During my trip to Australia this January (2009), I was tasting a lot of fresh seafood around the city, the following are some of the key highlighted places to eat:
If you have a few coins to spare and you enjoy fine dinning, Tetsuya is definitely the place to go. It has been Australia’s top restaurant for many years, and previously ranked 4 or 5 in the world. When I was there for dinner, there were 13 courses in total with their experimental dishes.
Sydney Fish Market (Sydney)
In the Sydney Fish Market, you will find all kinds of seafood. There are a few different types of seafood platters you can get, also fresh oysters and abalones. There are a lot of choices, if you like to eat seafood all day, this is the place to gets the best quality fresh seafood. A dozen of fresh oysters is about $14 AUD; a decent sized cooked abalone is $6 AUD.
Marco’s Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria (Nelson Bay)
In Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia, if you like to get some authentic Italian food, I will recommend trying the Marco’s for dinner. I tried their Seafood pasta, Campari with Coke, and Tiramisu, and they were execellent.
Doyles Restaurant (Sydney)
Doyles offers many choices of seafood dishes, and the meals are not too expensive for a good night out with friends.
Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation (Hunter Valley Area)
Depends on how many vineyards you want to visit during a Hunter Valley wine tasting tour, you may want to stay at one of the local accommodations in the area. Many vineyards we have visited provide rooms for visitors, but if you like to stay close to an Irish Pub, Harrigan’s is the place.
Koko Black (Canberra)
If you’ll be in town to Canberra to see the parliament houses, and if you like chocolate, you will need to visit the Koko Black in Australia.
Breakfast (in Manly)
A good way to spend time at the Sydney Harbour is to take a ferry from The Rocks to Manly, and the view from Manly is pretty nice.