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When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham Hills, be s...
Celebrating old and new, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar on Macquarie Street in ...
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury Restaurant ...
After a round of lawn bowls with friends at Camden Sports Club, head inside to c...
Boasting spectacular 360 degree water views and an exciting Modern Australian me...
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.
1Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Treat yourself and loved ones to a fine dining experience north of Sydney Harbour Bridge and take to Annata in Crows Nest along Willoughby Road. A harmony between rustic elem...
2McMahons Point Restaurants NSW
Perched upon the edge of McMahons Point, Sails on Lavender Bay delivers much more than what the promise of its name provides. The Harbour Bridge, Opera Hou...
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3Richmond Restaurants NSW
Housed in a character-filled sandstone cottage, Barrels and Ashes on Windsor Street in Richmond offers a Modern Australian menu with a smokehouse twist. Reminiscent ...
20 Oct to 31 Dec
4Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Embrace sensational Sydney nightlife views while dining at Silver Spoon Bistro’s rooftop beer garden on Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills. Located in the Aurora H...
Schnit House Wednesday Night
18 Oct to 30 Nov
5Newtown Restaurants NSW
For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A contemporary interior of elegantly set linen tables and hardwood flooring complement the charming her...
Sunday Brunch Special
9 Oct 17 to 9 Mar 18
6Sydney City Restaurants NSW
When the lunchtime cravings start for an ice cold craft beer, head to Sydney’s city centre along Clarence Street to discover Redoak Boutique Beer Café. Op...
Functions at Redoak!
27 Mar 17 to 26 Apr 18
7Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury Restaurant in Woolloomooloo. A crisp, clean design typified by varnished wood, linen d...
Wednesday Summer BBQ
14 Nov to 6 Dec
8Camden Restaurants NSW
After a round of lawn bowls with friends at Camden Sports Club, head inside to club restaurant, Bistro22 for a hearty meal and a round of refreshing drinks. Join cheerful local...
2 4 1 Chicken Schnitzel Night
23 Oct to 23 Nov
9Blacktown Restaurants NSW
For cocktails and contemporary fare overlooking a poolside oasis, drop into Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Cricketers Arms Road in Blacktown. Nestled in the lobby of ...
Hip High Tea
4 Oct to 30 Dec
10Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Sepia’s slick Sydney CBD location is reflective of its desire to reflect a bustling city atmosphere, with a dining setting of sophistication and finesse found in the likes of...
11Caringbah Restaurants NSW
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, The Loft Caringbah is an exciting new dining destination at Tradies on Banksia Road. Whethe...
$13 Dinner Specials
2 Nov to 31 Dec
12Woollahra Restaurants NSW
See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for decadent food and velvety coffee. Located within the salmon pink surrounds of historic...
15 Nov to 29 Dec
13Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Parramatta locals drop into ALEX&Co on Church Street for a paradise of edibles and drinkables. Three years in the making, this foodie haven spans three retail spaces below ...
12 Sep to 12 Dec
14Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham Hills, be sure to visit The Gallery Restaurant. Hidden in the Baulkham Hills Sports C...
15Randwick Restaurants NSW
Neighbourhood eatery with a fine dining mentality, Clove Lane on Clovelly Road in Randwick ticks all the boxes. Step into a light and airy world of polished floors, worn br...
Now open for Lunch
17 Nov to 31 Dec
16Chippendale Restaurants NSW
Smart food in a relaxed setting awaits guests at Sneaky Possum on Abercrombie Street in Chippendale. From the indigenous murals adorning both inside and out, to a rus...
We Knight Special
27 Sep to 31 Dec
17Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Celebrating old and new, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar on Macquarie Street in Parramatta delivers food showcasing Sydney’s multicultural heritage. Built on...
18Westleigh Restaurants NSW
Small in size but big in taste, Ryan’s Gourmet Kitchen on Eucalyptus Drive in Westleigh is shaking up the local café scene. Housed in the unlikely surrounds of...
Did you know we have a new menu every Weekend for Dinner.
19 Oct to 23 Nov
19Haberfield Restaurants NSW
Boasting spectacular 360 degree water views and an exciting Modern Australian menu is UTS Haberfield Club restaurant. The venue offers a refined and relaxing env...
20Mascot Restaurants NSW
When in Sydney, join the fast paced crowd of Mascot and head to locally loved café and wine bar, The Renegades. Enter an interior styled with modern simplicity, which cont...
Eary Bird Lunch
19 Oct to 30 Nov
21Dee Why Restaurants NSW
For casual dining by the beach in Dee Why, Sandbar on The Strand delivers on a promise of tasty Mod Oz fare and a laidback beachside ambiance. Meet for a feast here with family...
UberEats Delivery now Available!
16 Sep 17 to 16 Feb 18
22Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders escape inner city hustle at heritage listed Bar Cleveland on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills. Step inside and be transported to yesteryear with worn timb...
Greek Style Lamb Roast
1 Aug to 31 Dec
23Hunters Hill Restaurants NSW
For an unexpected food journey of the senses, Hunters Hill locals dine at Sub’on Café and Restaurant on Gladesville Road. Step inside a world of polishe...
24Penrith Restaurants NSW
Located inside the Penrith Bowling Club on the corner of Woodriff and Derby Street, Cee Cee’s restaurant attracts a loyal following of diners from as f...
25Macquarie Park Restaurants NSW
Themed like the rat race of Wall Street hustle, Café Boardroom is a powerhouse for coffee and tasty fare in Macquarie Park, a go-to hotspot for the suits of Sydne...
13 Nov to 22 Dec
26Marrickville Restaurants NSW
When craving something a little fun, flirt with a taste of Berlin’s underground grunge at Sydney’s uber trendy café, District Marrickville. With floor to cei...
We now offer BYO!
27 Oct to 27 Nov
27Mona Vale Restaurants NSW
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a place to meet friends for lunch just a block away from Mona Vale Beach, visit Armchair Collecti...
Restaurants Crows Nest
Used in Lyon to refer to bistros that are well-known for authenticity and conviv...
When the craving for Italian fare strikes in South Sydney, take a wa...
Neighbourhood eatery with a fine dining mentality, Clove Lane on Clovelly Road i...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Since opening in 2000, Sydney’s Waterfront Grill restaurant and steakhouse...
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Romancing diners with classic French charm, LoLuk Bistro on Bourke Street in S...
Decadent desserts that look as good as they taste and aromatic coffee, lure Ea...
Those serious about fun and tasty nom’s head into Manly’s own Cu...
Restaurants Sydney City
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s business district, Momo Brasserie offers an...
A star of the kitchen as well as the stage, former TV chef Marc Kuzma (aka Clair...
Restaurants Oran Park
Found inside Oran Park Podium shopping centre, opposite Woolworths, is Daily Bea...
Restaurants Dee Why
Dee Why locals ask for more at Oliver’s Twist Espresso on Howard Avenue. Take a ...
Restaurants Balmoral Beach
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Ha...
When looking for a bite after the sun has gone down on a day at Manly beach, hea...
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