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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...
2Mosman 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...
3 Jul to 31 Aug
3Dee 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!
7 May to 7 Sep
4Circular 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
5Balmoral 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
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 ...
15 Aug to 15 Sep
7Cronulla Restaurants NSW
Picturesque, peaceful surrounds and contemporary fare await guests at The Greenery Cronulla on the corner of Hume and Elouera Road. This family friendly restaura...
17 Aug to 17 Sep
8Dee Why Beach Restaurants NSW
Steak with a view is always on the menu at Wildwater Grill on the Strand at Dee Why. Locals love to linger alfresco, sipping a cocktail and watching the sun set o...
Book now for Father's Day at Wildwater Grill
9Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
Perched on the edge of Sydney’s sparkling harbour overlooking Woolloomooloo Wharf is Manta, a contemporary seafood restaurant. This decade old icon is lo...
Lunch Meeting? Getting Friends Together?
8 Jul to 8 Nov
10Walsh Bay Restaurants NSW
Gracing Sydney’s dynamic dining scene with a burst of culinary creativity is Lavana Restaurant in Walsh Bay, dedicated to fresh local fare in cruisy waterfront surr...
Happy Hour from 4.30 to 6.30pm!
5 Jun to 5 Sep
11Barangaroo Restaurants NSW
When sightseeing at picturesque Sydney Harbour, jump straight off the ferry and head to Spiced by Billus to experience modern Indian cuisine at Barangaroo. Step ins...
Thali Tasting Plate!
13 Jul to 13 Oct
12Bondi Beach Restaurants NSW
While strolling the sands of Bondi Beach and hunger pangs strike, locals drop into new brunch bar Mr Monochrome on Campbell Parade. A stylish black and white décor is...
Eggs Benedict 3 Ways
27 Jul to 31 Aug
13King 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...
Kobe Jones Sydney Launches - Kobe 2GO
21 Jul to 31 Dec
14Sydney 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
15Bondi Restaurants NSW
A casual stroll off famous Bondi Beach and along Campbell Parade will have you arrive at local hot spot, Parida Bondi. A modern industrial meets Spanish interior awaits behi...
18 Aug to 31 Dec
16Bondi Restaurants NSW
One of Bondi’s longest established eateries, Gelbison Pizzeria is said to be a well-loved local for many diners. Operating for over 26 years, this friendly restaurant d...
17Milsons Point Restaurants NSW
Boasting prime views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Capannina in Milsons Point effortlessly combines its iconic Australian location with a taste of modern Italian cuis...
Weddings & Events @ La Capannina!
1 Mar to 31 Dec
18Mosman Restaurants NSW
A short ferry ride from Circular Quay will get you to Presso La Baia, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Sydney’s North Shore. Housed in the Mosman Rowers Club, this so...
Functions & Events at Mosman Rowers!
30 Nov 16 to 31 Dec 17
19Kyle Bay Restaurants NSW
For stunning river and sunset views, Sydneysiders visit Jaaks Bar and Grill on Merriman Street. Tucked inside The Kyle Bay, Jaaks embodies a nautic...
20The 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...
21Manly Restaurants NSW
Those serious about fun and tasty nom’s head into Manly’s own Cuban institution, Havana Beach Café & Lounge Bar with the entrance on Victoria Parade. Radiating...
22Darling 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...
23Birkenhead Point Restaurants NSW
La Petite café and restaurant in Birkenhead Point is a waterfront dining destination not only for locals but those travelling to and from Sydney’s inner city, situat...
24Woolwich Restaurants NSW
When only the best will do, head to Cucinetta perched on top of Woolwich Road, overlooking Lane Cove River, where guests embark on a culinary journey like no other. Offering...
25Darling 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 ...
26King 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...
Don't Freeze Your Butt Off This Winter
6 Jun to 31 Aug
27Sydney City Restaurants NSW
Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean without leaving Sydney city at Cafe Del Mar. Providing an ideal location to enjoy spectacular Cockle Bay Wharf sunsets, Cafe D...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pep...
Restaurants Castle Hill
Embark on a flavoursome journey through the regions of India at Andaz Indian o...
Restaurants Dee Why Beach
Steak with a view is always on the menu at Wildwater Grill on the Strand at...
Restaurants Surry Hills
Tucked into a maze of streets in Surry Hills just a short walk south of Hyde...
Situated in bustling Newtown, a short walk from Newtown station ...
Restaurants North Sydney
Amidst the corporate hustle and bustle of North Sydney, neatly tucked away o...
If you’re off to the Enmore Theatre then a must do stop by is the Blue Fi...
Restaurants Sydney City
Encapsulating Italian street food and art, find Graffiti Lou...
Restaurants Canley Vale
Putting a sizzle on the grill is the name of the game at TK Something on Canle...
Enjoy a cheeky cocktail before a delectable meal at Rocksalt Italian Bar and Res...
Restaurants Potts Point
Bringing an authentic taste of the Orient to Potts Point, Kafe X Hong Kong Kitch...
For mouth-watering southern Italian cuisine any day of the week, head to Luigi’s...
Glebe locals catch up with friends for an aromatic coffee and café fare with fla...
Taking vegan fare to a new level, The Green Lion Bistro on Darling Street in Roz...
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