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) #5 of 4,778 Restaurants in Sydney €€€€ , Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 3000
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the minute you walk into this restaurant you feel very special. The staff are attentive yet unobtrusive. The decor is elegant and even though it is a very large restaurant it wasn't too noisy. Now onto the food - where can I start -...More

Thank AmandaNA2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience at est. was outstanding. The staff were extremely professional, unpretentious, friendly and attentive. The flavours of the food were divine and the portions are big enough to fill you up! Of course this restaurant is pricey as it has a hat but it...More

Thank Timanda1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is lovely, the staff fabulous. the meals were a little too Heston Blumenthal ( smoke and mirror type ) meals, dried whatever, ground & then sprinkled back onto your plate ? I prefer "real" food myself. I've eaten in a lot of first...More

Thank Z9196VBdawnc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our wedding anniversary coincided with our recent vacation in Australia and we decided to have a nice meal in Sydney to celebrate. We reserved this restaurant a couple of weeks beforehand and visited one Saturday evening. The approach could be better - the restaurant is...More

Thank Rambler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful, the service is great and the wine was lovely it's just the atmosphere of the place feels very dull

1  Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu and the food was delicious. The service was excellent. Would recommend for a special night out.

Thank Emillaja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 13. We started at the bar and then moved into the private dining room. Service was excellent from start to finish. The wine list was very extensive and the food itself was high quality. All up it was hard to...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an out of town business visitor and wanted somewhere to take him that would be memorable. The adventure to Eat had its ups and downs. There were other events on in the other Establishment venues so it was a real crush to get...More

1  Thank PhilC_1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is located on George street. The restaurant had very little ambiance and felt more like a doctors waiting room. While we acknowledge it's more of a formal setting - it still felt very dead. The menu was limited in both drinks and variety....More

Thank Gsuzzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had tasting menu for my birthday dinner. 1. Atmosphere/Fittings It was clean and simple, not to bright nor not to dark...love those high ceilings. 2. Waiter/waitress/bartenders. Smiling, welcoming, friendly....yet very appropriate in service level. Wine offering was upmost knowledgeable with choices...More

Thank pingmonster
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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16 August 2017|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
The regular reservation will be fine as far as I remember :). Takes a couple of hours. Well worth it 👍🏼😊
Ann M
17 February 2017|
Response from Tucsondiego | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $180 Australian Dollars
Mikki L
14 February 2017|
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Response from nikkibee75 | Reviewed this property |
the whole establishment complex (hotel, bar, sushi restaurant, cocktail lounge) is a beautiful venue, and you wouldn't stand out in a suit, dress or decent jeans... i've dressed up to go to the restaurant, and i've also worn... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9240 3000
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Set within a beautiful heritage dining room with soaring white columns and luxurious accoutrements, est. delivers dining on a grand scale. Executive head chef Peter Doyle is renowned for his trademark contemporary Australian food, which is uncluttered, seasonally driven and executed with French-influenced precision. Supporting Peter is Jacob Davey, whom was hand picked for the distinguished est. team after winning the Young Australian Chef of the Year at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Award in 2013. Add award winning service and an acclaimed wine list personally selected by Franck Moreau MS, and you just know est. is going to be a dining experience not to be missed and long remembered.
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