The Ultimate Guide To Where To Eat, Drink and Play In Sydney During Winter

Bars, Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney, Winter Guide / 10 August 2020

From warming cocktails to nourishing dishes, discover the best things to eat, drink, and do in Sydney during the winter months.

When the temperature drops, there’s plenty of reason to get out and about in Sydney. Whether you’re looking for new cosy dining spots, delicious drinks or a reason to hit the road, we’ve curated your ultimate guide to where to eat, drink and play in Sydney during winter.


three williams truffle season

Find out where to eat truffles this season in Sydney

The commencement of the cooler months coincides with the flavoursome and fragrant season of truffle harvest, winter’s most treasured ingredient. Here are our top picks on where you can eat this prized ingredient. Find out more here.

Discover the best new venue openings across Sydney

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Best Sunday Roasts Sydney

Dig into Sydney’s best Sunday Roasts

Sundays are for rest and recovery, and so what better way to cap off your weekend than with a comforting roast. To keep your insides’ warm and your outlook rosy this winter, here are the best spots for the classic meal of succulent meats, roast veggies and all the trimmings. Find out more here.

Fried Chicken Ramen

Slurp the best bowls of ramen in Sydney

It’s that time of year where we find ourselves in search of all things comfort related. Leaving the warmth of your doona may be a difficult task, so here’s a list of where to find Sydney’s best bowls of ramen to lure you out from under the covers. Find out more here.


Winter Cocktail Recipes

Craft a delicious winter cocktail at home

Here at Eat Drink Play, we believe however that it’s time to embrace winter’s chill, starting with these warming winter cocktail recipes. The best part is, you don’t even have to leave the house. Keep your robe and slippers on and don that mixologist cap. Find out more here.

Best Whisky Bar Sydney

Visit the best whisky bars in Sydney

Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur or a whisky newbie, here’s your chance to experience some of the best whisky-fuelled cocktails Sydney has to offer. From small bars to underground taverns, discover the best whisky bars in Sydney. Find out more here.

Sip the best mulled wine in Sydney

Mulled wine is the ideal hand warmer for a cold night out, one that also heats your insides like a full-strength shot of whiskey, without the burn. And the best part about mulled wine? It’s usually cheaper than cocktails. We’ve scouted out the best spots to nab a glass of mulled wine in Sydney. Find out more here.

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Cosy up in the best pubs and bars to warm up in during a Sydney winter

When it’s cold outside and the fridge is bare, there’s no better option than grabbing a seat at our favourite pub or bar. For those nights when a roaring fireplace, underground bar or cosy wine room is calling your name, here’s the top cosy spots to visit this winter across Sydney. Find out more here.

Discover the best cellar doors, distilleries and breweries to visit in winter

Don’t get us wrong, we love a trip to the pub. But for those of us wanting an insightful glimpse into the inner workings of beer, wine and spirit making, we can’t go past a trip to the source. From cellar doors to distillers and bustling breweries, we’ve rounded up our favorite spots to visit across NSW and beyond this winter. The best bit? Many of these are located close to the city or an easy day-trip from Sydney. Weekend plans = sorted. Find out more here.


Go whale watching along the NSW coastline

Looking for an out-of-the-box date idea this weekend? We’ve found the answer! Why not head for the NSW coastline and make a bee-line for ‘Humpback Highway’. From late autumn to early spring is your golden opportunity to spot over 30,000 whales migrating along the coastline. Find out more here.