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Sepia

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #256 of 5,175 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

food was just divine! the atmosphere is a bit cold-waiters are quite formal and distant Bill had a looots of zeros,but the whole food experience was worth every dollar!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to sepia with my fiancée, was a very last minute decision , and opted for the degustation menu. The food is fantastic, every dish is mind blowing and the service is true old school fine dining, faultless.The chocolate forest dessert left me speechless, best finish I had in my life! Cocktails could come out a bit quicker. Thank you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The most we ever spent on one meal, with absolutely no regrets. Our dining experience lasted four hours, within which time my partner and I went through a whole spectrum of physical feelings and emotions: starving and excited to start, indulged and satiated, then incredibly full and exhausted! The timing between courses, however, allowed us to recuperate and become hungry... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is not so much a meal but a dining experience. The degustation menu is both inventive and surprising. Portions are small - no let's say tiny - but there are lots of them. Allow lots of time as the courses arrive well spaced apart with time to chat about the last course, reflect on the design and flavours, savour... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sepia proved to be a wonderful dining experience as each course was a delicate combination of flavours presented as a masterpiece on a plate. We opted for the matching wine and shared a cheese platter which I think added to the experience. We did find there was sometimes a large delay between courses so the whole experience (8 courses in... More

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Sydney
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was my Birthday dinner, so it was a bit of a treat. The food was excellent! It was fun and inventive. We had the four course meal, with a few added extras. The wine list was reasonable with half bottles available. The ambience was good and the staff helpful. I will go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went for a business dinner. I was told by my assistant that this restaurant has high reputation in the area so I thought it would turn out to be a great evening. However, the food disappointed me to some extend,though my client had good apetize, I had not. Be aware of how much you are eating or the bill will... More

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sydney australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant for fine dining but just a bit too much. Upmarket, quiet ambiance, attentive service and the food is of top quality and price. The food has a Japanese bent which is interesting even if it doesn't quite work at times and doesn't seem to make it any lighter. By the third course (and you can't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After looking at many different restaurants to book for our anniversary, this was a total let down especially being awarded three hats. Of the 10 dishes the only dish I happily ate was the tuna with cream. 7 of the dishes had this weird smoke taste to it with a pear taste, even the desserts. The entre was fish eggs... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went for a degustation. Staff were professional and friendly and accommodating to our party (we had one expecting) - excellent and exciting fusion food.

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