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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...
2Sydney 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...
Ladies Long Lunch at Cafe Del Mar!
1 Feb to 31 May
3Menai 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 ...
4Bondi 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...
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 ...
6Dulwich 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...
7Bondi 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...
8Balmain 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
9Lidcombe 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...
10Double 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 ...
11Hornsby 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 Brazilian BBQ + Samba Live Dancers
13 Mar to 13 Apr
12Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
13Harris 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...
14Sydney City Restaurants NSW
15Currans Hill 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...
17Sandringham Restaurants NSW
18Manly Restaurants NSW
19Double Bay Restaurants NSW
20Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
21McMahons Point Restaurants NSW
22Edensor park Restaurants NSW
23Pendle Hill Restaurants NSW
24Parramatta Restaurants NSW
25Milsons Point 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...
27Mosman Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Lane Cove
For a pre-theatre dinner or mid-week gathering, meet at Lodge Tapas restaurant ...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Set along the bustling streets of the Macquarie Centre in the sought after ...
Restaurants North Sydney
North Sydney locals looking to sink their teeth into gourmet ...
Busy restaurant strip Majors Bay Road in Concord is the site for Alessandro Man...
Restaurants Milsons Point
Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point e...
The magnificent headland location and harbour views are distinctively Sydney...
Fire up the crew and head over to Archie’s Flame Grille for a feed, a...
For a meal the whole family can enjoy, head over to Cranzgot's Pizza ...
Stock Bar & Grill is a recent addition to the Richmond dining hub. Splash...
To be surrounded by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop into The House of H...
Restaurants Bexley North
Type 319 Forest Road, Bexley North into your GPS and take a culinary adventure t...
A local hotspot for families and groups of friends to share a meal, Firehouse Gr...
Find exotic dining with flamboyant South American flavours in the heart of Drumm...
Take a stroll through Merrylands to discover locally loved eatery, Burnett Stree...
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