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.
1Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
Established on Norton Street since 2007, Braza Churrascaria in Leichhardt provides a traditional Brazilian barbecue experience, both a meat lover’s p...
2Miranda Restaurants NSW
Heady aromas and the hiss and sizzle of tender meat as it cooks is what draws the locals of Miranda to Braza Churrascaria on the rooftop of the Westfield C...
3Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Sydney’s food hub in Darling Quarter is home to Darling Harbour’s Latin Quarter – Braza Churrascaria. Relaxed in ambiance and rustically st...
4Manly Restaurants NSW
When looking for a bite after the sun has gone down on a day at Manly beach, head opposite to Braza Churrascaria on North Steyne to experience traditional Braz...
5Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
6Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
7Camden Restaurants NSW
8Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
9Parramatta Restaurants NSW
10Dee Why Restaurants NSW
11Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
Booking essential Fri & Sat.
12Bondi Restaurants NSW
Cafe Brazil is located in Bondi.
13Coogee Restaurants NSW
14Chippendale Restaurants NSW
15Cremorne Restaurants NSW
16Bankstown Restaurants NSW
17Bondi Restaurants NSW
18Gladesville Restaurants NSW
19Sydney City Restaurants NSW
20Greenacre Restaurants NSW
21Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
22Waverley Restaurants NSW
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Discover a taste of authentic oriental cuisine in Zetland at East Phoenix Chin...
Raise your stein glass to celebrating Octoberfest all year round at Jagerhaus, al...
A destination restaurant for Cronulla locals, enjoy a culinary journ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Showcasing a vibrant cultural heritage, Hellenic Ouzo Mezze Bar is ...
Loved by Brookvale locals, Industrial Espresso on Old Pittwater Road ho...
Spoil friends and family with long and leisurely dining ...
Restaurants Sydney City
Overlooking Market Street from level eight of the Swissotel Sydney, JPB is an urban oas...
Restaurants Rouse Hill
Enjoy modern Australian cuisine in the Sydney’s Hills district at Pand...
When strolling through Westfield shopping centre in Hurstville and hunger pangs ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
For craft beer and quirky pub fare, Surry Hills locals drop into Dove & Olive on...
Restaurants Circular Quay
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s...
Restaurants Moore Park
Bringing the flavours of the Spanish Canary Islands to Sydney, Mojo Picon is all...
Treat yourself and friends to a delectable brunching experience at The Little Ta...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JUL 24, 2017
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