The Best Restaurants In Double Bay

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 15 April 2024
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The Best Restaurants In Double Bay

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 15 April 2024

Double Bay’s charm goes beyond the sparkling harbour.

Double Bay, with its harbourfront location and chic boutiques, is a magnet for those seeking a stylish Sydney experience. But beyond the glossy facade lies a thriving restaurant scene, offering a diverse array of cuisines to tantalise your taste buds. From modern takes on Asian classics to established Italian favourites, this list will guide you through the best Double Bay has to offer, ensuring a memorable meal to complement your day out in this delightful Sydney suburb.

Tanuki menu items

Feeling adventurous? Double Bay’s new Tanuki takes you on a playful Japanese exploration. Led by Chef Ken Wee Lee, the menu offers modern twists on classic dishes. Think kingfish sashimi with truffle oil and yuzu, or melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu beef gyoza. The atmosphere is just as multifaceted – a sleek sushi bar, a sun-drenched courtyard, and a glamorous lounge for cocktails. The beverage program matches the vibe, with seasonal highballs and creative cocktails alongside a curated wine list. Embrace your inner explorer and find out more here.

Matteo Courtyard

Craving a taste of Italy without leaving the charming neighbourhood? Look no further than Matteo. This established favourite offers a relaxed escape, perfect for a casual lunch or lively dinner with friends. Chef Angelo Malerba’s menu showcases seasonal produce, letting quality ingredients such as heirloom tomatoes with fresh herbs or perfectly cooked clams twirled with linguine shine. Don’t miss their wood-fired pizzas, known for their blistered crusts and delicious toppings. The sunny courtyard adds to the overall charm, making it a great spot to people-watch while enjoying a classic Spritz or a creative cocktail. Delivering a genuine Italian experience, it’s perfect for those seeking a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Book your table here.

Bartiga Ceviche


This new fusion venue blends modern Australian sensibilities with vibrant Southeast Asian flavours, creating a menu that’s both familiar and exciting. Chef Faheem Noor, with experience at Tetsuya’s and Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, uses his Malaysian heritage to infuse dishes with subtle, fragrant nuances. Expect creative twists like a butter-poached bug roll with red curry pesto, or BBQ prawn tom yum spaghettini. The space itself exudes relaxed elegance, with an Australian feel softened by Asian touches. The bar boasts captivating cocktails that echo the culinary theme, while the wine list offers classics alongside intriguing “Future Classics.” Bartiga offers a fresh take on the Double Bay dining scene, perfect for those seeking an adventurous yet sophisticated experience. Find out more here.

Best Restaurants Double Bay - Margaret

Craving a taste of the sea with a touch of elegance? Look no further than Margaret in Double Bay. Renowned chef Neil Perry showcases seasonal catches like king prawns glazed in rich XO butter or perfectly fire-kissed coral trout. Beyond seafood, there are delightful options like burrata with grilled pears or a vegetarian spin with a spinach and ricotta torta. The beautiful space is both chic and relaxed, with a focus on impeccable service and showcasing the freshest produce. While on the pricier end, it’s a perfect choice for a special occasion or a luxurious lunch. Book your table here.

Sake Restaurant & Bar Double Bay Rice

Saké Restaurant & Bar

Admirers of modern Japanese cuisine won’t want to miss Saké Restaurant & Bar in Double Bay. This stylish venue showcases the best seasonal seafood, alongside an impressive robata grill. Start with delicate options like Hiramasa kingfish with a citrusy kick, or the ever-popular steamed prawn shumai. Feeling bolder? Opt for succulent baby octopus or king prawn tempura. Don’t forget to explore the dedicated sushi bar, boasting an extensive selection of sashimi and nigiri for a complete Japanese dining experience. Book your table here.

Lotus Double Bay Dining Room


Tucked within the InterContinental in Double Bay, Lotus offers a sophisticated escape for those seeking modern takes on classic Chinese cuisine. The moody ambience sets the stage for a memorable dining experience, perfect for a special occasion or a catch-up with friends. Chef Chris Yan’s menu highlights premium ingredients sourced locally, with a focus on Shanghai flavours. Steamed pork buns and creative dumplings are a must-try, alongside innovative dishes like slow-cooked beef short ribs with black vinegar and soy sauce or pan-fried mackerel with a unique chilli, garlic and fermented rice sauce. Lotus boasts a carefully curated wine list and creative cocktails with Asian influences, making it a well-rounded destination for a delicious and stylish Double Bay dinner. Book your table here.

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