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Casual dining away from the crowds

Wondering where you can escape and enjoy a private harbour side dining experience with uninterrupted views of the Sydney skyline? Look no further than Portside Sydney. Located in the Western Foyers and Colonnade that were redesigned by Opera House architect Jørn Utzon in 2006, tables at Portside Sydney look across to Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The restaurant offers an à la carte menu of casual dining designed by head chef Lauren Murdoch. There are kids' meals as well as grab-and-go options for pre-theatre goers. Indulge in beef short rib with mustard butter, graze on our warm tartlet with asparagus and ricotta, and delight in our cool raspberry jelly and nectarine desert. Or, just pop in for a coffee and treat. 

Designed by acclaimed Head Chef Lauren Murdoch

Head Chef Lauren Murdoch has over 22 years of culinary experience in the Sydney restaurant scene. She opened Felix Bar and Bistro, which was awarded a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide chef’s hat and earned a place in The Australian Magazine’s Hot 50 Restaurants list.

Her success is largely due to her close relationships with Sydney’s finest providores, ensuring she features the freshest and most interesting seasonal offerings in Portside Sydney varied and innovative menus, presented with true culinary flare.

Head Chef of Portside, Lauren Murdoch

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