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...
2Bexley 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...
3Mortdale 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...
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...
5Lansvale Restaurants NSW
6Moorebank Restaurants NSW
7Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
8Georges Hall Restaurants NSW
9Roseville Chase Restaurants NSW
10Ryde 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 ...
11Mortdale Restaurants NSW
12Hurstville Restaurants NSW
13Alexandria Restaurants NSW
14Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
15Bankstown 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...
16Jamisontown Restaurants NSW
17Auburn Restaurants NSW
18Burwood Restaurants NSW
A contagiously enthusiastic ambience fills the warm, honey coloured interior of Cafe D'or Lebanese & Mediterranean in Burwood, which specialises in L...
19Fairfield Restaurants NSW
20Kogarah Restaurants NSW
21Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
22Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
23Drummoyne Restaurants NSW
24Hornsby Restaurants NSW
25Merrylands Restaurants NSW
26Dee Why Restaurants NSW
27Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
Sumptuous aromas lure Rhodes’ locals from near and far to the doors...
When the craving for Italian fare strikes in South Sydney, take a wa...
Restaurants Beverly Hills
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Ge...
For quality free range and succulent rotisserie chicken in Sydney’s...
A local hotspot for families and groups of friends to share a meal, Firehou...
A staple dining destination in the heart of Cabramatta, Pearl River Bist...
Restaurants Crows Nest
Used in Lyon to refer to bistros that are well-known for authenticity and conviv...
Perched on the edge of Sydney’s sparkling harbour overlooking Wool...
A casual stroll off famous Bondi Beach and along Campbell Parade will have you...
Smart food in a relaxed setting awaits guests at Sneaky Possum on Abercrombie St...
Restaurants The Rocks
Blurring the lines between pub and fine dining, Upstairs at The Lord on Kent Str...
For Mod Oz fare with Italian pizzazz, drop by newcomer on the block, Patio @ Put...
Restaurants Bella Vista
Bringing California to Sydney’s Hills district, Cheddr on Lexington Drive in Bel...
Putting a gastronomy stamp on pub dining, Howard’s Cantina on Swanson Street is ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JUL 24, 2017
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