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.
1Campsie Restaurants NSW
Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on Mackinder Street. A large red neon sign, sleek black furniture and wall tiles, teamed with a 5...
2Enmore Restaurants NSW
For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Table in Enmore. Established in 2004, this bustling eatery is dedicated to authentic Turkish cui...
3Enmore Restaurants NSW
4The Ponds Restaurants NSW
5Cremorne Restaurants NSW
6Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
7Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
8Balmain Restaurants NSW
Efendy Turkish restaurant in Balmain features relaxed dining in sophisticated surrounds.
9Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
10Newtown Restaurants NSW
11Auburn Restaurants NSW
12Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
13Hunters Hill Restaurants NSW
14Auburn Restaurants NSW
15Newtown Restaurants NSW
16Newtown Restaurants NSW
17Bondi Restaurants NSW
18Parramatta Restaurants NSW
19Parramatta Restaurants NSW
20Banksmeadow Restaurants NSW
21Randwick Restaurants NSW
22Newtown Restaurants NSW
23Burwood Restaurants NSW
24Glebe Restaurants NSW
25Newtown Restaurants NSW
Penrith burger lovers are spoilt for choice at Beefy’s Burgers on High Stre...
Restaurants Crows Nest
Treat yourself and loved ones to a fine dining experience north of Sydney Harbour Br...
For mouth-watering southern Italian cuisine any day of the week, head to...
Boasting views to the city, delicious cocktails and fresh, modern fare, ...
Follow the scent of fresh dough and melting mozzarella downstairs to d...
Restaurants North Ryde
Follow the health conscious to Macquarie Sh...
Situated in the prominent Sydney suburb of Barangaroo is contemporary restaurant ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Bringing an authentic taste of Vietnam to Surry Hills, Andaqua on the corner of Bou...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pep...
Follow the lead of locals in the know to Kingsleys Woolloomooloo, residing on th...
Burwood locals drop by Legend HotPot Buffet on Belmore Street to get their fill ...
Escape city hustle and enjoy Asian fare with flair at Riverside Thai Restaurant,...
When a craving calls for what only authentic Italian can deliver, make your way ...
To be enticed by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop into The House of Herb...
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