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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #490 of 5,321 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: City Centre
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I took my boyfriend here in august 2013 for his birthday, and it was divine. Nothing to complain about. Service was amazing and food was on par with the amazing service. Not one fault. We went back this year, celebrating my 21st, remembering how amazing it was last year for my boyfriend's birthday. Unfortunately this year things have dropped. About... More 

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I had a birthday meal with my best friend at Sepia last Saturday. I went in with high expectations, my anticipation cemented by the recent 'restaurant of the year" award. Now, reading other negative reviews, I can say with certainty that I didn't imagine what I felt. Terrible service, turning frostier with each refusal of expensive extras or drinks. A... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

From the minute we entered the door, the service was impeccable without being over the top. The food was divine, every course magnificent. The cocktails can be a bit more generous though! At the price, one expects a decent glass full!!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Maybe our expectations were too high - but for $270 per person not including the extra for oysters and cheese options - the bill came to nearly $800. First course 2 bites of tuna. Second course surprise it's tuna again? One mouthfull of scampi, one mouthfull of murray river cod, two bites of wagyu beef and one bite of venison.... More 

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SYDNEY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When the First dish ' Bonito and Mulberry' came, I found the small insect on the plate..I called the waiter and he brought back it to kitchen. He brought 2nd course and said the 1st one used wild berries and said "it could be happened!". This was my first awful experience at three hat restaurant. I won't come back again!

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My brother-mentor-best friend brought me to this restaurant before his brain surgery as celebration of our life and friendship as he's having stage 3 brain tumor. He want The ambience wow, old charm, european feel and classy. It reminded my good old times at Melbourne to pursue my MBA degree. We tried the degustation menu. Waiter suggested sweet white wine... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited on a Friday night to celebrate my dad's birthday. Friday night dinners are degustation menus only and I had to make a booking 1-2 months in advance. Service was great. We took advantage of the Citibank free wine deal. There was no pressure to order more and more wine which was great as we are not big drinkers.... More 

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sa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

To sum it up, creativity & stunning presentation completely compromised the taste & texture of over half of the dishes presented to us. Attentive service, knowledgable & friendly sommelier. Disappointing wine pairing, Sake not an enjoyable option in the degustation, too many whites & sparklings & only one red! Optional cheese course was a shock to us all, sweet?...savoury, tasted... More 

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Melbourne
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It failed to deliver on so many levels. Atmosphere-wise it was too dark to qualify as ambience. The food was mediocre..and that is being kind. It was too expensive. Go if you must but don't say you weren't warned.

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Playa del Rey, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After having nothing but exceptional dining experiences thus far in Australia (Tetsuya the previous night and Woodland House in Melbourne for example) I can't begin to describe how utterly disappointed and Irritated I am after the meal my husband and I had at Sepia this evening. The dishes ranged from bland to inedible. After our course of scallop and freeze... 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>  > City Centre
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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