A Handy Article for Those In Search of A Great Dining Experience

Over the years, our team of creative minds has worked with restaurant owners to design spaces that inspire and ignite senses. Hence, we can indeed say that while good food does play a vital role in the success of any restaurant, a great ‘dining experience’ is where the magic comes in. 

Dining experience includes many different aspects, it’s the ambience, the service, the interior design and decor, basically, everything you encounter the moment you walk in the door. A medley of the little details will differentiate a profound experience from an ordinary one. 

We have compiled a list of factors you might want to consider if you’re struggling between the endless options, with some great joints Sydney has to offer.


You’re after a Picturesque View


Bennelong | Photo © Nikki To


Situated within one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, diners will experience the harmony of luxurious interior and picture-perfect views of the city.


Infinity Sydney Tower | Photo © Infinity


If you go higher, things will look different – they said. At Infinity, diners will ascend 81 levels above and get to witness incredible revolving views of Sydney’s skyline and harbour.


The Butler Terrace | Photo © Kimberley Low

The Butler

This restaurant is a forest-like garden with a panoramic view you’d dream about at night. Perfect spot to watch the afternoon sun dips down or the city’s exquisite night scenery. 


You’re after something as if you’re in a Foreign Country


Yakiniku Yokocho | Interior Design and Branding by Vie Studio | Photo © Andrew Worssam

Yakiniku Yokocho

Upon entering, one would feel like being whisked away to the bustling streets of Japan. Fully immersed in Japanese culture with vibrant and mysterious alleyways, retro signages and lightboxes while enjoying the juiciest cuts of meats, Japanese Barbecue style.


You’re after a Themed Degustation


Food Presentation | Photo © Cole Bennetts


If you are a fan of novelty, themed-dining and always down for something new and exciting, Nel. is waiting for that reservation. They offer a unique eight-course degustation menu every 10 weeks. Widely known for their famous once upon a time, a Disney-inspired degustation menu, in which every plate is a piece of art, a flavour sensation and a story. 

Current theme: Trip down memory lane 2.0


You’re after an Absurdly Fun Experience


Karen’s Diner Interior | Photo © World Square

Karen’s Diner

You can expect a dining experience like never before at this new burger joint. Serving up American-style burgers, but with a whole new definition of customer service.

Unlike other places, at Karen’s, you will be served by rude waitresses and are encouraged to bring out your ‘inner Karen’. If you love all things retro and a “not-your-typical” experience, this place is the place.


You’re a Live Music Buff


Restaurant Hubert | Photo © Anna Kucera


A dazzlingly romantic and cozy restaurant to enjoy classic French brasserie dishes and good company. This space has a nostalgic and exclusive feel with cavernous interiors, vintage post-war Paris decor, and dim lighting.

A huge bonus for live music buffs, Live Jazz is available every Monday to Thursday evening.


You’re after an interesting Booze&Brunch Spot


Cafe 0.6 | Photo © Cafe 0.6

Cafe 0.6

Cafe 0.6 is where great company goes in hands with innovative brunch food and boozes. They are known for their intriguing menu with uniquely named dishes and drinks that go above and beyond in terms of presentation and creativeness. Complemented each other like berry and cream, a taste paired with a sip, that’s how the weekend should be.


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