Sydney is the quintessential modern metropolis, whether you want culture, great restaurants, nightlife or action and adventure, Sydney has it all. The panoramic harbour front with the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House is probably the most iconic image of Sydney, but the surf beaches here are up with the best of them and the city is laid out with grand Victorian parks. Sydney is a young city where bar and club culture is strong, but we have to admit that it’s all about Sydney’s restaurant scene for us. Cuisine in the city is fresh and fusion-led with some really stellar options for the culinary curious.
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What to See
For a quirky boutique hotel that will intrigue you at every turn try the QT Sydney. With mid-century style furniture and vintage curiosities, this hotel does eclectic better than anyone. Rooms are comfortable yet with an eye on style. Take a few hours out in the QT Spa or check in with the retro-cool QT Barber.
For the coolest rum cocktails in town head to basement bar Lobo Plantation. The rum menu here verges on the nerdy, and the cocktail geekery that goes into drinks such as the Pelicula Daiquiri using a popcorn-infused Havana Rum is nothing short of genius. Add into the mixology friendly bar staff and chic vintage style rattan chairs surrounded by palms and tropical plants and this is one of the hottest tickets in Sydney.
Dine at Nomad
The new Nomad restaurant in Sydney’s Surrey Hills takes inspiration from all over the world to bring a wonderfully varied modern Australian menu in a super stylish ultra trendy interior. Chef Nathan Sasi creates a beautiful menu, which includes house made chacuterie, wood smoked pork or BBQ lamp rump with Moroccan aubergine salad and sheeps yoghurt. This place hits the spot for whiling away an afternoon with cocktails and small plates.
Eveleigh Farmers Market at the renovated Eveleigh railyards is a really cool local produce and organic market. Stalls here vary from organic free-range specialist butchers and fresh produce to Chinese pancake stalls and gorgeous fresh flowers. Spend a morning sampling foods from stall to stall. The market is held every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.