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A casual stroll off famous Bondi Beach and along Campbell Parade will have you a...
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.
1Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity is Lavana Restaurant in Walsh Bay, dedicated to fresh local fare in cruisy waterfront surr...
$20 Wine & Dine!
28 Apr to 28 Jul
2Bondi Restaurants NSW
A casual stroll off famous Bondi Beach and along Campbell Parade will have you arrive at local hot spot, Parida Bondi. A modern industrial meets Spanish interior awaits behi...
Enjoy $5 wine pours and beer
22 Apr 17 to 22 Apr 18
3Beecroft Restaurants NSW
Nestled among delicately flowering blossoms of Beecroft's Hannah Street, Sevardi Wine & Tapas Bar has been serving up flavoursome Italian cuisine since its es...
4Maroubra Restaurants NSW
For an exciting and modern dining experience in Maroubra, visit El Toro Tapas & Pizza Bar on McKeon Street where the spirit of sharing is encouraged. A warm ...
5Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Menu may include: CORDERO A LA CRUZ - 8 hour Woodfired Milk Fed Mirrool Creek Lamb or REPOLLITOS DE BRUSELA FRITO - Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts with Lentils and Mint.
6Menai Restaurants NSW
7Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
8Turramurra Restaurants NSW
9Potts Point Restaurants NSW
10Annandale Restaurants NSW
11Erskineville Restaurants NSW
12Camden Restaurants NSW
13Maroubra Restaurants NSW
14Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
15Randwick Restaurants NSW
16Glebe Restaurants NSW
Timbah restaurant carefully collates the magic of the Australian outback and serves it up to Sydneysiders from a trendy Glebe Point Road venue. With a glass of boutique wine in ha...
17Randwick Restaurants NSW
Menu may include: ALBONDIGAS de PAELLA - Traditional paella laced with chicken & chorizo rolled into balls, fried and drizzled with allioli and GAMBAS A LA SEVILLANA - Pan f...
18Glebe Restaurants NSW
19Cammeray Restaurants NSW
20Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
21Castlecrag Restaurants NSW
22Glebe Restaurants NSW
Signature dishes may include the Catalan Eggs, Manchego & Chorizo Croquettas & the Tortilla of the day.
23Mosman Restaurants NSW
24Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
25Little Bay Restaurants NSW
26Petersham Restaurants NSW
27Windsor Restaurants NSW
Located in the middle of Parramatta’s Phillip Street is Cosmo...
Set on Darlinghurst’s busy Crown Street and Kings Lane junction, happily serv...
Meet friends for a cheeky handmade pastry and a morning caffeine hit at Crav...
Restaurants Harris Park
Created out of love and longing for tantalising Indian cuisine, share in mouth-wat...
Restaurants Double Bay
For Moroccan-inspired glamour, head to Double Bay’s Casablanca. The Cross...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Elaborately styled with rich colours and mosaics reminiscent of one of Pablo Esco...
Restaurants Five Dock
Cravings for Greek inspired delights can be satisfied with a visit to Gyros Fix r...
Just a hop, skip and jump away from the ferry dock at Newport Marina...
One of the first Sydney restaurants to introduce Lebanese cuisine to the North Sho...
Restaurants Circular Quay
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s...
A haven for Marrickville locals to indulge their foodie desires, pay Georgia’s K...
Feel on top of the world dining at Cucina Locale Revolving Restaurant, taking ti...
Urbane in style with frontage to Old Princes Highway, Frank and Blanco bursts wi...
Well-tailored Italian eatery Black Fox & Co Restaurant & Bar on Groves Avenue in...
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