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.
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...
3Willoughby 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...
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4Campsie 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...
5Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
6Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
7Strathfield Restaurants NSW
8Sydney City Restaurants NSW
9Campsie Restaurants NSW
10Randwick Restaurants NSW
11Kingsford Restaurants NSW
12Kingsford Restaurants NSW
13Toongabbie Restaurants NSW
14Mosman Restaurants NSW
15North Ryde Restaurants NSW
16Ashfield Restaurants NSW
17Chatswood Restaurants NSW
18Sydney 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...
19Potts Point Restaurants NSW
20Sydney 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...
21Northbridge Restaurants NSW
22Double Bay Restaurants NSW
23Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available on request.
24Concord Restaurants NSW
Signature Dish - Char Kway Teow; Stir- fried fresh rice noodles with garlic, beansprouts, chives & egg or the Popiah; Fresh spring rolls filled with a shredded yam b...
25Ultimo Restaurants NSW
26Sydney City Restaurants NSW
27East Sydney Restaurants NSW
Experience an exotic caffeine kick at The Q on Harris coffee roaster and ca...
Bringing a wave of authentic flavours to Meadowbank, Anema e Core del...
Situated on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Avalon Parade, The 2107 R...
Just off the Princes Highway, beside the captivating Royal National Park in He...
Nestled in the heart of Concord, vibrant café Espresso 96 on Majors Bay Road of...
Restaurants King Street Wharf
Ask any Sydney foodie where to find modern Japanese cuisine in the city a...
Take a short trip out to The Fig Coffee House in Kenthurst and enjoy a...
Residing along the quiet, tree lined street of Allison Cresc...
Taking vegan fare to a new level, The Green Lion Bistro on Darling St...
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 ...
Glebe locals catch up with friends for an aromatic coffee and café fare with fla...
When searching for a family friendly cafe around Randwick that is sure to keep k...
Enjoy a cheeky cocktail before a delectable meal at Rocksalt Italian Bar and Res...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
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