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Best New Restaurants in Sydney: New Venues to Put on Your Radar

Looking for date night dinner inspiration? We’ve tasted our way across the city to bring you the hottest new eateries — these are the best new restaurants in Sydney to know about!

With COVID-19 turning our 2020 dining plans upside down, we are keen to discover all the best new restaurants in Sydney that will open their doors in 2021. 

So, to whittle down your foodie hit list, we are taste-testing our way around town to reveal the hottest new restaurants on the Sydney dining scene. These are the best new restaurants in Sydney that are so worth clearing a space in your diary for.


Joining the ranks of Potts Point’s flourishing dining scene, SUNDAY is a sophisticated-yet-friendly neighbourhood restaurant and bar showcasing hearty plates with a playful take on traditional cuisine. The rotisserie is at the heart of the restaurant and the free-range, chemical and hormone-free Bannockburn Chicken is the star of the show. Pair their humble cuisine with a bespoke pre-batched cocktail, and you can expect to take your quiet little dinner to the next level! 

95 Macleay Street, Potts Point

China Diner (Photo credit: Nikki To)
China Diner Tramsheds

Set to open their third outpost on Friday 15th January, China Diner is moving into Rozelle's Tramsheds. You can expect all the things you have come to love China Diner for — from their delicious menu to their signature cocktail offering. In this 150-seat venue they have a cool outdoor space that will provide the perfect spot for your summer Sunday session.

Tramsheds, Shop 8A/1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge

Ria Pizza + Wine

The Bentley Group's new dining destination in the heart of Potts Point is serving up sumptuous slices and soul-warming drops. Ria Pizza + Wine takes everyone's favourites and gives them a refresh. From saltbush and red elk, to WA octopus and Northern QLD prawns, expect beautiful, local produce to hero each dish. And yes, you will most definitely order a second goes without saying.

71A Macleay Street, Potts Point 


Opening late last year amidst the COVID-19 restrictions, the Bodega Team's newest opening packs a flavour-infused punch. For a hearty feast, may we suggest ordering the bullhorn pepper stuffed with anchovy and salsa verde, the corn agnolotti with brown butter, capers and sage, and the stracciatella, paired with an Italian vino. Absolutely delicious!

50 Holt Street, Surry Hills

Looking for more of the best new restaurants in Sydney to road test? From edgy Chinese restaurants and festive Mexican eateries, to group dining favourites and BYO  gems, there are so many cool restaurants in Sydney to visit. Browse our extensive collection here


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