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.
1Cronulla 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...
2Penrith 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 ...
3Dural Restaurants NSW
To be surrounded by sugar and spice and all things nice, pop into The House of Herbs and Roses in Dural. Surrounded by a nursery of blooming plant life and f...
4Leichhardt Restaurants NSW
Residing directly adjacent to lush Pioneers Memorial Park, along tree lined Norton Street in Leichhardt is Monte Restaurant. A floor to ceiling glass entrance welco...
Breakfast At Monte Restaurant
12 Sep to 21 Oct
5Lindfield 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...
6Blacktown Restaurants NSW
Feel on top of the world dining at Cucina Locale Revolving Restaurant, taking time to soak in 360 degree views of the Blue Mountains and Sydney’s b...
7Terrey Hills Restaurants NSW
Step into the welcoming and modern space that is Cavallino in Terrey Hills to experience the warmth synonymous with southern Italian cuisine. Exuding contemporary Medite...
Enjoy your Thursday Evenings Apericena Style
18 Sep to 23 Oct
8Cronulla 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...
13 Sep to 13 Oct
9Freshwater Restaurants NSW
10Baulkham 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...
11Berowra Waters Restaurants NSW
A great combination of those seeking adventure & great gastronomic experiences is found on the Berowra River at Berowra Waters Inn.
12Cottage Point Restaurants NSW
13Dural Restaurants NSW
14Dural Restaurants NSW
15Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
16Abbotsbury Restaurants NSW
17Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
18Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
19Greystanes Restaurants NSW
20Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
21Wisemans Ferry Restaurants NSW
22Penrith Restaurants NSW
23Glenhaven Restaurants NSW
24Bella Vista Restaurants NSW
25Dural Restaurants NSW
26Palm Beach Restaurants NSW
Menu recommendations may include: Twice cooked free range duck on roast parsnip, witlof and toasted walnuts with Morello cherry dressing. Chilli ...
27Kurmond Restaurants NSW
Restaurants Mount Colah
Retreat to The Ladybird Café in Mount Colah and enjoy a moment of tranqui...
Restaurants Little Bay
Take a trip to the seaside and experience Italian trattoria style dining at Pi...
Take a leisurely drive north from Sydney along the Pacific Highway th...
For a meal the whole family can enjoy, head over to Cranzgot's Pizza ...
Restaurants Canley Vale
Putting a sizzle on the grill is the name of the game at TK Something on Canle...
Take a trip to France without the need for a plane ticket at boutique French...
You might want to dine with a group when you visit East Ocean restaur...
Take the bite off lingering hunger at The Copper Mill on Mitchell Road in A...
Restaurants Sydney City
Located in bustling inner city Sydney, not too far from the captivatin...
Afous restaurant brings delicious tapas and aromatic Moroccan and Spanish fare t...
Old school coffee culture meets new at Café Ridahz on Thomas Street in Haymarket...
Those looking for a child friendly cafe in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs need only he...
A neighbourhood favourite with real food style, The Mowbray in Willoughby delive...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Rock ‘n’ roll and Italian comfort food, make Vasco on Cleveland Street a hipster...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
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