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.
1Sydney City Restaurants NSW
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been synonymous with glamour since 1966 and now incorporates a suave additional lounge bar and restaurant, Soiree. Choose to dine in style w...
Frosted High Tea
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2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Tucked away within the sophisticated setting of the Queen Victoria Building on George Street, Cicchetti QVB offers smart casual dining in the heart of Sydney City. Fi...
3Sydney City Restaurants NSW
4Sydney City Restaurants NSW
5Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
For stylish dining in sophisticated surrounds, try Suzie’s Restaurant on Longueville Road in Lane Cove. Named after the owner’s girlfriend, Suzie’s interior featur...
6Potts Point Restaurants NSW
7Whale Beach Restaurants NSW
8Newtown Restaurants NSW
9Cremorne Restaurants NSW
10Castlecrag Restaurants NSW
11The Rocks Restaurants NSW
12Dural Restaurants NSW
13Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
14Bondi Restaurants NSW
15Dee Why Beach Restaurants NSW
16Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Recommendations may include: Game Farm Quails, Pan Sobrasada, Peas and Pedro Ximinez (lunch/dinner). Bambini Pappardelle with a slow braised wi...
17Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
18The Rocks Restaurants NSW
19Roseville Restaurants NSW
Saveur restaurant is happy to welcome you! Delight your taste buds with both Traditional and Modern European a la carte or degustation menu. Dine inside next to the log fire o...
20Newtown Restaurants NSW
Recommendations may include: Tortellini filled with duck, balsamic vinegar and sage. Roast Fillet of Beef wrapped in pancetta, potato puree and garlic spinach.
21Double Bay Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Tucked into the laneway behind ivy is the intimate European-style bistro and wine bar. Ash St Cellar was name TimeOut magazines Wine Bar of the Year and Australian G...
23Concord Restaurants NSW
24Randwick Restaurants NSW
25Potts Point Restaurants NSW
26Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
27Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Moore Park
Moore Park sweet tooths can now soothe constant cravings at Bl...
For a contemporary restaurant with a cosmopolitan vibe i...
A tantalising fusion of Middle Eastern cuisine comes together at...
Restaurants North Sydney
North Sydney locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet ...
Old school coffee culture meets new at Café Ridahz on Thomas Street in Haymarke...
Restaurants Sydney City
Celebrating Spanish culture with a sip of this and a taste of that is Tapavino, sp...
To refuel with coffee and casual bites in Collaroy, be sure to drop into ...
Restaurants Bondi Beach
While strolling the sands of Bondi Beach and hunger pangs strike, locals drop...
Restaurants North Sydney
Inspired by aromatic flavours of Indian cooking and shaped by three generations of...
Restaurants Freemans Reach
When travelling north from Richmond be sure to make a pit stop to refuel at Free...
Located within a historic building in the quaint suburb of Windsor is popular lo...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Upmarket neighbourhood bar Iris Black, on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills, attra...
Restaurants Potts Point
Potts Point locals get down to cool beats and Italian inspired fare at House Bar...
Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Rokko on Forest Road in Hurstvi...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JAN 15, 2018
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