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Hidden Restaurants Sydney: Underrated Restaurants Worth the Trip
09 February 2024
Written by Y Suites

Beyond its trademark stunning harbour, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture, Sydney is also a food paradise brimming with world-class eateries and hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

While the bustling streets are lined with famous eateries and trendy cafes, there exists a clandestine world of culinary excellence tucked away in the city’s alleys and neighbourhoods.

From intimate locale bistros to avant-garde havens, each of these hidden restaurants offers a unique gastronomic journey that promises an unforgettable dining experience.

So, if you’re ready, let’s unveil the hidden treasures of Sydney’s food scene!



Image Source: INDU Dining Instagram


Menu Highlights: Vegetarian and vegan dishes available, Signature Dosas, Goan curry

Nestled in the heart of Sydney CBD lies INDU, a considerably new modern Indian restaurant secreted under the basement at Angel Place, just off George Street.

Unlike other Indian restaurants in Sydney, INDU’s inviting ambience seamlessly blends modern sophistication with traditional charm, creating a muted luxury vibe where you can glimpse pieces of the rich cultural heritage.

INDU’s cuisine is heavily inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of Southern India and Sri Lanka, where each dish is an authentic mix of bold flavours, aromatic spices, and fresh, seasonal ingredients.

What’s more impressive is their creative cocktail menu and diverse selection of liquor, including beer and wine. From the refreshing coconut and lemongrass mojito to the fiery tamarind margarita, each sip perfectly complements the complex flavours of the cuisine.

Next time you find yourself craving for something more, something different than the norm, be sure to drop by this hidden gem! Your taste buds will thank you.

Address: 350 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Entry via Angel Place)



Image Source: Nour


Menu Highlights: Laham nayyeh, samke harra, chargrilled octopus

Looking for some delicious food with a comforting atmosphere to lighten up your day? This is the perfect spot for you!

Nour invites diners on a journey of discovery, where traditional Lebanese flavours are reimagined with a modern twist. With its open kitchen concept and woodfired oven, Nour serves an array of tantalising mezze and entrees that are perfect for sharing.

You wouldn’t realise this just from the menu alone, but much of its cuisine revolves around – tahini and yoghurt, pomegranate and saffron, chilli and charcoal – with a great emphasis on elements and details.

What makes Nour really special is the interior – a huge space painted in pastel pink, complemented with warm earth wood, mirrors, and subtle Middle Eastern accents. Soft lighting and plush furnishings add to the ambience, creating a space that is both fantastical and inviting.

Address: 3/490 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010



Image Source: Café Paci


Menu Highlights: Steak frites with sauce Diane, pasta, potato dumplings

Enjoy good food, an intimate ambience and unparalleled hospitality in this industrial-chic mix of a European wine bar and casual restaurant.

The deep navy bar boasts a sleek, minimalist decor that accentuates clean lines, muted tones, and modern furnishings – a rather seamless match of understated elegance and contemporary flair.

Led by acclaimed chef Pasi Petänen and his dedicated team, Cafe Paci breaks into Sydney’s dining scene with its unique take on Nordic cuisine, infusing it with creativity, innovation, and a touch of whimsy.

Born and raised in Finland, Chef Pasi creates a menu that tilts a little more towards Finnish-Italo-Australian. From tender beef cheek with root vegetables to sourdough pasta, it’s everything you’ll expect from a fine diner!

Address: 131 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042



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Menu Highlights: Cuban Pastelitos, Tamales en Cazuela, Pudin de Pan

Escape the bustling city to this hidden Cuban jungle hideout (that transports guests to the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean.

Lobo Plantation is nothing like your average rum bar. From its lush foliage and rattan furnishings to vintage accents and Caribbean-style artworks, the space evokes the tropical charm of a bygone era.

Inspired by Latin cuisine, the bar serves a variety of South American and Caribbean dishes along with a thoughtfully curated drinks menu that includes every classic and inventive cocktail.

For a taste of something unique, try one of Lobo Plantation’s signature cocktails, such as the Tamarind Swizzle or the Pineapple Express, each one bursting with flavour and creativity!

Address: Basement lot 1/209 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000



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Menu Highlights: Mary’s burger, cheeseburger, fried chicken burger

This hole-in-the-wall tiny bar is probably one of the best premier burger joints on this side of the city.

Despite its unassuming outlook, one step inside reveals a world of grungy dive bars that meets hip burger joints. Retaining the original floorboards, the dim lighting, exposed brick walls and vintage rock posters further enhance the bar’s rock ‘n’ roll vibes.

Best of all, the approachable menu is straight out of an American fast-food chain! Aside from its iconic beef burger (featuring melted cheese and secret sauce) and crispy fried chicken, Mary’s has also expanded its options to cater to vegan diners.

If you’re there, be sure to grab a frosty beer from Mary’s extensive selection of craft brews and local favourites to go with your burger!

Address: 6 Mary Street, Newtown NSW 2042


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