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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.
1Marrickville Restaurants NSW
A haven for Marrickville locals to indulge their foodie desires, pay Georgia’s Kitchen a visit, found on Illawarra Road, just a stone’s throw from Cooks River. A...
2Newtown Restaurants NSW
Diners don’t need a passport to taste the exotic flavours of the Mediterranean, they only need to visit Nefeli Greek Restaurant on King Street, Newtown. Grab fa...
3Five Dock Restaurants NSW
Cravings for Greek inspired delights can be satisfied with a visit to Gyros Fix restaurant on Queens Road. This establishment offers a light and bright space where guests c...
4Enmore Restaurants NSW
For Greek street food full of flavour, head around the corner of Enmore Road to Stix and Pita Greek eatery and join in a crowd of loyal Enmore locals already there. Rustic...
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5Petersham Restaurants NSW
To enjoy a feasting of mouth-watering Greek delights without leaving Petersham, take to Two Fat Greeks restaurant on New Canterbury Road. A friendly and fun atmosphere...
6Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Situated in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in the sought after location of Neutral Bay, resides a little taste of Greece at Aristotle’s Neutral Bay restaurant....
7Concord Restaurants NSW
Delve into a fix of Greek inspired street food at Yia Sou Souvlaki restaurant tucked into Majors Bay Road in Concord. A light and bright interior provides a trendy place for fl...
8Newtown Restaurants NSW
Make a booking for Kerasma Souvlaki Merchant restaurant to taste the succulent skewered delights of Cyprus, conveniently located along Newtown’s King Street. ...
9Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
Embrace the vibrancy of Greek culture at Georgia’s Koutouki, a lively restaurant joining the bustling shopping and dining precinct established on Norton Street, L...
10Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Showcasing a vibrant cultural heritage, Hellenic Ouzo Mezze Bar is popular with those Greek by inheritance and those with a love for mouth-watering traditio...
11Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Delivering the flavours of the Mediterranean to Potts Point with well praised results is Chef Hat awarded restaurant, The Apollo. In the same manner of that of a Greek l...
12Sydney City Restaurants NSW
13Dural Restaurants NSW
14Marrickville Restaurants NSW
15Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
16Sutherland Restaurants NSW
17Enmore Restaurants NSW
18Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
19Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
Since opening in 2003, Santorini on Oxford has delighted Darlinghurst with authentic Greek fare served amidst the laidback yet lively ambience the Mediterranea...
20Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
21Balmain Restaurants NSW
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22Hurstville Restaurants NSW
23Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
24Ramsgate Restaurants NSW
25Glebe Restaurants NSW
26Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
27Watsons Bay Restaurants NSW
Going on 15 years now, Satellite Café continues to quirk up the backstreets of Ne...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Traditional Indian, with a funky, new twist is turning Masala Theory on Crown...
Fast garnering a loyal crowd of locals, Z.I.A. Kitchen is a popular café hots...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Situated in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in the sought after locatio...
Shanghai Stories 1938 epitomises Shanghainese cuisine and sophisticat...
From the talented crew who brought Sydney the Tatler Nightclub comes 169 D...
When the feeling for a little fiesta strikes, head to Mejico Miranda in Sydn...
Restaurants Lane Cove
For stylish dining in sophisticated surrounds, try Suzie’s Restaurant on...
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradi...
Located just off the Pacific Highway in Hornsby RSL, Level One Lounge fuses clas...
Restaurants Dee Why Beach
Steak with a view is always on the menu at Wildwater Grill on the Strand at Dee ...
Urbane in style with frontage to Old Princes Highway, Frank and Blanco bursts wi...
Do yourself a favour when in Penrith and pop into Henri Marc on High Street. Wit...
Restaurants Sydney City
Escape Sydney CBD’s daily grind and find a moment of solace at Assembly Bar on K...
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