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.
1Mount Lewis Restaurants NSW
For authentic North Lebanese fare, look no further than Gebran Lebanese Cuisine in Mount Lewis. Established in 2001, this family-run establishment focuses o...
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21 Jul 16 to 30 Dec 17
2Mortdale Restaurants NSW
Embark on a flavoursome adventure at Byblos Lebanese Cuisine in leafy Mortdale near the station, where traditional fare and a fun atmosphere attracts locals an...
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25 Aug to 29 Sep
3Bexley North Restaurants NSW
Sample the exotic flavours of the Middle East at Anater Lebanese Restaurant on Forest Road alongside North Bexley locals. A palette of soft, earthy tone...
4Mascot Restaurants NSW
Combining a feast of tantalising mezza dishes, similarly served like a sushi train but Lebanese, is Mezza Train, on the corner of O’Riordan and High Street in Mascot. Pull u...
5Moorebank Restaurants NSW
6Lansvale Restaurants NSW
7Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
8Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
9Auburn Restaurants NSW
10Georges Hall Restaurants NSW
11St Marys Restaurants NSW
12Alexandria Restaurants NSW
13Roseville Chase Restaurants NSW
14Ryde Restaurants NSW
Set quietly by the river in Ryde, the family run Cedrus Lebanese Restaurant promises not only a Middle Eastern feast, but a cultural experience. Nothing’s too ...
15Kogarah Restaurants NSW
16Drummoyne Restaurants NSW
17Merrylands Restaurants NSW
18Parramatta Restaurants NSW
19Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
20Burwood Restaurants NSW
A contagiously enthusiastic ambience fills the warm, honey coloured interior of Cafe D'or Lebanese & Mediterranean in Burwood, which specialises in L...
21Dee Why Restaurants NSW
22Putney Restaurants NSW
23Riverwood Restaurants NSW
24Mortdale Restaurants NSW
25Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
26Bankstown Restaurants NSW
Jasmin1 Bankstown is situated in the heart of Sydney’s metropolitan area only 30 minutes away from Sydney’s CBD. A stunning modern venue which offers you a dining...
27Ramsgate Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Tucked away from the city bustle, find hidden gem Thiq Bar & Eatery on Mi...
Restaurants Brighton Le Sands
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and L...
Housed in a character-filled sandstone cottage, Barrels and Ashes on Wind...
Established on Norton Street since 2007, Braza Churrascaria...
Take a short trip out to The Fig Coffee House in Kenthurst and enjoy a...
You may be on Ramsay Street, Haberfield in Sydney, but with one bite...
To be surrounded by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop i...
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradi...
A beautiful 20th century-era building houses Goloso a...
Fusing authentic Maltese cuisine with Mod Oz fare, Limestone Café on Railway Ter...
Opt for Sydney steakhouse dining at Osso, located at the Penrith Panthers club. ...
Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up the Northern Beaches vibe ...
For over a decade, Bijolias Indian restaurant in Seaforth has won a multitude of...
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must-do stop by is the Blue Fig Bar, ...
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