson Blu Plaza
At The Gantry Restaurant & Bar, the kitchen favors an artful, but not fussy approach to their cooking. Most dishes are comprised of a few thoughtfully selected ingredients, to let the flavors of each one shine. (For example: the popular Balmain bug—a variety of slipper lobster—is simply split, grilled, and topped with garlic butter.) Save room for the desserts, which are just as sublime as their savory counterparts.