VIVID Sydney is here people, and we're pretty darn excited about it. To celebrate this light-tastic festival we've put together a list of top restaurants where you can drink, dine and enjoy the spectacle. Plan ahead and start booking some of the tastiest restaurants around!  

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Aqua Dining, Milson’s Point 

For the quintessential Sydney dining experience, with world class food, drinks and views, this is the place to indulge. 

With views that extend over the Harbour and beyond, this is the perfect spot to dine and enjoy the spectacular light displays of Vivid. They are hosting special events on the opening and closing nights of Vivid, so be sure to check it out! 

Grain Bar, CBD

Grain Bar will glow bright green during Vivid Sydney, with the return of the city's only Dom Perignon Luminous Champagne pop-up bar. During the festival, the bar will serve Dom Perignon poured from beautiful illuminated bottles, along with a special menu of gourmet snacks, perfect for pre-or-post-Vivid exploring. 

Fort Denison, CBD

In terms of harbour restaurants with a view, this spot is hard to beat. Literally set in the center of the Harbour, Fort Denison is an incredible dining experience any day of the week - but even more so during Vivid. Book one of their dinner delight specials which includes transport out to the fort.

Café del Mar, Darling Harbour

Try some wonderful Mediterranean dishes whilst sitting on one of Sydney’s best sun-decks. This year, Café del Mar is running a Vivid dinner special, which includes two courses and your choice of a glass of wine or beer. Do Vivid in style this year.

Dusty Café & Bar, Pott’s Point

Real cheap and real tasty for all those grumbling stomachs this Vivid. The food is simple and the service is brilliant. So, if it’s a quick meal you want, head to Dusty’s.

ARIA, Circular Quay

Go all out this Vivid, and spoil yourself and some friends with a dining experience at ARIA. It’s located near the very edge of the Harbour, so it’s a great place to dine if you don’t wish to stray too far from the lights.

Mejico Pitt St., CBD

Get a little taste of Mexico this June. Mejico has got a great vibe, great food and even better drinks. This venue is always abuzz and pumping with energy, it's the perfect way to kick-start your Vivid adventure. 

Ripples, Milson’s Point

With unbeatable views of the Harbour, you would be crazy to not dine here during Vivid. It’s affordable, tasty and a nice way to sit back and soak in the beautifully lit city. 

Eastbank Café Bar Pizzeria, Circular Quay

In the mood for pizza… well who isn’t? All that walking and snapping and insta-gramming can really make a person hungry, so fill those stomachs with some good quality pizza from Eastbank. We promise you won’t be stepping too far out of the action, as the restaurant lies on the Harbour. 

The Century, Pyrmont

Step into the dimly-lit restaurant, The Century, and take a break from the flashing lights of the Harbour outside. They even have private dining rooms, for those who enjoy the exclusivity. It’s the perfect spot to dine before any event, with food that will not disappoint. 

No.1 Bent Street by Mike, Sydney  

To celebrate Vivid the team at No.1 have created a unique $50 Vivid Menu for a quick and delicious meal to enjoy before you head out to enjoy the bright lights of Sydney.

No.1 Bent Street is located in the heart of the action close to The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, Botanical Gardens and Martin Place. Come and have a bite to eat and drink before taking a walk around the glittering foreshore, or drop in after and indulge. 

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