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Best of The Hit ListSydney

The 10 Restaurants That Defined Sydney Dining in 2022


In a strong year for dining, what were the absolute standouts?  We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top 10 dining experiences from this year in their city — restaurants and meals that left an impression, and helped to define the state of global dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)

This year – like every pandemic year – has seen the hospitality world hit with many challenges (staff shortages, ongoing COVID outbreaks, price shocks), but the industry still endures against these odds and presents diners with venues that surprise and thrill us. 2022 saw the return of long-time favourites (a beloved Hunanese institution is back, as are award-winning chef Mitch Orr and something long-term from the team behind Don Peppino’s). We’ve also witnessed the steady rise of new and emerging talent worth knowing (like Annita Potter and Neville Dsouza). Here are 10 of the most noteworthy openings of the year.