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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (39 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we asked about Longrain at our hotel, we were assured that we could dine together at a table for us as a couple. Forget it at Longrain! We were placed on long tables with people we didn’t know and that arrangement immediately adversely influenced...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Longrain after 5+ years since our last visit. There were four of us and we shared two entrees, delicious spring rolls, two mains and and veggie dish and then finished off with a beautiful desert each. Two cocktails and three beers between us...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here family of 4, big long share tables no problem but the tables are wide to facilitate the share meals but too wide to have a comfortable conversation in a restaurant. Entree’s to die for magnificent Wine/beer price reasonable Service excellent Mains nice...More

Thank Rustyone w
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in an obscure location with no protruding signage, so you don't realise you're there until you are pretty much at the front door. The restaurant has very subtle lighting (too dark for my liking) and has a large floor space with long...More

Thank toni5623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I go to Sydney or Melbourne, I always make time to have a drink or dinner at Longrain. On this occasion, a friend and I sat in the new high table section right at the entry to Longrain - not ideal seating, but we...More

1  Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whoever voted 5 stars for this ha seither never been to thailand or ... Each year it gets harder to trust Tripadvisor. This is a place you do not want to go as a couple. There is no privacy; you will be seated at long...More

Thank TimRaueFan
Longrain, General Manager at Longrain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tim, We are disappointed to read your review. Longrain is inspired by the communal eating philosophy of long, shared tables to encourage the spirit of eating together. We understand that this type of dining is not for everyone. Our cuisine is modern Thai, it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious feed at Longrain. Modern thai with surprising elements like the Chickpea Tofu. YUM!!! We had a great dining experience and loved the formal community dining experience. Staff friendly and service wonderful

Thank tintoygirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most wonderful evening at Longrain last night...celebrating my 50th birthday with a group of 14 friends in their private room. The food was outstanding; the private room perfect for the occasion...and the service was the best I had ever experienced anywhere (thank...More

1  Thank JulesS68
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This continues to be one of the few restaurants in Sydney where you can 100% guarantee an excellent meal every time. Been around a long time and never become complacent or lost its edge. A real go-to for a great experience. Communal dining tables, which...More

1  Thank Ali S
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Staff and the food make up for the parking difficulty and communal eating tables. The red lamb curry and green beef curry was finished off with praline and coconut ice cream. And yes, the Italian server from Milan made our night.

Thank mastermuzz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 77
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 2888
  • E-mail
Longrain Sydney is located at 85 Commonwealth St in Surry Hills. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Longrain's menu has evolved from Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision, bringing South East Asian influences to carefully sourced ingredients with fresh, zingy flavours. His vibrant menu is carefully balanced with wines and cocktails chosen by restaurateur Sam Christie. Our long, shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended (limited reservations available). Book one of our individual tables for parties between 6 - 10 people; or Private Dining Room for 12-18 guests.
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