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Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Rokko on Forest Road in Hurstvi...
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.
1King 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...
28 Sep 17 to 1 Mar 18
2The 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, The...
Rocks Teppanyaki The Perfect Place To Do Business
12 Jul 17 to 1 Mar 18
3King 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...
Summer Lunch Specials from $19.95
26 Oct 16 to 1 Mar 18
4Drummoyne 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...
5Hurstville Restaurants NSW
Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Rokko on Forest Road in Hurstville. Step through the door into subtly lit ornate décor where embossed wall panels and traditio...
6Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
7Chatswood Restaurants NSW
8Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
Breathtaking waterfront views and vibrant Japanese cuisine await Sydney diners at Hicksons Izakaya in Walsh Bay. This sleek, sophisticated restaurant and wine bar, l...
9Kareela 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...
10Potts Point Restaurants NSW
11Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
12Pyrmont 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...
13Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
14Mortlake Restaurants NSW
15Marrickville Restaurants NSW
16Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
17Concord Restaurants NSW
18Haymarket Restaurants NSW
19Balmain Restaurants NSW
20Redfern Restaurants NSW
21Haymarket Restaurants NSW
22Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
23Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
24West Ryde Restaurants NSW
25Newtown Restaurants NSW
26Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
This restaurant has a selection of Japanese cuisine, Teppanyaki, Tempura, Sukiyaki, a la carte & hot pot.
27Beverly Hills Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Harris Park
Created out of love and longing for tantalising Indian cuisine, share in mouth-wat...
Boasting spectacular 360 degree water views and an exciting Modern Aust...
For a taste of the exotic in Annangrove, head to Meze Me Grove restaurant, ba...
Restaurants Horsley Park
Enjoy authentic Italian dining in Sydney’s west at Terranova Bar R...
Tucked into Marrickville’s bustling streets is Hello Auntie restaurant providi...
Linger worthy local café Black Lizard on Darling Street is setting the pace in...
One of Bondi’s longest established eateries, Gelbison Pizzeria is said to...
Bringing exciting Italian flavours and panache to Paddington’s Five Ways prec...
Enjoy a cheeky cocktail before a delectable meal at Rocksalt Italian Bar a...
Restaurants Freemans Reach
When travelling north from Richmond be sure to make a pit stop to refuel at Free...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Set within the bustling shopping precinct of the Macquarie Centre in the sought ...
Tantalise tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Rokko on Forest Road in Hurstvi...
Stroll up from the sands of Avalon Beach and linger awhile over cocktails and sh...
Avalon diners don their sombreros and say hola to fresh and vibrant Mexican fare...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JAN 15, 2018
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