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.
1Ramsgate Restaurants NSW
Indulge in elegant, a la carte dining at Omeros on the Beach restaurant, situated on the ocean side of the corner of Ramsgate Road and the Grand Parade. Surrounded...
2Dural Restaurants NSW
Succulent seafood and elegant surrounds await diners at Cod’s Gift on Ward Place in Dural. This latest restaurant offering from the team behind Wolfe & Co, embraces everything...
3Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
Dine at leisure on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Lifeboat Seafood restaurant, a Brooklyn go-to by the bridge to Long Island. For a leisurely brunch with friend...
4Penrith Restaurants NSW
Enjoy fresh seafood delights and more in Penrith at CJ’s Crab Shack, situated inside the Penrith Panthers Club on Mulgoa Road. Revelling in a retro seaside style, this ...
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5Cabramatta Restaurants NSW
Set in West Sydney’s Cabramatta, is hidden Asian fusion gem, Viet Hoa Oyster Bar & Kitchen on Dutton Lane. Bright tiles and benches keep the mood light...
6Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Ideally situated at the water's edge of Sydney's dazzling Darling Harbour, Blue Fish Seafood Restaurant has high quality cuisine and friendly servi...
7Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
8Glebe Restaurants NSW
9Georges Hall Restaurants NSW
10Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
11Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
12Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
13La Perouse Restaurants NSW
14Kareela Restaurants NSW
15Mortdale Restaurants NSW
16Strathfield Restaurants NSW
17Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Inspired by Cape Cod, The Hamptons, Nantucket, imagine a white-washed slice of classic seaside Americana in the heart of Potts Point, Sydney. Executive Head Chef Jere...
18Cabarita Restaurants NSW
19Padstow Restaurants NSW
20Balmain Restaurants NSW
21Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
22Meadowbank Restaurants NSW
With its prime riverfront location opposite the ferry wharf, Stonebar Seafood Brasserie is a much welcome sight in Meadowbank. Ideal for a quick coffee o...
23Manly Restaurants NSW
24Blakehurst Restaurants NSW
25Granville Restaurants NSW
26La Perouse Restaurants NSW
27Lugarno Restaurants NSW
Discover the many flavours of authentic Indian cuisine in Sydney at Nithik...
Staying true to the name, Spice of Life Authentic In...
Empowering diners to make healthier choices is the motto at Peanut Butter...
Restaurants West Pennant Hills
Specialising in a vast variety of sweet fudge treats, Brownie Bar Café bri...
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epi...
Restaurants Oran Park
Experience the flavoursome cuisine of Thailand from the comforts of XThailence r...
Set on Darlinghurst’s busy Crown Street and Kings Lane junction, happily serv...
Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up t...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Creative Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist is on the menu at Restaurant 1...
Restaurants Brighton Le Sands
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and...
For a caffeine hit in a lively neighbourhood café, find The Refinery Espresso tu...
Restaurants Moore Park
Moore Park sweet tooths can now soothe constant cravings at Black Star Pastry on...
Find inner peace at Tea Journal on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. This contempora...
Experience Latin American fare with flair at Tequila Mockingbird on Heeley Stree...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
NOV 22, 2017
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