Sydney is a veritable melting pot of arts and culture, whereas Sydney Harbour is home to a multitude of leisure and luxury dining experiences.
Dotted with restaurants, bars and bistros, the ‘foodie’ is definitely spoilt for choice in this city. And, the charm of the waterfront is certainly not overrated. Be it the harbour, marina, bay, or beach, you’ll find the best restaurants at the choicest waterfront locations, serving amazing food to complement the amazing views!
As spectacular as these restaurants may be, Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruises have changed the face of waterfront dining, lending a whole new dimension to dining by the water. These harbour lunch cruises give the new generation diner a comprehensive cruising experience on Sydney Harbour and the opportunity to capture the essence of Sydney with their ears, eyes and palate! This novel concept has really given other restaurants in Sydney a run for their money.
Let’s look at a few interesting waterfront lunch options…
Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruises
With multiple lunch cruise operators on the harbour, choosing one is going to be a tough decision. What you must do is make an informed decision based on the packages and inclusions of each cruise.
Besides a buffet or a seated and served lunch, some cruises offer unique sightseeing experiences as well. Some take you out of Sydney Heads for a personal experience with the migrating humpback whales, some treat you to an amazing coastal adventure with visits to historical sites, some offer live music entertainment and others give you a brilliant sightseeing experience with all the frills of aluxury lunch cruise!
Lunches are always freshly prepared and the buffet spreads offer an array of dishes that will tantalize your taste buds with bold and innovative flavours. With a stellar menu that boasts dishes made from the freshest of produce, including seafood and carvery, and a wine list that is as diverse and delicious,Sydney Harbour lunch cruisespromise a beautiful restaurant-quality dining experience.
The progressive approach to food, the ambient luxury of the cruising vessels and breathtaking Sydney Harbour sights, all add to the mystique and charm of these lunch cruises.
Lunch at Darling Harbour
There’s no place like Darling Harbour for a magical harbourside lunch experience. With a range of bars and restaurants just walking distance from each other, you have a variety of cuisine to choose from.
Go to Nick’s Seafood Restaurant for the freshest prawns and oysters, Kobe Jones for a brilliant fusion of Japanese and Californian flavours or The Malaya and Dragon Boat for authentic food from the Orient. The more exclusive restaurants are Black by Ezard, Sokyo and Momofuku Seibo.
Most of the popular bars are family-friendly during the day, so lunch out at Bungalow 8, Cargo Bar and the Watershed Hotel will be an interesting experience as well.
Lunch at Bondi Beach
Bondi evokes a sense of all things sunny and summery, and lunch at any restaurant along this golden stretch is an experience in itself. At North Bondi Fish, you’ll find noted chef Matt Moran working his magic with beer‐battered fish and chips, swordfish skewers with soy and mustard and prawn tacos.
While at the southern end, sits one of Bondi’s best Italian restaurants – the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Here’s where you can enjoy the best fried school prawns and aioli, spaghetti with crab and black garlic or relax with a cocktail and shucked oysters! And, in between the north and the south ends of Bondi, lie numerous cafes, bistros and restaurants with interesting menus and picture-perfect views that are just there for the taking!
These options have just skimmed the surface of the lunch experiences Sydney has to offer. But, one thing is for sure, you’d never have to settle for an average dining experience in Sydney!