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For an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine, Burwood locals drop by GINZA Yakinik...
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...
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2Burwood Restaurants NSW
For an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine, Burwood locals drop by GINZA Yakiniku on Belmore Street. A stunning red maple tree greets guests as they are welcomed into a ...
1 Mar to 1 Apr
3Drummoyne 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...
4Walsh 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...
Restaurant with A View
27 Feb to 30 Mar
5Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
Bringing classic Japanese fare to the streets of Lane Cove, Akira Sushi on Burns Bay Road is ticking all the boxes with local diners. Located on the first flo...
6Chatswood Restaurants NSW
When hunger strikes in Chatswood, follow the locals for a bite to eat at Akira Sushi, within the Chatswood interchange. Take a seat curbside, ideal for people...
7Hurstville 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...
8King 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...
9The 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...
10Kareela 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...
11Pyrmont 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...
12Mortlake Restaurants NSW
13Potts Point Restaurants NSW
14Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
15Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
16Concord Restaurants NSW
17Pymble Restaurants NSW
18West Ryde Restaurants NSW
19Lane Cove Restaurants NSW
20Newtown Restaurants NSW
21Haymarket Restaurants NSW
22Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
23Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
24Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
25Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
26Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
Why not try the Matsu Banquet with Teppanyaki Prawns, Calamari, Chicken and Steak served with vegetables, miso soup and fried rice
27Willoughby Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Walsh Bay
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders escape city hustle and bustle at District Brasserie on Chif...
Restaurants Sydney City
Providing an exciting array of Asian fusion cuisine in the heart of Sy...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Creative Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist is on the menu at Restaurant 1...
Located just off the Pacific Highway in Hornsby RSL, Level ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Upmarket neighbourhood bar Iris Black, on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills, attra...
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradi...
Located inside the Penrith Bowling Club on the corner of W...
It’s well worth the drive South-West from Sydney’s CBD, to arrive...
Take a stroll along the banks of Parramatta River and meet with friends for a su...
Situated in the prominent Sydney suburb of Barangaroo is contemporary restaurant...
Burwood locals drop by Legend HotPot Buffet on Belmore Street to get their fill ...
Restaurants North Narrabeen
There’s so much more than pizza and pasta on the menu at Monsoon Grill in North ...
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