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The Eater Sydney Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Today we return to Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most exciting places for eating, and focus on six of its hottest restaurants. This comes three months after the last Sydney Heatmap. Among the locations on the map are two seminal restaurants that have revamped to become better than ever (Neil Perry's Rockpool on George, Chui Lee Luk's Claude's), the first Sydney outpost of a popular, excellent Melbourne tapas spot (MoVida Sydney), the latest in the city's new wave of Chinese-inspired restaurants (China Lane), and a bustling and satisfying oyster bar (The Morrison).

Here now, the Eater Heatmap to Sydney.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rockpool on George

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107 George St., The Rocks
NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1888
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Neil Perry's Rockpool has been around since 1989, but it's been getting so much press over the past year thanks to the work of head chef Phil Wood that it merits inclusion on a Heat Map. It's better than ever, most say, offering some of the best Asian-inspired fine dining in the country.

2. The Morrison Bar And Oyster Room

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225 George St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 6744
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High ceilings, brick walls, a bustling vibe, and excellent oysters and steak at this new venture in the Brooklyn Hotel.

3. China Lane

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12 Angel Pl
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
This is the latest venture from the team behind the China Doll restaurants, and yet another entry in the recent Sydney Chinese restaurant boom (Mr. Wong's, another one of them, appears in the last Sydney Heatmap). Critic Terry Durack loves it: "Most dishes I sample show enough finesse, balance and understanding of Asian flavours to impress, but also have that little something extra – a twist, an unexpected tang, an untraditional relish – that lifts them away from the everyday."

4. After Hours Wine Bar

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46A Macleay St
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia
Bey day, it's an airy bakery, but by night, it turns into a fun, accessible wine bar with hearty fare from chef Sam Bennett.

5. Movida Sydney

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50 Holt Street, Surry Hills
NSW 2010, Australia
+61 2 8964 7642
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Sydney residents rejoiced when they learned that Frank Camorra had finally decided to open an outpost of his wildly popular Melbourne restaurant in their city earlier this Fall. The menu features the same satisfying tapas as at the originals, like a very Ferran Adrià air baguette with wagyu and garlic.

6. Claude's

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10 Oxford Street, Sydney
Australia 2025, Australia
The four iteration of Chui Lee Luk's Claude's has earned raves since it opened its doors over the summer, revealing a casual downstairs dining room and finer one upstairs.

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1. Rockpool on George

107 George St., The Rocks, NSW 2000, Australia
Neil Perry's Rockpool has been around since 1989, but it's been getting so much press over the past year thanks to the work of head chef Phil Wood that it merits inclusion on a Heat Map. It's better than ever, most say, offering some of the best Asian-inspired fine dining in the country.
107 George St., The Rocks
NSW 2000, Australia

2. The Morrison Bar And Oyster Room

225 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
High ceilings, brick walls, a bustling vibe, and excellent oysters and steak at this new venture in the Brooklyn Hotel.
225 George St, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia

3. China Lane

12 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
This is the latest venture from the team behind the China Doll restaurants, and yet another entry in the recent Sydney Chinese restaurant boom (Mr. Wong's, another one of them, appears in the last Sydney Heatmap). Critic Terry Durack loves it: "Most dishes I sample show enough finesse, balance and understanding of Asian flavours to impress, but also have that little something extra – a twist, an unexpected tang, an untraditional relish – that lifts them away from the everyday."
12 Angel Pl
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4. After Hours Wine Bar

46A Macleay St, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia
Bey day, it's an airy bakery, but by night, it turns into a fun, accessible wine bar with hearty fare from chef Sam Bennett.
46A Macleay St
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia

5. Movida Sydney

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Sydney residents rejoiced when they learned that Frank Camorra had finally decided to open an outpost of his wildly popular Melbourne restaurant in their city earlier this Fall. The menu features the same satisfying tapas as at the originals, like a very Ferran Adrià air baguette with wagyu and garlic.
50 Holt Street, Surry Hills
NSW 2010, Australia

6. Claude's

10 Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia 2025, Australia
The four iteration of Chui Lee Luk's Claude's has earned raves since it opened its doors over the summer, revealing a casual downstairs dining room and finer one upstairs.
10 Oxford Street, Sydney
Australia 2025, Australia

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