Best Sydney Winter Specials

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 3 July 2024
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Best Sydney Winter Specials

Eat, Guide, Sydney / 3 July 2024

As autumn fades, Sydney’s restaurants are firing up their kitchens with tempting winter warmers.

Sydney diners can get hearty meal deals all over the city this winter, whether you want Italian, French fusion, or modern Australian – we’ve compiled a guide to our favourite Sydney winter specials, everything you need to warm your belly and wallet.

Fratelli Fresh, Various Locations

Craving a taste of Italy to chase away the winter chill? Fratelli Fresh has you covered! This Sydney institution is offering a delightful line-up of daily specials until September, each one designed to warm your soul with delicious Italian comfort food. Looking for a budget-friendly option? Their Pasta Monday features a steaming bowl of pasta for just $20 with any drink purchase. Feeling like a pizza party? Tuesdays are all about 2-for-1 pizzas and Slow-cooked Wednesdays offer hearty stews like braised beef or osso bucco. The celebration continues throughout the week with Gnocchi Thursdays and Aperitivo Fridays before starting off the weekend with Festa Italiana Saturdays with a three-course share-style feast with drinks for $99. So no matter what day, Fratelli Fresh has a delicious and affordable option to warm you up this season. Find out more here.

Munich Brauhaus, The Rocks

Feeling the winter chill but missing the festive spirit? Munich Brauhaus is bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to Sydney with its entire month-long Christmas in July celebration! Wrap yourself in festive cheer with their special set menu, featuring a haus pretzel, a mouthwatering Christmas platter overflowing with classic German fare like pork knuckle and sausages, and a slice of traditional Black Forest Cake for dessert. All for just $55 per person, it’s the perfect way to gather with friends and family for a heartwarming and jolly mid-winter feast. Don’t forget to wear your complimentary Santa hat – it’s a Christmas in July must-have! Find out more here.

Sarino’s, Norwest

Looking to warm up your winter evenings with a touch of exploration? Sarino’s in Norwest has you covered! Their winter menu boasts hearty dishes to chase away the cold. Indulge in crispy skin duck breast with its perfect contrast of textures, or savour the spaghetti al mare bursting with blue swimmer crab, vongole clams, and a touch of chilli. End on a sweet note with their caramelised apple & pear dessert, featuring perfectly sweet and in-season fruits and a dollop of dulce de leche cream. But Sarino’s offers more than just delicious food! Curious palates can explore new worlds with their Friday Wine Tastings led by their resident Sommelier. For $49, delve into unique wines and rare finds, all complemented by delicious nibbles. Prefer whiskey? Wednesdays feature a special Whisk[e]y Flight for $30, where their expert bartenders guide you through the nuances of small-batch bourbons and rye whiskeys. Find out all about the seasonal offers here.

Luna Lu, The Rocks

Luna Lu offers two unique escapes to chase away the winter blues with luxurious dining experiences. Bar Lulu takes immersive dining to a new level. Indulge in a contemporary Asian fusion feast surrounded by a transformed space – an enchanting underwater world or a serene Asian garden, perhaps? Their shared plates are designed to impress, with options like sesame prawn toast and honey yuzu fried chicken leading up to a delightful finale of pandan deep-fried ice cream. Luna Lu’s new Dining Dome Banquet also offers an intimate experience that features a bespoke four-course menu designed to sing on your tastebuds while you admire the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridg. You’ll savour fresh seasonal selections like Hiramasa Kingfish Sashimi and Glacier 51 Toothfish, each course expertly paired with Chateau Tanunda wines. Find out more here.

Beast & Co, Surry Hills

Surry Hills gem Beast & Co champions seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, transforming them into comforting dishes that evoke European holidays. Their winter menu is a celebration of warmth and nostalgia. Think starters like baked camembert with fermented garlic and honey, or roasted bone marrow with charred bread – perfect for sharing with friends. For mains, slow-cooked sous vide beef cheeks promise melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, while a crackling pork belly with cauliflower puree offers a touch of indulgence. Discover the full menu here.

Catalina, Rose Bay

For a waterfront treat this winter, look no further than Catalina, a Sydney institution for over 29 years. This family-run restaurant boasts unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour, making any meal feel special. Think crisp winter air and breathtaking sunsets over the water while savouring their new 6-course Tasting Menu.

Catalina’s focus is on showcasing fresh, seasonal produce. Their menu features elevated takes on classics like soy-marinated king salmon, alongside a wintery bouillabaisse. Vegetarian options are also available, ensuring a delicious experience for all. For an introductory price until Wednesday 31st July, indulge in this bespoke culinary journey for $180 per person (normally $220). So wrap up warm, take in the stunning views, and experience Catalina’s unique take on winter fine dining. Discover the full menu here.

