Sydney was always destined to be tapas heaven. Blessed with a balmy, almost Mediterranean climate for much of the year, it’s also in the heart of Australia’s wine country. This means there’s always a steady supply of reds and whites to wash down those scrumptious Spanish tidbits. In addition to that, nearby farms and coastlines provides all the fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood needed to make fresh and zesty small plate dishes. The most potent reason for Sydney’s love for tapas, however, is that famous Aussie conviviality. Tapas is all about enjoying food and drink over lively conversation with friends – something Sydneysiders adore.