Soak up the sun at these top outdoor dining venues in Sydney.
When the weather warms up, Sydney heads outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a waterside dining room, a lush beer garden, or sun drenched rooftop bar, you’ve come to the right spot.
Flock to the inner city to experience one of the biggest outdoor rooftop bars in Sydney, Babylon Rooftop. This lush rooftop bar is the perfect spot for an afternoon tipple and plates of authentic Middle Eastern eats. May we suggest heading along every Saturday and Sunday (10:30 am to 12 pm) to enjoy their Bottomless Meze and Mimosa offer, with a selection of delicious meze and bottomless mimosas for just $68 per person). Find out more here.
With views across Sydney’s sparkling Balmoral Beach, the much-loved Bathers’ Pavilion is the spot to be during summer. This beachside venue is bringing with art deco charm. Plus, make sure to grab a seat on their first-floor Louis Terrace with breathtaking vistas of the sand and sea below. Find out more here.
Bar Ombré brings a little slice of the Italian Riviera, its vibrancy, creative charm, and flavoursome fare to Sydney Harbour. The suave bar is an ode to the Mediterranean nation’s seaside haven, full of character embracing a coastal vibrant palette, colourful furniture, lush greenery, making it the perfect spot to catch up with friends or meet like-minded revelers with a spritz in hand.
Bar Ombré located in the heart of Circular Quay perched atop the Gateway building is the first bar rooftop bar venture by the crew from Salt Meats Cheese. Find out more here.
As far as beer gardens go, The Beresford has one of the best. Order a bowl of fries and a wood-fired pizza (and a beer or spritz, of course) and kick back in this leafy, pooch-friendly outdoor spot. Find out more here.
Chow down on all the dumplings at Bodhi Restaurant. Their outdoor dining space overlooking Cook + Phillip Park is the perfect summer dining spot, with plenty of fresh air and lush views. The best bit? Their entire menu is vegan. Find out more here.
For a refined waterside dining experience, look no further than Catalina Rose Bay. This fine-dining restaurant has been impressing Sydneysiders for over 25 years, with an unbeatable waterfront location and alfresco terrace. Find out more here.
Brush off the sand and head to the rooftop of Coogee Pavilion for a perfect alfresco afternoon. This multi-level venue has something for everything, with delicious cocktails, tapas eats, wood-fired pizzas and so much more on the menu. Find out more here.
For harbour views and great food, you can’t go past The Glenmore’s sun-drenched rooftop. This picture-perfect spot is a must-see all-year-around, with delicious cocktails, classic pub eats, and stunning views on offer. Find out more here.
Soak in the sparkling views of Pittwater at The Newport. This northern beaches’ favourite is the perfect outdoor dining spot, with a huge communal deck, lush gardens, and pet-friendly alfresco spots. Find out more here.
Whether you dine in or takeaway, you’ll be in for a delicious feast at Spice Alley. Tucked away in the heart of Chippendale, this outdoor hawker-style market offers endless bars and eateries serving Thai, Malayasia, Japanese, Cantonese eats and more. Find out more here.
For one of Sydney’s best beer gardens (with one of the best views to match), head to The Squire’s Landing. Overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this waterfront brewhouse has ample outdoor seating for an alfresco dinner and drink. Find out more here.
Book in that long overdue catch up with the squad and enjoy a bottomless weekend brunch at Terrace! Located in the heart of The Domain, wine and dine overlooking a leafy park oasis. Score bottomless brunch complete with a four-course share-style feast with bottomless bubbles from $65 per person. Find out more here.
Toast to sunset this summer while overlooking one of Sydney’s most iconic harbour beaches. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect spot for a seafood platter and bubbles by the waterfront. Find out more here.