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Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Military Road...
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.
1Cremorne Restaurants NSW
Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Military Road in Cremorne is fast earning a loyal local following. Newly opened, Plage’s inviting, ...
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2Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Romancing diners with classic French charm, LoLuk Bistro on Bourke Street in Surry Hills is a destination worthy bistro. Inspired by the south of France and family rec...
22 Jun to 31 Jul
3Pymble Restaurants NSW
Take a leisurely drive north from Sydney along the Pacific Highway through Pymble and say Bonjour to a little taste of French sophistication at Brasserie L’Entreco...
4Concord Restaurants NSW
For French dining in Sydney’s inner west, explore the delights of Antoine’s Grill in Concord. Inside the intimate indoors, textured woods and dark furnishings occupy th...
5Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Curving around an outdoor garden on level five of Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is the indulgent Garden Court Restaurant. Inside, Garden Court boasts a European ...
6Menai Restaurants NSW
Take a trip to France without the need for a plane ticket at boutique French patisserie, La Boulangerie, tucked along Allison Road in Menai, the sister establishment to th...
7Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
A star of the kitchen as well as the stage, former TV chef Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) lets his talents shine at his latest Darlinghurst venture, ...
8Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and Larousse French Restaurant in Brighton Le Sands demonstrates that with a distinct cu...
9Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Used in Lyon to refer to bistros that are well-known for authenticity and conviviality, expect something of this nature from Le Bouchon French café and bistro on Willough...
10Berowra Waters Restaurants NSW
A great combination of those seeking adventure & great gastronomic experiences is found on the Berowra River at Berowra Waters Inn.
11Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Tucked behind George Street, Felix is nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Ash Street laneway. This elegant bistro offers classic French fare perfectly matched by an extensi...
12Cottage Point Restaurants NSW
13Paddington Restaurants NSW
14Abbotsford Restaurants NSW
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epicure Francaise, a charming boutique café tucked in among the shops of Great North Road. A ...
15Potts Point Restaurants NSW
16Oatley Restaurants NSW
17Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
18Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
19Haberfield Restaurants NSW
20Sylvania Heights Restaurants NSW
21Roseville Restaurants NSW
22Banksmeadow Restaurants NSW
If you wonder why people travel great distances, from all over Sydney to visit Croquembouche Patisserie, just walk in the door & you'll know. You will be a...
23Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
24Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
25Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
26Rozelle Restaurants NSW
27Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Radiating an energetic vibe to the local Cronulla vicinity, be sure to s...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Recently refurbished, four ate five café remains as popular as ever with loya...
Restaurants East Sydney
Tucked into the bustling streets of Sydney, find Umami Japanese Casual Dining drawing...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Take a sensory journey to the Middle East at the suave Zahli Restaurant, n...
Combining an Australian grill house experience with South Africa...
Restaurants Sydney City
Hotel Coronation is a Sydney institution frequented by locals and tourists...
Nestled on bustling King Street in Newtown Sydney, Salmon & Bear brings you a...
Fulfilling cravings for tantalising spices, Darbar Fine In...
Restaurants Potts Point
Whether you’re in the city for work or out with family and friends, yo...
Housed in a character-filled sandstone cottage, Barrels and Ashes on Windsor Str...
Fulfilling cravings for tantalising spices, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine on Glebe ...
Restaurants Sydney City
Situated on the edge of bustling East Circular Quay, Q Dining offers an evolving...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Warm the heart and soul at Folonomo, a trendy Bourke Street restaurant in Surry ...
For Greek street food full of flavour, head around the corner of Enmore Road to ...
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