In Sydney, we’re spoilt for choice with some of the best restaurants in Australia (and the world). From Japanese infusion to modern Australian even contemporary Italian, there’s something for every occasion and palette.
Not familiar with the Michelin Guide? The Michelin star system, created in 1900, was a simple little red guidebook created to help encourage more motorists to take to the road and stop off and enjoy delicious meals as they go. The guide has grown to include over 30,000 restaurants and has sold over 30 million copies. For international travellers, in particular, it can be a difficult decision on choosing one without a guide, if you’re after a ranking system try the Australian Good Food Guides Chef Hat's. As the Michelin Star rating system is yet to hit Aussie shores, we decided to write a list of all of the Sydney restaurants that are Michelin Star standard.Tetsuya is owned and operated by Tatsuya Wakuda it is known for using only the freshest of local Australian ingredients. Wakuda combines French culinary skills and a Japanese twist to create one of Sydney’s best degustation menus. Our pick is their signature dish, the Tasmanian Ocean Trout. For bookings: https://tetsuyas.com/Looking for high-end dining at affordable prices? Look no further than William Blue Dining. Run by the students of the William College of Hospitality Management, William Blue Dining allows the students to learn upmarket food and beverage service skills in a real-life environment. For bookings: https://www.williamblue.edu.au/about/william-blue-diningPart of the Merivale Group, Mr Wong’s is one for the senses. This lavish French Colonial spans two levels, oozing with ambience and packed with flavour. Our pick is the King crab with golden soup, crystal dumpling.No list of Sydney’s top restaurants would be complete without Aria. Head Chef, Matt Moran, is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs with Aria just celebrating its 20th birthday. Take in the magnificent views of the harbour with exquisite Australian creations paired with beautiful wines. For bookings:https://www.ariasydney.com.au/Sokyo’s sophisticated style is like no other. Head chef, Chase Kojima mixes fresh sashimi with delicious cocktails this restaurant and lounge bar should be added to your next list. For bookings: https://www.thedarling.com.au/food/sokyoTucked away just outside of the city Bistrot Gavroche pays homage to Parisian cuisine. Co-owners Frederic Colin (head chef) and Lionel Richard (sommelier) bring a touch of Paris cuisine and beautiful Australian and French wines to their diners. For bookings: https://gavroche.com.au/Situated north of the bridge at the Spit, Ormeggio has one of the best views and menus in Sydney. Head Chef, Victor Moya brings an Italian flair to the bay after working previously for starred restaurants all over the world.Designed and crafted by one of Australia’s most famous chefs Peter Gilmore, Quay is not to be missed. The bone marrow pasta with white asparagus, koji and garum butter is a once in a lifetime experience. For bookings: https://www.quay.com.au/Drawing inspiration from Sydney’s rich history, sixpenny is named after the sixpence restaurants that operated in the late 1800s. Making the most of fresh, ethically-sourced local ingredients, Head Chef Daniel Puskas has created an innovative seven-course tasting menu. For bookings: https://www.sixpenny.com.au/