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For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A cont...
For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Table in E...
For casual dining by the beach in Dee Why, Sandbar on The Strand delivers on a p...
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown district, Thai Pothong Restaur...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pe...
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.
1Newtown 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
2Seaforth 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
3Drummoyne 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
4Seaforth 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
5Dee 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!
3 Oct to 3 Nov
6Darling 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
7Campbelltown 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...
8Newtown 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...
25 Sep to 25 Oct
9Mosman 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...
Afous take home dishes.
19 Oct to 23 Nov
10Collaroy 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
11Windsor 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 ...
12 Oct to 12 Nov
12Narellan Restaurants NSW
For mouth-watering southern Italian cuisine any day of the week, head to Luigi’s Restaurant on the corner of Queen and Elyard Street in Narellan Town Centre. Radiat...
New Lunch Specials
19 Oct to 19 Nov
13Darling 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
14Manly 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...
15Hornsby 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...
16Mosman Restaurants NSW
To experience creative Asian cuisine, visit Fusiopia restaurant located on Raglan Street in central Mosman. Fusiopia delivers a mouth-watering Asian fusion menu in stylish surr...
20% off food for Dine In Mon-Wed evening
3 to 31 Oct
17Brooklyn 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...
18Glebe 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 ...
Free Case Of Beer
13 Oct to 3 Nov
19Abbotsford 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 ...
9 Aug to 9 Nov
20Putney Restaurants NSW
For Mod Oz fare with Italian pizzazz, drop by newcomer on the block, Patio @ Putney on Charles Street. Soak up the sun outside under an umbrella, or venture indoors to a ...
6 Oct to 30 Nov
21Macquarie Park Restaurants NSW
Themed like the rat race of Wall Street hustle, Café Boardroom is a powerhouse for coffee and tasty fare in Macquarie Park, a go-to hotspot for the suits of Sydne...
Grab family and friends and come in and enjoy a Saturday brunch!
5 Oct to 10 Nov
22Enmore 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 cui...
Try our Guvec today!
1 Sep to 1 Dec
23Homebush Restaurants NSW
For food from the roof of the world, Homebush locals say Namaste at The Nepalese Chef on Parramatta Road. Once through the door, step onto the streets of Nepal with ...
Dashain & Tihar Offer
24 Sep to 22 Oct
24Seaforth 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...
25Kenthurst Restaurants NSW
Take a short trip out to The Fig Coffee House in Kenthurst and enjoy a leisurely country dining experience over a feast of scrumptious cuisine. Adopting spacious...
26Castle 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...
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27Kareela Restaurants NSW
When only the best will do, head to Jensens Restaurant perched at the end of Kareela Village on Bates Drive. Jensens’ modern decor provides an air of beach chic soph...
29 Sep to 31 Oct
Restaurants McMahons Point
Perched upon the edge of McMahons Point, Sails on Lavender Bay delive...
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradi...
Find the fragrant delights of modern Vietnamese cuisine in Paddington wi...
Restaurants King Street Wharf
Need to spice up your waterfront dining? Look no further than the chic an...
For a contemporary restaurant with a cosmopolitan vibe i...
You don't need to secretly make your way to Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant in Bondi...
Step inside Sangak Bread Bakery & Restaurant in Guilford a...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Aiming to deliver the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza to Sydney’s northern...
Serving up vegan fare and coffee to Petersham locals, Maker on Parramatta Road celebr...
There’s reggae tunes and Caribbean island vibes at Newtown’s latest happening ve...
Tucked into Marrickville’s bustling streets is Hello Auntie restaurant providing...
Established more than 28 years ago, The Big Mexican Rancho charms Gymea locals w...
Restaurants Sylvania Heights
Warm food and friendship awaits diners at Boutique B Brasserie on Princes Highwa...
With humble beginnings as a pop-up stall around Sydney CBD, Burgers by Josh now ...
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