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A tantalising fusion of Middle Eastern cuisine comes together at Chapter E Food ...
Offering a little piece of the Aegean in Lakemba, The Islands restaurant is all ...
Gracing the diverse dining scene of Campsie is Albee’s Kitchen, dishing up Malay...
For homewares full of character, a morning kick-start coffee and a place to meet...
When visiting Parramatta’s George Street, make time to visit the locally loved T...
Old school coffee culture meets new at Café Ridahz on Thomas Street in Haym...
See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for...
Begin an Italian gastronomic journey while soaking up the Northern Beaches vibe ...
Neighbourhood eatery with a fine dining mentality, Clove Lane on Clovelly Road i...
When in Sydney, join the fast paced crowd of Mascot and head to locally loved ca...
Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya restauran...
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.
1Westleigh Restaurants NSW
Small in size but big in taste, Ryan’s Gourmet Kitchen on Eucalyptus Drive in Westleigh is shaking up the local café scene. Housed in the unlikely surrounds of...
2Gregory 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 30 Sep
3Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Sydneysiders escape inner city hustle at heritage listed Bar Cleveland on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills. Step inside and be transported to yesteryear with worn timb...
Rump Steak Special
1 Aug to 31 Dec
4Windsor 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...
New Dessert Menu
18 Sep to 18 Oct
5Darling 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
6Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Melding captivating cuisine with beguiling beverages, Bouche on Bridge restaurant and basement bar has fast risen to popularity nestled into a space on Bridge Stre...
Functions & Events at Bouche on Bridge
27 Mar 17 to 26 Apr 18
7Mosman 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...
8Sydney 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
9Abbotsford 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 ...
4 to 28 Sep
10Drummoyne 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...
Desserts To Melt Your Heart
13 Sep to 13 Oct
11Mona Vale Restaurants NSW
Unwind with a glass of wine and European-style tapas at Paddock & Vine on Bungan Street in Mona Vale. Nestled in Sydney’s northern beaches, Paddock’s sleek fitout with...
Table for Ten
7 Sep to 7 Oct
12Penrith Restaurants NSW
Located inside the Penrith Bowling Club on the corner of Woodriff and Derby Street, Cee Cee’s restaurant attracts a loyal following of diners from as f...
8 Sep to 7 Oct
13Neutral Bay Restaurants NSW
Creative Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist is on the menu at Restaurant 16 on Military Road at Neutral Bay. Fusing his heritage and cooking passion, Chef Toru Ryu...
28 Aug to 28 Sep
14Woollahra Restaurants NSW
See and be seen at Luxe Woollahra on Queen Street, where Sydneysiders gather for decadent food and velvety coffee. Located within the salmon pink surrounds of historic...
New Spring Menu | Inspired and Indulgent
4 Sep to 30 Nov
15Campsie 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...
Shisha - Argileh
21 Sep 17 to 21 Jan 18
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
16Kogarah Restaurants NSW
Kogarah locals take the bite of lingering hunger at The Lunchroom on Montgomery Street. This happily buzzing café with a striking black and white fitout, mixing wooden ta...
19 Sep to 19 Oct
17Parramatta 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 Oct
18Dee 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!
12 Aug to 12 Oct
19Marrickville Restaurants NSW
Keeping regular visitors loyal, Kelby’s Café continues to be a popular choice for residents in and around Marrickville in need of coffee and sumptuous café fare. Loca...
19 Sep to 15 Oct
20Balmoral Beach Restaurants NSW
Offering a majestic location with views over Balmoral Beach and across Sydney Harbour to Manly and North Head is the Chef Hat awarded Public Dining Room resta...
Winter Feasting Menu
19 May to 29 Sep
21Parramatta Restaurants NSW
When visiting Parramatta’s George Street, make time to visit the locally loved Temasek restaurant. Take a seat in the relaxed dining space which is styled with sunny yellow ...
22Cremorne Restaurants NSW
Fusing Japanese flavours with Australian fare, Restaurant Plage on Military Road in Cremorne is fast earning a loyal local following. Newly opened, Plage’s inviting, ...
Special Spring 5 course with $59
20 Aug to 15 Nov
23Windsor 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 ...
Don't Feel Like Cooking Tonight?
2 Aug to 4 Oct
24Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Enjoy idyllic waterfront views and creative fare at River Café Parramatta on Church Street. With sweeping vistas of the Parramatta River, this lively café is a...
New Tapas Menu
12 Sep to 12 Oct
25Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Warm the heart and soul at Folonomo, a trendy Bourke Street restaurant in Surry Hills creating tantalising cuisine ‘for love, not money.' This feel-good, profit for purpos...
Wine & Cheese Wednesday's!
2 Aug to 2 Oct
26Penrith Restaurants NSW
Opt for Sydney steakhouse dining at Osso, located at the Penrith Panthers club. Ideal for smart casual dining, Osso resonates with an upbeat, moodlit ambiance as a modern sweep of...
Gate To Plate Lunch Special
7 Sep to 7 Oct
27Circular Quay Restaurants NSW
Offering around the clock meals and an ever-changing view of one of the nation’s most famous icons, the celebrated City Extra in Circular Quay is a must ...
Anytime is Prosecco Time!
24 Jul 17 to 31 Mar 18
Bringing family and friends together at local hotspot, Voro Re...
Restaurants Bella Vista
For tasty café fare in a light-hearted establishment, relax with friends at A...
Just off of the Pacific Highway and a short walk from Gordon Station is tradi...
Restaurants Macquarie Park
Aiming to deliver the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza to Sydney’s northern...
Restaurants Sydney City
Quench thirst with a boutique craft beer at Redoak Boutique Beer ...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pep...
When looking for a bite to eat in the Inner West suburb of Homebush, d...
Loyal followers of Black Star Pastry in Newtown flock to their s...
To experience mystery, watch magic unfold and be dazzled by awe-inspiring acts all wh...
Those looking for a child friendly cafe in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs need only he...
Restaurants Croydon Park
Settle in for a flavoursome dining experience at Shisha Bar & Grill in Croydon P...
Restaurants Dee Why
For casual dining by the beach in Dee Why, Sandbar on The Strand delivers on a p...
Follow tantalising smells as they waft from the wood fired oven at L’Olio Italia...
Afous restaurant brings delicious tapas and aromatic Moroccan and Spanish fare t...
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