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.
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...
2Mona Vale Restaurants NSW
Unwind with a glass of wine and European-style tapas at Paddock & Vine on Bungan Street in Mona Vale. Nestled in Sydney’s northern beaches, Paddock’s sleek fitout with...
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3Schofields Restaurants NSW
Fusing authentic Maltese cuisine with Mod Oz fare, Limestone Café on Railway Terrace is setting the trend in Schofields. A chic, charcoal grey façade entices diners i...
4Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Discover panoramic water views of Darling Harbour at Café Del Mar restaurant on Wheat Road. Providing an ideal location to enjoy spectacular Cockle Bay Wharf sunsets, ...
5Cremorne Restaurants NSW
For a taste of the Mediterranean in Cremorne, dive into Malina’s Restaurant on Military Road. Serving the freshest seafood and produce sourced daily from Sydney ma...
6Bondi 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 ...
7Balgowlah Restaurants NSW
8Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
9Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
10Avalon Restaurants NSW
11Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
12Pendle Hill Restaurants NSW
13Wetherill Park Restaurants NSW
14Moore Park Restaurants NSW
15Edensor park Restaurants NSW
16Rouse 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...
17Menai Restaurants NSW
18Bondi 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...
19Dural Restaurants NSW
Cafe Style during the day, restaurant by night.
20Parramatta Restaurants NSW
21Milsons Point Restaurants NSW
22Palm Beach Restaurants NSW
Sample Menu: Lightly beer battered fresh flathead with chips and tartare sauce
23Marrickville Restaurants NSW
24Mosman Restaurants NSW
25Harris Park Restaurants NSW
26Currans Hill Restaurants NSW
27Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
Every Friday and Saturday night a belly dancer entertains and adds to the atmosphere by offering a modern touch to this traditional restaurant. Menu may include: MIXED PL...
Restaurants North Ryde
When it’s time to drop after shopping in North Ryde’s...
Restaurants Sydney City
Evolutionary fast food matched to modern global flavours has Sydneysiders floc...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This...
Restaurants North Ryde
Follow the health conscious to Macquarie Sh...
Restaurants Surry Hills
A go-to hotspot for many Sydneysiders seeking a caffeine kick and sumptuous ...
For an exciting and modern dining experience in Maroubra, visit E...
In a heritage building, circa 1840, sits Biviano’s at Windsor, an Ital...
Escape city hustle and enjoy Asian fare with flair at Riverside T...
Restaurants Sydney City
Discover panoramic water views of Darling Harbour at Café Del Mar restaurant o...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Creating its very own unique persona and genre, The Winery perched along Crown S...
Conveniently located in Casula Central Shopping Centre, Pasta Italia Cucina is t...
When a ravenous hunger takes hold, that only a German sized meal can satisfy, ma...
Restaurants North Narrabeen
There’s so much more than pizza and pasta on the menu at Monsoon Grill in North ...
A local hotspot for families and friends to share a meal, Firehouse Grill nestle...
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