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.
1Croydon 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...
2Miranda 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 ...
3Bondi 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. ...
4Mt Annan Restaurants NSW
5Gymea Restaurants NSW
6Mortdale Restaurants NSW
7Hornsby Restaurants NSW
8Dee Why Restaurants NSW
9Mascot Restaurants NSW
10Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
11Sylvania Restaurants NSW
12Oran Park Restaurants NSW
13Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
14Haymarket Restaurants NSW
15Woolooware Restaurants NSW
16Seven Hills Restaurants NSW
17Avalon Restaurants NSW
18Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
19La Perouse Restaurants NSW
20Rose Bay Restaurants NSW
21Bella Vista Restaurants NSW
22Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
23Manly Restaurants NSW
24North Ryde Restaurants NSW
25Coogee Restaurants NSW
Bluesalt Restaurant is the signature restaurant of the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach Hotel.
26Revesby Restaurants NSW
27Richmond Restaurants NSW
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must do stop by is the Blue Fi...
Conveniently located near Sydney’s Rockdale Train Station, along Tra...
Loved for almost two decades, Blackrose bar and café remains as popular a choice ...
Nestled in the lively shopping mall precinct, The District, Marciano’s...
Restaurants Milsons Point
Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point e...
After a round of lawn bowls with friends at Camden Sports Club, head inside to clu...
Alegrias Spanish Tapas delights Balmain diners with authentic Medite...
Smart food in a relaxed setting awaits guests at Sneaky Possum on Abercrombie...
Find exotic dining with flamboyant South American flavours in the heart o...
Bringing a wave of authentic flavours to Meadowbank, Anema e Core delights with ...
Serving up vegan fare and coffee to Petersham locals, Maker on Parramatta Road c...
Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Military Road...
When strolling through Westfield shopping centre in Hurstville and hunger pangs ...
Restaurants Walsh Bay
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity is Lav...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JUL 15, 2017
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