From restaurants to pubs – we’ve found all of the best places eat schnitzel in Sydney!

Schnitzel. It’s a pub classic that needs no introduction. But, if you’re confused on what the humble schnitzel is, it’s a go-to pub favourite where chicken is crumbed and perfectly deep-fried.

Highlighting any menu, here in Australia you can find schnitzels famed in almost any hopsitality venue. From local watering holes to fine dining restaurants – schnitzels are the epitome of Australian cuisine.

And, although we’re not Austria, we like to think that some of schnitzelhaus’ are well worth commending. So, without further ado, read on through our list of the 10 best schnitzels in Sydney of 2023:

<strong>Austrian Club Sydney</strong>
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Austrian Club Sydney

If you’re wanting a traditional flavour and feel to your next schnitzel meal, the Austrian Club Sydney is for you. It doesn’t get more authentic (or Austrian) than this. Located in Frenchs Forest, as soon as you walk into the Austrian Club you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a gasthof. Serving traiditonal Austrian cuisine, their food, simply put, is outstanding. If a trip to Austria or Germany isn’t on the cards anytime soon, this is as close as you’ll get!

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20 Grattan Cres, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
<strong>Bill and Toni's</strong>
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Bill and Toni's

When you think of Italian cuisine, you’re most likely to think of pasta and gelato. Thankfully, this relaxed and unfussy restaurant in Darlinghurst’s heart, serves up traditional dishes and, surprisingly, one of those is schnitzel! With veal and chicken schnitzel on offer, Bill and Toni’s is all about options. For your visit, start with the Arancini Balls, stock up on the Penne Napoletana, and then finish with the traditional Chicken Parmigiana. You won’t regret it!

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72-74 Stanley St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
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With four locations around Sydney, if you’re looking for a swanky Sydney restaurant that serves up a sizzling schnitzel, Bills is for you. First opening in Darlinghurst, Bills, led by Bill Granger, has now expanded to Bondi Beach, Double Bay and Surry Hills. For anyone who has visited Bills before, they’ll admit that they do food well. And, their schnitzel is no exception. Crumed with parmesan, they serve up their schnitzel with a side of creamed corn and shredded fennel. A must try in 2023!

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<strong>Clovelly Hotel</strong>
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Clovelly Hotel

Found just a touch away from Clovelly Beach, after hours in the sun and surf, there’s no better way to replenish your tastebuds than with a monster feed. Thankfully, the Clovelly Hotel does this well. Despite the interiors being somewhat classy, this Eastern suburbs pub is as relaxed as you’ll ever be. And, of course, they specialise in serving up one of Sydney’s best schnitzels. We recommend pairing your visit with a cold beer or a chilled wine!

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381 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly, NSW 2031
<strong>The Glenmore Hotel</strong>
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The Glenmore Hotel

Also making our list of the 10 Best Pubs in Sydney, it comes to no surprise as why The Glenmore Hotel has also been listed as one of Sydney’s best pubs for a schnitzel and a schooner. Located in The Rocks, The Glenmore is famed for their sweeping 180-degree views of Sydney’s Harbour. With a globally famed rooftop bar, The Glenmore is an iconic institution that, putting simply, does schnitzel well. Deserving a visit in 2023, after one bite you’ll soon realise why it’s a favourite.

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96 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
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There’s no denying, schnitzels and pubs go hand-in-hand. And, thanks to this incredibly German restaurant, your two favourites are at their forefront. Meet Maggies – best known as a slice of Germany in the heart of Potts Point. With bright and rich kitsch decor, a lively crowd, delicious bratwurst, exposed bricks and German beer on tap, you know it’s going to be good. A definite must visit in 2023, you’ll soon realise why they’ve been listed as having the best chicken schnitzel in Sydney!

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7-8/50 Macleay St, Potts Point, NSW 2011
<strong>Munich Brauhaus</strong>
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Munich Brauhaus

For the best schnitzel in Sydney’s CBD, you must try Munich Brauhaus at least once. Housed in a heritage listed stone building in The Rocks, Munich Brauhaus is a go-to for locals and tourists alike. With authentic German food at their forefront, here you’ll find a fun and traditional setting all loaded into one. With loaded schnitzels lining their menu, we recommend pairing your visit with a stein or two. 

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33 Playfair St &, Argyle St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
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For most locals, when you think of the best schnitzel in Sydney, you always think of Una’s. Located in the heart of buzzing Darlinghurst, Una’s has been serving up both Hungarian and Austrian style meals since the 1960s. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which means whenever you’re craving a schnitzel larger than your head, you’re sorted. 

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340 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
<strong>The Unicorn Hotel</strong>
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The Unicorn Hotel

Looking for the best chicken schnitzel in Sydney? The Unicorn Hotel in Paddington is your place to be. Not only has this pub been titled as a favourite amongst locals, but it’s also home a deliciously good schnitzel. Like any traditional pub fare, The Unicorn Hotel serves up this classic meal with all of the compulsory trimmings. It’s that simple. Better yet, stick around long enough and you’ll be able to see this pub turn into a dance floor!

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106 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW 2021
<strong>30 Knots</strong>
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30 Knots

When you think of a nautical themed pub, the last thing you’d think they’d serve up well is schnitzel. But, this is exactly what 30 Knots is famed for! Don’t be deceived by the front of this venue, once you make your way upstairs you’ll be swept away by the humble yet equally buzzing environment. With an outstanding food selection, if you’re here for the schnitzel you’ll be jaw-droppingly pleased. Served with traditional sides and your choice of sauce, it’s no wonder why they’ve been titled as one of Sydney’s best schnitzels.

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30, Level 1 The Grand Hotel, Hunter St, Sydney, NSW 2000

Is a schnitzel and a schooner what you’re after? Be sure to visit these 10 Best Pubs in Sydney of 2023! Looking for an alternative schnitzel recipe to make at home? Why not try this Vegan Schnitzel with Creamy Dill Sauce and Dairy-Free Potato Salad Recipe!

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This article was first published on January 18 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on February 18 2023.