Wine, Dine & Have a Good Time
With its stunning beaches, picturesque harbours and bustling inner city villages, Sydney is often ranked among the world’s most liveable and loveable cities. Spend some time here and you’ll understand why it’s a perennial favourite. Not only does our city look and feel good to all who come here – it tastes great too.
Whether you’re after cheap eats, fine dining, farm-fresh markets, international cuisine, coffee culture or top-notch cocktails, Sydney has it all. And many of the city’s best bars, clubs and eateries are concentrated in the Pyrmont-Ultimo precinct, not far from the CBD.
Each year in May, the precinct celebrates its culinary excellence with the annual Pyrmont Festival, showcasing the region’s best wine, food and art over ten days. And Pyrmont Bay Park springs to life on the first Saturday of every month (except January) for the Pyrmont Growers’ Market.
In the last decade, the precinct has emerged as a vibrant cultural hub, popular among locals and visitors alike. From the upmarket eateries on Jones Bay Wharf to the cafes, traditional hotels and bistro restaurants that are speckled on Harris Street, there is something to satisfy every appetite. Savour a fine dining experience at The Star Casino complex or dive into the southern hemisphere’s largest fish market – whatever you’re craving, the peninsula has something for everyone.
When thirst strikes, there’s no better place to be than Pyrmont or Ultimo. The precinct is riddled with hip bars and trendy watering holes – everything from Gallon Wine Bar to The Pyrmont Hotel, a neighbourhood institution. And if you’d like a nice soundtrack to accompany your drink, head to The Star’s Marquee or Foundry 616 in Ultimo.
Home to some truly spectacular waterfront dining, many of the precinct’s finest bars and restaurants are perched on the water’s edge, overlooking Sydney Harbour. The Doltone House group offers two exclusive wedding and conference venues at the water’s edge in Pyrmont. Neighbourhood foodie favourites include Cafe Morso, Lumi Bar & Dining, and celebrated seafood restaurant Flying Fish.
If you’re craving a more low-key dining experience, the streets of Pyrmont and Ultimo are paved with all sorts of hidden gems, known only to the city’s more discerning foodies and connoisseurs.
Luckily, you needn’t wait to stumble upon the best of Pyrmont and Ultimo. We have unlocked that delicious local knowledge for you with this comprehensive guide to the region’s most well-known favourites, promising newcomers and best-kept secrets. Feast your eyes on some of the best that our precinct has to offer.