Harry’s Café de Wheels
Sure, it’s a humble pie cart, but Harry’s is a tourist attraction nonetheless.
Open since 1938 (except for a few years when founder Harry ‘Tiger’ Edwards was on
active service), Harry’s has been serving the good stuff to everyone from Pamela
Anderson to Frank Sinatra and Colonel Sanders. You can’t leave without trying a
Tiger: a hot meat pie with sloppy peas, mashed potato, gravy and tomato sauce.
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Chef Neil Perry’s innovative take on cooking results in modern seafood creations that consistently wow the critics. Even those on a budget can enjoy his work: grab a seat at the bar and order the Moroccan fish burger ($15) or half a dozen oysters.
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The Summit Restaurant Orbit Lounge Bar
Sure, it's not exactly cheap, but you're here for the supreme 360-degree views of Sydney. This high-rise restaurant rotates a full turn every 105 minutes, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the chilli-prawn tapas, seared rare tuna, wagyu beef rump or pepper-crust snapper before the view starts repeating itself. And remember to dress up: there's a dress code.
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Fu Manchu Restaurant
Think 21st-century Hong Kong slick chic, with chopsticks and
elbows getting a workout. Here you will find some of the best Asian eating in
Darlinghurst, and it won't kill your wallet. Wrap your fingers around some steamed
barbecue pork or ginger buns for a heavenly treat. Plenty of vegetarian options are
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Longrain makes serving dozens of diners look easy. Inside a century-old,
wedge-shaped printing-press building, urbanites slurp down delicacies such as red
venison and snakebean curry or caramelised pork hock with five spices and chilli
vinegar. Sip a Caipiroska (vodka, crushed lime and sugar syrup) at the bar
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Quay is shamelessly guilty of breaking the rule that good views make for bad food. Peter Gilmore may be one of Sydney’s younger celeb chefs, but Quay’s exquisite menu proves he’s at the top of his game (doubters should try the crispy-skin Murray cod with shiitake). And the view? Like dining in a postcard. Bookings essential.
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