Sydney Food Tour with a Local Guide: Private & Personalized

Sydney, Australia
A Feast for Foodies in Sydney
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Wine and dine your way through Sydney's Paddington neighborhood on this food-focused, half-day private tour. Stroll through scores of sidewalk cafes representing cuisines from around the world, stopping to taste several different dishes at three restaurants paired with Australian wines. This tour allows you to truly integrate into the local culture of a vibrant Sydney neighborhood and learn about its history through guided commentary.
  • Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour
  • Tasting of dishes from three or more restaurants
  • Learn about Sydney's Paddington neighborhood on a walking tour
  • Three Australian wine pairings

What's Included

  • 6-8 tastings of local delights from 2-3 eateries
  • Private and personalized walking tour with a passionate local
  • 3 hour walking tour, exploring highlights and hidden gems
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Transportation (primarily a walking experience; however, public transport may be used)
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sydney Town Hall
    483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    In front of Sydney Town Hall After booking, you can adjust your meeting point with the help of our Experience Planners.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

Tramsheds (Pass By)

Chinatown (Pass By)

Macleay on Manning (Pass By)

Finger Wharf (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


6 reviews
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Wish We Could Get a Refund!
Kara_S, Mar 2024
The one positive was the guide’s flexibility with respect to time. We have done other Food Tours in other cities, this was by far the worst. Definitely not worth the money we spent. The guide was not very knowledgeable, we only visited 3 places and the last place was not included in the price, so really it was 2 places .
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi Kara, I understand your disappointment and we apologize for the tour's shortcomings and take your feedback seriously about the host's knowledge/value. However, the ship's delay of 1.5 hours affected the tour's itinerary, despite the host's willingness to wait for you. We're dedicated to improving our services to handle such situations better in the future and have reached out to you directly. We hope for the chance to create a more memorable experience for you next time. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Had a meal with a local.
Steve_Z, Mar 2024
We met our guide and he took us to a location and ate a meal with us. He did not have much information on the area. He was rude to the staff at the first place we ate and the only benefit to having him with us was using the public transportation (swipe on/off).
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi Steve, We apologize for the shortcomings during the tour and take your feedback seriously about the guide's lack of information, behavior towards the staff, and limited benefits. Unfortunately, the delay of the ship by 1.5 hours impacted the tour itinerary, despite the host's willingness to wait and accommodate your delay. We are committed to improving our services to better handle such situations and we hope to have the opportunity to create a more memorable experience for you next time. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Wish I could get my money back
MONTE_R, Feb 2024
Only postive I can say is that the guide accommodated the group of us that were delayed because of our cruise ship being unable to dock on time. The tour was not anything like a food tour I have been on before. The first stop we went, the guide ordered some foods to share but gave us absolutely no information about the food, or what the significance was. He just chatted about other completely irrelevant topics. The second stop was across the street. he told us to order whatever we wanted off the menu. I asked if he recommended anything and he said hes had the burger there. And the proceeded to google information about something i was wondering about on the menu. No knowledge of any food! The food was fine, but i could have just gone somewhere and ordered my lunch and spent $25 instead of $173! It was a horrible experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Monte, Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. While, I'm glad to hear that the host accommodated the group despite the 1,5 hours delay caused by the cruise ship, it's disappointing to learn that the food tour didn't meet your expectations and lacked the informative aspect you were hoping for. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we're genuinely dedicated to enhancing our services based on it. We've reached out to your travel agent directly, and we'd love the opportunity to create a memorable experience that exceeds your expectations next time. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Huge disappointment!
Bryan_H, Feb 2024
This tour is so overpriced and was a huge disappointment! $345 for 2 people and we had to pay for our own drinks and all transportation in addition to the $345. We literally went to two places, got very little information on history of Sydney. I was looking for a walking tour, full of history, landmarks and food that was part of the culture of Sydney. Would not recommend this particular activity!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Bryan, I understand how the confusion regarding inclusions could have caused frustration, especially with a host who didn't meet your expectations. Our "What’s Included" section clearly states that transportation and additional food and drinks are not provided. At the same time, we understand your perspectives and we've contacted your travel agent to find a fair solution. Our team actively enhances our communication to prevent such misunderstandings in the future based on your feedback and we'd love to change your perspective by matching you with the perfect local host on your next adventure. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Don’t do this food tour.
Geoff_M, Feb 2024
This was not your typical food tour. We ordered off the menu in one restaurant and had an appetizer at another. Very little explanation of the food or historical information about the city. Very disappointed for the cost. Would not recommend at all. The guide was nice and accommodating in the fact our ship was late docking.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Geoff, We understand how frustrating it must have been to encounter disruptions, especially with the tour starting 1,5 hours later than planned. This delay unfortunately affected the flow of the tour, leading to some pre-planned locations being closed and the intended theme not being fully explored. Rest assured, we are actively working on improving our procedures to better handle such situations in the future. We hope for the opportunity to make it up to you and provide you with a more seamless and enjoyable experience next time. Warm regards, Ruslan and the City Unscripted Team.
Could've Been Better
Paul_H, May 2019
The tour guide was new and didn't talk much about the areas we visited. He also seemed to be quite interested in instigating conflicts with people on the bus or inside the restaurant, which seemed odd for a tour guide. The restaurants that we visited were good, although the portion sizes could've been smaller at each restaurant; we ended up wasting so much food. Overall, the tour was okay but could've been much better.

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