Sydney foodies take their hats off to this year’s hatted restaurants

17 October 2013

Sydney is home to a large number of mouth-watering hatted restaurants that will have you taking any opportunity to head out to dinner.

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide has just announced this year’s hatted restaurants in Sydney.

Five of Sydney’s many delectable restaurants have scored three hats, and here’s why:

Guillaume at Bennelong is tucked into the southern shell of the Sydney Opera House, where intimate booths are the perfect place to sample their varied menu of a la carte, degustation, tapas and pre-theatre meals. And that’s before you even open the wine list. This divine restaurant is set to close at the end of the year, so be sure to book in your table to get your taste of these amazing meals!

Another of the restaurants that can boast three of these coveted hats is Momofuku Seiobo, in Sydney’s chic Pyrmont. The restaurant takes a leaf out of the book of local Australian produce and writes its own book on how food should be done. These meals really need to be tasted to be believed.

Quay at the Overseas Passenger Terminal has been awarded three hats for the last five years in a row. From the first bite to the last, this is fine dining at its best.

Nearby, Rockpool on George has also earned the three-hatted nod. True to its name, Rockpool specialises in seafood dishes, and is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices and local sourcing. It’s cool, it’s classy and it’s classic while still being fresh as a fish straight from the sea.

The final Sydney restaurant to receive the triple hat honour is Sepia in Inner Sydney. More than just a restaurant, this Japanese-inspired eatery has become a destination in its own right. Dive in for a taste of some of the best seafood sourced on Aussie shores prepared to perfection by top chef Martin Benn.

Add to this impressive list a total of 18 restaurants that were awarded with two hats, including The Bridge Room, Marque and Pilu at Freshwater, and you start to get a feel for Sydney’s vibrant dining scene.

Plus, don’t forget the list of restaurants that received one hat each – all 40 of them – including Bodega, Three Blue Ducks and The Apollo. These restaurants put together read as a veritable to-do list, good enough to attach to your fridge and work your way through with any small excuse you can possibly find to dine out!

Hungry yet? Best book in a table at any of these ridiculously ravishing Sydney restaurants.