Best Restaurants in Sydney


Visiting Sydney soon?  A little over a month ago the Good Food Guide announced it’s list of hatted restaurants for 2019, so if food is your thing, read on!

The Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat’s are Australia’s equivalent to Michelin Stars and have been awarded since 1982.   Taste, ingredients, presentation, technique, value, and consistency are all taken into account by the anonymous AGFG Inspectors, who give a score out of 20.

It is a huge honour for a restaurant to receive one hat – and absolutely spectacular to be awarded two or three.  Please read on to discover the best Sydney restaurants according to the Australian Good Food Guide.

 

3 HATS – SYDNEY (3)

NSW: Momofuku Seiobo, Quay, Sixpenny

 

Quay has received Three Chefs Hats for 17 consecutive years and has been named Restaurant of the Year five times in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. Photo courtesy: @quayrestaurant

 

2 HATS – SYDNEY (25)

Aria, Automata, Bennelong, Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Bert’s Bar and Brasserie, The Bridge Room, Cirrus, Ester Restaurant, Est., Firedoor, Fred’s, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Lucio’s, LuMi Dining, Monopole, Mr Wong, Ormeggio at The Spit, Oscillate Wildly, Pilu at Freshwater, Porteno, Restaurant Hubert, Rockpool Bar and Grill, Saint Peter, Tetsuya’s, Yellow

Aria Sydney has been awarded 2 hats every year since 2013. The iconic location, just a short stroll from the Sydney Opera House, makes it a popular choice for both locals and visitors. Photo courtesy: @ariarestaurant

 

Since opening in 2012, Mr Wong has been awarded 2 hats every year. It’s a personal fave of mine! Photo courtesy: @mr.wongsydney

 

1 HAT – SYDNEY (50)

10 William St, A1 Canteen, Acme, The Apollo, Bacco Osteria, The Bathers’ Pavilion, Billy Kwong, Bistro Guillaume, Ble Restaurant, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Bodega, Buon Ricordo, Catalina, Chin Chin, China Doll, Cho Cho San, Continental Deli Bar Bistro, Cottage Point Inn, The Dolphin Hotel, Felix, Fratelli Paradiso, The Gantry, Glass Brasserie, Hartsyard, Hotel Centennial, Izakaya Fujiyama, Jonah’s, Kepos and Co, Kepos Street Kitchen, Lankan Filling Station, LP’s Quality Meats, Nomad, Otto Ristorante, Paper Bird, Poly, Queen Chow, The Restaurant Pendolino, Rising Sun Workshop, Rosetta Ristorante, Sagra, Sake Restaurant and Bar (Double Bay), Sean’s Panorama, Sokyo, Sotto Sopra, Spice Temple, Stanbuli, Sushi e, Three Blue Ducks (Bronte), Uccello, Yan

A look behind the scenes of Neil Perry’s Rosetta Sydney. Rosetta opened in September last year on Harrington Street – just down the road from Giulians store. Photo courtesy: @rosettaristorante
Located in Rose Bay – east of the Sydney CBD and right on the water, Catalina is a well-loved family owned and operated restaurant. Photo Courtesy: @catalinarosebay

Full list of all Australia’s hatted restaurants click here

Full list of award winners click here


By Alice | Posted on November 23, 2018

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Giulians 2nd Meet the Brewer and Putt for Cash evening was a great success! Congratulations to Allan Alvarez – the winning putt of the evening!

Thank you to all who attended and for those of you who couldn’t make it- here are some of the highlights.

 

 

The Brewer

So what happens when 2 American-born lacrosse players with a love of homebrew, meet halfway across the world?  They open a brewery in Sydney of course!  In 2013 Andrew Fineran and Chris Sidwa opened Batch Brewing Co, transforming an old panel-beaters workshop space in Marrickville into a brewery and tasting room – complete with polished concrete, black walls, mural art and an ethos of ‘we brew for you‘.  And brew is what they do.

Batch Brewing Company brews beer the traditional way, handcrafted and batch by batch.  Apart from a few regulars, the range changes every few weeks – so each batch is a limited release.  If you head to Batch Brewing Co’s website you can check out each their batches, past and present (all 169 of them!)

You can drop in to taste the latest batches and take home a growler (1.89L), a bomber (640ml) or a 4 pack (440ml cans) filled with the beer of your choice.   Batch also offer private brewery tours, where they will show you around, and share the science and art behind each Batch. Tours are on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm and 2:30pm by booking only, so email [email protected] for more information and to book in.

The Beer

Tom Walker of Batch Brewing took us through some beers on the evening.  Four beers were for tasting – American Pale Ale, Trippy Hippie’s Voodoo Gold, Pash the Magic Dragon and Elsie the Milk Stout.  Scroll down for tasting notes and other information on each beer!

The evening’s beer selection.
Tom Walker from Batch Brewing introducing Adam Gittings to Batch beer.
Gary with a glass of Elsie and Phil with a glass of Voodoo Gold perhaps?

American Pale Ale, Trippy Hippie’s Voodoo Gold, Pash the Magic Dragon and Elsie the Milk Stout.

The Putting

Jorge, taking the first putt of the evening – and it was a close one!
Looking good!
Maybe next time Greg!
Is this the look of hope Lance?
Speed-racer Eugene.
Nice try Navodit!
Don’t worry Robin, no-one is watching!
No luck this time Phil!
Josh from the Four Seasons, channelling his inner Rambo? Unfortunately, it didn’t work!
Deep in concentration, little did Adam know Allan was about to wander on in!
Our serial late-comer has his 1st putt, within 2 minutes of stepping in the door.
Winner winner! Well done Allan.
Vini, trying to add a little tailwind to his putt…
…I’m thinking it didn’t work!
Action shot – better luck in November Nick!
No luck this time Mark!
Better luck next time Himalaya!
The closing putt of the evening – not even David could steal the prize from Allan.
Beer in one hand, a prize in the other!
What’s that old saying – winners are grinners?!

Thanks again to everyone who came along, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our next Meet the Brewer night (or maybe something different), which will be on Wednesday 14th November.  The pot will be reset to $500!

Please email [email protected] if you would like to know more about our next event, or if you have any feedback, comments or questions.  We would love to hear from you.

                   


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Les Clefs d’Or Golf Day


Gary Coffey was honoured to attend the Les Clefs d’Or Golf day which was held at The Coast Golf Club, in Sydney’s Little Bay.   It was a stunner of a day full of blue skies, a dramatic coastline and sunshine.

Gary is an long-time supporter and Honorary Member of Les Clefs d’Or Australia, whose ethos of service through friendship resonates with Gary’s own ideals.

Check out some snapshots from the day!

The Coast Gold Club, Little Bay.

 

A perfect day.

 

Giulians custom made ball markers for the occasion.

 

Chief Concierge Jonathan Fambart leading the Park Hyatt team on the green.

 

Assistant Chief Concierge Phil de Merindol from the Shangri-La, trying his luck!

 

Mark Anderson, Chief Concierge of the Intercontinental with his team and Gary Coffey.

 

Winner of the putting competition – George Burford from the Intercontinental Hotel.

 


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