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Lotus The Galeries

500 George St | The Galeries Level 1, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 92476868
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (81 reviews)
“eggplant” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Service
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LOCATION
500 George St | The Galeries Level 1, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food immensely and need to go back to experience more of the menu. Great wine list and modern decor. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 773RichardK
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard, Thanks for your great review. Glad you enjoyed everything and we'd love to have you come back and try some more dishes soon. I personally find myself experience more of the wine list than anything... but you can understand why!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner here with friends recently and enjoyed everything except the noise level (too many hard surfaces). The food was very tasty, the service good, and the value okay (for the CBD). I'd have no issue going back if friends wanted this sort of food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M H
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed everything in your recent experience to Lotus Galeries. We understand completely about the noise levels, particularly on a busy night! We do have slightly segregated areas and private dining rooms with softer finishes which creates much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Airy light clean looking lines of this restaurant. Menu and beverage list enticing and tasty. Unfortunately service was not the best, too many staff just lounging and talking with each other and not ‘eye on the ball’ business lost a few $$ as unable to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q6032LKmarial
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Three of us had lunch at Lotus last Sunday. Overall a very disappointing food experience and the service was almost non existent. We tried 2 different dumplings and 3 mains including the calamari. The food was bland and certainly there are many restaurants in Sydney...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terrymalpass
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your honest review. I was very concerned to read about the service (or apparent lack thereof) and will definitely be passing your comments on to the Venue Manager. Service is generally something we really pride ourselves on at Lotus The...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is a nice restaurant. We had good service and it was comfortable too. Good take on Kungpo Chicken and I would say the scallop siumai were great too, instead of the usual prawn. If you have enough people, a whole cooked fish is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Collin B
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Good Afternoon Collin and thank you for your review. Glad you've enjoyed our venue on multiple occasions now. Great to hear we're being consistent and look forward to having you in again soon! Kind Regards, Patrick Ryan

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice atmosphere, attentive service and interesting menu. Asked the waiter if there were scezhuan (sichuan) peppers in the Kung Pao and was told yes a few. A bit disappointing that there weren't any at all in our dish. Also, it was a very sweet version...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diane H
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed most of your dishes and am sorry to hear that our Kung Pao Chicken wasn't to your liking - it's generally a crowd favourite! All three of our Lotus venues do a slightly different...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place! We went to here for dinner after business meeting. Food was awesome! Combination of Chinese and western. Both Chinese and western people liked it! Clean environment and full flavor food. Xiaolongbao was really good, crispy chicken and eggplant also nice! A very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alicehoooo
LotusDiningAustralia, Reservations & Events Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hi Alice, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed all the food, the xiao long bao are probably my favourite! Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Patrick Ryan

Reviewed 12 October 2018

overall pretty good but nothing that says I should recommend to friends or make urgent plans to return. The best item was their interpretation of Peking duck. Tender cooked duck pieces instead of the usual sliver you get in Chinese restaurants.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike S
LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Good Afternoon Mike, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, however, are disappointed to hear that you would not return. We wiuld be interested to know why. If you would like...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

i have been to the restaurant a few times in the past. Since I live in India and do not travel to Australia as often as I would like to, however, every time I travel to Sydney, i try the same restaurant again since I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ambreesh M
LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Good Afternoon Ambreesh, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Lotus Galeries was as good as the last visit! We pride ourselves on being able to cater to a wide variety of dietary requirements and...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

To have to stand at the counter and wait a fair while to be greeted I guess set the tone for the experience. We ordered our food and the flavours were amazing. The floor staff were veru friendly but unorganised and somewhat inattentive. Such a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus The Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Good Afternoon Adam, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is very disappointing to hear that the service you received was not up to the standard at which we pride ourselves on. Whilst we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 George St | The Galeries Level 1, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 92476868
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