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.
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, ...
2Bexley 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...
3Rosebery 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...
4North 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....
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...
6Bondi 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...
7Camden 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...
8Annandale 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. ...
9Sandringham Restaurants NSW
10Earlwood Restaurants NSW
11Maroubra Restaurants NSW
12Wetherill Park Restaurants NSW
13Revesby Restaurants NSW
14Watsons Bay 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 ...
16Fairfield Restaurants NSW
17Chippendale Restaurants NSW
18Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
19Glebe Restaurants NSW
20Newtown Restaurants NSW
21Mascot Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
23Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
24Winston Hills Restaurants NSW
25Bondi Restaurants NSW
26Newtown Restaurants NSW
27Merrylands Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Lane Cove
For stylish dining in sophisticated surrounds, try Suzie’s Restaurant on...
Restaurants Rouse Hill
Enjoy modern Australian cuisine in the Sydney’s Hills district at Pand...
Restaurants North Sydney
North Sydney locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet ...
When looking for soul warming food in the heart of Burwood, head to Base & Bowl...
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown distr...
Even if you have no reason to visit Sydney’s inner west, it’s well wort...
Do yourself a favour when in Penrith and pop into Henri Marc on High Street. Wit...
Spot the Big Red Café on Station Street as you jump off the train at Engadine ...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Tucked away along Yeo Street in Sydney’s Neutral Bay, is a modern restaurant with ...
When in Sydney’s Eastern suburb of Randwick, be sure to head along Perouse Road ...
A casual stroll off famous Bondi Beach and along Campbell Parade will have you a...
Windsor locals are abuzz about Bazz’s Whine Bar on George Street. A hidden gem i...
Restaurants Milsons Point
Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point eff...
Relax in the tranquillity of Clareville Kiosk, an award-winning Avalon restauran...
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