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Take a stroll through Merrylands to discover locally loved eatery, Burnett Stree...
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.
1Merrylands Restaurants NSW
Take a stroll through Merrylands to discover locally loved eatery, Burnett Street Burgers (BSB). A trendy interior awaits with a monotone colour palette, ...
2North Sydney Restaurants NSW
North Sydney locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet comfort food, call into Burgers by Josh (BBJ Express) in Greenwood Plaza on Blue Street....
3Bexley North Restaurants NSW
Conveniently located across the road from Bexley North Station, is classic charcoal chicken shop The Hungry Bird. Travellers fitting in a sumptuous feast before th...
4Rosebery Restaurants NSW
Belfield on Botany in Rosebery is the imaginative burger bar born from the nostalgia four friends had for their childhood years growing up in Belfield. Groups of fr...
5Sylvania Restaurants NSW
An enduring favourite among Sydneysiders since 1957, Paul's Famous Hamburgers continues to draw punters in. The popular Sylvannia ‘hole in the wall’ establish...
6Camden Restaurants NSW
Quash hunger with a visit to Burger Frank, a hotspot for burgers that make the mouth water in Camden Village Court. Welcoming and warm, inside is a charming mix of rustic t...
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7Annandale Restaurants NSW
With humble beginnings as a pop-up stall around Sydney CBD, Burgers by Josh now draws loyal crowds to a permanent home inside the Annandale Hotel on Parramatta Road. ...
8Bondi Restaurants NSW
For quality free range and succulent rotisserie chicken in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, visit Chicken and Grill Bondi eatery on Bondi Road. Offering restaurant quali...
9Earlwood Restaurants NSW
10Sandringham Restaurants NSW
11Maroubra Restaurants NSW
12Fairfield Restaurants NSW
13Watsons Bay Restaurants NSW
14Newtown Restaurants NSW
15Sydney City Restaurants NSW
For a quick bite that doesn’t skimp on satisfaction, take to Crisp CBD, a burger bar in the heart of Sydney City. Constantly abuzz with corporates and casuals looking to ...
16Wetherill Park Restaurants NSW
17Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
18Revesby Restaurants NSW
19Chippendale Restaurants NSW
20Manly Restaurants NSW
21Matraville Restaurants NSW
22Miranda Restaurants NSW
23Glebe Restaurants NSW
24Gymea Restaurants NSW
25Northbridge Restaurants NSW
26Rosebery Restaurants NSW
27Bankstown Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Sydney City
One need not leave the city centre when searching for sumptuous Thai cuisine,...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Sydney’s food hub in Darling Quarter is home to Darlin...
When only the best will do, head to Cucinetta perched on top of Woolwich Road, ov...
Meet friends for a cheeky handmade pastry and a morning caffeine hit at Crav...
Specialty micro coffee roaster, Roseberry Street Café is a favourite ...
Restaurants Harris Park
Walk into The Olive Greek Restaurant & Bar in Harris Park ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine in Surry Hills at Maya Da Dhaba. With patter...
Located in Wareemba, encircled by the winding intricacies of the Parram...
When looking for traditional Indian in Cronulla, take a stroll down...
Find foodie haven, Luddenham Village Café tucked behind the Caltex on The Northe...
Adopting a popular 1860s cocktail name, Milano Torino is a Northern Italian insp...
Bringing family and friends together at local hotspot, Voro Restaurant and Pizze...
Heady aromas and the hiss and sizzle of tender meat as it cooks is what draws th...
Restaurants Bella Vista
In the heart of Bella Vista’s business district, XI Eleven bar and grill draws a...
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