The fashionable and famous (including celebrities like Mick Jagger) just adore perching like seagulls over the swimming pool at the south end of Australia's most famous beach. After 11 years it is still one of the must-visit restaurants in Sydney, for both the sensational view and the exquisite food. Take a seat on a low-back suede chair, check your reflection in the frosted glass, and prepare to indulge in sophisticated Mediterranean creations like buffalo mozzarella air-freighted from Campania, wood-fried artichoke hearts, aged Sicilian salted anchovies, and ligurina olives served with brushetta and an array of fresh seafood pasta dishes. If you're a hearty party of eight, tuck into the whole roasted suckling pig on bay leaves with grilled peppers (with 48 hours notice). Those who just want to drink in the view, and a cocktail or two, can enjoy delicious morsels—such as oysters and mini-ciabattas—in the bar.
1 Notts Ave., Sydney, New South Wales, 2026, Australia