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.
1Campsie 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...
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...
17 Nov 17 to 31 Jan 18
3Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
4Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
5Chatswood Restaurants NSW
6Potts Point Restaurants NSW
7Sydney City Restaurants NSW
8Campsie Restaurants NSW
9Strathfield Restaurants NSW
10Kingsford Restaurants NSW
11Northbridge Restaurants NSW
12Chatswood Restaurants NSW
13Sydney 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...
14Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available on request.
15East Sydney Restaurants NSW
16Ashfield 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...
18Sydney City Restaurants NSW
19Toongabbie Restaurants NSW
20Willoughby Restaurants NSW
21Ultimo Restaurants NSW
22Chatswood Restaurants NSW
23Sydney City Restaurants NSW
24North Ryde Restaurants NSW
25Kingsford Restaurants NSW
26Randwick Restaurants NSW
27Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Let Mama’s Wok take the hassle out of deciding tonight’s dinner and instead, off...
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown distr...
Restaurants Five Dock
Cravings for Greek inspired delights can be satisfied with a visit to Gyros Fix r...
Restaurants Sydney City
Eastern mysticism meets Western culture at Indu Dining on George Street in Sydn...
Restaurants Beverly Hills
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Ge...
Inspired by the cuisine of town Si Racha on Thailand’s east coast...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Residing along the shaded green strip of Sydney’s Campbell Street, is the trendy ea...
When looking for somewhere to dine for the whole family in southern Sydney...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
When wandering the iconic Darling Harbour precinct and see...
Avalon diners don their sombreros and say hola to fresh and vibrant Mexican fare...
Stroll up from the sands of Avalon Beach and linger awhile over cocktails and sh...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Sydney’s food hub in Darling Quarter is home to Darling Harbour’s Latin Quarter ...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Ideally situated at the water's edge of Sydney's dazzling Darling Harbour, Blue ...
Exotic flavour combinations to savour and devour await at Rey’s Place on Crown S...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JAN 15, 2018
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