Sydney is known for its seafood, and any dining decision should factor this into the equation. The Smokehouse
on Devonshire Street in Surry Hills
is fabulous value for some of the most delicate fish around. Start with a tasting plate for two to get your bearings, but make sure the crisp skinned salmon belly with eschallots and sweet potato ends up on your table before you leave. The wine list is a worth a visit in its own right. For a Japanese alternative Koi at Darlinghurst
is hard to beat, nestled away in a residential enclave. But if service is high on your scorecard in a restaurant experience, food and ambience reaches its zenith at The Sardine Room
in Potts Point
. Sure, the seafood is great, but hostess Angela makes sure you leave appreciating more than just the zuzuki mulloway.