EST EST EST (70A$~) 
Address: 440 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. 
Tel.: (61)03-96825688 
Opening hours: 18:30~22:30, 12:00~14:00 (Fridays only). 
Reservations obligatory. 
Definitely the higher-class European/French restaurant in Melbourne. Great Australian wines. 
Recommended: Rabbit simmered with beans and fruit in Riesling wine. 

Address: Cockle Bat Wharf, Darling Park, Sydney.
Tel.: (61)02-92646666
very fashionable restaurant. Duck terrine and vanilla sauce, lobster with asparaguses and salted algae, duck breast and foie gras, spiced peppered chocolate tart with lemon sable. Good wine list.

BANC (45 US$)
Address: 53, martin Place, City, Sydney.
Tel.: (61)02-92335306
Excellent cuisine by Irish chef, Liam Tomlin: tomato goat cheese terrine, prawns and clams raviolis, lentils stuffed pigeon.
Not to miss: The most beautiful cheese tray in Sydney!

Address: 4, The Esplanade, Balmoral, Sydney. 
Tel.: (61)02-99695050 
Opening hours: 12:30~14:30, 18:30~22:30. 
Reservations obligatory. 
Opened in 1999 in a building dating back to 1921. Great sea view. 
Serge Dansereau created the new gastronomic attraction in Sydney with his clam raviolis and oxtail, grilled veal liver and crab salad, stuffed roasted pigeon in wine sauce. Orange parfait with fig coulis.
Fixed menu at 85 A$. Crayfish in Foie Fras Sauce a must in summer!.  

Address: 433, Liverpool, St. Darlinghurst, Sydney. 
Tel.: (61)02-93609631 
Opening hours: 07:30~12:00 (Monday to Friday), 12:00~16:00 (Sunday). 
Italian/Australian stule brunch cafe. Menu on blackboard. 
Healthy way to start the day! 

Address: 191, Palmer Street, east Sydney.
tel.: (51)02-93314455
Genevieve Copland offers clam lasagna, leek and ginfer, chicken liver, figs and Sauternes, veal with pine seeds and basilico, caramelized peaches with champagne sabayon.

Address: 85, Commonwealth, St. Surry Hills, Sydney. 
Tel.: (61)02-82802888 
Opening hours: 18:00~23:00 
Fashionable Western restaurant. 
Short tarty menu. 
Try the Trout and Green Papaya Salad (18 A$). 

Address: 490, Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Tel.: (61)02-9389383
Greek chef Janni Kyrilsis surprises with his cabbage lobster, pork feet sausage, quail in vine leaves, stuffed pigeon.

PIER (35 US$)
Address: 594, New South Head road, Rose bay, Sydney.
Tel.: (61)02-93276561
Greg Doyle has created the best fish restaurant in Sydney on a pier. Clam and potato millefeuille, Puy lentil seabass, anchovy and caramelized onions. Swordfish.

Address: 229, Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, Sydney. 
Tel.: (61)02-93322566 
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00, 19:00~24:00 
Reservations obligatory. 
Inside the Kirketon Hotel. Stylish, higher-class restaurant. European/French cuisine. Very popular. Reserve a long time on advance. 
Recommended: Young Chicken Roast & Corn Custard. 

TETSUYA'S (menu, 6 dishes, 60 US$)
Address: 729, Darling Street, Rozelle, Sydney
tel.: (61)02-95551017
The culinary reference in Sydney.
tea scampi, seatrout with braised leeks, red peppers, Japanese algae and capers, pork feet with truffles, wasabi veal, blue bavarois.