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The Best Restaurants with a View in Sydney

One of the best reasons to live in Sydney is the great views all around both the interior blocks and the waterfront. Locals practically can’t get away from stunning water views in this city — even if they tried. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants that take advantage of the beautiful architecture and stunning harbors. These 14 best restaurants with views in Sydney are some of the best spots to see the sunset.

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5 Restaurants
Updated April 13, 2020
Restaurants:Alpha Restaurant, Porteno, Glass Brasserie - Hilton Sydney
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Greek, Argentinean, Modern Australian
Neighborhoods:Sydney CBD, Surry Hills
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Alpha Restaurant

$$$$
Greek
Sydney CBD
4.6
893 reviews
Situated on the western edge of Hyde Park, Alpha Restaurant is full of style and old-world charm. This Greek restaurant has the vibe of a classic taverna complete with fishnets and other décor that reminds diners of the sea and boating. Its light and airy interior has a chic feel that matches the light bites offered on the menu. Cocktails are all named after Greek heroes like Hector and Odysseus to keep the theme in line with the menu items. The restaurant offers light bites, two tasting menus created by Yia Yia herself and a vegan tasting menu. A creative bar menu is also available.

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Porteno

$$$$
Argentinean
Surry Hills
4.6
1076 reviews
Porteno’s ambiance is classic, casual and refined. Large windows frame the dining room on one side, offering plenty of light and illustrations of food decorate the walls of the open kitchen. Many flyers and posters from previous decades with Spanish writing fill the walls in the dining area. It’s kind of a melting pot of an old-school diner and a farm-to-table restaurant, while keeping the South American emphasis strong. Porteno is landlocked, with large windows that give a great view of the urban surroundings. The wine menu is full of sparkling, white and red wines. Most of the wines are from Australia, New Zealand and Argentina — but there’s also a large selection from Spain and Italy as well. It’s no wonder that there are so many wines to choose from, as Porteno also runs a wine store, Bodega. This Argentinian BBQ features plenty of meat on its menu but also utilizes some of the country’s more underserved ingredients

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Glass Brasserie - Hilton Sydney

$$$$
Modern Australian
Sydney CBD
4.5
1432 reviews
This upscale wine bar features modern décor such as floor to ceiling glass windows and open dining and kitchen areas that allow customers to feel and see Sydney while eating or enjoying a fine wine. Their glass dining presentation is also unmatched, and they have created promotional materials that show off the restaurant’s ability to create a high energy atmosphere in the middle of downtown. This is a spot where champagne and wine constantly flows and is delivered by the attentive staff, creating a friendly vibe. Fare ranges from traditional to some unexpected modern creations.

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Hurricane's Grill - Darling Harbour

$$$$
Steakhouse
Darling Harbour
4.2
1725 reviews
The Sydney Hurricane’s location is right on the Circular Quay and harbour area. The perfect waterfront view is a complement to the rustic steakhouse décor on the inside which includes hues of wooden tones throughout. The steaks are obviously highlights, but customers also consistently rate their salads and oysters very highly. The interior décor is a series of wood tones and hues of brown. Large glass windows in the dining area allow guests to easily see this section of the city from their table.

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Doyles on the Beach

$$$$
Seafood
Watsons Bay
4.4
1917 reviews
As the name implies, this restaurant offers a great view because it is literally right on the beach. Outdoor seating is available to put you right on Watsons Bay with an oceanfront view. The main theme of this spot is seafood, and most plates are packed with various kinds of shrimp, lobster, clams, oysters, and fish. Platters are available to allow diners to sample most of these favorites all at once. This restaurant has been at the same location since 1885, so diners can also experience a piece of Australian history by eating here.

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