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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.
1Dural Restaurants NSW
To be enticed by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop into The House of Herbs and Roses on Old Northern Road in Dural. Surrounded by a nursery of bloomin...
2Glenhaven Restaurants NSW
If cravings lean towards the true flavours of Italian cuisine, stop by Entrata on Glenhaven Road. This Glenhaven restaurant is all rustic charm with exposed coloured brick wa...
3Lindfield Restaurants NSW
Look in Lindfield for Italian inspired cuisine, and discover the delights that await at Marciano’s. With a buoyant mood in full swing, Marciano’s poster plastere...
4Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham Hills, be sure to visit The Gallery Restaurant. Hidden in the Baulkham Hills Sports C...
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5Blacktown Restaurants NSW
Feel on top of the world dining at Cucina Locale Revolving Restaurant, taking time to soak up 360 degree views of the Blue Mountains and Sydney’s b...
6Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Picturesque, peaceful surrounds and contemporary fare await guests at The Greenery Cronulla on the corner of Hume and Elouera Road. This family friendly restaura...
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7Penrith Restaurants NSW
Do yourself a favour when in Penrith and pop into Henri Marc on High Street. With a rustic, industrial interior and hipster, laid back vibe, this café is becoming a regular ...
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24 Mar to 24 Apr
8Freshwater Restaurants NSW
9Berowra Waters Restaurants NSW
10Cottage Point Restaurants NSW
11Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
12Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
13Dural Restaurants NSW
14Greystanes Restaurants NSW
15Lugarno Restaurants NSW
16Abbotsbury Restaurants NSW
17Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
18Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
19Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
20Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Make your next culinary adventure a trip to seek out Tackleshack, a restaurant and bar stealing the hearts of Sydney’s foodies for miles in all directions. Radiating charm...
21Kurmond Restaurants NSW
22Mt Annan Restaurants NSW
23Cronulla Restaurants NSW
24Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Situated on the banks of the Parramatta River is the River Canyon Restaurant; it opened in 1985 by two brothers with a vision. The restaurant features a spac...
25Wisemans Ferry Restaurants NSW
26Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
27Windsor Restaurants NSW
When only the best will do, head to Jensens Restaurant perched at the en...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Warm the heart and soul at Folonomo, a trendy Bourke Street restaurant in Surry Hi...
For down home Texas-style slow cooked meat, Sydneysiders head to Hughes Bar...
Restaurants North Narrabeen
There’s so much more than pizza and pasta on the menu at Monsoon Grill in Nor...
Stroll up from the sands of Avalon Beach and linger awhile over cocktails a...
Lovingly restored, be sure to visit the iconic Cauliflower Hotel, est...
Spoil friends and family with long and leisurely dining ...
Sandy feet to late night beats are on offer at Lulu’s Coogee Beach on C...
Campsie diners tantalise their Asian tastebuds at Koh Chang Thai ...
Restaurants Surry Hills
From handmade hats to hip tunes, be entrapped at Surry Hill’s cool and welcoming...
Restaurants Lane Cove
Bringing classic Japanese fare to the streets of Lane Cove, Akira Sushi on Burns...
Experience a taste of the Greek islands without leaving Sydney at Ble Greek Kouz...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine in Surry Hills at Maya Da Dhaba on Cleveland St...
Restaurants Sydney City
Fusing LA hip with the charm of a retro Chinese eatery, The Smoking Panda on Par...
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