Sydney is set for a wet weekend with a massive 50mm of rain expected in the city over Saturday and Sunday. Don’t let a little water get between you and a fun weekend - swap slothing it on the couch in front of the tele for two days of wining and dining with friends instead, with this selection of cosy restaurants. You can make a reservation with OpenTable!
Firedoor, Surry Hills
A weekend of chilling indoors might sound appealing, but the atmosphere is just as warm at Firedoor where you’ll find a snug interior, created by the restaurant’s wood-fired ovens and grills. The best part about Firedoor is that the menu changes daily – the chefs work closely with local suppliers to bring the best produce straight to your plate.
Big Poppa's, Darlinghurst
Nothing says hearty, warm comfort food like Italian, which is why you should head straight to Big Poppa’s this weekend. A relatively new venue on the Darlinghurst dining scene, you can’t go past their ricotta gnocchi or, if you’re feeling game, the bistecca alla florentina; a monster 1kg T-bone served with confit garlic butter and cavolo nero.
Brick Lane, Darlinghurst
Looking for some comfort food that will warm you from the inside out? Then look no further than recently opened Brick Lane in Darlinghurst, for modern and unconventional share style dishes that use bangin’ flavours from the Indian Subcontinent. Inspired by the famous street in London, the exposed brick interior is also home to some striking street art meaning you won’t just get a flavour kick, but will also get your creative juices flowing.
The picturesque gardens of Chiswick are a stunning sight to see, especially on a rainy day! With a menu designed for sharing, the fresh produce picked from the garden showcases the changing seasons. Diners can’t go wrong with the famous Moran family lamb to share or the roasted John Dory. Chiswick is a delicious restaurant that allows diners to feel at home.
Alpha Restaurant, CBD
Comprised of a mixture between ancient and modern Greek cuisine, Alpha provides diners with the best of both worlds for an authentic culinary experience. With a menu crafted of warm, hearty and flavourful dishes, this restaurant is a great option for those wanting to eat out on a cold rainy night.
Prefer to be in sunnier climates this weekend? Why not enjoy a cosy meal at Spanish inspired Mercado, where the rotisserie and wood-oven will keep you warm and dry and the freshly baked bread, house made cheese and meat curing will satisfy your hunger. With its dark wood interior, Mercado offers understated Spanish dining, with food sourced from the finest ingredients and made by hand.