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Sepia

#237 of 4,135 Restaurants in Sydney
#260 of 4,547 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Australian
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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

The food at SEPIA is inspired and creative, a taste explosion and wonderfully presented. The service was impeccable and knowledgeable, the Chef's wife took time to explain the dishes and explain the story and motivation behind them. At no point did we feel rushed, the timing of the courses were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading many fantastic reviews of Sepia and observing the fantastic book published showing Martin Benn's amazing food we decided to book in for the Saturday night degustation. Having booked 3 months in advance, it was well worth the wait. The menu is a Japanese French fusion, with each dish showing many complex components that add layers of delicacy to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I last night had occasion to spend the evening at Sepia and were very disappointed, given the accolades this restaurant has received. The service was excellent but the digestion menu with matching wines was rather under-whelming. There are other restaurants in Sydney with degustation menus which are just as good but at a significantly lower price. Further,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here on a recommendation from a friend. We came without too much expectations knowing many Sydney fine dining establishments can be over rated. We had the 9 course tasting menu for $190 PAX. Every course had a different and unique flavor/texture experience and all highly enjoyable with the exception of the black truffles which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Each dish was so different and told it's own unique story, with its perfect presentation and combination of tastes. I definitely recommend coming here to experience a food journey that will last a life time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nothing hasn't been thought through - couldn't fault a thing. from the food to the wine to the service.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food at SEPIA is inspired and creative, a taste explosion and wonderfully presented. The service was impeccable and knowledgeable, the Chef's wife took time to explain the dishes and explain the story and motivation behind them. At no point did we feel rushed, the timing of the courses were spot on. The restaurant itself is set in an office... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a perfect diner from start to finish. The staff was always alert and we even got some extra courses. Most amazing course was the pearl you had to brake with your spoon and then it broke in dozens of pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Go with an open mind and wallet. This restaurant will cost you the best part of $400 per person if you have the matching wines. You need to go for the total experience and the opportunity for food and wines which are both delicious & complex. The staff are professional and knowledgeable. The food is faultless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

According to some, the hottest fine dining restaurant in Sydney at the moment. And I agree, the culinary aspect is really phenomenal. Set tasting menu, so not on the cheap side by any stretch (it's actually very expensive), but the food and wine experience was worth it. Compared to Rockpool, in my opinion the food falls slightly below, however I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

When you go to Sepia expect two things, amazing food and an expensive bill. We had the degustation with matching wines and were delighted with the food, but beyond that the restaurant doesn't deliver much more. The restaurant itself is a little plain, and the atmosphere was a little stiff when we were there. Although the service was impeccable, I... More 

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Additional Information about Sepia

Address: 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9283 1990
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9283 1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?