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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.
1McMahons Point Restaurants NSW
Perched upon the edge of McMahons Point, Sails on Lavender Bay delivers much more than what the promise of its name provides. The Harbour Bridge, Opera Hou...
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Quench thirst with a boutique craft beer at Redoak Boutique Beer Café, centrally located on Clarence Street in the heart of Sydney City. Steal away to Red...
Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Redoak
3Mosman Restaurants NSW
For those seeking a lavish dining experience just north of Sydney, allow multi award winning, Italian inspired, Ormeggio at The Spit to welcome you into their breat...
4Collaroy 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
5Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Sepia’s slick Sydney CBD location is reflective of its desire to reflect a bustling city atmosphere, with a dining setting of sophistication and finesse found in the likes of...
6Baulkham Hills Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders experience gastronomical delights at Quoi Dining on Century Circuit in Baulkham Hills. Located in the rapidly expanding Bella Vista restaurant precinct ...
7Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Used in Lyon to refer to bistros that are well-known for authenticity and conviviality, expect something of this nature from Le Bouchon French café and bistro on Willough...
8Avalon Restaurants NSW
Relax in the tranquillity of Clareville Kiosk, an award-winning Avalon restaurant offering intimate dining just a short 50 metre stroll from Clareville Beach on Delecta...
17 Aug to 1 Oct
9Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Eastern mysticism meets Western culture at Indu Dining on George Street in Sydney. Embracing a moody ambiance of alcove dining with mosaic tile floors, exposed brick an...
New Menu at INDU Dining
5 to 30 Sep
10Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Situated on the edge of bustling East Circular Quay, Q Dining offers an evolving culinary journey in an iconic Sydney waterfront setting. Impressive floor to ceiling glass...
Christmas Lunch On The Quay
11The Rocks Restaurants NSW
Located at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal, with sweeping views from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge, Quay Restaurant is found in what many consider to be Sydney's fi...
12Newtown 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...
Functions & Events at Rubyos!
8 Sep 16 to 31 Dec 17
13Sydney City Restaurants NSW
14Stanmore Restaurants NSW
Recommendations may include: Degustation $115 (small), $135 (large) with matching wines, $170 per person (small), $210 (large) with matching wines
15Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Situated in Sydney’s lower North Shore, in the sought after location of Neutral Bay, resides a little taste of Greece at Aristotle’s Neutral Bay restaurant....
16 Aug to 30 Sep
16Kareela Restaurants NSW
Tantalise your tastebuds with modern Japanese fare at Shikoku Restaurant on Freya Street in Kareela. Located in the newly redeveloped Kareela Village shoppi...
17Darlinghurst Restaurants NSW
To experience mystery, watch magic unfold and be dazzled by awe-inspiring acts all while enjoying mouth-watering food, book for Sydney’s Slide lounge and cabaret restaurant ...
El' Circo: 9 course circus degustation
9 Sep 16 to 31 Dec 17
18Beecroft Restaurants NSW
Nestled among delicately flowering blossoms of Beecroft's Hannah Street, Sevardi Wine & Tapas Bar has been serving up flavoursome Italian cuisine since its es...
19King Street Wharf Restaurants NSW
Ask any Sydney foodie where to find modern Japanese cuisine in the city and you'll most likely get the response, Kobe Jones. Stylishly upmarket and situated...
It's YUZU season @ Kobe Jones Sydney
12 Sep to 31 Oct
20Waterloo Restaurants NSW
Needing no reason to celebrate, find Sydneysiders congregating with family and friends at Allegra Dining on Danks Street. Once inside, find a chic restaurant donning a ...
Now open for Brunch and Lunch!
15 May 17 to 14 Jun 18
21Paddington Restaurants NSW
Bringing exciting Italian flavours and panache to Paddington’s Five Ways precinct is Vino e Cucina. With a leafy, stone paved courtyard at the back and a cosy interior...
Mad Pizza Mondays
21 Aug to 25 Sep
22Blacktown 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...
23Hunters Hill Restaurants NSW
On a quaint corner block of Hunters Hill, resides handsomely renovated heritage cottage turned restaurant, Bistro 54. A stylish interior awaits, each dining room moderni...
24The Rocks Restaurants NSW
Tucked in the heart of The Rocks you'll find the shining Kobe Jones venture, The Rocks Teppanyaki. Situated in a heritage listed building built in the 1880s, Th...
Rocks Teppanyaki The Perfect Place To Do Business
12 Jul to 31 Dec
25Sydney City Restaurants NSW
From the magnificent heritage architecture to Peter Doyle’s beautifully orchestrated dishes, Sydney’s est. makes just the sort of impression you’d expect of one of the nation’...
26Sydney City Restaurants NSW
One of the worlds most highly awarded restaurants, Tetsuya’s is located right in the heart of Sydney. The stunningly heritage listed building is complete with private din...
27King Street Wharf Restaurants NSW
Need to spice up your waterfront dining? Look no further than the chic and charming Kobe Jones venture, Wharf Teppanyaki, situated on Sydney's King Street W...
Restaurants Sydney City
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s business district, Momo Brasserie offers an...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Set on a cosy corner store front of Crown Street, bringing flavours of Beiru...
Restaurants Sydney City
Italian by name and cosmopolitan by nature, Ragu Pasta and Wine Bar...
Restaurants North Ryde
When it’s time to drop after shopping in North Ryde’s...
Windsor locals are abuzz about Bazz’s Whine Bar on George Street. A hidden...
To experience a fusion of Asian cuisine visit Serendip restaurant located in Tradi...
For a meal the whole family is sure to enjoy, head to The Courtyard restauran...
Bringing family and friends together at local hotspot, Voro Re...
Take the bite off lingering hunger at The Copper Mill on Mitchell Road in A...
When craving something a little fun, flirt with a taste of Berlin’s underground ...
Restaurants Circular Quay
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s...
Those looking for a child friendly cafe in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs need only he...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Encouraging community spirit and celebrating cultural diversity are two items on...
Small in size but big in taste, Ryan’s Gourmet Kitchen on Eucalyptus Drive in We...
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