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DINING AND DRINKING 

Best for Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 Theatres

The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
Located at the very end of The Wharf, our bar is not just for theatre-goers, it’s open to everyone. It boasts some of the best harbour views in Sydney and serves a range of specials inspired by STC shows.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-show, Monday – Saturday.
Sydney Theatre Company
The Wharf, Pier 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Best for Roslyn Packer Theatre

Walsh Bay Kitchen
A stylish, cosy restaurant and bar on Hickson Road at Roslyn Packer Theatre. Enjoy an innovative menu prepared with creative flair, delicious pre-theatre specials, an impressive wine list and a bespoke range of speciality sherries and digestives. Whilst bookings are not essential, reservations for pre-theatre dining are highly recommended to secure your table. 
Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
22 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay

Best for Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

There are many dining options at the Sydney Opera House, including Opera Kitchen, Bennelong, Opera Bar, Portside Sydney and Theatre Bars. For a full listing of eateries, including menus and trading hours, please visit the Sydney Opera House website.

Our favourites around Walsh Bay and The Rocks

Bar Cycle
A great place to stop if you’re cycling or walking waterside, STC staff are fans of Bar Cycle’s bacon and egg rolls.
Open for breakfast and lunch Mon - Sat and dinner Thur - Sat 
Foreshore Promenade Pier 8/9
17a Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Fratelli Fresh
Fratelli Fresh is a great spot for authentic Italian cuisine. 
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Shop 8, 16 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

El Phoenician
Serving traditional and modern cuisine and renowned for delicious shared banquets, El Phoenician is one of Sydney’s very best Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurants.
Open for lunch and dinner
Reservations: (02) 9633 1611
7 Towns Place, Walsh Bay
5 – 10 min walk from The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Harbour View Hotel Restaurant
The closest hotel to the Harbour Bridge has an excellent roof top bar, cocktail bar and restaurant with cosy fireplaces.
Open from lunch until late
Reservations: (02) 9252 4111
18 Lower Fort Street, The Rocks
5 – 10 min walk from The Wharf Theatres, Roslyn Packer Theatre and the Drama Theatre

Lotus Dumpling Bar
Named one of the best dumpling houses in Sydney, Lotus is the perfect mix of handmade dumplings and modern wine bar – with desserts by Gelato Messina.
Open from noon - late
Reservations: (02) 9251 8328
Shop3 a/ 16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Gantry Restaurant & Bar at Pier One Sydney Harbour
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar has panoramic views and modern Australian alfresco dining on the pier.
Open for lunch, dinner and pre-theatre.
Reservations: (02) 8298 9910
11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk from The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Eleven Bridge
One of Rockpool Dining Group’s newer establishments, serving fine Australian modern cuisine. 
(02) 9252 1888
11 Bridge St, The Rocks
5 min walk to Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Sake Restaurant & Bar
Contemporary Japanese and classic dishes created by sushi master Shaun Presland, a fantastic cocktail menu and a selection of more than 20 sakes.
(02) 9259 5656
12 Argyle St, The Rocks
10 - 15 min walk from The Wharf Theatres, Roslyn Packer Theatre and the Drama Theatre

Seawall
On the waterfront at Walsh Bay, Seawall Bar serves share plates, locally sourced seafood and innovative cocktails.
(02) 9252 7995
Shop 6, 17 Hickson Rd
Dawes Point
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Simmer on the Bay Café
Pull up a deck chair on the waterfront and enjoy the seasonal menu and artisan baked goods. Open for breakfast, lunch and available for evening events.
(02) 9247 2457
13 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Dance Lounge
Downstairs from STC is SDC’s designer renovated lounge. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
(02) 9241 5021
Pier 4 Hickson Rd
Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Teras Bali
A dazzling array of authentic Indonesian contemporary cuisine to be enjoyed overlooking the water in a candle-lit setting.
(02) 9251 9265
Shop 2, 17 Hickson Rd
Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Push Bar
A delightful boutique hangout in the heart of The Rocks, grab a delicious cocktail and a share plate and watch the afternoon go by.
143 George Street, The Rocks
Less than 5 -10 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Ventuno Pizzeria Enoteca Birreria
Chic, authentic antipasti, excellent pizza, pasta, fine Italian wines and boutique Italian beers with views over Walsh Bay.
(02) 9247 4444
21 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay
Less than 5 min walk to The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre

Yayoi Garden
A traditional restaurant and sake bar with serving a menu crafted true to Japanese culinary tradition.
(02) 9247 8166
Shop 2, 38-42 Bridge Street
Sydney
5 min walk to Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Tago-An
A traditional restaurant serving delicious bento boxes and fresh sushi. 
(02) 9252 3707
25 Kent St
Sydney
15 min walk to Roslyn Packer Theatre and The Wharf Theatres