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Food Society

#96 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Darlinghurst
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91 Riley Street | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8090 3462
Today
18:00 - 23:30
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Wed - Fri 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Sydney
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Generally not a fan of Eastern European Food but the menu looked interesting and decided to give it a go. Not disappointed. Everything was well seasoned and tasted as it sounded on the menu. Dishes were innovative and on the whole well executed. Surroundings very pleasant and music while good was not invasive. Recommended

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Thank DaveOz54
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like your high tea experience please,please, please stay away from this place! Food Society completely ruined our experience. Went with a Groupon and only purchased it because of the great reviews on the website. Completely overrated! We were greeted promptly and were asked to sit down on a large shared table, which was ok- we did ask to... More 

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Thank 980Claudia
Leixlip, Ireland
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought this Groupon as a gift for my friend after see great reviews for the vodka high tea, food and general service. We were seated by the hostess and from there the service just went completely downhill. We sat for 20 minutes without our tea orders being taken. I had to ask the waitress what was going on and... More 

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Thank 632Michael
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the pork knuckle, the cured salmon, the feta custard, and the beef cheek croquettes. The pork knuckle was tender and crispy on the outside- as it should be. The cured salmon was a refined dish and very pleasing. And the feta custard was pretty memorable with the mushroom confit! But the most amazing thing we did was venture... More 

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Thank Mark H
Sydney, Australia
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2,407 reviews
682 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eastern Euro fare with a twist? you bet. It's a totally share menu that belies its inspiration from the former Eastern Bloc. It couldn't be easier, choose a tasting board of three canapes with matching vodkas followed by a main dish. The choices are endless as is their beers. Book, there is no other workable way to relish the spirit... More 

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Thank shasha b
Sydney
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for four. We tried a variety of appetisers and mains. Especially delicious we're the cauliflower and dumplings. All other dishes were highly enjoyable. The service was friendly and efficient. Only one dish - the spatleze was not so good. Highly recommend this restaurant. Especially for a group of friends to share the variety of flavored.

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Thank SurferPete
Brookvale, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, venue and drinks at Food Society are impeccable. I feel the Festival Feasts menu isn’t bad for $30-, however considering five us shared three mains I hope the general public get one each. The venue needs to look at staffing levels because they were inadequate to match the demand of the patrons. I will return to Food Society... More 

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Thank Jason K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG. The food was spectacular... We accidentally stumbled into this place last night and we have already claimed it as our new favourite place to eat. You must try the 3 cheese dumplings and also the bacon dumplings. The other dishes that are worth raving about are: Fried Cauliflower (yummmmm) Croquettes Halloumi They make their own pasta onsite. Everything is... More 

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Thank Tom P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is funky and cool. Mismatched furniture sets the vibe for a good food experience, as the name suggestions. The drinks were on point and the service was fast, friendly and came with a smile. Bravo ;)

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Thank Ricky M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, for a really good price, but the service is the high mark of the place. The waitress look after each table really quickly and are keen on providing information and recommendations, specially in their vast cocktails menu. Just go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
European, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Riley Street | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8090 3462
Description
Eclectic European restaurant and vodka bar serving sharing style meals, Sydney's largest range of vodka's and signature cocktail list. Winner of the 2013 European Restaurant of the Year and finalist for 2014,2015 & 2016. Now serving our Award Winning Vodka High Tea on Saturdays from 12.00pm - 5.00pm, bookings essential

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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