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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 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...
2Lindfield Restaurants NSW
Look in Lindfield for Italian inspired cuisne, and discover the delights that await at Marciano’s. With a buoyant mood in full swing, Marciano’s poster plastered...
3Blacktown 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 busy streets as the st...
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...
5Baulkham 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...
6Terrey 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...
7Cronulla 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...
8Pyrmont Restaurants NSW
A lively Pyrmont hub and popular with locals, don’t miss Social Brew Cafe nestled comfortably under the branches of Harris Street’s trees. This industrial style cafe o...
9Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Relax and enjoy elegant dining in Lachlan’s Restaurant at the iconic Old Government House by Parramatta River. Linger out under a leafy verandah on balmy days o...
10Freshwater Restaurants NSW
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
13Dulwich Hill Restaurants NSW
Sandwiched between Dulwich Hill train station and the light rail platform, Dear Delicious offers more than just a quick coffee pit-stop for those living in Sydney’s...
14Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
15Dural Restaurants NSW
16Enfield Restaurants NSW
17Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
18Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
19Kurrajong Restaurants NSW
20Concord Restaurants NSW
21Dural Restaurants NSW
22Wisemans Ferry Restaurants NSW
23Parramatta 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...
24Mt Annan Restaurants NSW
25Dural Restaurants NSW
26Abbotsbury Restaurants NSW
27Brooklyn Restaurants NSW
Retreat from the bustling traffic of Darling Street and find yourself in the...
Restaurants Marsden Park
Situated comfortably in the middle of a home renovators heaven on the ou...
Restaurants Double Bay
The vivacious spirit of South America comes alive at CHAR & CO, the latest restau...
Loyal followers of Black Star Pastry in Newtown flock to their s...
Opt for Sydney steakhouse dining at Osso, located at the Penrith Panthers club. Ideal ...
Restaurants Sydney City
An indulgent experience awaits all who choose to dine at Café Opera buffet resta...
To nosh on the North Shore, take to Tapas Tapas Bodega authentic Spanish...
On thriving Darling Street in the bustling harbourside suburb of Balmain, lies Eas...
A fusion of Asian style tapas finds a home in Castlecrag at Yang and Co restaur...
A destination restaurant for Cronulla locals, enjoy a culinary journey across As...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Tucked into a maze of streets in Surry Hills just a short walk south of Hyde Par...
Restaurants Circular Quay
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s...
Tantalising offerings of Malaysian hawker food can be enjoyed in full at Ipoh Cl...
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