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The Devonshire

#346 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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204 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9698 9427
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 3rd visit but some 2 years since we last dined at The Devonshire. It did not disappoint. Faultless degustation dinner. I am amazed by recent reviews lamenting small servings - the portion sizes are generous if anything and very interesting flavours. We do not normally go for the matching wines but could not look past such interesting... More 

Thank Irish2002
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portions very small. Had the fish nice but extremely small. Had the potatoes with aioli but they were swimming in the sauce they were ruined. Dessert was cheesecake mousse and coconut sorbet. Wasn't sorbet was heavy rich creamy ice cream. My partner had the green tea creme brulee with scone ice cream and whipped cream not your typical combination. I... More 

1 Thank Melissa M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An aunts and uncles dinner brought us to The Devonshire; the perfect spot for a consolation dinner after the Swans lost their second 2017 game in a row. A quick pre at The Shakespeare was perfect before a nice dinner. Service was efficient, if not a tad overbearing, particularly when explaining dishes. It was a little like a 50 year... More 

Thank Sidneyt66
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the hunt for a degustation menu and Devonshire's sounded on the money. It was rather small (and I don't mind intimate) but felt like a bit of a tight squeeze. The first thing that put me off was that while waiting for our drinks I could see a waitress standing at the bar having a drink. I... More 

Thank Kelly V
London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on the basis of reviews from here. We were not disappointed and awarded it a (rare for me!) 5. Food was excellent as was service; and overall prices reasonable for the quality.

1 Thank skippy-rates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were celebrating my partner's birthday and we could not be happier with our choice. The atmosphere, the service, food and wines were just amazing. We had the degustation menu and matching wines. The presentation was really nice and the taste and combination of flavours were fantastic. everything so natural, not with a lot of extra ingredients just getting the... More 

1 Thank Marina M
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We visited as a large family group celebrating a 60th and 70th birthday! One of our family is vegetarian and we always seem to struggle to find somewhere that has a really good vegetarian menu for her. Not so at The Devonshire! Thee most wonderful 'vegetarian' degustation and also degustation for the carnivores, so everyone was happy. The food was... More 

1 Thank Sue F
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We really enjoyed our evening. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were all very pleasant, friendly, professional and did not rush us. We found the experience much more pleasant for example than the current trend of a loud, noisy restaurant with staff who think they are better than the guests. Nice to have tablecloths and napkins. We had the... More 

1 Thank Chrissie255060
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Writing this as I felt like there isn't enough vegan fine dining reviews out there to help out other vegans , so I'm reviewing a bit more on the details side... Booked two weeks in advance, had the vegan degustation. We ordered a rose and pinot noir to go with the meal as we can't handle all the pairing wines.... More 

Thank Gloria L
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222 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us were keen to try a decent well priced degustation in the city and we were all very impressed with our overall experience. The waitress was friendly and the atmosphere was unpretentious. They were very accommodating and changed a dish because of allergies. All dishes were elegently presented and fresh. The standouts were the octopus roulade and... More 

1 Thank AustTrail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Devonshire 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 9698 9427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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