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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.
1Miranda Restaurants NSW
Combining an Australian grill house experience with South African style, sees locals of Sydney’s Miranda flock to Kellys Bar & Grill, located on level three ...
2Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
Revive from lively shopping expeditions at Westfield in Bondi Junction with a hearty meal and refreshing drinks at Kellys Bar & Grill Bondi on Level 6. ...
3Croydon Park Restaurants NSW
Settle in for a flavoursome dining experience at Shisha Bar & Grill in Croydon Park. This Sydney restaurant has the crowds lining up in droves, eager to enjoy a...
4Sylvania Restaurants NSW
Fire up the crew and head over to Archie’s Flame Grille for a feed, a popular burger bar with an electric vibe pulsating along Murrumbidgee Road, Sylvania. Be su...
5Mt Annan Restaurants NSW
6Haymarket Restaurants NSW
7Gymea Restaurants NSW
8Mortdale Restaurants NSW
9Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
10Woolooware Restaurants NSW
11Avalon Restaurants NSW
12Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
13Seven Hills Restaurants NSW
14Hornsby Restaurants NSW
15Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
16Oran Park Restaurants NSW
17Coogee Restaurants NSW
Bluesalt Restaurant is the signature restaurant of the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach Hotel.
18Rooty Hill Restaurants NSW
19Dee Why Restaurants NSW
20La Perouse Restaurants NSW
21Manly Restaurants NSW
22Richmond Restaurants NSW
23Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
24Bondi Restaurants NSW
25Mascot Restaurants NSW
26Botany Restaurants NSW
27Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Relax in the tranquillity of Clareville Kiosk, an award-winning Avalon res...
Vibrant colours and flavours abound inside Randwick restaurant Mexico Lindo, a...
Restaurants Sydney City
For an all-inclusive, Thai cocktail bar experience whilst on Li...
Restaurants Dee Why
Passionate about coffee and creating tasty café fare, 21 Grams Espress...
Restaurants Mona Vale
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a plac...
Located just off the Pacific Highway in Hornsby RSL, Level ...
Spoil friends and family with long and leisurely dining ...
Experience an explosion of exotic flavours at Pho Xpress Foodhouse, a ...
Restaurants Sydney City
Providing ravenous Sydneysiders with a raw and back-to-nature di...
Texan burger fans are herding in to Barlow & Co on William Street in Earlwood, f...
When looking for somewhere to dine for the whole family in southern Sydney subur...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders looking for tacos and tequila rock into Mejico CBD on Pitt Street. ...
Luyu & Yum Yum takes the Asian Fusion experience to an exciting level in vibrant...
Restaurants Harris Park
Walk into The Olive Greek Restaurant & Bar in Harris Park with a group of your f...
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