Dining review

Three of the best izakaya eateries

Japanese food is at its informal best at these three izakaya restaurants that we put to the test

love.fish brings flavour of sea to Barangaroo

Renowned for its ‘green heart’ philosophy, the acclaimed seafood restaurant brings its passion for simply prepared, local, seasonal and sustainable seafood dining to Sydney’s hottest dining hub

Soleil at The Mulia, Bali

Soleil, the poolside restaurant housed within The Mulia in Nusa Dua, Bali offers Mediterranean cooking at its rustic best

The Wilmot at Primus Hotel, Sydney

Located inside the beautifully restored Primus Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, The Wilmot proves to be one of the best and most underrated foodie gems in the city

Yamagen Japanese Restaurant, Gold Coast

Experience the hustle and bustle of innovative izakaya dining with kushiyaki, market fresh sushi and sashimi and cutting-edge cocktails

Sokyo at The Darling, Sydney

The flavoursome dishes keep our taste buds in delirium, with the Sommelier giving excellent advice on the sake

Silvester's at Sydney Harbour Marriott

A welcome addition to the continually evolving Circular Quay precinct, Silvester’s proves it is so much more than your standard hotel restaurant

Fleurs Place, Moeraki, Otago New Zealand

Local and available ingredients set the course of the menu, while Fleur Sullivan’s cooking and passion defines the tastes you will savour

Nour, Sydney

With a contemporary spin on one of the world’s most time-honoured cuisines, Nour is a stand-out on the Sydney dining scene

Antoine’s, New Orleans, USA

Longevity is hard to accomplish in a high-end restaurant, but Antoine’s in New Orleans has nailed it