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Putting the hip hop in chip shop, Arthur’s Oysters and Seafood on Pittwater Road...
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.
1Dural 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...
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2Manly Restaurants NSW
Putting the hip hop in chip shop, Arthur’s Oysters and Seafood on Pittwater Road in Manly believes the world is not our oyster. This fun and funky bistro mix...
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...
4Darling 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...
5Ramsgate 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...
6Penrith 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 ...
7Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
8Glebe Restaurants NSW
9Cabarita Restaurants NSW
10Lugarno Restaurants NSW
11Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
12Cabramatta Restaurants NSW
13Granville Restaurants NSW
14Kareela Restaurants NSW
15Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
16La Perouse Restaurants NSW
17Padstow Restaurants NSW
18La Perouse Restaurants NSW
19Georges Hall Restaurants NSW
20Blakehurst Restaurants NSW
21Manly Restaurants NSW
22Mortdale Restaurants NSW
23Berowra Waters Restaurants NSW
24The Rocks Restaurants NSW
25Narrabeen Restaurants NSW
26Balmain Restaurants NSW
27Chatswood Restaurants NSW
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For cocktails and contemporary fare overlooking a poolside oasis, dro...
Avalon diners don their sombreros and say hola to fresh and vibrant Mexican far...
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication at Molo Bar on Cowper Wharf Road at Wool...
When only the best will do, head to Jensens Restaurant perched at the en...
Restaurants Sydney City
When the lunchtime cravings start for an ice cold craft beer, hea...
Take a leisurely drive north from Sydney along the Pacific Highway th...
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To be surrounded by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop i...
Restaurants North Sydney
Amidst the corporate hustle and bustle of North Sydney, neatly tucked away on Wa...
Putting the hip hop in chip shop, Arthur’s Oysters and Seafood on Pittwater Road...
Café Piccolo Erko on Erskineville Road is where traditional Australian tucker me...
Restaurants Lane Cove
Bringing classic Japanese fare to the streets of Lane Cove, Akira Sushi on Burns...
Look in Lindfield for Italian inspired cuisine, and discover the delights that a...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
FEB 15, 2018
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