Sometimes, you’re looking for a Sydney venue with a lively outdoor area. Other times, you want to find an eating spot that’s right on the water. And on some occasions, though, admittedly, rare, you might be looking for a restaurant in the Harbour City that’s decorated either entirely or with pops of pink.
If that’s what you’re after, we’re here to help. We’ve sifted through all the Sydney restaurants to bring you some of the most rose-coloured. From an Indian restaurant with pink garlands draped across the dining room, to a café in Vaucluse with hot pink chairs that stand out against dripping greenery, these are our picks for the best pink restaurants in Sydney.
Cadenza Floral Café
Cadenza Floral Café along Pacific Highway serves Korean cuisine-inspired breakfast and brunch. The space was once a preserved flower store before it added a food and beverage offering in 2020. Florals set the tone for the interiors with a pink flower wall and pastel-hued furniture, including plush chairs in baby pink.
Mayflower, Darlinghurst and St Leonards
The exterior of Mayflower is white with green tiling, while the interior features pops of pale pink. The Darlinghurst venue was an art decor florist in the ’90s, so this past has been reflected in its current design. Here, you’ll find pink marble tables, pink chair cushions and a statement pink wall. At the St Leonards spot, the walls and tables are pink, while a sculptural art piece of blue butterflies hangs from the ceiling.
Pinky Ji, Sydney CBD
Pinky Ji prides itself on being an “inauthentic” Indian restaurant. Its décor is best described as flamboyant, with pink flower garlands strung from the ceiling, neon lighting and plush red velvet furniture. Framed photos of Bollywood stars line the walls, and hand-painted, colourful tableware litter the tables.
The Butler, Potts Point
The Butler by hospitality group Applejack, also behind RAFI, is well-known in Sydney for its unexpected city skyline views. From now until January 2024, upstairs Juanita’s Bar houses a pink and green pop-up bar called Please & Thank You. The cosy space features a mural by local artist Vynka Hallam, inspired by her personal travels and experiences.
Botanica Vaucluse, Vaucluse
Botanica Vaucluse brings the outdoors in with dripping greenery, plant-print wallpaper, and glass doors that can be opened on sunny days or balmy evenings. The restaurant’s pink suede chairs really pop against the rest of the space’s greens and creams. A handmade metal mirror hangs on one of the walls, making the dining room look even bigger.