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.
1Zetland Restaurants NSW
Discover a taste of authentic oriental cuisine in Zetland at East Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, a cultural hot spot in Sydney’s diverse dining scene. A warm fireplace, a bol...
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19 Sep to 25 Dec
2Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Whether on a quiet solo dinner mission for one after a long day, or looking for a place to dine in large groups with ease, Mama’s Wok Yum Cha in Campbelltown is...
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14 Nov to 22 Dec
3North Ryde Restaurants NSW
When it’s time to drop after shopping in North Ryde’s Macquarie Centre, shoppers make their way to the brightly lit sign of Lok Lok Dumpling Ba...
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29 Mar 16 to 31 Dec 17
4Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
Leichhardt locals looking for dumpling delights head to Fantong on Norton Street. New kid on the Italian block, Fantong welcomes diners through the door into a sleek interio...
5Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Jump off the train at Central Station and make a beeline for The Bun Gallery to get a fix of authentic handmade Chinese buns and dumplings on Quay Street. Intimate ...
6Sydney City Restaurants NSW
7Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Neil Perry is the founder of Spice Temple located in the sub basement of the Art Deco Mutual Building. Tall, dark and mysterious…sound familiar? Probably not, b...
8Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Its narrow Surry Hills street front position is the perfect setting for Kylie Kwong’s Restaurant, Billy Kwong. With a focus on simplicity diners can expect a casual & p...
9Haymarket Restaurants NSW
You might want to dine with a group when you visit East Ocean restaurant; this means you can taste & enjoy more modern Cantonese & Chinese dishes off the extens...
10St Leonards Restaurants NSW
11Chatswood Restaurants NSW
12Hoxton Park Restaurants NSW
13Canley Vale Restaurants NSW
14Bargo Restaurants NSW
15Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Why not try the Satay Chicken with freshly made Satay sauce with your choice of steamed or fried rice
16Chatswood Restaurants NSW
Shanghai Stories 1938 epitomises Shanghainese cuisine and sophistication in Chatswood’s The Concourse precinct. Conveniently located on Victoria Avenue, the res...
17Collaroy Restaurants NSW
18Eastwood Restaurants NSW
19Berowra Restaurants NSW
20Blakehurst Restaurants NSW
21Chatswood Restaurants NSW
22Wilton Restaurants NSW
23Greenacre Restaurants NSW
24Warriewood Restaurants NSW
25Hurstville Restaurants NSW
26Cabramatta Restaurants NSW
27Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
You might want to dine with a group when you visit East Ocean restaur...
Type 319 Forest Road, Bexley North into your GPS and take a culinary...
Lovingly restored, be sure to visit the iconic Cauliflower Hotel, establi...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Sydneysiders escape inner city hustle at heritage listed Bar Cleveland on Cle...
Head to neighbourhood hangout, Sunrise Café perched on Narrabeen Park Parade f...
Glebe locals catch up with friends for an aromatic coffee and café fare...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This...
Restaurants Sydney City
Hotel Coronation is a Sydney institution frequented by locals and tourists...
Restaurants Sydney City
Providing ravenous Sydneysiders with a raw and back-to-nature di...
An enduring favourite among Sydneysiders since 1957, Paul's Famous Hamburgers co...
Set in perfectly manicured grounds, Boronia House on Military Road in Mosman is ...
For a caffeine hit in a lively neighbourhood café, find The Refinery Espresso tu...
Work up an appetite with a friendly match at Marrickville Tennis Club before hea...
Restaurants Crows Nest
A new hot spot in Crows Nest, Indigo North Restaurant Cocktail Bar on Willoughby...
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