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.
1Sydney City Restaurants NSW
One of the worlds most highly awarded restaurants, Tetsuya’s is located right in the heart of Sydney. The stunningly heritage listed building is complete with private din...
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
3Rhodes Restaurants NSW
Sumptuous aromas lure Rhodes’ locals from near and far to the doors of Corbett & Claude, a sleek pizzeria and tapas bar inside the Waterside Shopping Centre. Con...
4Waverley Restaurants NSW
When breaking bread with family and friends, head to Pheast on Bronte Road in Waverley. Dine alongside fellow patrons in an industrial chic setting, made homely with subtle flo...
5Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
6Parramatta Restaurants NSW
7Potts Point Restaurants NSW
8Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
9Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
With uninterrupted views of Botany Bay , set just 50 metres from the sparkling water, The Grand Roxy is one of Sydney ’s ultimate venues.
10Parramatta Restaurants NSW
11Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
12Kogarah Restaurants NSW
13Bondi Restaurants NSW
14Cronulla Restaurants NSW
15Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Dinner and Live music, ticket price varies. Bookings essential
16Cherrybrook Restaurants NSW
17Glebe Restaurants NSW
18Moore Park Restaurants NSW
19Clovelly Restaurants NSW
20Penrith Restaurants NSW
Bookings are only accepted prior to 6:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Groups of 8 or more need to make a prior booking
21Blacktown Restaurants NSW
Max Brenner is sharing his love for chocolate by setting it free to the public allowing customers to experience chocolate in its purest form. Melted, milk o...
22Burwood Restaurants NSW
23Hurstville Restaurants NSW
24Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
The menu is all about sharing, so go hard on the snackish things at the beginning of the menu such as deep-fried tortilla shards squelched up with light, creamy chicken p...
25Mosman Restaurants NSW
26Granville Restaurants NSW
27Stanmore Restaurants NSW
Needing no reason to celebrate, find Sydneysiders congregating with family a...
Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on M...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Showcasing a vibrant cultural heritage, Hellenic Ouzo Mezze Bar is ...
Let Mama’s Wok take the hassle out of deciding tonight’s dinner and instead, off...
Restaurants Bella Vista
Matching a trendy local crowd with equally appealing cuisine, Chef’s Café lures...
Restaurants Bellevue hill
Classic Italian fare with a modern, light touch is what diners can ...
Those craving the exotic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine head to Tre Viet on King S...
Restaurants St Leonards
Nestled in among the hustle and bustle of St Leonards, find Chef’s ...
Keeping regular visitors loyal, Kelby’s Café continues to be a popular choice ...
Treat yourself and friends to a delectable brunching experience at The Little Ta...
Housed in a character-filled sandstone cottage, Barrels and Ashes on Windsor Str...
Restaurants Bella Vista
Bringing California to Sydney’s Hills district, Cheddr on Lexington Drive in Bel...
For Greek street food full of flavour, head around the corner of Enmore Road to ...
Make a booking for Kerasma Souvlaki Merchant restaurant to taste the succulent s...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JUL 15, 2017
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