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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.
1Dural 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...
New Desserts for the Sweet Toothes
11 Jan to 10 Mar
2King 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...
28 Sep 17 to 1 Mar 18
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...
4Balmoral 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...
5Balmain Restaurants NSW
Alegrias Spanish Tapas delights Balmain diners with authentic Mediterranean cuisine in lavishly elegant surrounds on Darling Street. Plush décor, hardwood floori...
Live Spanish Guitar with special guest Manuel De Macerana
11 Jan to 22 Feb
6Cremorne 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, ...
7Darling 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 ...
2-4-1 Pizza or Pasta Mondays
3 to 31 Jan
8Woolwich 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...
9Sydney City Restaurants NSW
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has been synonymous with glamour since 1966 and now incorporates a suave additional lounge bar and restaurant, Soiree. Choose to dine in style w...
Frosted High Tea
11 Dec 17 to 31 Jan 18
10Mosman Restaurants NSW
Afous restaurant brings delicious tapas and aromatic Moroccan and Spanish fare to Mosman. Boasting gorgeous views over Middle Harbour, the smartly dressed eatery is decked with po...
15 Dec 17 to 31 Jan 18
11Campsie 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...
We offer BYO
16 Nov 17 to 28 Feb 18
12Potts Point Restaurants NSW
See the world through rose tinted glasses at Rosé Royale on Kellett Street at Points Point. Billed as the world’s first rosé wine bar, this elegantly appointed venue oo...
CLOSED XMAS DAY ONLY
20 Dec 17 to 19 Jan 18
13King 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...
Summer Lunch Specials from $19.95
26 Oct 16 to 1 Mar 18
14Gymea Restaurants NSW
Follow the scent of fresh dough and melting mozzarella downstairs to discover Leone Pizza & Gelato at Tradies along Manchester Road in Gymea. A modern fitout is styl...
Taco and Corona Combo
11 Dec 17 to 5 Feb 18
15Campbelltown Restaurants NSW
Staying true to the name, Spice of Life Authentic Indian Cuisine on Hyde Parade in Campbelltown offers traditional fare cooked with spice an...
16Sydney 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...
Holiday Trading Hours
8 Nov 17 to 23 Jan 18
17Gymea 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 Nov 17 to 3 Feb 18
18Darling 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...
Tuesday Ribs Night
19Blacktown 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 ...
Free Mini Bar
8 Jan to 31 Mar
20Surry Hills Restaurants NSW
Romancing diners with classic French charm, LoLuk Bistro on Bourke Street in Surry Hills is a destination worthy bistro. Inspired by the south of France and family rec...
2 Jan to 4 Mar
21Parramatta 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...
Wine Bar & Tapas
14 Dec 17 to 20 Jan 18
22Horsley Park Restaurants NSW
Enjoy authentic Italian dining in Sydney’s west at Terranova Bar Restaurant, opening out to overlook the scenic Horsley Park. French folding doors separat...
23Parramatta Restaurants NSW
Celebrating old and new, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar on Macquarie Street in Parramatta delivers food showcasing Sydney’s multicultural heritage. Built on...
24Windsor 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...
25Woolloomooloo Restaurants NSW
For smart casual dining in Sydney, be sure to stop in at The Tilbury Restaurant in Woolloomooloo. A crisp, clean design typified by varnished wood, linen d...
26Mortlake Restaurants NSW
Translating to mean ‘What is Napoli,’ Napule Italian restaurant in Mortlake provides a tantalising journey of both culinary and historical delight in a tribute to traditional N...
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21 Dec 17 to 5 Feb 18
27Newtown Restaurants NSW
Situated in the centre of Sydney’s trendy Newtown district, Thai Pothong Restaurant and Gift Shop has been a popular hotspot on the Sydney dining sc...
Bringing a taste of Napoli to Glebe, Pizzeria Da Alfredo on Glebe Point...
For quality free range and succulent rotisserie chicken in Sydney’s...
Mascot locals need not stray far from home for a caffeine fix and mouth-water...
When scouring the Seaforth area for mouth-watering Italian food, head to Sale Pep...
A local hotspot for families and groups of friends to share a meal, Firehou...
Step inside Sangak Bread Bakery & Restaurant in Guilford a...
For a taste of the Mediterranean in Cremorne, dive into Malina’s Restau...
Specialty micro coffee roaster, Roseberry Street Café is a favourite ...
Gaining popularity among Sydney’s suave and savvy, Umii Modern Izakaya ...
Restaurants Darling Harbour
Sydney’s food hub in Darling Quarter is home to Darling Harbour’s Latin Quarter ...
Take a leisurely drive north from Sydney along the Pacific Highway through Pymbl...
Not quite a tea party, but follow Alice down the rabbit hole anyway to Mad Hatta...
Exotic flavour combinations to savour and devour await at Rey’s Place on Crown S...
Dine beside a relaxing waterfall and lush garden at Gumtree Restaurant & Bar on ...
Australian Good Food & Travel Guide
JAN 15, 2018
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