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Sepia

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #287 of 5,158 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 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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Hong Kong, China
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We booked for dinner on our weekend trip to Sydney. We were seated in a section furthest from the main door and nearer the door to the toilets. It was very draughty in this section and a highlight of the experience was that the server lent me a wrap as I was cold even with a cardigan on.I saw other... More

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Brisbane
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The atmosphere here is of quiet, understated elegance. The wait staff, without exception, were professional and courteous. As often happens with "degustation" menus, an explanation is given for each course however, unlike many others in this category, Sepia has managed to avoid being pretentious. The highlight was, of course, the food and matched wines. Interesting and inventive combinations of flavours,... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

One of the most amazing dining experience I've had in a very long time. Our party of four all chose the four course meal and every dish was delicious. Can't fault the service staff who were attentive and friendly and helped to make it an evening to remember.

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CANBERRA CITY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have never been to a three hat restaurant before. The experience was amazing and the food – incredible, delicious, inventive & different. The environment was warm, homey and compfortable. The staff were so friendly, professional and accommodating to not only dietary requirements but also asked what kind of food you did/didn't like! It was of course expensive -but if... More

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KL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I decided on having fine dining for a night as this is one of the highlights of Sydney, so we decided on trying Sepia, which is Sydney Morning Herald's 2014 restaurant of the year. As expected, food and service were excellent! This restaurant is popular, so best to make a reservation some time ahead. We went for... More

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