A Guide To The Best Restaurants Around Sydney

By Budget Motels on 26 March 2015

Many who travel to Sydney do so with the aim of dining at one of the city’s award-winning restaurants, hoping for a gourmet experience that combines excellent food and wine with exceptional service. A number of the world’s top chefs have also opened eateries in the CBD and surrounding areas – if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the likes of Matt Moran or Adriano Zumbo!


This restaurant, located on Sydney Harbour, is currently ranked number 60 on the World’s Best Restaurants list. It has also received three chefs’ hats in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Good Food Guide for 2015. Dine on delicacies prepared by executive chef, Peter Gilmore.

Momofuku Seiobo

At this restaurant, guests are seated around the kitchen so that they can watch their meal being made fresh to order. The dishes are even served by the chefs themselves, for something a little different. Momofuku was awarded three chefs’ hats by the SMH Good Food Guide for 2015.

Rockpool Bar & Grill

This restaurant is one of many owned by celebrity chef, Neil Perry. In fact, there is a sister venue of the same name in Melbourne. The delicious modern Australian menu (which showcases Australian suppliers) saw Rockpool receive three chefs’ hats in the SMH Good Food Guide for 2015.


Located in the glamorous Darling Harbour precinct, this restaurant offers contemporary cuisine with a Japanese twist. Executive chef, Martin Benn, offers guests a choice of a la carte or degustation dining. Sepia was also awarded three chefs’ hats in the SMH Good Food Guide for 2015.


This restaurant provides guests with stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Co-owned by celebrity chef Matt Moran, well known Australians and celebrities can often be found in the curved dining room. ARIA received two chef’s hats in the SMH Good Food Guide for 2015.


This heritage-listed restaurant offers guests a refined blend of French and Japanese cuisine. It is owned and operated by Tetsuya Wakuda, whose name has become synonymous with fine dining here in Australia. It was awarded two chefs’ hats in the SMH Good Food Guide for 2015.

The next time you find yourself in Sydney, we certainly hope you take some time out to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants that the city has to offer. Whilst they’re all open for dinner nearly every night of the week, many are also open for lunch towards the end of the week and over weekends so there is plenty of opportunity to get a table.