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Jul 4, 2009 11:26 PM

Gourmet Lunches in Sydney

Hi all,

I've just moved to Sydney and have the pleasure of job hunting :(

Though not all bad since I will have plenty of time to look around the city before I get tied down 9 to 5.

So since I have this free time are there any great value gourmet lunches or lunchtime only venues that I should try?



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  1. Hi Fergal,

    I believe a couple of places are now doing set lunches on fridays, one i have visited and rated highly was Assiette, think about $35 for 3 courses

    I also know that Marque now does such an offer, amazing write up in the herald

    Also check out Aria, and read the SMH or Cuisine magazine, both good for their food.

    Other top tip would be pie night at the Lord Nelson, around $8 for pie and a pint, microbrewery pub in the Rocks, good beer!

    Good luck job hunting

    2 Replies
    1. re: stanleyk


      It seems like a lot of places only do lunch on fridays. Sydney is clearly a hard-working city!

      1. re: fergal76


        Matt Moran's restaurant offers a two-course lunch (or pre-theatre dinner) for $68. Three courses is $85. 1 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay. Phone: 9252 2555.


        Justin North picks a producer of the month, creates a dish and puts it on daily with a glass of wine, bread and amuse-bouche. Lunch only, $35. 204 Clarence Street, city. Phone: 9283 3440.

        Bentley Restaurant & Bar

        Chef Brent Savage promises an intriguing eight-course tapas tasting for $50. Lunch daily from midday until late. 320 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Phone: 9332 2344.

        est .

        The three-hatted restaurant's "credit-crunch lunch" Monday to Friday is $50 for two courses and $60 for three. Level 1, 252 George Street, city. Phone: 9240 3010.

        Flying Fish

        The dish of the month comes with a matching wine and salad for $35. Lunch only. 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Phone: 9518 6677.


        The Greek diner's "stimulus package" offers three courses and a bottle of wine (per couple) for $50 a head. Tuesday to Thursday. 88 Audley Street, Petersham. Phone: 9569 7534.


        Indulge in a two-course lunch for $75 or a three-course lunch for $95. Free parking. Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks. Phone: 9251 5600.

        Restaurant Balzac

        Every Friday, Balzac offers a four-course lunch for $50. 141 Belmore Street, Randwick. Phone: 9399 9660.

        Restaurant Sojourn

        On Fridays, it's just $30 for a three-course bistro-style lunch. 79 Darling Street, East Balmain. Phone: 9555 9764.