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.
1Penrith Restaurants NSW
Raise your stein glass to celebrating Octoberfest all year round at Jagerhaus, along Station Street in Penrith. Step away from Sydney’s western suburbia and into a traditiona...
2Narellan Restaurants NSW
3The Rocks Restaurants NSW
The most authentic German restaurant on the East, if you like big plates of meat, mouth-watering beer imported from Germany, live folks music on every night. Lowenbr...
4Beverly Hills Restaurants NSW
Fancy a stein or two while indulging in hearty German food? Look no further than Rhinedorf German Restaurant, bringing a taste of German cheer and be...
5Parramatta Restaurants NSW
6Chatswood Restaurants NSW
7Ultimo Restaurants NSW
8Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
9Manly Restaurants NSW
10Sydney City Restaurants NSW
11Miranda Restaurants NSW
12Sydney City Restaurants NSW
13Double Bay Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders out in Double Bay need only take to Schnitzel House on New South Head Road for a restaurant the whole family is sure to enjoy. A relaxed ambi...
14Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
15Newtown Restaurants NSW
16Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up t...
Specialising in gluten and lactose free delights, Café Free is a popular Mosman p...
Restaurants Dee Why
Passionate about coffee and creating tasty café fare, 21 Grams Espress...
A short ferry ride from Circular Quay will get you to Presso La Baia, a cont...
Restaurants Potts Point
A hidden gem in Sydney’s Potts Point, Dumplings & Beer has fas...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pep...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Residing along the shaded green strip of Sydney’s Campbell Street, is the trendy ea...
Sneak away from the crowds frolicking on Bondi Beach and duck in to T...
Spreading the vibrancy of Vietnamese cuisine to outer-Sydney suburb, Water...
Restaurants Lane Cove
For stylish dining in sophisticated surrounds, try Suzie’s Restaurant on Longuev...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Since opening in 2000, Sydney’s Waterfront Grill restaurant and steakhouse has r...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Individually customised coffee just became a reality for Sydney dwellers at Have...
A local hotspot for families and groups of friends to share a meal, Firehouse Gr...
Restaurants Sydney City
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s business district, Momo Brasserie offers an exc...
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