Best Lunch In Sydney

Didn't quite make it for brekky or brunch? Then why not head to some of the city's top afternoon spots? From swoon-worthy alfresco eateries flaunting fresh seafood to cosy boozers and American-inspired venues offering hearty fare, the Emerald City houses quite the selection. If you need a hand deciding, check out our guide to the best lunch in Sydney.

Last updated on 18th November 2022

Located in Dawes Point, The Australian Heritage Hotel is one of the oldest standing pubs that's ideal for a casual lunch in Sydney. You can expect a range of ice-cold brews on tap, alongside crackin' food, such as pizza topped with saltwater crocodile or pepper kangaroo.

The Village Narellan

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The Village Narellan offers up the best long lunch in Sydney, alongside all-day-long daily specials. Whether you fancy delving into $20 halloumi and chicken hanging skewers on a Thursday or opting for a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, this venue is bound to impress.

Known for the three B's - BBQ, burgers and beers, Surly's is the perfect eatery for those who fancy succulent food for lunch. This Surry Hills watering hole boasts an ole hickory smoker that's flown in from Missouri, which promises to cook up some of the smokiest plates.

Village Crown

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Popular Zetland boozer, Village Crown, is a great stop-off for lunch bites. Not only does this hub whip up tasty meals, such as Peking duck pizza and steaks galore, but there's also a great selection of drinks up for grabs. Our pick? The Smashin' Passion with amaretto and lemon.

When it comes to the best lunch spots in Sydney CBD, The North Spoon is a top choice. Situated on Blues Point Road, this airy venue has a droolworthy afternoon menu, including chicken fajitas, wagyu beef burgers and pork salads. As for drinks? Expect bubbles or cold-pressed juices.

The Vicar

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Home to a pretty alfresco terrace and courtyard, The Vicar is the ideal stop-off for lunch in the sunshine. And when it rains? You can make your way inside for rump steak and Caprese salads, all before kicking back or catching some of the best sports games on HD screens.

Bondi Bowling Club

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When you're not getting competitive with friends at Bondi Bowling Club, explore the food menu. Inspired by international favourites, this popular hub serves beef nachos smothered in chilli and guacamole, alongside beer-battered fish 'n' chips across the laid-back space.

Although Beach Road Hotel is known for late-night antics (even Giggs has performed here), it also has a range of grub on offer. Venture over in the afternoon, where you'll be able to relax in the gorgeous beer garden and take advantage of the daily specials, from pasta deals to $15 burgers.