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A Food Lover's Paradise: Sydney's Top Restaurants and Street Food

Sydney is a cornucopia of delicious eats, perfect for the avid foodie! This blog is your passport to a culinary expedition through the diverse and tantalising offerings of Sydney's dynamic food landscape. All situated on the doorstep of the boutique Vulcan Hotel, we’ll be navigating the city's streets and dining spaces, exploring a spectrum of flavours from Mediterranean street food to authentic French cuisine. 

Whether you're a local seeking hidden gems or a traveller eager to indulge in Sydney's culinary delights, join us as we uncover the culinary treasures that define Sydney's status as a haven for food enthusiasts. 


Souks Mediterranean Street Food

4.7 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

Go on a street food safari around the Mediterranean thanks to Souks! With flavours from Greece to Lebanon, Souks is committed to bringing an authentic Mediterranean flavour to the streets of Sydney. With 4.7 stars on Google (as of December 2023), Souks is one of the best-rated food destinations in Sydney CBD. 



4.6 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

NOMAD is known for their delicious Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by the tastes of Spain, Morocco and the Middle East. Sourced from only the best of local ingredients, their food is cooked with fire and smoke to give it that authentic wood-fired taste. Likewise, their wine list focuses on small growers, to ensure a unique experience for each and every guest.


Aria Restaurant

4.5 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

Known as the ‘Unmistakably Australian’ restaurant, Aria is owned by renowned chefs Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon. Not only is the food incredible, but the harbourside view is remarkable too. Indulge in the best seasonal produce and world-class wine list in this award-winning location by the Sydney Opera House. 


Image Source: Aria Restaurant on Google


Ultimo Kitchen

4.6 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

Ultimo Kitchen is a hole in the wall, around the corner from Vulcan Hotel. Known for its delectable, family-style Chinese food, Ultimo Kitchen is a must-try according to Sydney locals and travellers alike! Try the Chicken Chow Mein or the Spicy and Sour Soup!


Little Snail Restaurant

4.5 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

Little Snail is a crowd favourite in Sydney, serving up authentic French cuisine! Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Little Snail takes pride in offering a delectable culinary experience, from escargots to seafood platters, and all of the French delights you would expect. Whether it’s a casual meal or a 3-course luncheon, Little Snail is a must-do stop on a food tour of Sydney. 


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4.5 on Google / 4.5 on Trip Advisor

Bennelong is situated inside the iconic Sydney Opera House and is a culinary tribute to the extraordinary architecture of the building it resides in. Run by Executive Chef, Peter Gilmore, Bennelong’s philosophy is to create food that is rooted in the history of its ingredients. Beyond the main dining experience, delicious drinks and desserts are available here that certainly live up to the reputation of the restaurant itself. 


As we conclude our journey through some of the best and highest-rated restaurants and street eats in Sydney, it’s clear that this is the place to be if you’re looking for a food adventure. For those seeking comfort between stops, Vulcan Hotel not only provides a convenient base for all of these locations but is one of Sydney’s most unique boutique accommodations, nestled in the heart of Ultimo. Book now, and let us be your home away from home. 

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