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.
1Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
It seems Crows Nest has been lured by the simply sweet I Love Pho – tucked neatly in the bustling hub of Willoughby Road – just as smoothly as the broth itself...
Vietnamese Grazing Boxes
11 to 28 Feb
2Macquarie Park Restaurants NSW
Set within the bustling shopping precinct of the Macquarie Centre in the sought after Sydney region of Macquarie Park, resides this little yellow restaurant with...
3Paddington Restaurants NSW
Find the fragrant delights of modern Vietnamese cuisine in Paddington with a visit to Mr. T Vietnamese Restaurant on Glenmore Road. Warm and inviting in appearanc...
Monday Pho Night
15 Feb to 26 Mar
4Castlecrag Restaurants NSW
A fusion of Asian style tapas finds a home in Castlecrag at Yang and Co restaurant, located along Edinburgh Road. A trendy interior is warmed by the glow of exposed drop...
5Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Bringing an authentic taste of Vietnam to Surry Hills, Andaqua on the corner of Bourke and Fitzroy Streets, showcases recipes handed down through three generations. Step in...
6Marrickville Restaurants NSW
Tucked into Marrickville’s bustling streets is Hello Auntie restaurant providing a trendy take on Vietnamese inspired cuisine from a venue on Illawarra Road. Steel pi...
7Newtown Restaurants NSW
Those craving the exotic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine head to Tre Viet on King Street. Located along Newtown’s busy retail strip, this restaurant offers a serene haven for d...
8Green Valley Restaurants NSW
9Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
10Chatswood Restaurants NSW
11Canley Vale Restaurants NSW
12St Leonards Restaurants NSW
13Caringbah Restaurants NSW
14Waterloo Restaurants NSW
15Balmain Restaurants NSW
16Glebe Restaurants NSW
17Mosman Restaurants NSW
18Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
19Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
20Marrickville Restaurants NSW
21Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
22Kogarah Restaurants NSW
23Alexandria Restaurants NSW
24Cremorne Restaurants NSW
Vietnamese food. No reservation due to limited tables. Walk in only.
25Coogee Restaurants NSW
26Burwood Restaurants NSW
27Potts Point Restaurants NSW
Escape the day-to-day with a visit to Billy the Greek, a welcoming and ener...
One of Bondi’s longest established eateries, Gelbison Pizzeria is said to...
Follow tantalising smells as they waft from the wood fired oven at L...
Linger-worthy local hang out Urban Bites on King Street in Newtown, is the plac...
Restaurants Sydney City
Overlooking Market Street from level eight of the Swissotel Sydney, JPB is an urban oas...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This...
Parramatta locals drop into ALEX&Co on Church Street for a paradise of edibles and...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Aiming to deliver the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza to Sydney’s northern...
Taking vegan fare to a new level, The Green Lion Bistro on Darling St...
For down home Texas-style slow cooked meat, Sydneysiders head to Hughes Barbecue...
When in Miranda, just short of famous Botany Bay on the banks of Georges River a...
For an exciting and modern dining experience in Maroubra, visit El Toro Tapas & ...
Restaurants Terrey Hills
For authentic Indian cuisine in Terrey Hills, take to award-winning Urban Tadka ...
Follow tantalising aromas wafting from the oven to Certified Pizza Bar on Henry ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
FEB 15, 2018
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