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.
1Engadine Restaurants NSW
Satisfy cravings for American ribs and burgers at Cannonballs Grill on Old Princes Highway at Engadine. With a classic diner vibe, this restaurant is sure to be a hi...
Kids Eat Free
4 Oct to 21 Nov
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...
Come by for some Pie.
8 Nov to 7 Dec
4Paddington Restaurants NSW
Perched along trendy Oxford Street of Sydney’s Paddington, is the burger lounge and bar with big personality, Cheekyburger. Set back from the hustle and bustle of the s...
We Now Deliver To Your Door!
8 Nov to 22 Dec
5Earlwood 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...
6Bella Vista Restaurants NSW
7Cronulla Restaurants NSW
8Blacktown Restaurants NSW
9Blacktown Restaurants NSW
10Engadine Restaurants NSW
11Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
12Bonnyrigg Restaurants NSW
13Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
14Emu Plains Restaurants NSW
15Cronulla Restaurants NSW
16Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
17Kirribilli Restaurants NSW
18Double Bay Restaurants NSW
19Sydney City Restaurants NSW
20Sydney City Restaurants NSW
21Dee Why Restaurants NSW
With unsurpassed views & offering two levels & styles of alfresco dining & entertainment.
22Newtown Restaurants NSW
23Collaroy Restaurants NSW
24Parramatta Restaurants NSW
25Sydney City Restaurants NSW
26Penrith Restaurants NSW
27Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
Restaurants North Sydney
North Sydney locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet ...
For a caffeine hit in a lively neighbourhood café, find The Refinery ...
For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A contempo...
Tantalise your tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Shikoku R...
Follow the scent of fresh dough and melting mozzarella downstairs to d...
To refuel with coffee and casual bites in Collaroy, be sure to drop into ...
Head to neighbourhood hangout, Sunrise Café perched on Narrabeen Park Parade f...
Traditional Lebanese share plates infused with modern, unique twists is th...
Follow tantalising smells as they waft from the wood fired oven at L...
Lovingly restored, be sure to visit the iconic Cauliflower Hotel, established in...
For a caffeine hit in a lively neighbourhood café, find The Refinery Espresso tu...
Peckish Artarmon locals flock to Woodpecker Coffee Co on Dickson Avenue, for aro...
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury Restaurant ...
Find inner peace at Tea Journal on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. This contempora...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
NOV 15, 2017
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