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Longrain

#102 of 4,604 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family birthday at longrain and the food as usual was fantastic. The standard never seems to change. Sydney is now not cheap to eat out in but this restaurant consistently gives good value considering the quality of their food This time the experience was let down by the waiter who was so lazy I wasn't sure he was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1,025 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good night out - start with a white Rum with lime and sugar syrup mulled in your glass - add some beetle nut starters- the rest of the night is eat up and you meet people at the shared tables

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Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been there several times and we keep coming back. I am not a big fan of seating with people that I don't know, but it's all part of the experience. The atmosphere is great so are the food and service.

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Thank BiancaDutra3
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here three or four times and have loved it every time. The fried snapper is a favourite! Sauces with the dishes I've tried always have complex flavours and make the meal. Staff are very attentive and professional. Sat at the bar and the communal tables and both are really fun ways to have your dinner. The black rice and... More 

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Thank Olivia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for Valentine's Day and we ordered a banquet. Despite the restaurant being extremely busy the service and staff were great. I ordered the Ping Pong cocktail which was incredible-definitely worth a try. The food was excellent, especially the caremalised pork hock. We were so full by the end. Overall, the night was lovely.

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Thank Celina L
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was all excellent. The betel leaf with spanner crab was delicate but tasty. The salt & pepper silken tofu was lovely, but perhaps the accompanying sauce could have been less sweet. The whole crispy snapper was amazing, great flavours and textures. And the yellow curry with pumpkin cauliflower and corn was delicious, so rich and moreish. A Marlborough... More 

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Thank 56gc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my birthday dinner here and booked a table for 8 people and 2 more would come for drinks later on.Place was pretty busy for a Thursday night and our booking was for 7.30pm. We decided not to have the banquet because everyone had different dietary requirements but ended up more than satisfied by choosing dishes to share amongst... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If there's only once place to go for Thai food this is definitely not the place. I've been wanting to check this place out as far back as I can remember and it was such a let down. Yes, it's warm and spacious yet still intimate however the food isn't worth the price you pay. Had the eggnet, mamassan lamb,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, attentive staff, good food, nice atmosphere. I just loved everything so much. My friend and I were so amazed. I especially loved filled egg net. We ordered yellow curry and we told staff we like it very mild then they give us extra coconut milk. We ordered 3 dishes and one dessert to share and one drink each... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really enjoyed Longrain. The Staff were on to off it all, helpful, friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and tasty and was a step up in quality from the average. The whole establishment was buzzing and it was fun the eat there. Would definitely go again.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$77
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Commonwealth 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 9280 2888
Description
Longrain Sydney is located at 85 Commonwealth St in Surry Hills.

Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Longrain's menu has evolved from Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision, bringing South East Asian influences to carefully sourced ingredients with fresh, zingy flavours. His vibrant menu is carefully balanced with wines and cocktails chosen by restaurateur Sam Christie. Our long, shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended (limited reservations available).

Book one of our individual tables for parties between 6 - 10 people; or Private Dining Room for 12-18 guests.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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