Sydney’s best restaurants with a view

Australia’s most recognisable city doesn’t just look good, it tastes good, too. Here’s where to go when you want great food with great views.

Watch the sun set over Mosman at Chiosco by Ormeggio
  • Emily Lloyd-Tait
  • November 2018
  • Updated March 2022

Where do you go when you want your brunch with a side of bush views, or seafood with sea views spread out in front of you? We show you where:

Coogee Pavilion

There aren’t many places where you can sit on a rooftop with uninterrupted views across one of Sydney’s most popular beaches. Thanks to hospitality giant Merivale, the group responsible for some of Sydney’s most stylish pub upgrades in recent years, the Coogee Pavilion is now a summer hotspot. Come for the Mediterranean-influenced menu. Stay for the salty sea air in your lungs.

Chiosco by Ormeggio

This is the casual arm of the famous Spit diner in Mosman, Ormeggio. Set on the breezy timber wharf, Chiosco by Ormeggio offers Italian-style seafood such as grilled split king prawns with chilli and lemon, while gleaming yachts bob in the marina beside you. If you’re going all-out, order a whole lamb shoulder for two.

The Glenmore Hotel

You would normally expect views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge across to the Sydney Opera House and city skyline to come with a serious price tag, but not here. On the lantern-lit rooftop of The Rocks’ Glenmore Hotel, you get million dollar views for the price of a pub steak.

Bert’s Bar and Brasserie

It’s easy to imagine you’re living a Gatsby-esque life of leisure in this newly renovated luxurious Northern Beaches bar and brasserie. A little bit country club and a whole lot glam, Bert’s has views out over Pittwater and the hills beyond.

Bert's Bar and Brasserie offers great food with a country club vibe
Bert's Bar and Brasserie offers great food with a country club vibe.