I'm a food/travel writer based in Tucson (originally from NYC) who's new to Chowhound and, first off, I've got to say how impressed I am by the level of discussion on these boards. I tend to be wary of internet opinion sites because they're often uninformed but what I've read on this one has blown me away with its expertise.
So -- to business. I'm updating the Sydney restaurant section of a website geared to honeymooners and would love a list of the 10 top places to dine, both for views, atmosphere, and of course food -- if possible in a variety of price ranges. I didn't write the original section and only visited Sydney once a few years back, where I ate at the amazing Tetsuya and the old incarnation of Rockpool, which I thought was pretty darn good. So those two are definitely on my list (the updated Rockpool of course) plus, from the original listings, Quay and Bathers' Pavilion. But that's only four. The others in the old reviews are Bills Surry Hill, Mu Shu, Prime, and Wildfire, none of which I've read anything about on the various food/travel sites I've consulted.
Based on other posts on this board I'm thinking of adding est and Marque. I also noticed Sailor's Thai (and other low key Thai places, but assume that these honeymooners, though hip, will likely stay mostly in the prime tourist areas) and am thinking of that as a possibilty.From other sites, I read that Bentley's Restaurant and Bar has won several awards. And Iceberg's has come up on a lot of lists; ditto Guilliame at Bennelongs.
If anyone has thoughts about another six restaurants to add to my current list of Tetsuya, Quay, Rockpool and Bathers' Pavilion they would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance for your help.