Sunset Diner

Sunset Diner

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles29 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Happy Traveler
Jervis Bay3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Overrated. Salad was swimming in dressing. Hard copy menus covered in the last persons meal. Better options in Avalon (i.e. Nourished Cafe).
Written 20 January 2024
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nicole t
Sydney1457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Really tasty salads and burgers. Good range for kids also. And a large drinks menu to suit all tastes. Cute 1950s style diner.
Written 2 March 2023
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Louise B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
I don’t usually write reviews but this was soooo disappointing. Been here before a few years ago and salads were amazing. Tonight service was slow and food was terrible. Salads were soggy and overdressed. We couldn’t eat our meals they were that bad.
Written 10 February 2023
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Bryan M
Sydney2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Waitress advise that it was quicker to order at the bar than the QR on-line system. They had too many tables of 10+ people and they could not handle the pace. Left without anyone questioning.....
Written 18 February 2022
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Hayley H
Greater Sydney4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
We are so disappointed as this place used to be great. We often now get cold hard chips and a burnt burger with missing sauce. Used to order about twice a week here and it’s been pretty bad about the last 10 times. I hope they turn things around .
Written 21 December 2021
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Aurelie L
Moranbah1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 solo
I order a simply burger and chips, It was supposed to be at my house 40 min after..... 1h later still nothing 1.10 min later they cancel my order..... so I had to go to the shop and they told me, she say " uber cancel your order not us, you can order here and I will be happy to make your burger, they cancel because they don't have driver, we don't make any order before get driver" so they wait 1h.10 to release they don't have driver so they cancel so ..... I wait for nothing and get there to hear is not my fault I can make it just wait more ! If the food is same as the client service is maybe better I didn't get the food ! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE
Written 4 May 2021
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Diversurvivor
Ocean Grove19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
Best mushroom burger ever. The onion rings are also the best. They also have great cold beer on tap.
Written 1 February 2021
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Carl
Northern Beaches1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
Best burgers on the beaches. Love spending my arvo here sipping on Spritz and smashing potato gems..
Written 17 January 2021
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Mat C
Sydney559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 friends
***Best Burger On The Beaches*** (BBOTB) Such a seriously awesome burger, the perfect crunch, Smokey bbq flavour and sauce! Please try the Truffle Fries and Chipotle Mayo, seriously next level!!!!
Written 15 December 2020
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R&R
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
The burgers were good.. as usual, the restaurant wasn't crowded.. that's a plus, and that we went early to celebrate with our children. BUT the patrons at the first table of the restaurant had their chairs sprawled out and that no one could walk past except to squeeze past the ordering line/cashier. And they stood next to the front door with the smoke blowing into the restaurant. We asked to be moved, and the lovely staff were happy to do that, but despite being moved, 2 of our family members had asthma and we had to rush home for the Ventolin. There's a Food and Health regulation on commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW... and that's smoke-free. "Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned within 4 metres of a pedestrian entry or exit from a hospitality venue". It's not much of a task for the staff to have done and said something to the smoking patrons so everyone can have a good time there.
Written 18 October 2020
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mrdom
7551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
It had a very thin beef patty cooked way beyond well done. It seemed like good beef though, so not too bad a burger but definitely overpriced. The shake was reasonably priced though for such a good thick shake.
Written 26 August 2020
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Geoffrey c
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
Drove past the diner and had to go in. So glad we did. Not only was the service from all staff delightful. It was easily the best burger I have ever had. Perfectly cooked and mouthgazmically tasty. We were glad to take the reccomendation of the tempura brocoli. It was truely an out of body experience. Already booked a holiday back in Avalon Beach just so I can go here again.
Written 18 February 2020
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Jackie M
Sydney7993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
For a spot of sunshine on this rainy day, check out Benjamin Varela’s Sunset Diner in Avalon. It’s just so… pink, millennial pink - you know, that trend that won’t go away. Except here it actually works against shades of peach and Art Deco-inspired curves. Just like the pink, rounded edges are everywhere, from shiny stainless-steel tables surrounded by (pink) chairs to three rows of curved pink neon uniting bar and kitchen. Separating the service areas from the long, narrow dining space is an eat-at counter created with glass bricks that themselves have a faint pink tinge. Throw in leafy green tropical plants breaking things up and a backyard full of shaggy umbrellas, pink street-art and more living greenery, and a very well chosen font, Sunset Diner screams Miami. This city (and financial hub) of Florida has a very high concentration of well-preserved Art Deco buildings in its South Beach area. With the popular griddle dogs and the onion rings both unavailable on the day I dined, we settled for burgers and Broccoli Bites ($8). Sounding way too healthy for a American-inspired diner snack, these well-seasoned, crunchy green balls are actually a surprising win, mostly because they’re cooked so quickly their interiors stay crisp and green. While I stay faithful to the 'Shake Shack' vibe with a Vanilla Malt Shake ($6) that's creamy, enjoyable, and not stingy on the malt, my dining companion hits up the on-tap craft beer range (from $8) finding something light and quaffable by local guys, 4 Pines. Our food arrives quickly on a metal tray, and is presented with a warm and friendly smile. Tightly-wrapped burgers, like the Truffle Cheese Burger ($16) combining a tasty beef patty and truffle-dusted French fries with pickles, chipotle ketchup, aioli and American mustard, are generously proportioned and pleasantly saucy. The paper-wrapping makes Sunset Diner burgers much easier to eat than I expected, even with a good amount of juicy, well-seasoned buttermilk chicken protruding from the Crispy Chicken Burger ($15). This baby is so thick I find it hard to wrap my laughing gear around the full collection of fried chook, herb and cabbage ‘slaw, pickles and lightly spicy chipotle mayo. but I give it a red-hot go, mostly because it’s pretty delicious, even if it is bested by the beef. Watching a Newfoundland walk past my table without anybody batting an eyelid clues me in Sunset Diner is dog-friendly, making it a perfect spot to break up a family day at the beach, well if Sydney's summer sun decides to cooperate.
Written 9 February 2020
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Conrad G
Sydney72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
You would more than likely walk past it many times, but I would encourage people to walk in, and enjoy this dining spot. Great food, at good prices, with a very relaxing atmosphere out the back under grassy umbrellas! The service staff are friendly, and the music adds to that relaxing “beach vibe”. Perfect for young couples, and also families. You do have to order your own food and drinks, which is the only reason it didn’t get Excellent, as this takes away from the overall dining experience.
Written 16 December 2019
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littlescorpio
Sydney79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
Menu had mostly burgers, so I got a crispy chicken one. Surprisingly good, and I’m not much of a burger lover. Great atmosphere, love the wall paintings in the courtyard.
Written 13 December 2019
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