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Mediterranean, Australian
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Reviewed 19 January 2022

Arriving prior to opening time with my 80 year mother, and they allowed us to enter so she could sit down whilst we waited for their opening time. From the first impression she was charmed (which is no mean feat). We shared two entrees, the...salt & pepper calamari & zucchini flowers stuffed with whipped ricotta, honey and served with a berry compote and a mass of parmesan. Add a side salad and you had a main size serve for either of these dishes. OMG! the food divine my mother has a garlic allergy and the kitchen separated the dressings serving them on the side so I could still enjoy the dishes. We shared a single main of beer battered fish with thick cut chips with side of sautéed green beans with Feta, toasted almonds and Dijon mustard dressing, again mother allergy to dressing, so they served with a lemon butter dressing again providing the Dijon mustard on the side for me to enjoy (enjoy I did). Mum's favourite is fish & chips (being a Manchester gal), so she's tasted a few in her 80 years, personally not my choice on any menu, pleasing her was the goal, the beer batter was crispy, light and thin with the snapper fillet melt in your mouth, the chips cooked well done and crunchy. The green beans cooked to al dente my favourite. Too full for dessert we had to leave too much on the plate. All this whilst watching the hive of activity on the harbour as the ferry boats hustle in and out of Circular Quay. It was a miserable day weather wise and although outside we were bone dry. We finished with two rounds of Affogato with Baileys over the next couple of hours, they didn't need the table in these strange times which is delightful for us unfortunate for this magnificently delivered experience, right down to the delightful team who served us. My mother so satisfied (which she is rarely) proclaiming this her new favourite and wanting it booked for Mother's day.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Made the trip specifically to have the signature bouillabaisse for two Unfortunately it was very disappointing. Not much seafood and all the shell fish was very overcooked. Crab almost non existent Cannot recommended and at almost $100 it needs to be much better

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021

First visit to this restaurant and we were celebrating 3 birthdays. The weather when we visited was hideous so not too many people dining which is a shame as this is a big space and needs lots of people to make if feel "buzzy". Entrees...were Chilli salt fried baby calamari, Kingfish & Citrus ceviche, and the Zucchini Flowers which my daughter and I both agreed were amazing. Just enough "bite" to make them interesting. Mains were Roast Lam Saddle Loin, Fennel Salt Crusted roast Salmon and I had the Grilled NZ John Dory with baby cos, fennel and cucumber. So very yummy!! No dessert after all of that - just coffee. Our charming waitresses were very helpful and efficient. We had a thoroughly delightful time. Would like to visit again when the weather is better so we could sit outside and take advantage of the amazing Opera House view and busy Sydney Harbour.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

Arrived on a very wet Sunday to be given a choice of the traditional outdoor tables or alternatives that had been set up inside. We chose the former then switched to the latter - no fuss or drama from the very friendly and efficient staff....Food was excellent and remarkably well priced. Service was impeccable - well-paced and professional. We’ll both be going back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

My two friends and I were greeted politely and in a friendly manner, were seated and attended to straight away. We could see the harbour and the magnificent Opera House. Our entrees were served promptly and were delicious. After an appropriate amount of time our...mains came out and were incredible looking and mouth-watering. We were attended to constantly, our wines were monitored and topped-up for us. Our desserts and coffee were also of a high standard. We have found another favourite Sydney restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

My wife and I ate here on our first visit to Sydney three years ago. We were excited to try it again. We arrived at 2:15 pm on a bright and beautiful day. They stop taking orders at 3 pm so we ordered drinks and...food quickly. I had excellent barramundi fish and chips and finished with a great affogato. We watched the towering Carnival Splendor of the Seas in front of the MCA. Great time. Main thing that was different than three years ago was the lack of Ibis. We wondered where they had all gone.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

This is a great spot, tucked around the corner from Circular Quay, with views of the wharf and the Opera House. 6 of us arrived a little after 11 for an early, and long lunch. The service was terrific - friendly & attentive. The waitress...was helpful as to how much was enough for 6 of us. We began by sharing zucchini flowers & a graze board. You only get 6 zucchini in a serve so she added an extra. They were the best I've had. Everyone enjoyed their mains. I had the salmon which was very good, but the macadamia/coriander/grapefruit accompaniment made it a stand out. Contrary to some other reviews on this site, we didn't feel rushed at all. In fact the waitresses kept topping up our water as we lingered chatting after we'd paid the bill. We felt very welcome & we'll definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Booked a table for 3 at 12:30pm. Waited over an hour for the food to arrive. No credible explanation provided although apologetic when challenged. Barramundi was dry and uninviting and chips overcooked. The views and company were great, but I would give this establishment a...miss.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

What’s not to like sitting outside on a nice summer day, great views, and a tasty meal. Service was very attentive and helpful. Meal prep was done simply but well done.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Great breakfast / brunch venue with a view of the harbour, and it’s tucked away from the circular quay crowds. We have been here several times now and still enjoy visiting. There is a great brunch and lunch menu and service is great. Coffee is...really good and the views can’t be beaten. Located on the ground floor of the MCA building it’s the perfect place to grab something to eat before or after visiting the gallery.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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If I’m not mistaken they do. But better double check
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Response from marisah584 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they serve breakfast but the restaurant is only open a few hours a day
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5