Which closed down restaurant in Sydney do you miss most?


We’ve all seen some of the greatest Sydney dining venues disappear into the night over time. Whether it’s city or suburbs, which Sydney fine dining venue or casual eating place do you miss?


  1. Manor House, Balmain in the 80’s. Met outside when I drove up and attendant parked my car. Escorted by Hosts to bar for pre-dinner drink, then led to our table where the book of matches (even) had my name embossed in gold leaf. My menu had prices, my lady’s did not. Oh, and the food was glorious.

  2. I’m SO with you Chris, the Metro cafe was our weekly or often more haunt throughout the 80s and 90s…then it disappeared! So sadly missed and huge hole in dining out repertoire. Does anyone know of it’s fate?

  3. Omnivore in Balmain, I think it closed in the last years of the 20th century, great dining options at any time of the day, i really miss their great breakfasts.

  4. Yooki in West Ryde had the freshest soft shell crab dish for … $6, amazing service, smiling and wonderful…sob sob

  5. District Dining. It was so consistently delicious. Now it’s a Mexican restaurant called – wait for it – Mexico. :/

  6. All the eat-in Pizza Hut restaurants which have closed down throughout the years. I think only one or two still operate. I loved pizza hut during my youth and I still do now!

  7. Batutta’s on Oxford St. Had great food, great atmosphere and awesome staff. Used to have brunch there with my partner every weekend. Sadly missed.

  8. The Casa Mexicana in Bondi Junction. Great food – I’ve never had a chili con queso to match the their recipe anywhere else.