Abode Bistro & Bar

Two Course Pre-Theatre Set Menu including a glass of house wine for $49. Available from 5pm. Bookings essential

Sydney’s award-winning all-day dining bistro and bar offers diners and hotel guests a stylish and contemporary restaurant. The menu revolves around modern bistro concepts with seasonal, locally grown and sourced produce which are being used in a variety of ways.

For accessibility information, please go here.

150 Day Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Sun
11:30am—Late

Azuma

Two courses with a drink for $68

Celebrating 23 years of success in 2018, this stylish restaurant owes its white hat status to dishes that elevate Japanese fare to high art. Visit for a dining experience with a real sense of occasion, and enjoy Kimitaka Azuma’s spectacular Japanese dishes during the Festival.

For accessibility information, please go here.

Level 1, Chifley, 2 Chifley Square
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Sat
5.30—6.30pm (leaving table by 7.30pm)
Sat
9—10pm
Mon 11 June
Closed

Bar Machiavelli

Situated in a 1930s tyre factory, Bar Machiavelli is an expression of traditional Neapolitan cuisine. Prepared under the guidance of head chef and owner, Paola Toppi, the restaurant’s signature is its house-made pasta and seasonal dishes. Bar Machiavelli’s wine list and cocktail menu have a strong Italian focus, with a southern Italian twist.

10 Neild Avenue
Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales 2011
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Opening Hours
Mon–Sat
5pm–12am

Barrel Bar & Dining

Barrel Bar & Dining is situated just a few doors down from Cremorne’s iconic Orpheum theatre. Owners and sommeliers Tony Binning (Gordon Ramsay’s, London) and Alex Searle (Momofuku) joined forces with head chef Jeremy Pace (Guillaume at Bennelong) for this wonderful bar/eatery. The menu features modern Australian cooking and changes regularly. With an eclectic mix of snacks, substantial share plates and a three or five course dining option, there's something to suit all appetites.

For accessibility information, please go here.

3/362 Military Road
Cremorne, NSW 2090
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Opening Hours
Mon—Fri
5—11pm
Sat
12—11pm
Sun
12—10pm

Bloodwood

$28 for three cheese selection or charcuterie board (with a takeaway option)

Newtown favourite Bloodwood is owned and run by chefs Claire van Vuuren and Mitch Grady, who together create a menu of seasonal dishes using the best quality produce they can source.

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416 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042
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Opening Hours
Mon—Fri
5—Late
Sat
12pm—12am
Sun
12—10pm

Chefs Gallery Town Hall

Two courses plus a glass of wine for $30

Chefs Gallery is a multi-award-winning Chinese dining experience, combining food with artistry. From the theatre of handmade noodles being stretched and dumplings rolled for each artful dish, the experience nourishes your senses.

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Regent Place, 12/501 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Wed
11:30am—3pm
5:30—10pm
Thu—Fri
11:30am—3pm
5:30—10:30pm
Sat
11:30am—10:30pm
Sun
11:30am—10pm

Fix Wine Bar + Restaurant

House spiced cashews and a main course with a glass of wine for $40 (lunch or dinner)

Fix Wine Bar + Restaurant is a small, 60-seat spot with a great little front bar where you can eat, drink and chat to the team. The focus is on quality seasonal produce in the kitchen, and the 250+ wine list showcases handcrafted – often natural – wines from around the globe.

For accessibility information, please go here.

111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Wed
5:30—9pm
Thu
5:30—9:30pm
Fri
5:30—10pm
Mon 11 June
Closed

Long Chim

Five dishes from the Maa Long Chim Menu, with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink for $45

‘Long Chim’ means come and try. With acclaimed chef David Thompson at the helm, the restaurant is faithful to the energy and flavours of Bangkok street food. Long Chim’s food offerings are shared, and the menu offers a vibrant selection of fragrant, aromatic and spicy dishes to excite your taste buds.

For accessibility information, please go here.

Cnr Pitt Street and Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Opens seven days
11:30am—10pm
including Monday 11 June public holiday

Lotus at the Galeries

Basket of eight mixed dumplings with a glass of wine for $30; add another glass of wine for $9

A rich tapestry of the new world of Shanghainese cuisine with a nod to Cantonese cuisine. Experience their famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best Australian produce.

Level 1, 500 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Wed
12—3pm, 5:30—10pm
Thu—Sat
12—3pm, 5:30—11pm
Sun
12—3pm, 5:30—9pm

Opera Bar

Margherita pizza with two glasses of wine for $35

Situated right by the water’s edge, Opera Bar is often described as the best beer garden in the world. Be swept away by the panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful Harbour. Curated by the renowned Chef Matt Moran, the menus offer a wide range of options, appealing to all palates.

Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Thu
10:30am—12am
Fri
10:30am—1am
Sat
9am—1am
Sun
9am—12am

Portside

Choose one of two main courses with a glass of wine for $30

Discover dining in the best seats in the house, where you can relax Harbour-side with uninterrupted views and table service. Indulge in a modern Australian menu designed and prepared by Head Chef Daniel Stewart. Sydney Film Festival attendees can choose between lamb shank with steamed chat potatoes and gremolata or truffles mushroom ragu pasta with a glass of wine.

Western Broadwalk, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Sun
10am—10:30pm

Restaurant Hubert

Hubert is a French restaurant in the heart of downtown Sydney, perfect for pre or post film dining. Live music every Wednesday and Thursday until late. Steak-frites, escargots, crème caramel, Burgundy and good times await.

For accessibility information, please go here.

15 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Opening Hours
Mon—Wed
5pm—1am
Thu—Fri
12pm—3pm, 5pm—1am.
Sat
5pm—1am

The Ritz Bar

$5 for any house beer, spirit and wine by the glass; $10 for selected cocktails; $9 cheese platter with any drink purchase

The Ritz Bar, upstairs at The Ritz Cinema, is open daily offering a wide range of craft beers, wines and spirits on the beautiful balcony. The staff are experienced in the art of mixology, with an incredible cocktail menu catering for the movie-loving crowd.

For accessibility information, please go here.

Level 1 The Ritz Cinema Complex, 45 St Pauls Street
Randwick, NSW
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Opening Hours
Mon—Fri
5—9:30pm
Sat
4—9:30pm
Sun
3—8pm
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