The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
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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.
1Gregory Hills Restaurants NSW
Don a sombrero, round up your amigos and salsa your way over to Blue Agave Mexican Cantina in Gregory Hills. Find a mix of cool elements inside, from r...
25 Apr to 30 Sep
2Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders escape inner city hustle at heritage listed Bar Cleveland on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills. Step inside and be transported to yesteryear with worn timb...
Rump Steak Special
1 Aug to 31 Dec
3Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney’s Darling Harbour is the celebrated Mediterranea Restaurant. The natural surroundings are brought inside by ...
Mediterranea Restaurant Melbourne Cup
4Mosman Restaurants NSW
For those seeking a lavish dining experience just north of Sydney, allow multi award winning, Italian inspired, Ormeggio at The Spit to welcome you into their breat...
5Abbotsford Restaurants NSW
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epicure Francaise, a charming boutique café tucked in among the shops of Great North Road. A ...
4 to 28 Sep
6Woollahra Restaurants NSW
See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for decadent food and velvety coffee. Located within the salmon pink surrounds of historic...
New Spring Menu | Inspired and Indulgent
4 Sep to 30 Nov
7Campsie 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...
Shisha - Argileh
21 Sep 17 to 21 Jan 18
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8Kogarah Restaurants NSW
Kogarah locals take the bite of lingering hunger at The Lunchroom on Montgomery Street. This happily buzzing café with a striking black and white fitout, mixing wooden ta...
19 Sep to 19 Oct
9Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Parramatta locals drop into ALEX&Co on Church Street for a paradise of edibles and drinkables. Three years in the making, this foodie haven spans three retail spaces below ...
12 Sep to 12 Oct
10Dee Why Restaurants NSW
For casual dining by the beach in Dee Why, Sandbar on The Strand delivers on a promise of tasty Mod Oz fare and a laidback beachside ambiance. Meet for a feast here with family...
Wednesdays is Burger & Beer only $20!
12 Aug to 12 Oct
11Marrickville Restaurants NSW
Keeping regular visitors loyal, Kelby’s Café continues to be a popular choice for residents in and around Marrickville in need of coffee and sumptuous café fare. Loca...
19 Sep to 15 Oct
12Balmoral Beach Restaurants NSW
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is the Chef Hat awarded Public Dining Room resta...
Winter Feasting Menu
19 May to 29 Sep
13Parramatta Restaurants NSW
When visiting Parramatta’s George Street, make time to visit the locally loved Temasek restaurant. Take a seat in the relaxed dining space which is styled with sunny yellow ...
14Windsor Restaurants NSW
In a heritage building, circa 1840, sits Biviano’s at Windsor, an Italian and seafood restaurant perched on Baker Street. Step foot inside and be transported into ...
Don't Feel Like Cooking Tonight?
2 Aug to 4 Oct
15Rozelle Restaurants NSW
Taking vegan fare to a new level, The Green Lion Bistro on Darling Street in Rozelle is all about plant-based pub grub. Located above The Red Lion Hotel, this bis...
16Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Enjoy idyllic waterfront views and creative fare at River Café Parramatta on Church Street. With sweeping vistas of the Parramatta River, this lively café is a...
New Tapas Menu
12 Sep to 12 Oct
17Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Warm the heart and soul at Folonomo, a trendy Bourke Street restaurant in Surry Hills creating tantalising cuisine ‘for love, not money.' This feel-good, profit for purpos...
Wine & Cheese Wednesday's!
2 Aug to 2 Oct
18Circular Quay Restaurants NSW
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s most famous icons, the celebrated City Extra in Circular Quay is a must ...
Anytime is Prosecco Time!
24 Jul 17 to 31 Mar 18
19Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Since opening in 2000, Sydney’s Waterfront Grill restaurant and steakhouse has remained a staple dining destination in Darling Harbour’s vibrant scene, perched...
Waterfront Grill Melbourne Cup Luncheon
20Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Staying true to the name, Spice of Life Authentic Indian Cuisine on Hyde Parade in Campbelltown offers traditional fare cooked with spice an...
21Ramsgate Restaurants NSW
Indulge in elegant, a la carte dining at Omeros on the Beach restaurant, situated on the ocean side of the corner of Ramsgate Road and the Grand Parade. Surrounded...
22Willoughby Restaurants NSW
A neighbourhood favourite with real food style, The Mowbray in Willoughby delivers café classics with a twist. Nestled on Mowbray Road, this bright and breezy diner is a...
Contact Us for Catering
18 Sep to 18 Oct
23Newtown Restaurants NSW
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must-do stop by is the Blue Fig Bar, located just two doors down on Enmore Road, Newtown. Surround yourself with quirky wall mur...
New Beer Launch !!
15 Sep to 19 Oct
24Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
Dine at leisure on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Lifeboat Seafood restaurant, a Brooklyn go-to by the bridge to Long Island. For a leisurely brunch with friend...
Live Music at Lifeboat Brooklyn Saturdays
14 Sep to 14 Oct
25Bonnyrigg Restaurants NSW
Inspired by the cuisine of town Si Racha on Thailand’s east coast, Sriracha Thai Street Food is popular among crowds of Bonnyrigg locals, found just down Ri...
$6.90 Weekday Lunch Specials!
8 Sep to 7 Oct
26Enmore 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 cuis...
The Sultan's Table - ICLI KOFTE
19 Sep to 19 Oct
27Mona Vale Restaurants NSW
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a place to meet friends for lunch just a block away from Mona Vale Beach, visit Armchair Collecti...
Try Our New Super French Toast
20 Sep to 20 Oct
Restaurants Surry Hills
Residing on Crown Street in trendy Surry Hills, Mad Spuds Café can be found....
Make a booking for Kerasma Souvlaki Merchant restaurant to taste ...
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must-do stop by is the Blue Fig Bar...
Nestled in the lively shopping mall precinct, The District, Marciano’s...
Embrace the vibrancy of Greek culture at Georgia’s Koutouki, a lively re...
Restaurants Bellevue hill
Classic Italian fare with a modern, light touch is what diners can ...
A tantalising fusion of Middle Eastern cuisine comes together at...
Restaurants Baulkham Hills
When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham...
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication at Molo Bar on Cowper Wharf Road at Wool...
When visiting Parramatta’s George Street, make time to visit the locally loved T...
Parramatta locals drop into ALEX&Co on Church Street for a paradise of edibles a...
Experience an exotic caffeine kick at The Q on Harris coffee roaster and café, a...
See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for...
Decadent desserts that look as good as they taste and aromatic coffee, lure East...
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