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Tantalising offerings of Malaysian hawker food can be enjoyed in full at Ipoh Cl...
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.
1Chatswood 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 ...
2East 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...
3Campsie 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...
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...
5East Sydney Restaurants NSW
Find Sedap Malaysian Kopitiam restaurant tucked in among the shops of Regent Place arcade for tantalising, Malaysian inspired dishes. Known by locals as a ...
6Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
7Sydney City Restaurants NSW
8Strathfield Restaurants NSW
9Double Bay Restaurants NSW
10Sydney City Restaurants NSW
11Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
12Sydney 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...
13Kingsford Restaurants NSW
14Ashfield Restaurants NSW
15Toongabbie Restaurants NSW
16Sydney 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.
17Sydney City Restaurants NSW
18Potts Point Restaurants NSW
19Randwick Restaurants NSW
20Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
21Chatswood Restaurants NSW
22Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Chinta Ria Mood for Love recently opened and offers a romantic dining experience. Offering a Malaysian menu.
23Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available on request.
24Mosman Restaurants NSW
25Northbridge Restaurants NSW
26Chatswood Restaurants NSW
27Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Castle Hill
For those needing to rest their feet after a big day of shopp...
Restaurants Sydney City
For a celebration of flavours, join a lively Sydney city crowd at Casa Astur...
Restaurants Double Bay
For Moroccan-inspired glamour, head to Double Bay’s Casablanca. The Cross...
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury...
Nestled on bustling King Street in Newtown Sydney, Salmon & Bear brings you a...
When seeking a trendy spot to meet friends for a bite to eat, look no furt...
Restaurants Sydney City
Tucked away within the sophisticated setting of the Queen Victoria Building o...
Sneak away from the crowds frolicking on Bondi Beach and duck in to T...
Give into temptation gazing upon the sweet treats of Mrs Jones the Bake...
A local hotspot for families and groups of friends to share a meal, Firehouse Gr...
Restaurants Summer Hill
Join those with a taste for adventure and detour into The Hungry Eye to find ful...
A short ferry ride from Circular Quay will get you to Presso La Baia, a contempo...
Take a stroll through Merrylands to discover locally loved eatery, Burnett Stree...
Restaurants Bondi Junction
Revive from lively shopping expeditions at Westfield in Bondi Junction with a he...
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