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10 restaurants at the Taste of Sydney

Speculation can stop! Taste of Sydney has confirmed its initial line-up of Sydney’s best restaurants, guaranteeing its place as THE festival for the foodie’s foodie.

Speculation can stop! Taste of Sydney has confirmed its initial line-up of Sydney’s best restaurants, guaranteeing its place as THE festival for the foodie’s foodie.

Think big. They’re 10 of the best restaurants of Sydney that prove the hardest to get into, and continually receive praise – but Taste has them lined up and ready to go. Between them they have a huge 12 Chef Hats. Big names likeMoVida, Bentley, Biota Dining, Otto Ristorante and Four in Hand all confirmed and are currently working on dishes exclusive to Taste of Sydney!

New in 2015 is the restaurant we’ve all queued to get a table for: MoVida. It might have been in Melbourne first, but Sydney can’t get enough of Chef Frank Camorra’s tapas. And he’s performed the unthinkable – his traditional Spanish tapas was awarded one hat in 2015. Now everyone can try Camorra’s Cecina!

They redefined high-end degustation when they broke into the scene in 2006, and have consistently been awarded two hats ever since for their first brain-child, Bentley Restaurant and Bar. Now Sydney restaurant power duo, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef of the Year Brent Savage and Gourmet Traveller Sommelier of the Year Nick Hildebrandt have opened Bentley’s more casual offerings: Monopole and Yellow.  Each will be serving up delicious delicacies at Taste of Sydney.

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Taste welcomes back another two hat winner, regional legend Biota Dining. Chef James Viles knows how to wow. Whether he’s cooking primitive style or sourcing native finger limes from his back yard, Chef Viles is uncompromising in being the locavore terrible. Save yourself the two hour trip to Bowral for this incredible opportunity to try Biota Dining’s food!

Due to popular demand, those rockabilly co-chefs Ben & Elvis return with Sydney’s coolest and most coiffured restaurant: Porteño. They redefined the grill house in Australia when they brought the asado – an open-fire pit – from Argentina. Now Taste of Sydney patrons will now have the opportunity to try a range of their exclusive treats set amongst the beauty of Centennial Park – without the wait.

With Sydneysiders consistent soft spot for Italian cuisine, Taste delivers with the flavours from the South with Popolo and high-end Italian from long-time Sydney institution Otto Ristorante, who was awarded one hat in 2015.

Recently awarded NSW’s Best Exhibition in the Australian Event Awards, Taste of Sydney is absolutely un-missable for food and wine enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys dining out in Sydney’s hottest spots for culinary delights.

What do you like best about the Taste of Sydney festival?