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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.
1Sydney City Restaurants NSW
2Chatswood Restaurants NSW
Tantalising offerings of Malaysian hawker food can be enjoyed in full at Ipoh Club Chatswood, located on level one of the Chatswood RSL. Follow a wide staircase leading up ...
3East Sydney Restaurants NSW
Experience big flavours with an exotic twist at PappaRoti Macquarie, situated in the Macquarie Centre in the heart of East Sydney. Since opening its doors in 20...
4Willoughby Restaurants NSW
An exotic culinary adventure awaits all who dine at Berempah, a Malaysian inspired Willoughby eatery situated on Willoughby Road. Ambient in appearance, this elongated room...
5Campsie Restaurants NSW
Gracing the diverse dining scene of Campsie is Albee’s Kitchen, dishing up Malaysian and Hawker style cuisine to Sydney’s inner west. A modestly set dining area, moodil...
6Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
7Campsie Restaurants NSW
8Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
9Toongabbie Restaurants NSW
10North Ryde Restaurants NSW
11East Sydney Restaurants NSW
12Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available on request.
13Sydney City Restaurants NSW
14Potts Point Restaurants NSW
15Ashfield Restaurants NSW
16Kingsford Restaurants NSW
17Sydney City Restaurants NSW
The Malaya has evolved with the times with its sweeping water views, a contemporary restaurant space and a new range of seafood dishes from Head Chef Mustapa Jaffar, tha...
18Randwick Restaurants NSW
19Northbridge Restaurants NSW
20Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Cafe Kasturi offers some great Malaysian favourites plus some of the best Thai stirfries and curries. Don't miss the Rendengs, Satays or Laksa.
21Chatswood Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Chinta Ria ... Temple of Love offers a funky and eclectic ambience filled with lot's of colour. Signature dishes may include Satchmo's Squid - Whole Squi...
23Strathfield Restaurants NSW
24Ultimo Restaurants NSW
25Mosman Restaurants NSW
26Double Bay Restaurants NSW
27Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Chinta Ria Mood for Love recently opened and offers a romantic dining experience. Offering a Malaysian menu.
An exotic culinary adventure awaits all who dine at Berempah, a Malaysian inspired...
Restaurants The Rocks
Set among the sandstone architecture and urban hustle and bustle o...
Restaurants The Rocks
Tucked in the heart of The Rocks you'll find the shining Kobe Jones ve...
Restaurants Sydney City
One need not leave the city centre when searching for sumptuous Thai cuisine,...
Delve into Italian delights at Capanno Trattoria Bar & Grill,...
Restaurants St Leonards
A collective non-profit social enterprise, X & Co is a welcoming hub for the locals ...
Heady aromas and the hiss and sizzle of tender meat as it cook...
Restaurants The Rocks
Boasting spectacular views and authentic Pekinese cuisine at Th...
Tucked away on the thriving Anzac Parade restaurant strip in K...
Do yourself a favour when in Penrith and pop into Henri Marc on High Street. Wit...
Restaurants North Ryde
Follow the health conscious to Macquarie Shopping Centre on the corner of Waterl...
It’s well worth the drive South-West from Sydney’s CBD, to arrive at Campbelltow...
Established in Willoughby since 1982, La Botte restaurant continues to thrive, s...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sparing no expense in providing a taste of sensational steakhouse dining to Sydn...
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