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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...
Happy Hour from 4.30 to 6.30pm!
5 Jun to 5 Sep
2Windsor Restaurants NSW
Windsor locals are abuzz about Bazz’s Whine Bar on George Street. A hidden gem in a historical mall, Bazz’s offers an exciting and sophisticated new dimension to winin...
3Glebe Restaurants NSW
Celebrating Spanish culture, Despana on Glebe Point Road in Glebe draws a lively crowd. With wooden oak barrels and bright red geraniums, a cheery vibe entices diners to relax by...
4Beecroft 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...
5Bondi 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
6Maroubra 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 ...
7Surry 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.
8Menai Restaurants NSW
9Potts Point Restaurants NSW
10Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
11Camden Restaurants NSW
12Turramurra Restaurants NSW
13Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
14Annandale Restaurants NSW
15Castlecrag Restaurants NSW
16Maroubra Restaurants NSW
17Collaroy Restaurants NSW
18Marrickville Restaurants NSW
Bookings are recommended on Friday and Saturday.
19Erskineville Restaurants NSW
20Randwick 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...
21Mona Vale Restaurants NSW
22Roseville Restaurants NSW
23Cammeray Restaurants NSW
24Dee Why Restaurants NSW
25Randwick Restaurants NSW
26Windsor Restaurants NSW
27Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
Heady aromas and the hiss and sizzle of tender meat as it cook...
Diners don’t need a passport to taste the exotic flavours of the Me...
Restaurants Terrey Hills
Step into the welcoming and modern space that is Cavallino in Terrey Hills to exp...
Nestled in the lively shopping mall precinct, The District, Marciano’s...
Restaurants Sydney City
Enjoy an authentic Italian meal in the surrounds of a classic late nineteenth c...
Praised widely in Sydney as having “the best pizza outside of Italy”, Gigi Pi...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Ideally situated at the water's edge of Sydney's dazzling Darl...
Kick back and relax with a Deluca coffee in hand at Lemonia, a Mediterranean inspir...
Needing no reason to celebrate, find Sydneysiders congregating with family a...
For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A cont...
Step inside Sangak Bread Bakery & Restaurant in Guilford and embark on an authen...
Bringing a taste of Napoli to Glebe, Pizzeria Da Alfredo on Glebe Point Road is ...
Restaurants Moore Park
Bringing the flavours of the Spanish Canary Islands to Sydney, Mojo Picon is all...
Those craving the exotic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine head to Tre Viet on King...
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