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It seems Crows Nest has been lured by the simply sweet I Love Pho – tucked neatl...
Sydney’s love affair with Thai food has spawned countless Thai restaurants, thou...
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Geor...
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.
1Crows 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
7 to 22 Dec
2Beverly Hills Restaurants NSW
Not too far from the airport in busy Beverly Hills, is Spago Sydney on King Georges Road. Upon entering, guest’s eyes are first drawn toward a fresco motif spanning ...
28 Nov to 22 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 ...
22 Nov to 26 Dec
4Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Sydney’s love affair with Thai food has spawned countless Thai restaurants, though few serve the sort of authentic inspired dishes you’ll find at At Bangkok R...
Daily Lunch Specials
28 Nov to 28 Dec
5Newtown Restaurants NSW
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown district, Thai Pothong Restaurant and Gift Shop has been a popular hotspot on the Sydney dining sc...
New monthly specials menu
24 Nov to 31 Dec
6Zetland Restaurants NSW
Discover a taste of authentic oriental cuisine in Zetland at East Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, a cultural hot spot in Sydney’s diverse dining scene. A warm fireplace, a bol...
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19 Sep to 25 Dec
7Seaforth Restaurants NSW
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pepe, serving up a slice of the Mediterranean on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. A rustic pizzeria w...
Sale Pepe in the Manly Daily!
17 Sep 17 to 31 Dec 18
8Abbotsford 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 ...
Breakfast Happy Hour!
9 Nov 17 to 9 Jan 18
9Darling 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...
Tuesday Ribs Night
10Castle Hill Restaurants NSW
Embark on a flavoursome journey through the regions of India at Andaz Indian on Terminus Street in Castle Hill. Diners are greeted by mosaic tiled windows and carved a...
13 to 24 Dec
11Darling Harbour Restaurants NSW
Dine in style with spectacular Sydney waterfront views at Olivo Harbourside Restaurant in Darling Harbour. Situated in the city’s favourite enterta...
12Manly Restaurants NSW
Only a short stroll from picturesque Manly Beach, situated in the Pacific Arcade at the ocean end of Sydney Road, is well established Manly Pizza & Wine Bar. A romanti...
13Drummoyne Restaurants NSW
Indulge in a taste journey at I Rich Thai on Victoria Road in Drummoyne. Guests are greeted by a worn brick, moody ambiance, encouraging intimate dinners as well as famil...
Fantastic Thai Experience!
25 Sep 17 to 25 Sep 18
14Brighton Le Sands Restaurants NSW
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and Larousse French Restaurant in Brighton Le Sands demonstrates that with a distinct cu...
15Jannali Restaurants NSW
Enjoy a cheeky cocktail before a delectable meal at Rocksalt Italian Bar and Restaurant, a casual Jannali establishment on Railway Crescent. Whether visiting to enjoy ...
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6 to 31 Dec
16Hornsby Restaurants NSW
For a caffeine hit in a lively neighbourhood café, find The Refinery Espresso tucked into the heart of Hornsby along Coronation Street. Joining a lively buzz from...
17Manly Restaurants NSW
When seeking a trendy spot to meet friends for a bite to eat, look no further than Ground Zero café set in the prominent suburb of Manly on Sydney’s coastline. Styled wi...
18Mount Lewis Restaurants NSW
For authentic North Lebanese fare, look no further than Gebran Lebanese Cuisine in Mount Lewis. Established in 2001, this family-run establishment focuses o...
Professional Catering Available!
21 Jul 16 to 30 Dec 17
19Marrickville Restaurants NSW
When craving something a little fun, flirt with a taste of Berlin’s underground grunge at Sydney’s uber trendy café, District Marrickville. With floor to cei...
Christmas Trading Hours
12 Dec 17 to 3 Jan 18
20Newtown Restaurants NSW
For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A contemporary interior of elegantly set linen tables and hardwood flooring complement the charming her...
Sunday Brunch Special
9 Oct 17 to 9 Mar 18
21Brooklyn 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...
22Dee 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...
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16 Sep 17 to 16 Feb 18
23Collaroy Restaurants NSW
Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up the Northern Beaches vibe at Stella Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria, located on Pittwater Road. ...
Stella Italian Kitchen Gift Certificates
7 Sep to 25 Dec
24Glebe Restaurants NSW
Fulfilling cravings for tantalising spices, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine on Glebe Point Road takes guests on an exotic culinary journey. Located on one of ...
7 Nov to 21 Dec
25Seaforth Restaurants NSW
Experience the taste of Greece without leaving Seaforth at Plato’s Republic Mediterranean Taverna on Sydney Road. Embracing authentic Greek styl...
Plato's Sunday Lunch
29 Oct to 31 Dec
26Seaforth Restaurants NSW
For over a decade, Bijolias Indian restaurant in Seaforth has won a multitude of awards for serving sumptuous, Indian inspired cuisine to the locals of Sydney’s Northe...
27Mosman Restaurants NSW
Afous restaurant brings delicious tapas and aromatic Moroccan and Spanish fare to Mosman. Boasting gorgeous views over Middle Harbour, the smartly dressed eatery is decked with po...
Restaurants Eastern Creek
Set in the peaceful outskirts of Western Sydney is fresh food indulgence...
Parisian fare and craft beer awaits at Frenchies Bistro and Br...
Restaurants Potts Point
A hidden gem in Sydney’s Potts Point, Dumplings & Beer has fas...
Follow tantalising smells as they waft from the wood fired oven at L...
Take a short trip out to The Fig Coffee House in Kenthurst and enjoy a...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydneysiders looking for Mod Oz fare in the CBD visit Urban Paddock, in tower...
Small in size but big in taste, Ryan’s Gourmet Kitchen on Eucalyptus...
When looking for an exotic bite to eat in Liverpool, pop into Thai Essence on ...
Established more than 28 years ago, The Big Mexican Rancho charms Gy...
Restaurants Neutral Bay
Situated in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in the sought after location of Neutral ...
Penrith burger lovers are spoilt for choice at Beefy’s Burgers on High Street. T...
Restaurants Sydney City
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been synonymous with glamour since 1966 and now...
Restaurants King Street Wharf
For the best beer garden and Mod Oz fare on King Street Wharf, Sydneysiders head...
Restaurants King Street Wharf
Need to spice up your waterfront dining? Look no further than the chic and char...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
DEC 11, 2017
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