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Best of Sydney 2018


Sydney is truly a cosmopolitan city. Our cuisine, our lifestyle and even the buildings around us have been influenced by generations of immigrants and by our irrepressible desire to explore diverse cultures and integrate them with our own. This is the 23rd Edition of Best Of Sydney, and it is indicative of how the city has grown and changed. Some of the businesses listed are repeat winners, but there are many newcomers and they represent an eclectic range catering to a wide scope of tastes. The EAT section shows that Sydney-siders can have a sophisticated palate while still enjoying basic, down-to-earth tucker. It includes everything from fine seafood to a peanut butter based cafe. Cocktails among the clouds, mix and matcha, and extreme freakshakes are some of the flavours you’ll find among DRINKS winners. The spectrum of options in PLAY reveals a city that loves the outdoors: picnicking, kayaking, watching whales; but at the same time appreciates theatre, art galleries, and live music. In the SHOP section you’ll discover a predilection for the rare, unusual, pre-eminent and pre-loved, and the breadth of SERVICES covers the essential, the practical, the artistic and, of course, cats. Enjoy!


Rita Bratovich


Contributors: Vladica Stojanovic, Lilian Sekkai, Erika Echternach, Fernanda Tiburcio.

Cover and icon art: Sam Wade.











Best African Cuisine
Best Tarts
Best Masala
Best Instagrammable Food
Best Asian Fusion
Best Tapas
Best Indian
Best Birthday Deal
Best Traditional Delicacies
Best Training Restaurant
Best Mexican
Best Peanut Butter Paradise
Best American Burgers
Best Poke Bowl
Best Chinese Food
Best Açaí Bowl
Best Fancy Beach Cafe
Best Galettes
Best Breakfast
Best Italian Food
Best Lebanese
Best Gourmet Pizza
Best Edible Matcha
Best Vegan Cafe
Best Saganaki
Best Red Velvet
Best Japanese Combos
Best German Pretzel
Best Thai



Best of Sydney - Drink








Best Wine Bar
Best Drink With a View
Best Local Drinking Hole
Best Tea Blends
Best Boozy Milkshakes
Best Creative and International Cocktail Selection
Best Coffee
Best Juice Bar
Best Rooftop Bar
Best Books and Bottles
Best Spiked Floats
Best Martini
Best Australian Crafted Beer
Best Matcha
Best Italian Hot Chocolate
Best Crazy Freakshakes






Best of Sydney - Play









Best Splash Zone
Best Live Music
Best Art Workshop
Best Local Club
Best Picnic Spot
Best Urban Oasis
Best Late Night Markets
Best International Dance Experience
Best Hidden Treasure
Best Commercial Art Gallery
Best Paddle Experiences
Best Complete Entertainment Venue
Best Jet Boat
Best Arts Festival
Best Independent Gallery
Best Theatre Company
Best Whale Spotting
Best Surf School
Best Easy Bike Ride
Best Theatre For Performers
Best Coastal Walk
Best Ice Escape
Best Trivia



View Previous Years Best of Sydney:

Best of Sydney 2017

Best of Sydney 2016

Best of Sydney 2015

Best of Sydney 2014

Best of Sydney 2013

Best of Sydney 2012

Best of Sydney 2011

Best of Sydney 2010

Best of Sydney 2009

Best of Sydney 2008


Best of Sydney - Shopping









Best Saturday Morning Shop
Best Customised Artwork

Best Flag Collection
Best New Age Shop
Best Fresh Seafood
Best Tea Tasting
Best Vegan Shop
Best Buttons
Best Second Hand Bookstore
Best Bike Shop
Best Creative Hub
Best Travel Goods
Best Local Furniture
Best Travel Shoe Shop
Best Indoor Markets
Best Stamps
Best Shopping Precinct
Best Contemporary Furniture
Best Outdoor Shopping
Best Hydroponics Equipment









Best of Sydney - Services









Best Language Education
Best Business Stationary
Best Local Bank
Best Blacksmith
Best Business Facility
Best Historic Accomodation
Best HIV Support
Best Boutique Hotel
Best Spiritual Awakening
Best Burlesque
Best Cat Protectors
Best Dental Care and Aquarium
Best Health Hub
Best Printer
Best Gym Alternative
Best Small Business Accountants
Best Hair Artists
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Tattoo Studio
Best Childcare
Best Travel Agency
Best Manicure