InterContinental Sydney’s Chief Concierge Clefs d’Or Mark Anderson recommends his favourite places to dine, host, stay and explore in Sydney.
Cafe Opera at InterContinental Sydney
Brimming with gourmet produce, Cafe Opera’s buffet is most famous for its indulgent, fresh seafood sourced locally each day from Sydney Fish Markets. Perfect for an informal and leisurely lunch or dinner, this is one of the unique Sydney spots where you’re encouraged to gaze, graze and repeat. You’ll have to leave room for the dessert bar, dressed head-to-toe in cakes, slices, and other pastries.
The Treasury Room
With a rich heritage dating back to 1851, this iconic space exudes unparalleled grandeur with its historic sandstone private staircase entrance, dramatic marble foyer and golden arches. A stunning choice for delegate meetings and large celebrations, the Treasury Room can host up to 120 seated or 200 for a cocktail function. For an event that will make a lasting impression, this incredible room is one of Sydney’s most desirable venues.
Perfectly nestled in Sydney’s thriving CBD, InterContinental Sydney is the ultimate home-away-from-home for executive travellers. Set within the heritage-listed 19th century Treasury Building, the hotel takes luxury to new heights. With an award-winning Club InterContinental executive lounge on the 31st floor, onsite parking, and expansive suites overlooking the harbour, it offers the ideal blend of business and leisure.
The Sydney dining scene is constantly changing and evolving – particularly as the shift away from formal fine dining continues. Despite the change, one restaurant is consistently at the top of my list for every foodie who comes past my desk: Quay. With inspired dishes such as Maremma duck, radicchio, black garlic & aged mirin, Fink Group and Chef Peter Gilmore continue to provide an amazing culinary experience at Quay as they have for many years.
Sydney Harbour by Boat
Boasting approximately 300km of bays and inlets, the magic of Sydney is often best experienced from the water. For an extravagant day on the harbour entertaining clients or business partners, charter your own private superyacht and visit the city’s hidden gems, such as Milk Beach or Store Beach. If you’re after a truly authentic Sydney experience, nothing beats taking a ferry from Circular Quay past North Head to Manly.