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Sepia

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #174 of 5,237 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are charging the same as a three star Michelin Restaurant then the experience should be the same. And yes the food is slightly less expensive at Sepia, but the cost of alcohol and optional extras is ruinously expensive. Especially for middle of the range wines. Having said that we did enjoy a lovely experience at Sepia. The food... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ignore the negative reviews - this restaurant is definitely one of the best places in Sydney. Food portions were generous and wine matching was superb. Be prepared to pay for it though - degustation was $180 pp and wine matching was $110 pp. Best dish of the night was probably the famous dessert (chocolate forest) but everything else was fantastic.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My first visit to Sepia ticked every box. It has set the benchmark for fine dining in my opinion. The service was efficient yet unobtrusive, the ambience was great and most importantly the food was not only an experience visually but tasted fantastic. It was a great experience all around.

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Napier, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is not difficult to see why this restaurant was awarded Australia's Restaurant of the year 2014. The fit out is elegant and sophisticated. The abundant staff are polished professionals. The wine list is exceptional and the food is quite simply art on a plate. We had a 12 course degustation that kept us more than amused for nearly four... More

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Sydney. Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ate here with some trepidation after reading some very negative reviews. We had a very pleasant evening here. Excellent service, great space and for the people that complained about the bathroom facilities quite frankly - get a life! OK they are not in the restaurant but the passage to them is not hideous and the facilities themselves are perfectly fine.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I found this to be one of the best degustation dinners in Sydney. It is good value, the staff are friendly and very accommodating, and of course the food is delicious.

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Goulburn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Overall our meal was good, although we did not think it was at the standard of other hatted restaurants that we had been to. Firstly most meals were very plain (especially the poached squid and julienne of carrot dish) and although 'nice' most were nothing to write home about - the best being the whitebait consommé dish and sushi style... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The greatest dinning experience we have ever had excellent service incredible food and wow factor to boot. Sepia you have no equal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This isn't as well known as some of Sydney's other hatted restaurants, but it is certainly one of the better ones. The degustation is definitely something to try here - 13 courses, my favourite being the duck with black truffle. The service here is good as well - helpful but not overbearing. It is rather pricey, but it is for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Decided to take my partner on a date for his birthday and I must say that we were very amazed by the level of service and how beautiful the atmosphere was. We very much enjoyed our degustation course and their wine menu. The staff are very professional and helpful. Sepia Restaurant is easily the best fine dine restaurant we have... More

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