Nico, Cammeray

Nico, an Amalfi Coast-inspired eatery that opened on Sydney’s North Shore in 2023, is bringing warmth to your winter with Executive Chef Nicola Ronconi’s hearty Italian dishes. Visit on Mondays for 50% off all wines by the bottle (excluding champagne) or Tuesdays for a special $29 vino and pasta combo. Pastas rotate weekly but keep an eye out for their cacio e pepe, pasta Norma, and aglio e olio with caviar. More details are available here.

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Luc-San, Potts Point

Michelin-trained chef Luke Mangan’s Luc-San, a French-Japanese fusion restaurant in Potts Point, is offering a special winter menu. Enjoy a delicious 4-course French-Japanese experience for $59pp, including a drink. Market fish sashimi to start, a Robata-grilled wagyu skewer, followed by market fish with smoked mussels (with seaweed beurre blanc and pickled Fennel), and their much-loved yuzu soft serve to finish. More details here. Visit during their happy (social) hour, featuring $12 yuzu-chili margaritas and $4 oysters, to experience both deals at once! Find out all the details here.

Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach

The Bathers Pavilion, a stunning beachfront restaurant on Balmoral Beach, serves delicious $39 dinners all winter! Enjoy breathtaking winter sunsets over Balmoral Beach while savouring their slow-cooked veal osso buco with creamy mashed potato, parsley & orange gremolata. Plus, it comes with a complimentary glass of Shirvington Row x Row Grenache. The special is available from Sunday to Thursday dinner. Find out more here.

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Petermen, St. Leonards

Escape the winter chill and head to the North Shore for a luxurious lunch at Petermen – a seafood restaurant focusing on the finest Australian produce with a commitment to sustainability. Petermen’s special winter lunch menu offers a set menu, with hand-picked crab tart for mains and your choice of sparkling wine or mocktail. Choose between two courses for $90 or three for $110, all available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until August 31st, 2024. Find out more here.

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Ripples, Chowder Bay & Little Manly

Warm up your winter with a delicious deal at Ripples Chowder Bay! Enjoy their signature 3-course menu with choices, plus sides, for just $59pp (valid Wednesdays to Sundays from June to August). BYO is also welcome at $16/bottle. Menu items will be regularly updated to ensure a new experience each time you dine. The current menu features beef tartare, Cone Bay barramundi, slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek, and the decadent Ripples tiramisu. Ripples Little Manly also offers a special 3-course menu with choices and sides for $49pp. See full details and menus for both locations here.

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Manta, Wolloomooloo

Sydney Restaurant Group’s Manta in Woolloomooloo is offering half off its set menu every evening for the rest of winter. The menu features 3-courses, plus sides will rotate throughout winter. It currently features goodies including Wagyu beef tataki, Junee lamb rump, roasted cauliflower, and a caramel mille-feuille. The full menu can be found here. Manta overlooks the water so you are guaranteed cosy, heartwarming dinner with a view when you visit. Sydney Restaurant Group feels super generous this winter, with half-price off set menus across six venues. Full details of the offer and other venues can be found here.

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Donny’s Bar, Manly

Donny’s is in the heart of Manly and is dishing up some great deals this winter. They’ve got date night sorted every Thursday with their Barman’s charcuterie board and Greasy Fingers wine bottle combo for $60. On Tuesday you can get a whole rump steak meal for $10, with any drink purchase and their happy hour runs seven days from 5 to 7, including $8 house drinks and 2 for $22 cocktails. Donny’s does deals right. More details can be found here.

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Curly Lewis, Bondi Beach

Eastern Suburbs foodies, are you looking for a delicious and affordable winter meal? Every Wednesday, Curly Lewis is serving up a delectable steak and crispy fries for just $15, when you purchase any drink. They use only the finest ingredients, with black Angus scotch fillets sourced from local butcher Field to Fork. The deals don’t stop there! On Mondays, grab their famous chicken wings for just $1 a piece with any drink purchase. Curly Lewis has weeknight dinners sorted! More details here.

Sydney Best Winter Specials and Deals - Morena Martin Place

Morena, Martin Place

Celebrate Venezuelan flavours at Morena for one month only. From July 15th to August 12th, Morena is serving up a four-course Venezuelan menu featuring nine dishes paired with Diplomático rum. For just $150pp, enjoy wagyu drizzled with Diplomático-infused jus, rum-doused chicken with traditional hallaquitas, and a tropical twist on flan. Two specially crafted Diplomático rum cocktails are included – the Joropo Encantado makes the perfect aperitif, while the Aurora Express elegantly concludes your meal.  Find out more here.

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Belle’s Hot Chicken, Multiple Locations

Belles Hot Chicken has come through with a sizzling hot winter deal. Throughout June and July, score 50% back from your bill when you book your table online. Simply book online, enjoy your meal, submit a redemption form with a photo of your bill, and receive an e-voucher for a future visit (valued at 50% of your bill!). Find out more here.

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