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Bambini Cafe Bar

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Wine Bar, Italian, Australian
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262 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 9550
Today
07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Very busy bar, I had a selection op Tapas which were all great and the serving sizes certainly were big enough to share and enjoy. Service was friendly and considerate. Close convenient to the Sheraton Hotel. We walked up mange to get a table but be aware it is popular, I think we were lucky to get a table.

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Thank ADM888
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I crash into the diners eating on the side walk every day. Most annoying. Why can't they sit in closer the restaurant.

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Thank MCLAREL
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The breakfast I had here was outstanding. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly, as was the very large side of asparagus. The sourdough toast was just the right thickness and not hard. The service was very prompt and pleasant. Highly recommend.

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Thank Chris H
Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

A lovely restaurant (attached to the cafe/bar) with great ambience and authentic Italian food. Good wine list. Great service. Restaurant was full on a Wednesday evening when I dined

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Thank travelaussiefamily
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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232 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great spot for after work, drink and a little meal. I'd recommend it heartily. It can get a bit noisy but you do feel you are in Europe with attentive staff, good vibe and an interesting buzzy classy restaurant.

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Thank Christine F
Sydney
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

This review is for the original Bambini Wine Room in Elizabeth Street in the CBD. Beautiful space, extensive drinks menu, and nibbles well worth the expense. This is a fantastic, sophisticated venue that benefits from being a little off the beaten track, so doesn't tend to attract your usual nightlife patron. A brilliant way to spend an evening in Sydney.... More 

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Thank Tough_Job
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Great selection of local wines. An original, varied tapas menu with fresh local ingredients. Friendly, engaging servers. Charming tables set out on the wide sidewalk out front where you can watch the world stroll by Hyde Park. Loads of atmosphere with lots of blue suits, briefcases, and legal secretaries all around you (there is apparently a court located in the... More 

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Thank a-canuck
Melbourne, Australia
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257 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Good service, good food, lovely location overlooking Hyde Park. Great for business meetings.

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Thank adventuregirl1968
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

When in a hurry it's perfect. Fast and efficient. For the days when life is not so hectic. it's a great spot to people watch. Has a lovely European feel. Food is great. Have neve been disappointed.

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Thank Momtrifan
Singapore, Singapore
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14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

Just had dinner, managed to fit me in, which was great as I had not made a booking, ravioli to start was fantastic - the menu description really does not do it justice. Steak was good, not great, but good - was not the melt in the mouth i was expecting. Also dulce de leche desert was delicious. Good selection... More 

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Thank DrChrisHolmes

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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
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Italian, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Castlereagh 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 9264 9550

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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