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For a meal the whole family can enjoy, head over to Cranzgot's Pizza Caf...
Bringing a taste of Napoli to Glebe, Pizzeria Da Alfredo on Glebe Point Road is ...
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.
1Glebe Restaurants NSW
Bringing a taste of Napoli to Glebe, Pizzeria Da Alfredo on Glebe Point Road is all about original wood-fired pizza and fine Italian fare. This traditional, family-ow...
2Avalon Restaurants NSW
For a meal the whole family can enjoy, head over to Cranzgot's Pizza Café, a lively pizzeria loved by crowds of Avalon locals. Established on Sydney’s northern bea...
3Alexandria Restaurants NSW
Take a stroll along Botany Road, Alexandria to eat where the locals eat at GOODPIZZA. A front courtyard greets diners in through bi-folding doors, which open into a stylis...
4Gymea Restaurants NSW
Follow the scent of fresh dough and melting mozzarella downstairs to discover Leone Pizza & Gelato at Tradies along Manchester Road in Gymea. A modern fitout is styl...
Family Meal Deal (Members price) at Leone Pizza & Gelato
3 May to 31 Jul
5Wareemba Restaurants NSW
Located in Wareemba, encircled by the winding intricacies of the Parramatta River and neatly wedged in on Great North Road is Dough Delight Pizza. Hungry Sydneysid...
6Rosebery Restaurants NSW
Feeding crowds of Rosebery locals with sumptuous pizzas and more is Slices Pizza Co, a much-loved venue situated on Dunning Avenue. Head straight to the Old Favourites...
7Richmond Restaurants NSW
8Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
9Croydon Restaurants NSW
10Burwood Restaurants NSW
11Dural Restaurants NSW
12Bondi Junction Restaurants NSW
13Mascot Restaurants NSW
14Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
15Bossley Park Restaurants NSW
16Kingsgrove Restaurants NSW
Bookings essential on weekends.
17Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
18Mt Druitt Restaurants NSW
19St Clair Restaurants NSW
20Petersham Restaurants NSW
21Waterloo Restaurants NSW
22Penshurst Restaurants NSW
23Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
24Ultimo Restaurants NSW
25Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
26Cremorne Restaurants NSW
27Currans Hill Restaurants NSW
Housed in a character-filled sandstone cottage, Barrels and Ashes on Wind...
Restaurants Surry Hills
A blend of sleek, contemporary style and award-winning food sees a loyal f...
Restaurants The Rocks
Boasting spectacular views and authentic Pekinese cuisine at Th...
Restaurants Bella Vista
Matching a trendy local crowd with equally appealing cuisine, Chef’s Café lures...
Restaurants Regents Park
When in Regents Park, seek out rich aromas wafting from Black Brew Espr...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
When wandering the iconic Darling Harbour precinct and see...
Perched along trendy Oxford Street of Sydney’s Paddington, is the burger loung...
Just off the Princes Highway, beside the captivating Royal National Park in He...
Restaurants Potts Point
For more than 25 years, Potts Point veteran Caffe Roma has been known for wooing...
For a meal the whole family can enjoy, head over to Cranzgot's Pizza Café, a liv...
Restaurants Sydney City
Situated on the edge of bustling East Circular Quay, Q Dining offers an evolving...
Restaurants Moore Park
Bringing the flavours of the Spanish Canary Islands to Sydney, Mojo Picon is all...
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, The Loft...
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