Tempt Your Taste Buds

Taste Food from Around the World

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.
Within a stone’s throw of PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney you are immersed into food lovers heaven.

1. Kurtosh Cafe Surry Hills

Address
604-606 Crown Street Surry Hills NSW 2010                                                         
Phone Number
+61 2 9319 7701
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 7am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 8am - 10pm

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. At 2.6kms away from PARKROYAL darling Harbour it’s an easy 40 minutes walk or just 5 minutes by car.

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2. Malay Chinese Takeaway (Laksa), Wynyard

Address               
1/50-58 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone Number
+61 2 9231 6788
Opening Hours
11am - 6.30pm on weekdays, and 11am - 4.30pm on Saturday. Eat-in, take-away, B.Y.O.

If you are into authentic Asian laksa then this is the place. Just a short 10 minute walk from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, you can eat in or take away with very quick service, which means it gets extremely busy during lunch hours. It‘s best to arrive around midday to secure a table. Speciality of the house, the laksa soup is full, rich and creamy and when combined with the skinless chicken is a sheer delight. Extremely well priced, however be aware, they only accept cash, so make sure you come prepared.

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3. Gumshara Ramen, Chinatown

Address
211/25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000                                                         
Phone Number
+61 410 253 180
Opening Hours
Sunday - Monday: 11.30am - 8.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11.30am - 9pm

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!

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4. Aqua S

Address
27/501 George St, Sydney NSW 2000                                                                
Phone Number
 +61 2 8668 5957 
Opening Hours
12 noon - 10pm daily

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.

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5. Gumption - Strand Arcade

Address
Shop 11/412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000                                              
Phone Number
+61 2 9516 1997
Opening Hours
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

For those coffee addicts who simply can’t get through the day without their regular morning coffee, this place is the answer. Just a short 5 minute walk from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, located inside the historic Strand Arcade, offering a classic and sophisticated charm, this tiny, busy cafe is ideal for single origin espressos and lattes .If you fall in love with a particular blend, don’t worry, you can buy the beans to go. Don’t get caught however, be aware that you pay a $0.50 premium to sit in the arcade.

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6. Workshop Espresso

Address
The Galleries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000                                           
Phone Number
+61 2 9264 8836
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 6am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 4.30pm
Sunday 8am - 4pm

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 6 – 8 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.

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7. Apollo at the DeVere Hotel

Address               
DeVere Hotel, 44 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2010
Phone Number
+61 2 8354 0888 
Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday: dinner from 6pm
Friday & Saturday: all-day menu from 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: all-day menu from 12pm - 9.30pm
The Apollo accepts reservations for lunch Friday to Sunday from 12pm through to 5pm.

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, at a comfortable 2.5 kms or a 5 minute drive from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney this is a must do for food lovers.

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8. Chef’s Gallery

Address
Shop 12, Regent Place Arcade, 501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000          
Phone Number
+61 2 9267 8877 
Opening Hours
Lunch Monday to Sunday 11.30am - 3.00pm
Late Lunch Saturday and Sunday 3.00pm - 5.30pm
Dinner Sunday to Wednesday 5.30pm - 10.00pm
Dinner Thursday to Saturday 5.30pm - 10.30pm
NOTE: They do not take bookings.

A 10 minute brisk walk is all it takes to sample the delights of this Chinese fusion restaurant providing a dining experience unlike any other. The dishes are traditional and watching them being prepared in the open kitchen simply adds to the anticipation. The flavours are divine, the ingredients are fresh and the service is fast and efficient. If you're tired of the typical generic Chinese take-out this is definitely worth a visit.

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