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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.
1Abbotsford Restaurants NSW
For elegant casual dining, Sydney foodies in the know sneak away to SOG Asian fusion restaurant on Great North Road in Abbotsford. Radiating a trendy vibe, SOG offers a blend of...
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
When scouring the bustling streets of Sydney’s CBD for Korean cuisine, be sure to step into Danjee. Split across two adjoining spaces, Danjee warmly beckons with an inviting...
3Potts Point Restaurants NSW
If looking to dine out in Potts Point, enjoy a culinary adventure at Doma Korean & Japanese Casual Dining on Bayswater Road. Rustic elements li...
4Strathfield Restaurants NSW
5Burwood Restaurants NSW
6Lidcombe Restaurants NSW
7Hurstville Restaurants NSW
8Parramatta Restaurants NSW
9Hornsby Restaurants NSW
10Cremorne Restaurants NSW
11Penrith Restaurants NSW
12Enmore Restaurants NSW
13Homebush Restaurants NSW
14Croydon Restaurants NSW
15Sydney City Restaurants NSW
16Strathfield Restaurants NSW
17Chatswood Restaurants NSW
18Epping Restaurants NSW
19Sydney City Restaurants NSW
20Newington Restaurants NSW
21Eastwood Restaurants NSW
22Strathfield Restaurants NSW
23Chatswood Restaurants NSW
Come and experience the most traditional yet modern a la carte Korean cuisine in Sydney. Menu includes items such as Soban's Bulgogi, Grilled Premium Marinated b...
24North Strathfield Restaurants NSW
Bookings essential on weekends
25Eastwood Restaurants NSW
Menu may include: Korean Charcoal BBQ
26North Strathfield Restaurants NSW
27Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
Tucked into the 160-year-old Flourmill Studios of Newtown, Wheat Café draws a cr...
When in Miranda, just short of the famous Botany Bay on the banks of Georges River a...
Restaurants Sydney City
Located inside the World Square Shopping Centre on the corner of Goulburn and Geor...
For an early morning coffee catch-up and a tasty bite to eat in Camden, ...
Restaurants Kurrajong heights
A vibrant go-to venue for the locals of Kurrajong Heights and a rewarding d...
Boutique neighbourhood eatery Kindred has fast gained a loyal following, serving Da...
Just off of the Pacific Highway and a short walk from Gordon Station is tradi...
Hornsby locals craving wholesome food with gourmet flair need only take a glan...
Restaurants Sydney City
Rely on the skilled team behind Catering at Your Place, a profession...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Tucked into a maze of streets in Surry Hills just a short walk south of Hyde Par...
Combining an Australian grill house experience with South African style, sees lo...
Restaurants Surry Hills
A go-to hotspot for many Sydneysiders seeking a caffeine kick and sumptuous fare...
Restaurants Summer Hill
Join those with a taste for adventure and detour into The Hungry Eye to find ful...
Find exotic dining with flamboyant South American flavours in the heart of Drumm...
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