The home of Australia's Chef Hat Awards and Readers Choice Awards
Boasting spectacular 360 degree water views and an exciting Modern Australian me...
For smart casual dining with a personal touch, take to Rubyos in Newtown. A cont...
A tantalising taste journey begins upon stepping into Thai Moon Restaurant, a po...
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown district, Thai Pothong Restaur...
Tucked into Marrickville’s bustling streets is Hello Auntie restaurant providing...
Italian by name and cosmopolitan by nature, Osteria Antica on Booth Street in An...
Belfield on Botany in Rosebery is the imaginative burger bar born from the nosta...
For gourmet comfort food with a difference, Rouse Hill locals sink their teeth i...
Inspired by aromatic flavours of Indian cooking and shaped by three generations ...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This inn...
There’s reggae tunes and Caribbean island vibes at Newtown’s latest happening ve...
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.
1Schofields Restaurants NSW
Fusing authentic Maltese cuisine with Mod Oz fare, Limestone Café on Railway Terrace is setting the trend in Schofields. A chic, charcoal grey façade entices diners i...
Freshly Baked Bread
25 Sep to 25 Oct
2Crows Nest Restaurants NSW
Treat yourself and loved ones to a fine dining experience north of Sydney Harbour Bridge and take to Annata in Crows Nest along Willoughby Road. A harmony between rustic elem...
Meet The Winemaker
3Waterloo Restaurants NSW
Lovingly restored, be sure to visit the iconic Cauliflower Hotel, established in 1838 and still serving icy beer to Waterloo crowds. Now boasting a specialist rum ba...
$10 Steaks Monday Nights (5-9PM)
10 Apr to 18 Dec
4Newtown 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
5Seaforth 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
6Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Embrace sensational Sydney nightlife views while dining at Silver Spoon Bistro’s rooftop beer garden on Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills. Located in the Aurora H...
Schnit House Wednesday Night
18 Oct to 30 Nov
7McMahons 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...
8Rosebery Restaurants NSW
Belfield on Botany in Rosebery is the imaginative burger bar born from the nostalgia four friends had for their childhood years growing up in Belfield. Groups of fr...
2 4 1 Cheeseburgers
12 Oct to 12 Nov
9Sydney City Restaurants NSW
When the lunchtime cravings start for an ice cold craft beer, head to Sydney’s city centre along Clarence Street to discover Redoak Boutique Beer Café. Op...
Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Redoak
10Rosebery Restaurants NSW
Parisian fare and craft beer awaits at Frenchies Bistro and Brewery on Mentmore Avenue in Rosebery. As two Frenchies living in Oz, Thomas and Vince delive...
29 Sep to 29 Oct
11Annandale Restaurants NSW
Italian by name and cosmopolitan by nature, Osteria Antica on Booth Street in Annandale is fast becoming a local favourite. This two-storey restaurant embraces an inte...
Monday Pizza Nights
10 Oct 17 to 10 Jan 18
12Drummoyne 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
13Newtown Restaurants NSW
There’s reggae tunes and Caribbean island vibes at Newtown’s latest happening venue, Jamaica House on King Street. This inner-west hipster haven blends graffiti style por...
Thursday Night Jamaican Patties
22 Sep to 31 Dec
14Mosman 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...
15Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Hidden away just beneath Clarence Street down a set of flagstone steps, Machiavelli Restaurant has been serving buzzing West Sydney locals for 28 years. Cure...
Melbourne Cup In Style
16Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Parramatta locals drop into ALEX&Co on Church Street for a paradise of edibles and drinkables. Three years in the making, this foodie haven spans three retail spaces below ...
12 Sep to 12 Dec
17Brookvale Restaurants NSW
Loved by Brookvale locals, Industrial Espresso on Old Pittwater Road hosts a bustling crowd of loyal diners from early in the morning. Reflective of the name and ...
18Turramurra Restaurants NSW
To nosh on the North Shore, take to Tapas Tapas Bodega authentic Spanish restaurant and deli. With the warm touch of an exotic palette and intimate table settings...
Now Open For Breakfast
28 Aug to 28 Oct
19Windsor Restaurants NSW
Windsor locals are abuzz about Bazz’s Whine Bar on George Street. A hidden gem in a historical mall, Bazz’s offers an exciting and sophisticated new dimension to winin...
20Marrickville Restaurants NSW
Tucked into Marrickville’s bustling streets is Hello Auntie restaurant providing a trendy take on Vietnamese inspired cuisine from a venue on Illawarra Road. Steel pi...
Lunch Time Specials
25 Sep to 25 Oct
21Gymea Restaurants NSW
A hearty menu featuring all your favourite dishes and a relaxed, down-to-earth environment makes Willow Lounge Grill & Café a popular dining destination for Gy...
Tuesday Night Ribs and Wings
3 Oct 17 to 2 Jan 18
22Sans Souci Restaurants NSW
A tantalising taste journey begins upon stepping into Thai Moon Restaurant, a popular Sans Souci establishment among many, found along Rocky Point Road. A warm and welcomi...
Functions & Catering Available!
4 Oct 17 to 3 Feb 18
23Seaforth 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
24Blacktown Restaurants NSW
For cocktails and contemporary fare overlooking a poolside oasis, drop into Roadhouse Bar & Grill on Cricketers Arms Road in Blacktown. Nestled in the lobby of ...
Hip High Tea
4 Oct to 30 Dec
25Rouse Hill Restaurants NSW
For gourmet comfort food with a difference, Rouse Hill locals sink their teeth into Burgers by Josh on Main Street. This burger joint embraces all things ...
27 Sep to 27 Oct
26Dural Restaurants NSW
Succulent seafood and elegant surrounds await diners at Cod’s Gift on Ward Place in Dural. This latest restaurant offering from the team behind Wolfe & Co, embraces everything...
27Sylvania Heights Restaurants NSW
Warm food and friendship awaits diners at Boutique B Brasserie on Princes Highway at Sylvania Heights. This Czech inspired restaurant entices guests with ...
6 Oct to 6 Nov
Bringing a little touch of Newtown trend to Tindall Street in Sydney’s western sub...
Restaurants Sydney City
Escape Sydney CBD’s daily grind and find a moment of solace at Assembly Bar on...
Putting a gastronomy stamp on pub dining, Howard’s Cantina on Swanson Stre...
Restaurants Sydney City
Located in bustling inner city Sydney, not too far from the captivatin...
Serving punchy street food flavours, Me Pho Vietnamese on bustlin...
For a Turkish feast of royal proportions, take a seat at The Sultan’s Ta...
Only a short stroll from picturesque Manly Beach, situated in the Pacifi...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Aiming to deliver the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza to Sydney’s northern...
You don't need to secretly make your way to Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant in Bondi...
Fusing authentic Maltese cuisine with Mod Oz fare, Limestone Café on Railway Ter...
Restaurants Crows Nest
Treat yourself and loved ones to a fine dining experience north of Sydney Harbou...
Restaurants North Sydney
Inspired by aromatic flavours of Indian cooking and shaped by three generations ...
With humble beginnings as a pop-up stall around Sydney CBD, Burgers by Josh now ...
Sydneysiders escape city hustle at Gibbons Street Café in Redfern. This inner ur...
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