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Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya restauran...
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...
Desserts To Melt Your Heart
13 Sep to 13 Oct
2Kareela 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...
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...
It's YUZU season @ Kobe Jones Sydney
12 Sep to 31 Oct
4Neutral 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...
Our new pottery has arrived.
22 Sep to 3 Nov
5Neutral 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 in and enjoy our famous Super BBQ Lunch
22 Sep to 7 Oct
6The 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...
Rocks Teppanyaki The Perfect Place To Do Business
12 Jul to 31 Dec
7King 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...
8Chatswood 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...
9Pyrmont 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...
10Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
11Potts Point Restaurants NSW
12Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
13Concord Restaurants NSW
14Chatswood Restaurants NSW
15West Ryde Restaurants NSW
16Haymarket Restaurants NSW
17Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
18Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
19Burwood Restaurants NSW
20Manly Restaurants NSW
Situated on the corner of Sydney Road and Whistler Street in Manly, Izumi Japanese Restaurant offers fantastic set menus for only $30 per person and for two peo...
21Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
22Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Residing on a cosy corner block in Sydney’s trendy suburb of Surry Hills, is Rk San Contemporary Japanese Restaurant. A modern fitout matche...
Little Article about chef RK Tamang
4 Mar 17 to 3 Apr 18
23Newtown Restaurants NSW
24Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
25Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
Why not try the Matsu Banquet with Teppanyaki Prawns, Calamari, Chicken and Steak served with vegetables, miso soup and fried rice
26Pymble Restaurants NSW
27Narellan Restaurants NSW
Bringing a taste of Napoli to Glebe, Pizzeria Da Alfredo on Glebe Point...
Restaurants Double Bay
For Moroccan-inspired glamour, head to Double Bay’s Casablanca. The Cross...
Restaurants Hunters Hill
On a quaint corner block of Hunters Hill, resides handsomely renovated heritage c...
Restaurants Mount Colah
Retreat to The Ladybird Café in Mount Colah and enjoy a moment of tranqui...
Restaurants Brighton Le Sands
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and L...
Restaurants Mona Vale
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a plac...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
For a little taste of Asia right here in Australia say...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Embrace sensational Sydney nightlife views while dining at Silver Spoon...
Offering a little piece of the Aegean in Lakemba, The Islan...
Head to neighbourhood hangout, Sunrise Café perched on Narrabeen Park Parade for...
Gracing the diverse dining scene of Campsie is Albee’s Kitchen, dishing up Malay...
Restaurants Mona Vale
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a place to meet...
Kogarah locals take the bite of lingering hunger at The Lunchroom on Montgomery ...
Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on Mackinder St...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
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