This iconic suburb at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is also home to a vibrant foodie scene. Explore the best Kirribilli has to offer with our favourite places to eat and drink.
Situated on the Kirribilli ferry wharf, this quaint café wins the heart of every customer who sets eyes on it, (…it must be the panoramic views). Lined with floor to ceiling windows and a charmingly rustic, nautical décor, Celsius may be pint sized but it packs a punch.
Kirribilli Commuter Wharf, 1/2 Holbrook Avenue, Kirribilli
Nestled into the bottom level of the Sydney Flying Squadron, The Flying Bear café is one of the suburb’s best-kept secrets. The café sits on the Squadron’s picturesque deck, with umbrellas, bench seating and a classic breakfast offering from pastries and sweets to heartier lunch options.
76 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
A Japanese inspired café, this Kirribilli institution is a godsend for ramen lovers who prefer getting their fix alongside a steaming cup of Campos coffee. The bacon and eggs is one of the all-day options, while the crunchy salmon and the wagyu beef roll are lunch menu favourites.
2/34 Burton Street, Kirribilli
Bringing the freshest seafood and the quintessentially slick Sydney dining experience together, Garfish is renowned for its faultless hospitality. The breakfast offering leaves you in want of nothing, while the delights of the lunch and dinner celebrate Sydney’s sterling seafood.
2/21 Broughton Street, Kirribilli
With coffee by Little Italy Coffee Roasters, granite-topped bar and Euro indoor-outdoor seating, it’s impossible not to feel as though you’ve just stepped foot onto the buzzing streets of Rome. Indulge in a couple of slices of freshly toasted ciabatta or opt for a Sydney first-home-buyer special of smashed avocado. Perfetto.
1/31 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli
Another gem residing in Australia’s oldest open boat sailing club, the Sydney Flying Squadron, is the recently revamped Foys. It is a stunning place to dine on contemporary Australian cuisine – coconut curry lamb shanks to grilled barramundi – while taking in exceptional waterfront views.
76 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
This Scandinavian-style café is adored by locals not only for their Mecca coffee (they do turmeric chai too) but their generous portions of classic all-day breakfast. The corn fritters with avo, poached eggs and chilli jam, and the Pyttipanna (a Swedish ‘bubble & squeak’) are hot sellers.
11 Bligh Street, Kirribilli
This modern diner offers a range of burgers, ‘dogs and shakes for Kirribilli locals in need of an American food kick. Bite into the Californian burger or the American pulled pork burrito, which is a powerhouse of flavours. And be sure to try the chilli fries.
2/3A Broughton Street, Kirribilli
This Asian fusion restaurant has adopted the Spanish tapas approach to dining, with a plethora of petite, mouth-watering dishes available for you to graze on all evening long. While sitting on wooden crates topped with cushions, select dishes from the cold, hot or charcoal tapas offerings.
3/12 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli
A full brekkie menu makes way for a contemporary Mediterranean offering come lunchtime; with bacello baguettes, salads, burgers, platters, pizza and more, you have a tricky decision ahead of you. One thing is certain though, the 18+ only milkshakes are a must order.
31 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli
With a strict philosophy of serving SuperFoods to nourish the mind, body, and soul, Billi Raw is the place to visit when a healthy meal is what the doctor ordered. Before climbing the stairs to the Harbour Bridge walk, take a look-in at their breakfast and lunch option.
4/3A Broughton Street, Kirribilli
Kirribilli’s resident cocktail bar, The Botanist has plenty of timber, greenery and tropical ambience to have you thinking of a Caribbean getaway. Flor the Love of God is their rendition of the pina colada, while the Field of Enchantment is as captivating as the name suggests.
17 Willoughby Street, Kirribilli
Typical Thai fare offered in a low-key, venue with long tables spilling onto the footpath. This is the go-to for a quick and flavour-packed meal when you’re in a hurry. Although they service is efficient, don’t feel hurried because they’re also BYO.
3A Broughton Street, Kirribilli
Kirribilli’s favourite Japanese eatery, Ainoya does a la carte Japanese fare with the option of traditional Horikotatso seating for a full Japanese experience. A fusion of traditional and modern dishes consumes the menu and they have a curated wine list to match.
3/34 Burton Street, Kirribilli
This beloved art deco watering hole is a favourite when low-key drinks are on the agenda. A classic pub menu with a fit out to match is given a contemporary twist by ‘Filli @ The Billi Sundays’, which sees the chefs whip up Filipino inspired specials to cap off the weekend.
37 Broughton Street, Kirribilli