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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.
1North Sydney Restaurants NSW
Inspired by aromatic flavours of Indian cooking and shaped by three generations of Chefs, Lavendra on Walker Street in North Sydney offers spectacular views and fare. Thi...
Take a Night Off
12 Oct to 12 Nov
2Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Staying true to the name, Spice of Life Authentic Indian Cuisine on Hyde Parade in Campbelltown offers traditional fare cooked with spice an...
3Harris Park Restaurants NSW
Bringing the theatre of Indian cuisine to Harris Park, Nautanki Restaurant on Station Street entertains the tastebuds with enthralling flavours. Named after a p...
17 Oct to 30 Nov
4Glebe Restaurants NSW
Fulfilling cravings for tantalising spices, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine on Glebe Point Road takes guests on an exotic culinary journey. Located on one of ...
Free Case Of Beer
13 Oct to 3 Nov
5Seaforth Restaurants NSW
For over a decade, Bijolias Indian restaurant in Seaforth has won a multitude of awards for serving sumptuous, Indian inspired cuisine to the locals of Sydney’s Northe...
6Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
Embark on a flavoursome journey through the regions of India at Andaz Indian on Terminus Street in Castle Hill. Diners are greeted by mosaic tiled windows and carved a...
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5 Oct to 10 Nov
7Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Eastern mysticism meets Western culture at Indu Dining on George Street in Sydney. Embracing a moody ambiance of alcove dining with mosaic tile floors, exposed brick an...
Christmas At INDU
10 Oct to 30 Nov
8Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Traditional Indian, with a funky, new twist is turning Masala Theory on Crown Street in Surry Hills into a hipster food haven. Newly open, Masala hits the spot for a ...
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4 Oct to 4 Nov
9Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
When sightseeing at picturesque Sydney Harbour, jump straight off the ferry and head to Spiced by Billus to experience modern Indian cuisine at Barangaroo. Step ins...
10Randwick Restaurants NSW
When in Sydney’s Eastern suburb of Randwick, be sure to head along Perouse Road to satisfy your hunger and taste the punchy flavours of India at Bombay Bloomers. Be we...
11Terrey Hills Restaurants NSW
For authentic Indian cuisine in Terrey Hills, take to the award-winning Urban Tadka. Enveloping diners in warm tones of red and black and submerged ambient mood lighti...
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22 Sep to 22 Oct
12Harris Park Restaurants NSW
Enjoy a taste of India along Wigram Street in Harris Park at stylish eatery, Punjabi Fusion. A creative, modern interior boasts a large marble bar highlighted with n...
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21 Sep to 26 Oct
13Rozelle Restaurants NSW
Discover the many flavours of authentic Indian cuisine in Sydney at Nithik’s Kitchen, a refreshing addition to the Rozelle dining scene. An earthy interior partners we...
22 Sep to 31 Oct
14Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine in Surry Hills at Maya Da Dhaba. With patterned wallpaper, tiered lighting and dark wood furnishings, this cosy Sydney restaurant rad...
15Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
16Harris Park Restaurants NSW
Created out of love and longing for tantalising Indian cuisine, share in mouth-watering dishes at Chatkazz restaurant, just off the Western Motorway in Harris Park. Welcom...
21 Sep to 31 Oct
17Warragamba Restaurants NSW
18Padstow Restaurants NSW
19Annangrove Restaurants NSW
20Pendle Hill Restaurants NSW
21Bella Vista Restaurants NSW
22Wahroonga Restaurants NSW
23Blacktown Restaurants NSW
24Roseville Restaurants NSW
25Wahroonga Restaurants NSW
26Auburn Restaurants NSW
27Wentworthville Restaurants NSW
Returning the nostalgia of charming Italian cuisine to the heart o...
In a heritage building, circa 1840, sits Biviano’s at Windsor, an Ital...
Restaurants Sydney City
Providing ravenous Sydneysiders with a raw and back-to-nature di...
Restaurants Sydney City
Eastern mysticism meets Western culture at Indu Dining on George Street in Sydn...
Gaining a steadfast following, The Local Mbassy café lures with a suave in...
Restaurants Rose Bay
Offering traditional Italian dining and an exclusive vibe, I Maccheroni in Ros...
Restaurants Little Bay
Take a trip to the seaside and experience Italian trattoria style dining at Pi...
Parisian fare and craft beer awaits at Frenchies Bistro and Br...
Decadent desserts that look as good as they taste and aromatic coffee, lure Ea...
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown district, Thai Pothong Restaur...
Fusing authentic Maltese cuisine with Mod Oz fare, Limestone Café on Railway Ter...
Italian by name and cosmopolitan by nature, Osteria Antica on Booth Street in An...
An enduring favourite among Sydneysiders since 1957, Paul's Famous Hamburgers co...
Restaurants Oran Park
Experience the flavoursome cuisine of Thailand from the comforts of XThailence r...
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