4 Great NYE Dining Experiences in Sydney


2017 is approaching quicker than you think! With a brand new year to celebrate, it's time to nail down your plans for New Year's Eve in Sydney. Are you going to meet some friends for casual drinks? Are you thinking about attending the fireworks show at Sydney Harbour? Maybe you're considering a family dinner? Well, we've got a suggestion. How about bringing in the new year with some great food and drinks, great company and a great atmosphere at some of the best-loved restaurants in Sydney?

New Year's Eve reservations are still available for an array of some of our favourite Sydney restaurants. What's more, Sydney's best restaurants have been busy preparing excellent New Year's Eve food and drinks packages, to ensure your New Year's Eve is a night to remember. We've picked four of the most impressive New Year's Eve offerings for you to consider from a selection of the best restaurants in Sydney

1.    Casa Ristorante Italiano


What better way to spend New Year's Eve than to indulge in the most authentic Italian food, made the true Italian way. Casa di Nico is adored for its amazing pizzas, pasta and desserts, and offers the perfect New Year's Eve setting overlooking some amazing waterfront views. The icing on the cake is that they've got a very special New Year's Eve package available!

Costing just $100 per adult and $50 per child, you can enjoy oysters on arrival, followed by a selection of delicious entrees such as zucchini flowers and ravioli. Then guests can choose from excellent mains like pollo escalopes, tenderloin medallions, romagnola woodfired pizza, gnocchi, and risotto di pesce. To finish, guests can choose from delectable desserts such as chocolate brulee and passionfruit meringue.

2.    Opera Bar


The Opera Bar has the most enviable position of all Sydney restaurants, especially at New Year's Eve, as the world-famous Sydney Harbour fireworks display kicks off! Located on the lower concourse of the Sydney Opera House, this incredibly popular restaurant has amazing views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. With a diverse food, wine and cocktail menu on offer and promising the 'best beer garden in the world', the Opera Bar is a fantastic place to be spending your New Year's Eve.

A sell-out event every single year, the Opera House New Years Eve Party is back again on Dec 31st 2016. Doors open at 6pm, and the party continues right up until 2:30am. For $440 per person, guests can enjoy express VIP entry to Sydney Opera House, non-stop live entertainment and a five hour canapé package. Don your glamour beach wear and get ready for one of the best New Year's Eve parties in Sydney.

3.   The Rocks Teppanyaki


Want to treat yourself to a luxury New Year's Eve Japanese dining package this year? The Rocks Teppanyaki (a Kobe Jones restaurant) provides the perfect setting for a delicious and fun celebration. This fantastic Japanese restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in their private rooms, which seat 8 to 18 people. Watch your expert chef prepare your meal right in front of you, before simply stepping outside at midnight to watch the Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve fireworks display light up the sky.

For $399 per person, The Rocks Teppanyaki have an extensive luxury menu on offer to guests for New Year's Eve, with 13 different dishes to sample throughout the night including Alaskan crab, volcano rolls, Robata prawns, Barossa chicken, Wagyu tenderloin tataki and seafood poke. It is a truly breathtaking menu to match a breathtaking venue.

4.    Blackbird Cafe


Blackbird Café is a stylish Sydney venue located on the balcony of Cockle Bay Wharf, overlooking Darling Harbour. For fun, excitement and fireworks, visit Blackbird Café this NYE. As expected, they've put together an amazing New Years Eve package for you to enjoy.

Running from 8pm until late, their New Year's Eve Experience costs just $120 for adults and $50 each for children, complete with a four course meal, DJ entertainment and a midnight fireworks display. The four course menu is absolutely mouth-watering with antipasto to begin, followed by entrees such as chargrilled crab, prawn and lobster ravioli, and mains like beef fillet and corn fed chicken. Finish up with chocolate brulee and passionfruit meringues.

Plenty of options for a delicious Sydney New Year's Eve

Now that you've got four exciting New Year's Eve options to choose from, it's time to get booking! New Years Eve reservations tend to fill up fast, so it's time to get your plans in motion and book your reservation, particularly if you plan on dining with a group. Whichever restaurant you decide to spend New Year's Eve with in Sydney, you're bound to have a memorable night.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.