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Twenty One

21 Knox St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2028, Australia
+61 2 9327 2616
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“creamed spinach” (16 reviews)
“schnitzel” (41 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Knox St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2028, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this long established Hungarian restaurant twice during our recent stay at the Double Bay Intercontinental. The menu is simple but delicious. I had the Weiner Schnitzel which is a great favourite and on the second visit the stuffed cabbage rolls....More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay it full of people of continental decent. But doesn’t that tell you something? The food is FANTASTIC. Schnitzels beef or chicken or both. Matzo ball soup. Strudel Apple or cherry. Cheesecake Apparently there are other things on the menu, but I say why waste...More

Thank NZeraway
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great service and a lovely meal here. Walked in quite late to 21, but was made welcome and we had 2 lovely meals from the menu that offers some nice alternative dishes.

Thank SquirtyBurt
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This attractively traditional restaurant provides a fresh perspective on culinary journeys. The Hungarian dishes are fresh, tasty and substantial, and the service is welcoming, swift and knowledgeable. Unsurprisingly, it enjoys a positive reputation as a relaxed venue for convivial experience.

Thank borrum
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Food here is consistently awesome as is the service. The schnitzels are very tasty with the veal slightly better than the chicken. Creamed spinach is a must try.

Thank pacersam
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is a great busy restaurant . We first came here for breakfast. They brought out the toddler's meal first without our asking which made for a relaxing meal. There was a good choice and very good quality. We subsequently came for dinner. We had...More

Thank bandslondon
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This cafe has been here for years now i always call in for deserts most nights when i am up in sydney The clientle come from miles to eat here all food very inexpensive

Thank kenny b
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for an early dinner and the old world charm and welcoming vibe was immediately evident. Our food was served about as quick as is humanly possible and every meal was outstanding. The veal knuckle with red cabbage and potato mash was fantastic. Whatever...More

Thank jimmyhendriks
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Went last night to 21 in double bay. For a Monday night it was packed. I'm told it's like that every night so you need a reservation. We started with some glasses of prosecco then some Hungarian fry bread with garlic and sour cream and...More

Thank glenniesguy
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We came 3 families (12 people) all of us enjoy the food specially the excellent apple strudel dessert.

Thank Itzik A
Double Bay
Located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Double Bay is a
one of the city's most beautiful harbour
neighbourhoods. Designer boutiques provide a decadent
shopping experience and dress some of the most
beautiful people in Sydney. Sit down at one of the
open air cafes for a latte or a meal and enjoy the
people-watching. Double Bay was once an exclusive
enclave for an older, elite population, but new
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Knox St, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2028, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Woollahra>  > Double Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Double Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9327 2616
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Twenty One (21) Espresso is one of Australia's oldest restaurants, founded in 1958 by John Schiffer - Father and Grandfather to the restaurant's current owners George and Michael. Twenty One was the first restaurant to introduce European style dining to Australia in the form of outdoor seating and also had one of the very first espresso machines - hence the inclusion in the restaurant name. Today, you can find traditional Hungarian and European dishes on the menu, whilst dining in a comfortable and cosy setting with warm and attentive service. The restaurant is open all day every day, should you feel like just popping in for a coffee and cake and to soak in the atmosphere.
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