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.
1North Strathfield Restaurants NSW
Satiate ravenous hunger at Outback Steakhouse, a popular venue among North Strathfield locals, positioned on George Street. An easy stop ...
2Penrith Restaurants NSW
Opt for Sydney steakhouse dining at Osso, located at the Penrith Panthers club. Ideal for smart casual dining, Osso resonates with an upbeat, moodlit ambiance as a modern sweep of...
3Kogarah Restaurants NSW
4Concord Restaurants NSW
5Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
6Chatswood Restaurants NSW
7Ryde Restaurants NSW
8Glebe Restaurants NSW
9Manly Restaurants NSW
10St Ives Restaurants NSW
11Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Iconic Australian steakhouse, Ribs and Rumps, is famous for it’s legendary ribs, aged-to-perfection steaks and mammoth-sized portions. If you’ve got an appetite for...
12Dee Why Beach Restaurants NSW
13Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
14Cockle Bay Restaurants NSW
The menu offers a mouth watering range of cuts and the team of chefs will enthral every diner as their favourite dish is flamed on the open grill and served to...
15Mascot Restaurants NSW
16Chullora Restaurants NSW
17Leumeah Restaurants NSW
18Rooty Hill Restaurants NSW
Zest Wok n' Grill in the Rooty Hill RSL has a fabulous range of fresh seafood, large juicy steaks, hot and fresh delights from the wok, a range of pasta plus a whol...
19Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
20Parklea Restaurants NSW
21Penrith Restaurants NSW
22South Wentworthville Restaurants NSW
23Homebush Restaurants NSW
24Blacktown Restaurants NSW
25North Ryde Restaurants NSW
Iconic Australian steakhouse, Ribs and Rumps, is famous for it’s legendary ribs, aged-to-perfection steaks and mammoth-sized portions. If you’ve got an appetite for g...
26Sydney City Restaurants NSW
27Homebush Bay Restaurants NSW
Delve into a fix of Greek inspired street food at Yia Sou Souvlaki restaurant tucke...
Fusing the delicacies of Nordic and Japanese cuisine is Edition Cof...
Restaurants Sydney City
Situated on the edge of bustling East Circular Quay, Q Dining offers an evolving c...
Restaurants Milsons Point
Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point e...
Restaurants Kurrajong heights
A vibrant go-to venue for the locals of Kurrajong Heights and a rewarding d...
Residing directly adjacent to lush Pioneers Memorial Park, along tree line...
Going on 15 years now, Satellite Café continues to quirk up the backstreets of Ne...
Restaurants Potts Point
If looking to dine out in Potts Point, enjoy a culinar...
Work up an appetite with a friendly match at Mar...
Restaurants Bexley North
Type 319 Forest Road, Bexley North into your GPS and take a culinary adventure t...
A destination restaurant for Cronulla locals, enjoy a culinary journey across As...
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must do stop by is the Blue Fig Café ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Individually customised coffee just became a reality for Sydney dwellers at Have...
Restaurants Sydney City
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s business district, Momo Brasserie offers an exc...
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