Al fresco Dining in Sydney | Interesting Food Destinations

Clearview Lunch Cruises On Sydney Harbour
Clearview Lunch Cruises - Sydney Harbour

Who doesn’t love conversations around food? We love cherishing the best food memories as much as possible and some of us take extra effort to recreate those memories and often go in search of new ones. In Sydney, we have a mixed population who have a thing  for experimental food. And to complement the food, the city offers a variety of dining experiences too such as beachfront dining and the lunch cruises in Sydney. Al fresco dining is one of the most enjoyable experiences that the Sydneysiders revel in. The city boasts of many picturesque and tranquil dine out spots that have a lot on offer. Here we’re sharing some of the best spots where you can dine and drink while taking in the fresh air and surroundings. 

Let’s start off with the popular Sydney Harbour—the heart of the city that is known for its landmark structures and world-class sights. A typical al fresco dining experience here at the harbour can be imagined as dining with a view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You can enjoy a wonderful atypical al fresco dining on board our popular glass boat, Clearview Cruises. This luxury lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour is an amazing option that includes a delectable meal that is enhanced by the mesmerising views. The glass boat also has a spacious cocktail lounge and a Skydeck that offers splendid unobstructed sights of the harbour. You can enjoy your meal from individual reserved seats that offer a stunning 360° view of the harbour. Come on board one of our lunch cruises in Sydney to spend quality time with your friends or family. Also, we encourage our guests to take photos on board. So grab this opportunity to click amazing selfies and group photos with your folks while cruising past the iconic structures. 

Another great destination for a memorable al fresco dining experience in Sydney is Newtown, a trendy inner city suburb that is known for its vibrant art scene. There is amazing wall art and graffiti that grace the streets. For art lovers, especially, dining here would truly be a memorable treat. Newtown has a number of restaurants and delis that face these walls to give its guests an exclusive artsy dining experience. There are also some dedicated dining precincts in and around the city including Surry Hills, Marrickville, Woolloomooloo and more. The Blue Mountains in Sydney, though located farther from the city centre than the rest, is also known for its cosy restaurants that are surrounded by lush green vegetation and mountains. Similarly, the Hunter Valley is a place where you can head down to taste some amazing food and wine with your favourite people. The Valley has many vineyards and orchards that are punctuated by a number of cosy eateries and breweries. If you’re with your foodie friends, you’re sure to love the experience of going on a guided gourmet food and wine tour in the Hunter Valley. 

Another amazing al fresco dining option for people in Sydney is going for a picnic at the beaches. There are over a 100 beaches in the city and that has established a wonderful beach lifestyle among the people. For the beach babies who love to be around water, you can choose dining at one of the popular beaches such as Manly, Coogee or Bondi beach for a remarkable dining experience. You will find plenty of restaurants with a beach view that is known for its rejuvenating open-air dining set-up. 

Tired of visiting the same old restaurants and dining destinations in the city? Maybe it’s time for you to be creative about finding a spot that’s more than just about the food. We hope this helps you find your new love in dining.

Posted on April 27, 2021

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