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.
1Drummoyne Restaurants NSW
Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya restaurant in Drummoyne offers a tantalising Japanese Izakaya experience alongside tasty di...
2King Street Wharf Restaurants NSW
Need to spice up your waterfront dining? Look no further than the chic and charming Kobe Jones venture, Wharf Teppanyaki, situated on Sydney's King Street W...
Xmas Party - Time to Get Organised
31 Oct to 31 Dec
3King Street Wharf Restaurants NSW
Ask any Sydney foodie where to find modern Japanese cuisine in the city and you'll most likely get the response, Kobe Jones. Stylishly upmarket and situated...
Tis the season to do Kobe, fa la la la la la la……
23 Oct to 31 Dec
4Kareela Restaurants NSW
Tantalise your tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Shikoku Restaurant on Freya Street in Kareela. Located in the newly redeveloped Kareela Village shoppi...
Take A Photo For a Free Drink
9 to 30 Nov
5The Rocks Restaurants NSW
Tucked in the heart of The Rocks you'll find the shining Kobe Jones venture, The Rocks Teppanyaki. Situated in a heritage listed building built in the 1880s, Th...
23 Oct to 20 Dec
6Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
For a little taste of Asia right here in Australia say Konichiwa to Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant, Nikaido, set along Military Road, a short dri...
Come and Join us for Japanese BBQ
20 Oct to 7 Dec
7Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Tucked away along Yeo Street in Sydney’s Neutral Bay, is a modern restaurant with traditional Japanese cuisine, Tobikiri. A bright and refreshing atmosphere is created wit...
8Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
Channelling both Sydney and Tokyo, Sokyo Japanese restaurant is a fusion of two worlds, where chef Chase Kojima will amaze you with a unique, contemporary style of food and flavo...
9Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
10Potts Point Restaurants NSW
11Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
12Chatswood Restaurants NSW
Tucked away off the main strip of Victoria Avenue, on quaint Neridah Street is Chatswood’s own Chattie’s Komachi. In humble, unassuming surrounds new arrivals along...
13Redfern Restaurants NSW
14Marrickville Restaurants NSW
15Concord Restaurants NSW
16West Ryde Restaurants NSW
17Haymarket Restaurants NSW
18Newtown Restaurants NSW
19Pymble Restaurants NSW
20Mortlake Restaurants NSW
21Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
22Haymarket Restaurants NSW
23Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
24Willoughby Restaurants NSW
25Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
26Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
27Narellan Restaurants NSW
To nosh on the North Shore, take to Tapas Tapas Bodega authentic Spanish...
For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Ta...
Head to neighbourhood hangout, Sunrise Café perched on Narrabeen Park Parade f...
Just off of the Pacific Highway and a short walk from Gordon Station is tradi...
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epi...
Nestled among delicately flowering blossoms of Beecroft's Hannah S...
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, ...
Restaurants Sydney City
Located in bustling inner city Sydney, not too far from the captivatin...
Tucked away off the main strip of Victoria Avenue, on quaint Neridah Stre...
Empowering diners to make healthier choices is the motto at Peanut Butter Bar on...
After a round of lawn bowls with friends at Camden Sports Club, head inside to c...
Restaurants Sydney City
Inner-urban cool restaurant Mach2 by Machiavelli is a hipster haven for Sydneysi...
To refuel with coffee and casual bites in Collaroy, be sure to drop into Persia ...
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury Restaurant ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
NOV 15, 2017
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