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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 21 January 2024

Savour the Outdoors at Our Favourite Alfresco Dining Venues in Sydney

A city that effortlessly balances coastal beauty with urban sophistication, showcases outdoor venues Sydney wide, like no other. Picture yourself dining by the iconic Sydney Opera House, with the soothing sound of waves as your backdrop. The city to be where chic rooftop terraces provide panoramic views of the harbour and the city's ever-bustling streets. Sydney's al fresco dining captures the essence of coastal chic and urban elegance in a delectable fusion.

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1. The Terrace, Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant

Darling Harbour

Overlooking the bustling Darling Square precinct, The Terrace in Pumphouse Sydney offers a garden oasis in the heart of the city, making it the ideal outdoor venue for al fresco dining enthusiasts. The sophisticated new space boasts an industrial design with high-end finishes, from the statement lamp shades over the bar. The Terrace presents seasonally-inspired dishes, perfectly complemented by bespoke drink pairings. This outdoor venue caters to up to 40 people seated or 40 people cocktail-style.

2. Watersedge Ground Floor Terrace, Watersedge at Campbell's Stores

The Rocks

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Campbell's Stores, located in The Rocks. This 18th-century Victorian Georgian building boasts breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The industrial-chic ambience is perfectly complemented by exposed brick walls, timber floors, vaulted ceilings, and wooden beams. Savour delectable canapés and champagne before moving on to the exquisite main courses. With the Watersedge Ground Floor Terrace accommodating up to 500 guests, you'll revel in the outdoor venue while taking in the stunning scenery. As the sun sets, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge light up and create an unforgettable backdrop for your dining pleasure.

3. The Garden, The Grounds of Alexandria


If you're searching for an outdoor dining experience that will leave you in awe, The Grounds of Alexandria is a must-see to enjoy a beautiful al fresco dining experience. The Garden is an amazing setting for any event, with three unique spaces - The Gazebo, The Arbour, and The Patio - each offering a distinct ambience created by nature itself. Plus, there's an outdoor bar that's perfect for any weather! We've taken care of every detail, from top-quality audio equipment and plenty of natural light to stunning chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, plants in every corner, and even string lights to add a touch of magic. The hidden outdoor venue gem is waiting to be discovered.

4. The Terrace, Mercure Sydney


Are you in search of an outstanding outdoor venue to host your special occasion? Look no further than The Terrace! Located in the heart of Sydney's vibrant CBD, The Terrace provides breathtaking panoramic views of the cityscape. Its unique al fresco atmosphere, complemented by a wood-fired pizza oven, creates a contemporary and welcoming ambience. Our adaptable space can accommodate up to 50 guests and is ideal for both intimate celebrations and corporate events. We take pride in customising every event to your specific requirements, ensuring an unforgettable experience. With its minimalistic brown and white colour palette, The Terrace exudes elegance and refinement against the iconic Sydney skyline.

5. The Courtyard, Three Blue Ducks Rosebery


Experience the ultimate combination of urban-chic ambience and al fresco dining at Three Blue Ducks in Rosebery, a vibrant and trendy area in the heart of Sydney. The Courtyard, surrounded by stunning olive trees, grapevines, and a spit-roast BBQ, is the highlight of this eatery. This garden oasis can host up to 50 guests, making it the perfect outdoor venue for any occasion, whether you prefer a lively stand-up gathering or a more relaxed sit-down affair. With its lush greenery and sparkling lights, the Courtyard creates a magical atmosphere for garden cocktail parties, sunny brunches, or larger events.

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Enjoy the fresh breeze at Sydney's best alfresco dining spots. From rooftop views, lush dining and colourful cocktail bars, we've got the perfect alfresco dining venues in Sydney to keep the party rolling.

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