Right now, we are jonesing for Thai food but the thing is no other Thai food will do but Sailor's Thai. This restaurant is located off George Street, near Circular Quay and was recommended to us by the guide book we bought for our trip to Sydney--Access Sydney from HarperCollins, which was excellent.
There are two dining areas--a more formal area and the canteen, where a long communal table can seat 50. What you're looking at in the picture above is a mix of crispy Siamese watercress salad with chicken and chile-lime dresssing, steamed vegetables, rice and Thai beef in a peanut curry sauce. Scrumpdillyumptious! Which is what we say when we really love something.
The atmosphere is fun--communal tables are great for meeting people--and the place is clean with a killer view of the harbour. Another good thing about this restaurant is the wine. Glasses were at reasonable prices, starting at $7 a glass compared to other places in town which were $12 or more.
We loved this place so much that after leaving Sydney for three days, we returned for one final night before heading back to the States. Guess where we chose to eat our last meal? Sailor's Thai.
Insider's Tip: If you can, try to snag one of the two tables on the balcony. They seat four a piece and look directly out at the water. That is, unless a cruise ship is docked.