12 Hatted Restaurants to try in Sydney

12 Hatted Restaurants in Sydney you must try

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The Australian Good Food Guide has awarded its 2023 Chefs Hats, recognising some of the best restaurants around Australia. 

Awarded annually, AGFG Chef Hats are based on food alone, looking at factors such as ingredients, taste, presentation, technique, value and consistency to determine the standout Australian gastronomy of the year. 

Keen to experience some of Sydney’s best menus for yourself? We’ve picked out 12 Sydney restaurants you need to try, that have all been awarded Chef Hats in 2023. 

Pictured: ARIA Restaurant

ARIA Restaurant, Sydney

Sitting on the very edge of Sydney's glistening Harbour with spectacular views of the Opera House and beyond. Here the delicate touches, the time taken, the passion shown and the sincerity of delivery all play a part in the performance of fine dining. BOOK NOW >

Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney 

Chef Brent Savage’s innovative and inventive food is expertly paired with boutique wines from Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt’s eclectic international list, giving you one of Australia’s best dining experiences. BOOK NOW >

Berowa Waters Inn, Berowa Waters

Boasting sensational views across the river and unspoilt natural surrounds, celebrated Head Chef Brian Geraghty has reinterpreted the 'degustation menu' concept with a curated menu of smaller dishes that you can graze your way through. BOOK NOW >

Monopole, Sydney

Another culinary creation of Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hilderbrandt, Monopole is a European-style wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s CBD with a menu that takes on classic French flavours with innovative gusto. BOOK NOW >

Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

Nestled into Mosman's gorgeous Spit marina, Ormeggio has been hatted since opening thanks to Head Chef and Owner Alessandro Pavoni’s innovative menu that aims to reinvent Italian cuisine. BOOK NOW >

Pictured: Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

Set on the beautiful Freshwater Beach, this award winning Italian restaurant combines vibrant flavours of Chef Giovanni Pilu’s Sardinian homeland with quintessential Australian relaxed, coastal atmosphere. BOOK NOW >

Yellow Sydney, Potts Point

Inspired by the European dining scene where contemporary food and wine are served in an informal setting, Yellow is a trendy vegan bistro in Potts Point from the award-winning Bentley Restaurant Group. BOOK NOW >

Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar, Crows Nest 

Promising the best Sydney dining experience north of the Harbour Bridge, Chef Jordon Garcia’s cuisine is both elegant and edgy; prepared using a broad range of culinary techniques to highlight the natural freshness of the food and explore European flavours. BOOK NOW >

Cirrus, Barangaroo

Located on the waterfront at Barangaroo and specialising in seafood, Cirrus has won diners over thanks to its sophstcated Modern Australian menu, which pairs perfectly with its sleek surroundings. BOOK NOW >

Pictured: Kuro Bar & Dining

Kuro Bar & Dining, Sydney

Inspired by Japanese design, driven by precision and executed by artisans, Kuro introduces a bar and dining experience based on the transparent root-to-stem philosophy. With a menu designed to share, Kuro unites familiar Japanese flavours with fresh and seasonal Australian produce. BOOK NOW >

Luke's Kitchen, Sydney

Set inside the Kimpton Margot Sydney is Luke’s Kitchen, the latest restaurant from renowned chef Luke Mangan. Experience renowned breakfast, bustling casual lunch or a Modern Australian dinner, amid old-world glamour, with an atmosphere that shapeshifts as the day unfolds. BOOK NOW >

Marta, Rushcutters Bay

The always bustling Marta in Rushcutters Bay is easily one of Sydney’s best Italian kitchens. Inspired by the flavours and streets of Rome, dishes focus on celebrating just two or three ingredients. BOOK NOW >

Gowings, Sydney

Set within the art-lined walls of QT Sydney, Gowings is reminiscent of a European brasserie and features a seasonal, wood-fired menu that highlights locally foraged ingredients, sourced from nearby farmers and providores. BOOK NOW >

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