The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
Established more than 28 years ago, The Big Mexican Rancho charms Gymea locals w...
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...
31 Aug to 31 Oct
2Gymea 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...
Functions and Parties
30 Aug to 30 Oct
3Miranda 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...
19 May to 29 Dec
4Sutherland 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...
13 Oct to 23 Nov
5Sydney 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...
MejiChristmas at Mejico CBD
5 Oct to 30 Nov
6Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Truckin’ the streets of Sydney with movable Mexican fare, Cantina Movil gains amigos wherever the food truck goes. Delivering a fiesta of flavours for the senses, Can...
Join us for fun, food and good times...
7Warwick Farm Restaurants NSW
8Kings Cross Restaurants NSW
9Newtown Restaurants NSW
10South Hurstville Restaurants NSW
11Mortdale Restaurants NSW
12Newtown Restaurants NSW
13Rouse Hill Restaurants NSW
14Newtown Restaurants NSW
15Crows 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...
16Coogee Restaurants NSW
17Glebe Restaurants NSW
18Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Dos Senoritas (also in Gladesville) offers authentic Mexican food. Signature dishes may include Street Style Tacos - Small corn tortillas topped with cori...
19McGraths Hill Restaurants NSW
20Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
21Coogee 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...
22Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Relax. If you're in a hurry, you're in the wrong place.
23North Sydney Restaurants NSW
24Casula 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 ...
25Manly Restaurants NSW
26Bondi Restaurants NSW
27Gladesville Restaurants NSW
Neighbourhood eatery with a fine dining mentality, Clove Lane on Clovelly Road i...
To enjoy a feasting of mouth-watering Greek delights without leaving Petersh...
Restaurants Eastern Creek
Set in the peaceful outskirts of Western Sydney is fresh food indulgence...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders looking for tacos and tequila rock into Mejico CBD on Pitt Street. ...
When in Miranda, just short of the famous Botany Bay on the banks of Georges River a...
Located inside the Penrith Bowling Club on the corner of W...
Conveniently located in the Casula Central Shopping Centre, Pasta Itali...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Encouraging community spirit and celebrating cultural diversity are two items on the...
Restaurants Sylvania Heights
Warm food and friendship awaits diners at Boutique B Brasserie on Prin...
Loved by Brookvale locals, Industrial Espresso on Old Pittwater Road hosts a bus...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders follow the smoky aroma of burgers and ribs to Burnt Ends BBQ food t...
Belfield on Botany in Rosebery is the imaginative burger bar born from the nosta...
Succulent seafood and elegant surrounds await diners at Cod’s Gift on Ward Place...
Restaurants Sans Souci
A tantalising taste journey begins upon stepping into Thai Moon Restaurant, a po...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
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