Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

The Corner House
The only place in Sydney where you can hack at a pizza with scissors - a curiously gratifying experience, trust us - this relaxed Bondi ristorante attracts a steady stream of hip residents.
La Boheme
Forget what you've heard about Czech food, and experience the cuisine the way God intended at La Boheme.
The Commons
So laid-back it's almost horizontal, The Commons is a casual spot for a booze-soaked catch-up with close friends.
Baroque Pantry
Stylish and with an effervescent chi-chi, Baroque is all about well-priced French bistro fare in the heart of Sydney's historical quarter, The Rocks.
Sailors Thai
Most Aussies will proclaim loudly that Australia does Thai better than Thailand, and after eating at Sailors Thai, you might be inclined to agree.
Riverview Hotel & Dining
A gastropub that champions the best of contemporary British fare in casual, pubby surroundings.
Golden Century
As one of Sydney's favourite late-night dining venues, Golden Century has a cult-like following and the mere mention of it to a local will induce an enthusiastic, Oh
Efendy
Efendy will change your mind about Turkish cuisine, which isn't raved about enough in our minds.
Berta
You'll need Google Maps to find this little gem but it's worth the hunt, with inspiring Italian fare and intimate interiors.
A Tavola
This strip of Victoria Street is lined with restaurants and a steady hum of pedestrian traffic but A Tavola is one of the better choices for some of the best homemade pasta in Sydney.
Rosso Pomodoro
Perfect pizzas abound at Rosso Pomodore, but you'll have to hop a cab to enjoy them.
Public Dining Room
With breezy, blond hardwood floors, white marble bar and floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking Balmoral beach, Public Dining Room is hard to beat for a long, leisurely lunch in summer.
Four in Hand
As the old adage goes, don't judge a book by its cover. Four in Hand may technically be a pub, but the food is anything but pub grub.
Spice I Am
The best beef massamam in the world - better than the beef massamam in Thailand. Impossible, you say? Then check out the queues outside this tiny Thai eatery.
Table for 20
Better hop to it if you want to dine here, because like the name suggests, there are only 20 spaces for bums on seats.
Hugos Bar Pizza
Just downstairs from its sister venue - party palace Hugo's Lounge - Hugos Bar Pizza sits on a split-levelled terrazzo with a view of the passers-by trickling down Bayswater Road.
Bootleg
Tapas-style sharing plates and a décor styled on New York; what's not to love?
Neutral Bay Bar & Dining
Perched on busy Military Road with its high ceilings, long benches and tawny-coloured high-backed booths, the NBBD is a classy diner.
Pizza e Birra
If you're hankering for pizza, this is one of Sydney's best.
Hugos Manly
Hugo's Bar Pizza in King's Cross is a firm favourite for Sydney's glitterati, but Manly got a mozzarella-coated slice of the action when celebrity chef Pete Eva
Firefly
A busy little wine bar with a fantastic vibe and smiley staff, Firefly's tables are usually abuzz with Sydney theatregoers engrossed in pre- or post-show conversation.
Din Tai Fung
This is the only Din Tai Fung operating in Australia, and there's a massive banner reminding you of this auspicious fact hung proudly outside the door.

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