We're spoilt for choice these days as Sydney’s restaurant list has a rather impressive repertoire. With so many amazing food, beverages and beautifully decked out premises to choose from, choosing a place to dine has never induced so much decision fatigue! So we have decided to make it easy for you with a list of Sydney’s top restaurants that focus on what they are giving rather than how much they are making.
Sydney’s first ‘Profit For Purpose’ restaurant is not only a beautiful venue to eat at but they also give 100% of their profits to charity! Once the bills are paid the rest of the takings go directly to charity’s both locally and globally selected by Gratia staff but also by us, the consumer! Simply put the bouncy balls in the jar of the charity that means the most to you and they will donate the money there. They also have a wonderfully curated menu to celebrate the diverse multiculturalism that our country has on offer to encourage a spirit of community, collaboration & compassion.
370 Bourke St, Surry Hills- Gratia.org.au
This little gem in the center of Sydney boasts a seasonal menu consisting of Mediterranean inspired dishes. Head chef Charlotte Gonzales-Poncet brings together French heritage and training together with the best seasonal Australian produce creating tantalizing meals in a relaxed and welcoming space. Song kitchens sommelier and wine consultant Sophie Otton has curated a wine list to accompany the produce with a focus on boutique artisanal producers, NSW labels, alternative grape varieties and female winemakers.
The most important feature about this amazing restaurant is that when you dine at Song Kitchen you are helping make a difference due to their profits funding projects run by the YWCA NSW. These initiatives help support victims of domestic violence.
5/11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, NSW, 2000 - http://www.songkitchen.com.au/
The Commons is not only set in a beautiful rustic former farm house in Darlinghurst with its sandstone walls, original features (convict markings still visible), cocktail bar in the basement that has live jazz and blues bands playing amazing tunes but it also a restaurant which proudly supports Sydney local producers and farmers.
All produce is sourced ethically and seasonally with all meat coming from trusted suppliers who are committed to good animal treatment, well researched where the seafood is from as well as utilizing the fresh produce from around Sydney, and support local artisan food makers.
Complementing the Chef’s cuisine that is a combination of local dishes with European traditions, particularly the Italian Regions, is a wine list focuses on quality small production vineyards of the Australian regions and a few cellar picks from Italy.
32 Burton St. Darlinghurst - http://www.thecommons.com.au/
Formerly known as Single Origin Roasters, Single O is not just a café in Surry Hills but it's also a roast works where they roast their own beans. They are constantly roasting, sourcing, sampling, calibrating and tweaking their bean blends.
Aside from a providing you with a great cuppa they source ethically and environmentally friendly beans, product and produce. Not only that but their roast works runs on solar power so when you get a coffe from them you know you are having as little impact on the environment as possible.
60-64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 singleo.com.au
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