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50 Holt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8964 7642
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (66 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (26 reviews)
“truffle foam” (8 reviews)
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Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Holt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Four of us booked for a birthday dinner. We were told there were only two sittings so we could not dine at the time we wanted - it had to be at one of their allocated times, namely early or late. One of my frustrations...More

1  Thank Terese M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Movida is a nice little place located on Holt street in Surry hills. They open early most days and offer a good range of food for Breakfast and lunch catering to the office folk in the area. Get the omelette... It is absolutely beautiful !

Thank BrizzieCol
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Took servers advice for lunch and glad for it, good service, great atmosphere and very happy with the food.

Thank natalie871
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little spot. The food was great, the wine was great and the service was great. I'd recommend it. The only disappointment were the peppers that were pretty ordinary the rest of the food was great.

Thank christopherggg
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be taken there for a lunch meeting. Everything I tasted was exquisite. Follow the server's advice and order whatever they suggest. The cheese croquettes are a must. Everything is in quite small servings so order plenty.

Thank js1202
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, staff and feel but menu was terrible. Left hungry as only a few starters appealed to us. Not very authentic compared to what you get as tapas in Spain.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 13 May 2016

My husband and I only stopped at Movida for a drink, so can't comment on the meals even though the dishes coming out looked delicious. The staff were helpful and friendly.

2  Thank lindakthomas
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Having dined on a few occasions at MoVida in Melbourne I recently visited the Sydney restaurant - the food is equally impressive! There is a great tapas menu that allows you to share a multitude of dishes, and everything we sampled was delicious. The beef...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Helpful, obliging wait and kitchen staff who made my meal a series of delights. Starting with a wonderful dry sherry of a type I hadn't tried before, with the taste explosion of the anchovy and smoked tomato sorbet on kombu cracker, it just got better,...More

Thank SueMT5229OO
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We visited Movida with another couple on a Saturday night and enjoyed a delicious meal. The best part of tapas is that you get to taste many dishes, not just those that you order for yourself. The food was beautifully presented with interesting flavour and...More

Thank AKA-Rose
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry
Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood
continues to distinguish itself as a shopping
destination, offering the best collection of
one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship
stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into
a hub of media, design and professional services - a
colourful and diverse place equally known for its
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Holt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8964 7642
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