It is strange to see people in the middle of the city casually walking around with surfboards. Sydney has the best of the city culture paired with the beach. I know Melbourne has much more of a creative (man bun) scene and the restaurant competition with Sydney is fierce but the sunshine and beach wins for me every time.
It does seems a little too good to be a true to find a city that has spectacular beaches with the brightest of bright dreamy blues and greens, amazing art galleries and some of the best restaurants in Australia.Whats wrong with you Sydney? The only downside I can think of is that everything is quite pricey although isn't this reflected in your pay packet?
A nice way to spend your morning is to walk from Bronte to Bondi and fill you lungs with sea air.
Head to Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point for modern classic Italian dishes, paired with the best Italian wines available. FP is 'molto Italiano' with its café vibes, you might forget what country you are in and the ever charming waiters may charm your pants off. Be sure to try the vitello tonnato and the Burrata!
Sydney's fish market is the worlds third largest fish market! If you are a lover of seafood, it's worth a trip. We bought some Johh Dory for the BBQ. Yum! Expect busloads of Japanese tourists.
Chippendale is not just a brilliant name but a decent area to check out, you'll find innovative architecture at One Central Park, designed by award-winning Parisian architect Jean Nouvel with PTW Architects.
There is a great contemporary Chinese art gallery called White Rabbit in Chippendale also worth a peek.
You really should try Ester Restaurant, its up there with Sydney's top. The food is best described as eclectic with dishes like calamari / lardo / ink sauce, cauliflower / almond sauce / mint and whole crab. Its one of those places where you would of been perfectly happy to dine on the bread and butter alone its so good!
You can't go to Sydney without a visit to Hubert! Sydney's BEST restaurant. If you like all the theatre that goes along with restaurants then you will love Hubert. Prepare to be transported back in time, as you walk down, down, down into the bar and restaurant area. You can eat drink + eat in the bar (think oysters and caviar) or go all out and eat in the restaurant, serving ultimate French classics such as duck rillette, beef tartare, boudin nior and cote de boeuf. Hubert does not do light and if you are vegetarian, stay at home! This is the perfect place for cheese + wine, perhaps a night cap as you watch some rat pack style live entertainment from your table.
A day trip out of Sydney might take you to the Blue Mountains for a hike around some stunning scenery. If you suffer from vertigo... maybe don't go.
We stumbled upon more french food at The Rooster Restaurant and Jamison Guesthouse. Although they could do with a rebrand, we sat out the back and we could of been in France with a nice glass of chablis. The French owner was all part of the charm : )
Au Revoir Sydney.