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Bringing an authentic taste of Vietnam to Surry Hills, Andaqua on the corner of ...
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.
1Marrickville 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...
Free Wine With Banquet Bookings
15 Nov to 22 Dec
2Surry 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...
3Castlecrag 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...
Now Open For Lunch On Saturdays
20 Nov to 20 Dec
4Paddington 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...
Try Our Cocktails!
2 Oct to 29 Nov
5Kogarah Restaurants NSW
Serving punchy street food flavours, Me Pho Vietnamese on bustling Belgrave Street in Kogarah, is a local favourite. Literally meaning ‘infactuated with Pho’,...
Vermicelli with Grilled Pork Skewers
13 Nov to 17 Dec
6Newtown 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...
7Crows 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
18 Oct to 30 Nov
8Macquarie Park Restaurants NSW
Set along the bustling streets of the Macquarie Centre in the sought after Sydney region of Macquarie Park, resides the little yellow restaurant with a big perso...
9Sydney City Restaurants NSW
10Green Valley Restaurants NSW
11Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
12Oatley Restaurants NSW
Experience an explosion of exotic flavours at Chao on Rosa Street in Oatley. Serving vibrant Vietnamese fare, Chao entices diners through the doors into a world of bamboo, brightly...
13Chatswood Restaurants NSW
14St Leonards Restaurants NSW
15Canley Vale Restaurants NSW
16Potts Point Restaurants NSW
17Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
18Randwick Restaurants NSW
19Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
20Enmore Restaurants NSW
21Canley Heights Restaurants NSW
22North Sydney Restaurants NSW
23Bondi Restaurants NSW
24Cremorne Restaurants NSW
Vietnamese food. No reservation due to limited tables. Walk in only.
25Mascot Restaurants NSW
26Mosman Restaurants NSW
27Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Step inside Sangak Bread Bakery & Restaurant in Guilford a...
Smart food in a relaxed setting awaits guests at Sneaky Possum on Abercrombie...
Restaurants Potts Point
For a relaxing lunch in vibrant Potts Points, visit Uliveto on Bayswater Road. Admi...
Restaurants McMahons Point
Perched upon the edge of McMahons Point, Sails on Lavender Bay delive...
You might want to dine with a group when you visit East Ocean restaur...
Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Militar...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Set along the bustling streets of the Macquarie Centre in the sought after ...
Taking vegan fare to a new level, The Green Lion Bistro on Darling St...
When in Miranda, just short of the famous Botany Bay on the banks of Georges River a...
Restaurants Sydney City
Hidden away just beneath Clarence Street down a set of flagstone steps, Machiave...
Restaurants Rose Bay
Offering traditional Italian dining and an exclusive vibe, I Maccheroni in Rose ...
Restaurants Baulkham Hills
When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham Hills, be s...
A beautiful 20th century-era building houses Goloso at Haberfield Post, an Itali...
Experience Latin American fare with flair at Tequila Mockingbird on Heeley Stree...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
NOV 22, 2017
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