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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.
1Gregory Hills Restaurants NSW
Don a sombrero, round up your amigos and salsa your way over to Blue Agave Mexican Cantina in Gregory Hills. Find a mix of cool elements inside, from r...
25 Apr to 30 Sep
2Sutherland Restaurants NSW
Urbane in style with frontage to Old Princes Highway, Frank and Blanco bursts with colour, culture and Mexican cuisine behind the walls of a black and white shopfro...
17 Jul to 27 Aug
3Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders looking for tacos and tequila rock into Mejico CBD on Pitt Street. Blending regional flavours into modern Mexican fare, this restaurant’s vibrant and colour...
The Sam Prince Hospitality Group Sign a Lease for Innovative New Restaurant Concept
1 Jun to 30 Sep
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4Miranda Restaurants NSW
When the feeling for a little fiesta strikes, head to Mejico Miranda in Sydney’s Westfield Miranda shopping centre. A fun and energetic atmosphere awaits with an industr...
29 May to 28 Aug
5Gymea Restaurants NSW
Established more than 28 years ago, The Big Mexican Rancho charms Gymea locals with honest and cheerful Mexican cuisine. Decked with sombreros and striking paintin...
6South Hurstville Restaurants NSW
7Newtown Restaurants NSW
8Mortdale Restaurants NSW
9Newtown Restaurants NSW
10Casula Restaurants NSW
Why not try the Philly Cheese Steak; Smoked and Marinated Steak sliced thinly in a soft bread roll then topped with melted cheese or the Smoked Pork Ribs served with beer ...
11Newtown Restaurants NSW
12Coogee Restaurants NSW
13Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
14Coogee Restaurants NSW
A few blocks up from Coogee Beach, Vivo Mexican Tapas delivers classic Mexican flavours with swanky Spanish tapas style. It’s a fusion that locals are eagerly lappin...
15Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Relax. If you're in a hurry, you're in the wrong place.
16North Sydney Restaurants NSW
17Rouse Hill Restaurants NSW
18Bondi Restaurants NSW
19Brookvale Restaurants NSW
20Glebe Restaurants NSW
21Cremorne Restaurants NSW
22Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Dos Senoritas (also in Gladesville) offers authentic Mexican food. Signature dishes may include Street Style Tacos - Small corn tortillas topped with corian...
23Sydney Olympic Park Restaurants NSW
24Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
A casual, relaxed option and dishes may include fish tacos, waygu beef tacos, grilled corn with chipotle sauce and all your traditional favourites with a twist. All the tort...
25Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
26McGraths Hill Restaurants NSW
27Glebe Restaurants NSW
For a meal the whole family is sure to enjoy, head to The Courtyard restauran...
To be surrounded by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop i...
Embark on a flavoursome adventure at Byblos Lebanese Cuisine in lea...
Restaurants Harris Park
Enjoy a taste of India along Wigram Street in Harris Park at stylish eatery,...
Restaurants Bondi Junction
Revive from lively shopping expeditions at Westfield in Bondi Junc...
Let Mama’s Wok take the hassle out of deciding tonight’s dinner and instead, off...
Restaurants Sydney City
Melding captivating cuisine with beguiling beverages, Bouche on Bridge res...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney’s Darling Harbour is th...
Needing no reason to celebrate, find Sydneysiders congregating with family a...
Glebe locals catch up with friends for an aromatic coffee and café fare with fla...
Restaurants North Narrabeen
There’s so much more than pizza and pasta on the menu at Monsoon Grill in North ...
Restaurants Dee Why
For casual dining by the beach in Dee Why, Sandbar on The Strand delivers on a p...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Tucked away from the city bustle find hidden gem Thiq Bar & Eatery on Military R...
Spoil friends and family with long and leisurely dining at The Distillery Woodfi...
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