The ladies lunch is a time honoured bonding experience requiring three critical factors: exceptional nosh, flowing cocktails and scintillating conversation. We’ve rounded up the eight Sydney addresses that nail all three

When you think of the term 'ladies who lunch' it invariably conjures up images of a powerful clique of well-heeled, fashion-forward, perfectly coiffed dames, which to some people (haters) is a cue for eye-rolling and low range "what's their purpose?" mutterings - but let's be honest, that's the green-eyed monster of the nine-to-five set talking.  Who wouldn't want to get primped and indulge in a fabulous few hours of delicious nosh, bottomless martinis and endlessly interesting chats? No one. That's basically the plot of cult hit Sex and the City - only one of the most iconic shows of all time, proving everyone wants in on those ladies lunch good times.

Prada handbags at the ready, scroll through for the eight chicest places to stage your next ladies lunch:

Carrie-approved: the 8 best ladies lunch spots in Sydney