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!
Contributors: Vladica Stojanovic, Lilian Sekkai, Erika Echternach, Fernanda Tiburcio.
Cover and icon art: Sam Wade.