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Hi we are planning our Big Australian Adventure and we are thinking to stay in the CBC near the Museum. What are moderately priced restaurants that are favorites for locals (not necessarily tourists!)? Also, how would we get to the Central Railway Station? Thank you!

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1. Re: Sydney restaurants

To get to Central you can either (1) catch a train from Museum underground railway station, (2) walk down College Street, Wentworth Avenue and Elizabeth Streets (or Elizabeth Street if you're on the western side of Hyde Park), or catch a bus down Elizabeth Street.

Nearby fave restaurant is Encasa (Spanish - very good tapas) at 423 Pitt Street (between Goulburn and Campbell Streets),

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2. Re: Sydney restaurants

Hi I assume you mean the Australian Museum on College st-near Hyde Park. If you walk to museum railway station its one stop around the city circle line to CENTRAL railway. As far as restaurants go there are plenty in and around east Sydney that cater for all cuisines and budgets. I wouldn't necessarily call this a touristy area so you will be eating with locals.

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3. Re: Sydney restaurants

Hunky, like hatman said plenty of resturants in that part of town, behind you in Stanley st nice italian, down the hill towards George st a load of Korean resurants, world Square, bulk eats there, one of my favs is Thai in town in Goulburn st, its a hole in the wall, great food.

The shark hotel hase a cheap eat bistro......mate so many choises.

Your sterling still go's a long way.............Scott

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4. Re: Sydney restaurants

Hello!

If you are staying near Hyde Park (the Australian Museum and St Mary's Cathedral are on the eastern side; Elizabeth Street is on the western side) then you're well placed to get to a variety of restaurant clusters pretty easily. In other good news - many of the places are not likely to be on the tourist radar.

As a previous poster noted, Stanley Street in East Sydney (directly behind the Australian Museum / Sydney Grammar School) has a good selection of places for a variety of budgets. A little further away, Surry Hills (esp along Crown Street and surrounds) has plenty of good choices and is still within walking distance. A short bus ride away are Darlinghurst (great spots along Victoria Street) and Paddington. Potts Point has some lovely places to eat and is a little further away than Darlinghurst. All the above are a cheap cab ride back to the hotel if you don't fancy walking or catching the bus back at the end of the night.

You might like to visit the following websites:

- http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/restaurants

- http://www.eatability.com.au/au/sydney/ (search for things in the region 'Sydney CBD and East Sydney')

- urbanspoon.com/c/70/New-South-Wales-restaura…

If you have a smart phone, perhaps consider whether a food guide app like the SMH Good Food Guide (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/an-app-a-day-good-food-guide-20110104-19edp.html , the Guide is produced by the publishers of one of the city's major newspapers).

Any of the above sources should lead you to some great restaurants that are appreciated by locals and are free of touristy rip-offs and the like.

Finally, as for getting to Central from the Hyde Park area, as those above have said: walk (not ideal if you have bags) or take the train from Museum Station (it's a 1-stop ride) or catch a bus down Elizabeth Street.

Enjoy!

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5. Re: Sydney restaurants

Splash out and treat yourself.

Sails at Lavendar Bay (access by Ferry for public transport), has one of the best views in Sydney and the food is fantastic.

Cost around $100 a head including drinks.

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At World Square you can lunch on dumplings at Tai Dai Fung or sushi at Makoto. If Thai's your game, there's Chat Thai right across Capitol Theatre. If you're in Darling Harbour, the ribs in Hurricane's Grill is a must. Whenever I visit a city for the first time, I usually follow uni students to their favorite haunts. They have the uncanny ability to find cheap, good food (and beer!).

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7. Re: Sydney restaurants

Killa, in Thomas st behind the Great Southern hotel, is a courtyard collection of hole in the wall asian eateries, good food, byo, and with a quirkiness,

dumplings are ok not on a Tai Dai level, but good all the same.

Hunkey Sydney has no shortage of great cheap eats, be game!!

Scott

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8. Re: Sydney restaurants

Ah, you mean the Prince Centre! The Japanese restaurant there serves good food. But I like Kura across the street better.

HunKy if you're into seafood, take the tram/light rail to the Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont. It has everything you need - oysters, lobsters, wine, fruit and ambience. If you're lucky a flock of pelicans might fly in for scraps. But it gets pretty crowded there on the weekends. Kinda touristy but worth the visit.

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9. Re: Sydney restaurants

Gtes a bit crowded there from 11.30 am even mid week as it is in the tourist bus circuit.

Paddo and darlo esp crown st have consistently good food options

even with its torust focus i often head to the fish markets, grab some fresh stuff and back into the Botanic gardens...prawns and shellfish with a view on summer or spring day...can;'t be beaten

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Guru, and a bottle of Vedello, thats my "Veranda" wine on a sunny day.

Hunky, Sydney has so many view points, David Jones food hall has multi eats there, pic a plate, buy a bottle, disposable cups, walk to any harbour vantage point and soak it up.

That view of the opera House, onto the Harbour bridge, onto Luna Park is iconic, to enjoy with good eats, something to drink, sunny day, it will burn an impression on your mind that will never leave.

To be saved for foggy days in London town...........Scott

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