PARKROYAL Picks offer a compilation of hidden gems and best-kept secrets to help travellers explore the city like a local. Sydney is a showcase of some of the best restaurants and cafés in the country. From an authentic rich coffee in an historic arcade to tantalising tofu, Greek gourmet, Chinese fusion or sweet treats straight from heaven that will surprise and delight the fussiest palate, eating out in Sydney has never been so good.
- Kurtosh Cafe Surry Hills
604-606 Crown Street, Surry Hills
This place is definitely a dessert worshipper’s mecca. Fabulous spot for a casual afternoon or morning tea, its popularity means it can become a little crowded in the afternoons, however it’s worth it. Delicious cakes and pastries are displayed to tempt the taste buds, and sold by weight, which means you can indulge in a mouth-watering selection of bite sized pieces of heaven.
- Gumshara Ramen, Chinatown
211/25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket
This great ramen spot is located inside the Eating World Harbour Plaza food court only 2 minutes’ walk from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. Regarded as one of the best ramen houses in Sydney this food lovers delight will transport you straight to Japan. Their house speciality, the spare ribs ramen, is restricted to a limited number per day and well worth a try. The broth is thick, rich and very filling. Get in there early for lunch to secure one of these mouth-watering spare ribs in your ramen!
- Aqua S
27/501 George Street, Sydney
Delicious creamy buttery soft serve ice-cream just 3 blocks from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. The imaginative range of flavours is changed every two weeks and you have the added delight of all the exciting toppings such as fairy floss, and popping candy. The signature sea salt flavour is scrumptious but so are the other flavours; Earl grey, melon, lychee, tofu, pandan, lemon cheesecake and peach iced tea just to name a few.
- Workshop Espresso
The Galleries, 500 George Street, Sydney
A short 10 minute walk from the hotel, the constant queue at this Sydney café is testament to the fact that it is staffed by people who know coffee. It’s a tiny place with limited bar style seating for six to eight people only, reminiscent of New York coffee bars. Their breakfast menu is delicious and the pastries and sandwiches do not disappoint. The broad selection of coffee is truly an experience. Very friendly and accommodating staff, who are fast and efficient. Take a few minutes, take a walk and enjoy the experience. Their piccolo shots are the best. Take note; this is a cash only establishment, they do not accept credit cards.
- Apollo at the DeVere Hotel
DeVere Hotel, 44 MacLeay Street, Potts Point
Chef Jonathan Barthelmess, regarded by many as one of Australia’s most innovative chefs, has developed his own unique style blending Greek tradition with modern innovation. The Saganaki is a must as well as the taramasalata. Your only concern will be leaving room for dessert; the lemon meringue pie is exquisite. Reminiscent of a large Greek family dining room in a simple urban style with a touch of elegance, this is a must do for food lovers.
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