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Food Society

#134 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
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91 Riley St | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8090 3462
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Wed - Fri 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 12:45pm, but thought we would be seated at 12pm so some of our guests were waiting a long time. It was rather stuffy due to no air conditioning and very cramped, having to ask another table to move when wanting to get out for toiletting etc. The food itself was rather delicious, a few pieces we weren't... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous little place tucked in around the funky area off Stanley St. This was a gift from a friend for my partners birthday. The description looked very enticing. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and shown our table for two. Saturday afternoon and several big tables of women having a great chat and catch up along with a hens... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to try this place for so long, and glad we finally did. The food is modern Eastern European, and as our heritage is the same, we were very happy with all their twist on traditional dishes. It may be an acquired taste, but we were very happy with everything. The fried cauliflower is to die for,... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Six girlfriends had an amazing experience with High Tea. This is a quirky, fun venue with delicious food.

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Thank Kmmeee
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I bought a Groupon for High Tea for me and older family. The reviews were dodgy and I wondered if I'd made a mistake - I hadn't. The food was good and the staff were lovely. Perhaps more attention and better air conditioning. But good food, lovely cocktail and a great twist on high tea - would definitely recommend 😊

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Thank KelPinker
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food and the service was great. We had a groupon voucher. It was a hot day and when one of the fans was not working the waiter gave us complimentary cold drinks. Would love to return to try the dinner menu.

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Thank Francis V
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I've been wanting to try this place for a while and finally had the chance to do so through a website deal that was too good to miss. We diners were two couples, one of which is vegetarian - the waitress explained that most dishes can be made vegetarian upon request and so they had the 3 cheese pierogi, Bulgarian... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. We will be coming again. Food was faultless. Signature cauliflower pirogi and pork knuckle all superb. Engaging pleasant staff and a quirky retro interior.

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Thank Xplorz
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I gave my sisters a hight tea as a gift and unfortunately the experience was not pleasant. Mostly the service let this premises down, I will not buy it as a gift or will try it myself.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food was fantastic without a scone in sight. Loved the detailed, retro-chic decor for an experience out of the ordinary not to mention great value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Riley St | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8090 3462
Description
Eclectic European restaurant and vodka bar serving sharing style meals, Sydney's largest range of vodka's and signature cocktail list. Winner of the 2013 European Restaurant of the Year and finalist for 2014,2015 & 2016. Now serving our Award Winning Vodka High Tea on Saturdays from 12.00pm - 5.00pm, bookings essential

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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