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Empowering diners to make healthier choices is the motto at Peanut Butter Bar on...
Asian fusion fare awaits guests at KHLUK Street Food on Rocky Point Road in San ...
Discover a taste of authentic oriental cuisine in Zetland at East Phoenix Chines...
Peckish Artarmon locals flock to Woodpecker Coffee Co on Dickson Avenue, for aro...
Tucked away within the sophisticated setting of the Queen Victoria Building on G...
For an early morning coffee catch-up and a tasty bite to eat in Camden, stop by ...
To refuel with coffee and casual bites in Collaroy, be sure to drop into Persia ...
Found inside Oran Park Podium shopping centre, opposite Woolworths, is Daily Bea...
Inner-urban cool restaurant Mach2 by Machiavelli is a hipster haven for Sydneysi...
Find inner peace at Tea Journal on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. This contempora...
When searching for a family-friendly dining option in leafy Baulkham Hills, be s...
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.
1Sans Souci Restaurants NSW
Asian fusion fare awaits guests at KHLUK Street Food on Rocky Point Road in San Souci. This rustic restaurant mixes exposed brick walls with wooden beams and hurri...
10 Nov to 10 Dec
2Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Inner-urban cool restaurant Mach2 by Machiavelli is a hipster haven for Sydneysiders looking to escape CBD hustle and bustle. Located on the corner of Clarence...
2 Nov to 2 Dec
3Gregory Hills Restaurants NSW
Don a sombrero, round up your amigos and salsa your way over to Blue Agave Mexican Cantina in Gregory Hills. Find a mix of cool elements inside, from r...
25 Apr to 22 Dec
4Campsie Restaurants NSW
Turkish with a modern twist has arrived at Anatolia Clemton Park on Mackinder Street. A large red neon sign, sleek black furniture and wall tiles, teamed with a 5...
Book Now for your CHRISTMAS lunch, dinner or special occasion.
16 Nov to 16 Dec
5Waterloo 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
6Marrickville 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...
Free Wine With Banquet Bookings
15 Nov to 22 Dec
7Schofields 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...
Fried Maltese Ravioli
28 Oct to 23 Dec
8Haberfield Restaurants NSW
A beautiful 20th century-era building houses Goloso at Haberfield Post, an Italian family-operated restaurant in Sydney’s Haberfield. Exposed b...
Celebrate with Us at Haberfield Post Restaurant & Pizzeria!
28 Oct 17 to 28 Feb 18
9Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Residing along the shaded green strip of Sydney’s Campbell Street, is the trendy eatery frequented by knowing locals, MO Café. Step inside from the leafy courtyard entrance...
10 Nov to 18 Dec
10Rosebery 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...
11Enmore Restaurants NSW
For Greek street food full of flavour, head around the corner of Enmore Road to Stix and Pita Greek eatery and join in a crowd of loyal Enmore locals already there. Rustic...
Dinner Giveaway EVERY Week!
17 Nov to 20 Dec
12Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Enjoy an authentic Italian meal in the surrounds of a classic late nineteenth century Victorian warehouse at Vicolo Cafe & Wine Bar. Located in Sydney’s oldest laneway,...
Order Vicolo Stright To Your Door!
3 Nov to 3 Dec
13Drummoyne Restaurants NSW
Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya restaurant in Drummoyne offers a tantalising Japanese Izakaya experience alongside tasty di...
14Zetland 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...
Looking for a Christmas party venue to impress clients and colleagues
19 Sep to 25 Dec
15Chatswood Restaurants NSW
Find inner peace at Tea Journal on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. This contemporary tea shop, hidden away in the Chatswood Interchange, offers a zen-like oasis from the hu...
Tea Appreciation Class
10 Nov to 10 Dec
16Engadine Restaurants NSW
Satisfy cravings for American ribs and burgers at Cannonballs Grill on Old Princes Highway at Engadine. With a classic diner vibe, this restaurant is sure to be a hi...
Kids Eat Free
4 Oct to 21 Nov
17Annandale 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
18Artarmon Restaurants NSW
Peckish Artarmon locals flock to Woodpecker Coffee Co on Dickson Avenue, for aromatic coffee and café fare with flair. Located in an industrial estate, just a sho...
Buttered Mixed Mushrooms
6 Nov to 6 Dec
19Manly Restaurants NSW
When looking for a bite after the sun has gone down on a day at Manly beach, head opposite to Braza Churrascaria on North Steyne to experience traditional Braz...
16 Nov to 23 Dec
20Oran Park Restaurants NSW
Found inside Oran Park Podium shopping centre, opposite Woolworths, is Daily Bean Café. An open air feel with potted greenery and plenty of cosy seating makes for an ...
Freshly Squeezed Tropical Juices
15 Nov to 15 Dec
21Camden Restaurants NSW
Since opening its doors in 1989, the multi award-winning Enzo Restaurant continues to call in families and friends eager to enjoy the intertwining of good food and good ...
Book your table now for Christmas !
16 Nov to 24 Dec
22Drummoyne 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
23Sans 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
24Camden Restaurants NSW
After a round of lawn bowls with friends at Camden Sports Club, head inside to club restaurant, Bistro22 for a hearty meal and a round of refreshing drinks. Join cheerful local...
2 4 1 Chicken Schnitzel Night
23 Oct to 23 Nov
25Hornsby 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...
Cool Down Over Summer With An Affogatto
10 Nov to 10 Dec
26Collaroy Restaurants NSW
To refuel with coffee and casual bites in Collaroy, be sure to drop into Persia Belle Café. Bathing in natural light from the wide glass entrance, Persia Belle’s aqu...
20 Oct to 20 Nov
27Mount Colah Restaurants NSW
Retreat to The Ladybird Café in Mount Colah and enjoy a moment of tranquillity, wandering among colourfully flowering blooms and aromatic herbs in the garden nurs...
Seniors Special Tuesday
2 Aug 17 to 2 Nov 18
Providing a touch of French panache to local streets of Abbotsford is Epi...
Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya ...
Restaurants Sydney City
Sydney’s love affair with Thai food has spawned countless Thai restau...
Delve into Italian delights at Capanno Trattoria Bar & Grill,...
When only the best will do, head to Jensens Restaurant perched at the en...
Returning the nostalgia of charming Italian cuisine to the heart o...
Restaurants Rouse Hill
For gourmet comfort food with a difference, Rouse Hill locals si...
Restaurants Surry Hills
A go-to hotspot for many Sydneysiders seeking a caffeine kick and sumptuous ...
An enduring favourite among Sydneysiders since 1957, Paul's Famous...
Restaurants Brighton Le Sands
There’s something about quality, classic French cuisine that can’t be beaten and...
Restaurants Dee Why
Dee Why locals ask for more at Oliver’s Twist Espresso on Howard Avenue. Take a ...
Empowering diners to make healthier choices is the motto at Peanut Butter Bar on...
Experience Latin American fare with flair at Tequila Mockingbird on Heeley Stree...
Restaurants Moore Park
Moore Park sweet tooths can now soothe constant cravings at Black Star Pastry on...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
NOV 15, 2017
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