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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.
1Parramatta Restaurants NSW
When visiting Parramatta’s George Street, make time to visit the locally loved Temasek restaurant. Take a seat in the relaxed dining space which is styled with sunny yellow ...
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Hotel Coronation is a Sydney institution frequented by locals and tourists alike, conveniently set on Park Street in the CBD. Enter to find the modern Park St Bar,...
All Day Dining at Hotel Coronation's Park St Bar!
15 Sep to 15 Dec
3Gymea Restaurants NSW
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradies Gymea on Manchester Road. Serendip focusses on contemporary Asian fusion and has prime posit...
19 Sep to 31 Oct
4Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Bringing an authentic taste of the Orient to Potts Point, Kafe X Hong Kong Kitchen on Darlinghurst Road is turning heads for all the right reasons. Located...
5Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
Look out for world renowned chef David Chang's bold and innovative flavours as his magic happens inside Momofuku Seiobo, unveiled at The Star, Sydney in 2011. Slick, d...
6Canley Vale Restaurants NSW
Putting a sizzle on the grill is the name of the game at TK Something on Canley Vale Road. This traditional Korean inspired barbeque buffet will have guests’ mouths wa...
7Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
When wandering the iconic Darling Harbour precinct and seeking a cool place to enjoy a bite to eat, head to Lok Lok Dumpling Bar in the Harbour...
8Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
It’s well worth the drive South-West from Sydney’s CBD, to arrive at Campbelltown and experience the culinary sensation that is Kyubi Modern Asian Dining...
Christmas PArties At Kyubi
1 Nov to 17 Dec
9Rhodes Restaurants NSW
Let Mama’s Wok take the hassle out of deciding tonight’s dinner and instead, offer up the delights of authentic Asian and Chinese cuisine from River Boulevard in Rhodes. Rich...
10Newtown Restaurants NSW
Luyu & Yum Yum takes the Asian Fusion experience to an exciting level in vibrant King Street. Tucked away upstairs (where the old Toolshed once was), Luyu & Yum Yum’s wo...
11Cronulla Restaurants NSW
A destination restaurant for Cronulla locals, enjoy a culinary journey across Asia dining at South East Asian Tapas on Gerrale Street. A sleek interior design o...
12Hurstville Restaurants NSW
Residing in South Sydney, is locally loved Golden Sands restaurant, bringing a little taste of China to the community of Hurstville. A contemporary fitout has been crea...
13Potts Point Restaurants NSW
A hidden gem in Sydney’s Potts Point, Dumplings & Beer has fast gained a loyal following for their bite-sized eatery on Ward Avenue. An elegant interio...
14Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
With its spectatcular vista of the city skyline, China Doll elegantly resides at Sydney's historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo. This stylishly sleek, award-winning, ...
15Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Ms.G’s modern, decidedly Asian and unlike anything you’re experience before. Enter through a door lit up with pink neon lights to fin a graffiti wall, communal table as wel...
16Chippendale Restaurants NSW
17Canley Vale Restaurants NSW
18Terrey Hills Restaurants NSW
19Liverpool Restaurants NSW
20Kingsgrove Restaurants NSW
21Bankstown Restaurants NSW
22Haymarket Restaurants NSW
23Burwood Restaurants NSW
24Wolli Creek Restaurants NSW
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27Waterloo Restaurants NSW
For an exciting and modern dining experience in Maroubra, visit E...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Recently refurbished, four ate five café remains as popular as ever with loya...
When only the best will do, head to Jensens Restaurant perched at the en...
Restaurants North Ryde
When it’s time to drop after shopping in North Ryde’s...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Cruise to 80 Devonshire Street and join in with locals at vibrant hotspot, Saltie. C...
Restaurants East Sydney
Experience big flavours with an exotic twist at PappaRoti Macquarie, si...
Restaurants Bondi Beach
It’s always smooth sailing ahead with you’re aboard The Anchor, a pirate pub sit...
Diners don’t need a passport to taste the exotic flavours of the Me...
Restaurants Sydney City
Italian by name and cosmopolitan by nature, Ragu Pasta and Wine Bar...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pe...
There’s reggae tunes and Caribbean island vibes at Newtown’s latest happening ve...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders follow the smoky aroma of burgers and ribs to Burnt Ends BBQ food t...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This inner ur...
Belfield on Botany in Rosebery is the imaginative burger bar born from the nosta...
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