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.
1Summer Hill Restaurants NSW
Join those with a taste for adventure and detour into The Hungry Eye to find fulfilment, delving into exotic Nepalese cuisine on Smith Street in Summer Hill. Cosy an...
2Ashfield Restaurants NSW
3Granville Restaurants NSW
Situated down one of Sydney’s main drags, the heavy red doors of The Muglan Nepalese and Indian Cuisine on Pitt Street welcome you int...
4Banksia Restaurants NSW
5Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
6Manly Restaurants NSW
7Liverpool Restaurants NSW
8Marrickville Restaurants NSW
9Sydney City Restaurants NSW
10Hurstville Restaurants NSW
11Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
12Dee Why Restaurants NSW
13Burwood Restaurants NSW
14Hunters Hill Restaurants NSW
15Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
A traditional and authentic restaurant. Signature dishes may include for entrees Momo's or Lamb Cutlets - Succulent char-grilled lamb cutlets, marinated ...
16Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
What better way to experience traditional Nepali food in Surry Hills than with a trip to The Nepalese Kitchen. Quietly tucked away on Crown Street, this Sydney...
17Jannali Restaurants NSW
18Kogarah Restaurants NSW
19Balgowlah Restaurants NSW
20Randwick Restaurants NSW
21Ashfield Restaurants NSW
22Rockdale Restaurants NSW
23Auburn Restaurants NSW
24Newtown Restaurants NSW
25Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
26Campsie Restaurants NSW
27Gladesville Restaurants NSW
Gorkha Palace in Gladesville is a traditional restaurant with the prayers flags and tablecloths creating an authentic atmosphere. The menu features Bara which is a le...
Restaurants Beverly Hills
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Ge...
Specialising in gluten and lactose free delights, Café Free is a popular Mosman p...
Here’s proof that good things come in unexpected packages....
Going on 15 years now, Satellite Café continues to quirk up the backstreets of Ne...
An enduring favourite among Sydneysiders since 1957, Paul's Famous...
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epi...
While taking in the picturesque beaches, reserves and...
Situated on at the beach end of Ocean Street, AJ’S in Narrabeen offers coastal diners ...
Restaurants North Sydney
In the heritage listed fire station of North Sydney, Firehouse Hotel offers...
Celebrating Spanish culture, Despana on Glebe Point Road in Glebe draws a lively...
Restaurants Bondi Beach
While strolling the sands of Bondi Beach and hunger pangs strike, locals drop in...
Since opening its doors in 1989, the multi award-winning Enzo Restaurant continu...
Windsor locals are abuzz about Bazz’s Whine Bar on George Street. A hidden gem i...
For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Table in E...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JUN 25, 2017
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