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The Absinthe Salon

87 Albion Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
02 9211 6632
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Ranked #548 of 5,305 Restaurants in Sydney
Hours:
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I really liked this salon... a most exquisite afternoon. From the slightly Frenchified furniture and atmosphere to the cheesy, stagey gothic touches. A real winner. 2 drinks were enough for us, (there is a three drink maximum) and the staff were all very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything was reasonably priced... be warned good absinthe is not cheap to start with...... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I was taken to the Absinthe Salon "by surprise" and initially, looking fronm the outside I wasn't too sure this would be for me, despite the fact that I love Absinthe. Don't be afraid though, once inside, the staff will make you feel very comfortable and will explain to you how to drink Absinthe if you are not too sure.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you read my previous reviews, you will see that I am a generous reviewer. I wish, however, that I had been a little more discerning about who I gave 5 star ratings to because Absinthe Salon is head and shoulders above any other place I have ever visited. Absinthe Salon has a gothic Victorian atmosphere. You'll recognise it by... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Around 4:30 on a Thursday afternoon my girlfriend and I decided to make a stop at a place we had read online about for a while, the Absinthesalon. With walls and a barred door all painted in black it already fitted the gothic image the website portrayed and when we went to open the door it was locked... Had the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I came here with two friends on a Friday night. Despite not having a reservation, the three of us got a table right away. The decor is amazing. It feels like a French cafe with a dark twist reminiscent of Halloween. The owner was a wealth of knowledge & interesting to talk to. He recommended the slightly less strong absinthe... More 

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Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Took my husband for his birthday as a surprise. And it was a wonderful way to start the evening. Great atmosphere... lots of fun

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Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have been here many times and have always enjoyed the experience and service from the owners Gaye, Joop and their team. They have a fantastic variety of absinthes and are very knowledgeable and passionate about the different varieties they serve. Based on our experience at the Absinthe salon, where it is served here in the internationally recognised manner, we... More 

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Brisbane
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

An extremely disappointing experience. I've been an absinthe drinker for 14 years and know just how I like it: served without water and sugar. When I arrived and requested a neat absinthe, the owner flatly refused and he was quite aggressive about the matter. I have experienced snobbery within the food and drink industry, but this level of snobbery is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Wow, I'm not sure what I expected but this was certainly an experience. There were 7 of us, we were "buzzed in" once our reservation was confirmed and we were escorted through to the Salon. I felt like I was in a scene from Underbelly. What a step back in time ! The whole experience was terrific fun. The staff... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Not the place if you're looking for a rowdy night (as were some of our sullen neighbours on the next table), but a fantastic experience and some great tasting absinthes can be found here. Highly recommend it to any travellers to Sydney

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Address: 87 Albion Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9211 6632
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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