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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.
1Balmoral Beach Restaurants NSW
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is the Chef Hat awarded Public Dining Room resta...
Locals Do Lunch
19 May to 30 Jun
2Harris Park Restaurants NSW
Walk into The Olive Greek Restaurant & Bar in Harris Park with a group of your favourite people, an empty stomach and the intentions for an excitin...
3Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity is Lavana Restaurant in Walsh Bay, dedicated to fresh local fare in cruisy waterfront surr...
$20 Wine & Dine!
28 Apr to 28 Jul
4Menai Restaurants NSW
Residing along the quiet, tree lined street of Allison Crescent in Menai sits Oliva Restaurant. Wide bi-folding entrance doors invite diners into a modern ...
5Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney’s Darling Harbour is the celebrated Mediterranea Restaurant. The natural surroundings are brought inside by ...
6Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean without leaving Sydney city at Cafe Del Mar. Providing an ideal location to enjoy spectacular Cockle Bay Wharf sunsets, Cafe D...
Express Lunches at Cafe Del Mar!
2 Feb to 31 May
7Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
For healthy Mediterranean cuisine and Bondi Beach views, pay a visit to Preach Café on Campbell Parade. A modern, rustic interior of bleached wooden tables and black st...
8Bondi Restaurants NSW
You don't need to secretly make your way to Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant in Bondi for brewskis and good times but rest assured, that's what you'll find here. A favourite haunt...
9Balmain Restaurants NSW
On thriving Darling Street in the bustling harbourside suburb of Balmain, lies Eastin’s Wine Bar & Restaurant. New arrivals are greeted with old fashioned upholstered leather ...
Eastin's HUMP DAY Special!
26 Oct 16 to 30 Nov 17
10Lidcombe Restaurants NSW
Relive holidaying in the Mediterranean with a trip to I Love Manoush restaurant, a Lidcombe establishment with panache for mouth-watering bites on Railway Street. If di...
11Double Bay Restaurants NSW
Enjoy a dabble of wining and dining in sleek surrounds at Mistelle, a trendy wine bar and restaurant located in Kiaora Lane, Double Bay. A moody ambiance descends inside a ...
12Sydney City Restaurants NSW
13Hornsby Restaurants NSW
Hornsby locals craving wholesome food with gourmet flair need only take a glance at Rustic Plate restaurant and café to know they are in the right place, found inside Horn...
All You Can Eat + Live Show
3 Apr to 31 May
14Currans Hill Restaurants NSW
15Rouse Hill Restaurants NSW
Sharing tantalising Mediterranean flavours with the locals of Rouse Hill is Lusso Tapas restaurant, found on Market Lane in Rouse Hill Town Centre. A sleek and contempor...
16Chippendale Restaurants NSW
17Sydney City Restaurants NSW
18Sandringham Restaurants NSW
19Dulwich Hill Restaurants NSW
Organise a family or friend gathering and dive into tastebud tingling cuisine at The Eate restaurant, a Dulwich Hill establishment with a devoted following. Radiating a t...
20Double Bay Restaurants NSW
21Edensor park Restaurants NSW
22Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
23Bondi Restaurants NSW
Contemporary, chilled Bondi cafe by day, relaxed candlelit bistro by night, Bondi's Brown Sugar impresses with its versatile ambiance and friendly service. Brother an...
24Mosman Restaurants NSW
25Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
26Windsor Restaurants NSW
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Trentino`s grain fed eye fillet: pan seared to your liking, with a duo of king prawns & oysters with a lemon butter & verjuice sauce, accompanie...
27Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
Located in the middle of Parramatta’s Phillip Street is Cosmo...
Restaurants Beverly Hills
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Ge...
Drawing from two rich and culturally diverse culinary heritage...
Restaurants Summer Hill
Join those with a taste for adventure and detour into The Hungry Eye to find...
Restaurants Circular Quay
Set in the tourist mecca of Circular Quay in the heart of Sydney is a tr...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Ideally situated at the water's edge of Sydney's dazzling Darl...
Perched along trendy Oxford Street of Sydney’s Paddington, is the burger loung...
Restaurants Mount Colah
Retreat to The Ladybird Café in Mount Colah and enjoy a moment of tranqui...
Fulfil desires for an exotic beverage and cravings for plump ...
When breaking bread with family and friends, head to Pheast on Bronte Road in Wa...
Restaurants Dee Why Beach
Steak with a view is always on the menu at Wildwater Grill on the Strand at Dee ...
Restaurants McMahons Point
Perched upon the edge of McMahons Point, Sails on Lavender Bay delivers much mor...
Restaurants Walsh Bay
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity is Lav...
Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on Mackinder St...
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