The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
Sydney is home to many of Australia’s best restaurants. From pocket cafes to internationally renowned Chefs, Sydney Restaurants are as diverse as they are numerous. Long gone are the days when Sydney gastronomic reputation was all but favourable. Today Sydney’s Restaurants stand proud, attracting a plethora of connoisseurs from around the world in search of the ultimate in culinary inspiration and indulgence; and Sydney does not disappoint!
Numerous award winning restaurants are scattered throughout Sydney and surrounding suburbs providing for a veritable gastronomic paradise. Australian Good Food and Travel Guides Chef Hat’s have been awarded to discerning Chefs around Australia since 1982 (see Our History). These awards are the result of careful deliberation. Inspectors appointed by AGFG dine anonymously. Their reviews and the opinions of the dining public, who generously send in their comments throughout the year, determine these results.You will find a concentration of Sydney’s Awarding Winning Restaurants in and around the City, in the Rocks area, throughout Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and along the Northern Beaches. There are numerous other restaurants that have been awarded Chef Hats, dotted all over Sydney, and as you might expect they all produce exceptional cuisine!
The number of Chef Hats awarded to Sydney Restaurants each year is limited! There are numerous other outstanding Restaurants found right throughout Sydney to suite all occasions and styles; Many of these restaurants you will find featuring on the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide (AGFG) website as Feature Listings.
Australian Chefs are recognised to be among some of the words best. Today many of Australia’s young chefs are highly sort-after and can be found honing their skills in kitchens around the world. Back home, the Sydney Restaurant scene is privileged to be home to many of Australia’s best Chefs including Peter Gilmore; Mark Best; Martin Benn; Neal Perry; Matt Moran; Ben Greeno; Peter Doyle; Sean Moran; Guillaume Brahimi; Brent Savage; James Parry and many others. Numerous other talented Chefs whose names are synonymous with gastronomic creativity and excellence also call Sydney home. A number of the Sydney Chefs we have profiled are owners and partners in the Restaurants they work in.
Be inspired by some of Australia’s culinary greats with recipes and tips by Award Winning Sydney Chefs including Tetsuya Wakuda, Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore and Mark Best. Browse through our complete range of restaurant recipes and learn how to prepare dishes that have won their Sydney Restaurants culinary acclaim.
Reader Reviews are a great way to find out what other passionate diners just like you think of the Sydney Restaurants they visited. The views and the opinions of our readers are the guiding principles behind our approach. We encourage all comments! The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide invites you to indulge your inner critic and vote for your favourite Sydney Restaurants.
Sydney restaurant range from bustling harbour-side hubs to quite suburban eateries, there is not a suburb in Sydney that does not radiate its own distinctive character and culinary individuality. Some more so than others sure; but all have something special to offer.
Sydney’s CBD – a bustling metropolis of cafés, bistros and fine dining establishment of every cuisine and style; Darling Harbour – Right on the water showcasing some of the best restaurants Sydney has to offer; Haymarket – this is Sydney’s China town; Surry Hills – avant-garde, hip and unpredictable dishing up some of Sydneys finest examples of culinary genius; The Rocks – Where Sydney began with spectacular views over the harbour and historical significance, the Rocks remains one of Sydney's great dining and entertainment destinations; Woolloomooloo – exciting and vibrant dining precinct located right on the harbour.
Balmain – offering a melting pot of boutique and exotic dining options and a lively pub scene; Glebe - an inner Sydney suburb notable for its distinct village character and heritage streetscapes; Leichhardt & Habberfield – commonly referred to as Little Italy for their numerous Italian Restaurants; Newtown – with a large student and its many pubs there exists a thriving music and theater scene.
Bondi – Australia most famous beach has an abundance of restaurant to suit any occasion; Darlinghurst - a bohemian approach with a number of jewels; Paddington, Double Bay and Woollahra is home to a number of Sydney’s long time Award Winning Restaurants.
Sydney's Crows Nest – on Sydney’s North Shore is a local’s district with some hidden treasures; The Northern Beaches – including Manly, Dee Why and Palm Beach offers a agreeable concentration of quality restaurants; Neutral Bay - is another dining hub.
Cabramatta – has a distinct Vietnamese influence; Lakemba – many restaurants in the area have Middle Eastern influences; Parramatta – the western hub of Sydney’s Metropolitan are and home to numerous restaurants.
Brighton Le Sands – has a wonderful relaxed coastal feel; Cronulla – right on the beach, has a plenty of casual, cheerful dining establishments.
1Earlwood Restaurants NSW
Texan burger fans are herding in to Barlow & Co on William Street in Earlwood, for slow cooked meat served American style. This burger joint, which recently put down roots...
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders follow the smoky aroma of burgers and ribs to Burnt Ends BBQ food truck, as it rolls around the suburbs, bringing Texas-style fare to foodies. What star...
3Camden Restaurants NSW
Big American flavours and hearty servings are what Camden locals find at Split Diner, a popular hotspot on Argyle Street. Emanating the look of a classic 1950s milk bar, Spl...
4Blacktown Restaurants NSW
5Cronulla Restaurants NSW
6Penrith Restaurants NSW
7Blacktown Restaurants NSW
8Engadine Restaurants NSW
9Bella Vista Restaurants NSW
10Sydney City Restaurants NSW
11Double Bay Restaurants NSW
12Dee Why Restaurants NSW
With unsurpassed views & offering two levels & styles of alfresco dining & entertainment.
13Cronulla Restaurants NSW
14Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
15Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
16Newtown Restaurants NSW
17Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
18Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
19Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
20Collaroy Restaurants NSW
21Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
23Dulwich Hill Restaurants NSW
24Bondi Restaurants NSW
25Emu Plains Restaurants NSW
26Bonnyrigg Restaurants NSW
27Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
For food from the roof of the world, Homebush locals say Namaste at The N...
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, ...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Creative Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist is on the menu at Restaurant 1...
Auburn locals embark on an exciting journey to satisfy all kinds of hunger at Coo...
Celebrating old and new, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar on Macquar...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Upmarket neighbourhood bar Iris Black, on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills, attra...
Experience an exotic caffeine kick at The Q on Harris coffee roaster and ca...
A tantalising fusion of Middle Eastern cuisine comes together at...
Feel on top of the world dining at Cucina Locale Revolvi...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Ideally situated at the water's edge of Sydney's dazzling Darling Harbour, Blue ...
Restaurants Potts Point
Potts Point locals get down to cool beats and Italian inspired fare at House Bar...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Sydney’s food hub in Darling Quarter is home to Darling Harbour’s Latin Quarter ...
Take a leisurely drive north from Sydney along the Pacific Highway through Pymbl...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Set within the bustling shopping precinct of the Macquarie Centre in the sought ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JAN 15, 2018
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