Cheap eats on the waterfront

By Sydney local Nicky Preston

Sydney is a food-lovers paradise, but it doesn’t need to cost you a fortune to enjoy some delicious eats. Here are some suggestions for delectable dining around the harbour. Explore all of these foodie hotspots in a day – or enjoy a series of short trips to suit your schedule!

Ripples

First Thing

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day, so you want to get it off to a good start! Open for breakfast seven days a week is Ripples Milson’s Point
www.ripplesmilsonspoint.com.au.
The café has range of different brunch options are on offer, from muffins to full breakfast dishes, and if you have kids in tow they can play on the grass opposite the café with a stunning view of Sydney Harbour.


Getting there

Head towards the Harbour Bridge – Ripples Milson’s Point will be on your left after a short walk from the ferry.

Closest ferry wharf

Milson’s Point/Luna Park


Mid-Morning

If a sweet treat is on your mind, a visit to Adriano Zumbo’s patisserie in Balmain might be in order. Famous for the macaroons, this eponymous shop offers a range of pastries and cakes. It’s a short walk from the Balmain Wharf, which will give you time to work up an appetite! While the pastries cost a little more than usual, they are worth every penny.
www.adrianozumbo.com


Getting there

Walk along Mort St – Adriano Zumbo’s is located on the corner that meets Darling St (296 Darling St, Balmain, tel: 02 9810 7318)

Closest ferry wharf

Balmain Ferry Wharf, Thames Street


For lunch

Chinatown is a great spot for a cheap and tasty lunch. There are numerous options, but one restaurant that consistently pulls in the crowds is Mamak, a Malaysian eatery. While you wait, marvel at the roti chefs who cook the delicious flaky bread on hot plates in the front window. Curries are all very reasonably priced, and you can even BYO wine if you feel inclined.
www.mamak.com.au
Or you may like to visit the Eating World food court on Dixon Street, where numerous good-value choices are on offer. One of the most popular is Gumshara Ramen, known for its delicious Japanese noodle soup.


Getting there

Head south along Harbour St, and turn onto Goulburn St. Mamak is located just after Dixon Street.

Closest ferry wharf

Darling Harbour


Afternoon Delight

Chocolate lovers will be licking their lips in delight during a visit to Coco Chocolate Kirribilli. The Australian owner previously ran a chocolate shop in Edinburgh before returning to Sydney, and her chocolates are also stocked in London at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. A large range of treats are on offer including 35 different chocolate bar flavours – or try an innovative drink such as white hot chocolate with lemongrass, lavender and vanilla.
www.cocochocolate.com.au.


Getting there

Walk up Broughton Street, Coco Chocolate is located at 3a/9B Broughton St, Kirribilli, Tel: 02 9922 4998

Closest ferry wharf

Kirribilli Ferry Wharf


Evening meal

For a relaxed meal right on the waterfront, the Australian 18 Footers League Club in Double Bay provides a great dinner option. Located right at the Double Bay wharf, this sailing club offers some great Australian pub-style cuisine.
The bar provides a more relaxed option with more affordable meals, while in the restaurant most mains are priced from $20-30. Enjoy the beautiful harbour views local a glass of local wine or beer as the sun sets on a fantastic day in Sydney.
www.18footers.com.au


Getting there

18 Footers League Club is located right at the wharf, so it is very easy to find!

Closest ferry wharf

Double Bay

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