Baby it's cold outside and the best way to warm up is with a heart-warming plate of piping hot comfort food

Whether your taste buds are directed to sweet, goey dessert only or comforting, rich tomato-flavoured Continential cuisine or spiced up Eastern eats, the best way to get some warmth back into the body in the chill winter months is with a piping hot plate of your favourite food. And what elevates that equation even more is if there's no cooking or washing up required and there's a high probability of a cheeky glass or bottle of robust red served alongside your dish.

Here, we present 10 of the greatest heart-warmer dishes on Sydney restaurant tables this winter:

10 warming winter dishes spicing Sydney restaurants up