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Samuels restaurant

382 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, New South Wales 2515, Australia
+61 2 4268 2244
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options
382 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, New South Wales 2515, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended a private function at Samuels bar. It was a set menu of finger food, $35 per head. The majority of guests had very little food during the evening. Wait staff were scarce, one of the guests handed a plate of food our way...More

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entree of pork tenderloin with orange, ginger gel , beetroot ice cream and rosemary was divine. Our mains were also great and we tasted a vegetable called sea spray for the first time. The hard sheeps milk cheese from the south of France (Ossau...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lovely place to dine, nice food, good service and great wine selection. Cool bar attached to the restaurant to hangout at!

Thank thirroulguru
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had my first experience at Samuels recently. We were the only group in the restaurant and having a set menu. Service was very very slow and when the food arrived partially cold which was very poor for such a high end restaurant. The food art...More

Thank jatss2017
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The French waitress/manager was very pleasant. The service was good. The menu was sophisticated but the food however was only average and the portions were so small! The price was exorbitant. Entree $25.90 for 4 scallops. Really??? The main meals ranged from $42 to $49....More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Dined with a friend and had no intention of eating three courses, but I did! Friend had the gnocchi entrée, lamb back strap and panacotta - all amazing. I had the scallops entrée, fish main and chocolate praline dessert - the scallops were good, fish...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was a terrible experience. Over priced, over blown and under served.. Our steak was nothing to write home about and potion sizes were actually laughable. I am a small eater and have come home to eat dinner. Priced like fining dining but really having...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Decor, atmosphere fantastic. Service friendly, diligent. We chose mains and dessert and were informed that it would be a half hour wait for that. On a Friday night and Saturday night you are required to have 2 courses. BYO available at other times but not...More

Thank daveylynne
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We have just come home from having dinner here. Perfect is an understatement. Majdouline is the most gorgeous woman - attentive, kind and thoughtful in regards to our two young children being with us for dinner. The atmosphere was beautiful, and right from the start...More

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Samuels has been a Thirroul institution for many years. My first visit better than the last. Front of house is modern design with subdued ample lighting, creating a welcoming atmosphere. The hosts were very diligent catering to every need without ever being intrusive or hovering....More

Thank PeterBurns
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1 January 2017|
Response from Angela_Wollongong | Reviewed this property |
Have you thought of Bill and James in Balgownie? They do catering - come to your place and heat the food ready to serve. The food they serve in their restaurant is amazing. You can find them on Facebook. People upstairs in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 71
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 382 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, New South Wales 2515, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Thirroul
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4268 2244
  • E-mail
Thirroul's best kept secret... Samuels Restaurant is a cosy, boutique restaurant serving Modern Australian cuisine. With carefully selected Australian wines to match cuisine, and friendly attentive service that never feels intrusive, Samuels Restaurant is the perfect place to relax and be taken care of. Having the option to start with fantastic original cocktails in Samuels Bar, or move straight to a luscious three-course meal, Samuels caters for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.
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