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Longrain

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85 Commonwealth St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02-9280-2888
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It is so good that it spoilt any Thai food in Europe and the US for me now...

We have been to Sydney several times on our trips to the Antepodean over the last ten years. Each and every time, several visits to Longrain are a must. Why? It is quite simple, Longrain produces Thai food that is hard to match in the world as it combines authenticity with a dash of originality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Critical_Mind
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London
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to Sydney several times on our trips to the Antepodean over the last ten years. Each and every time, several visits to Longrain are a must. Why? It is quite simple, Longrain produces Thai food that is hard to match in the world as it combines authenticity with a dash of originality which is rather uncommon in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Consistently the best food and service in Sydney. Every time I have been there the service has been impecable, the food has been outstanding and it doesnt hurt the wallet too much. This is the best Thai food, fresh, flavoursome and satisfying. An ideal place for family friends, business meetings and special occasions. A restaurant you will want to come... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Re-reviewing Longrain because it deserves 5/5, despite my moaning last time this place serves consistently excellent food and I always enjoy eating here, one of the best in Sydney. Crucially this time we booked a table and avoided the excessively loud communal area making this a much better dining experience. Yet again, couldn't fault the food. This time we tried... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had our team dinner here for the set banquet. Overall the banquet is good, not very traditional Thai favour, as most of the dishes are a bit sweet as they are missing the sour part as part of Thai favours. This is a fusion Thai restaurant, worth giving a try though.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went to this restaurant simply because it was close to central station so we could meet up with a good friend. Soon afterwards we were sampling some of the best food -ever- we'd had in Sydney. Our starter was a single betel leaf stuffed with smoked river trout, peanut relish, green mango - and it tasted heavenly. We then... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

To put this very simply ... very underwhelming. The banquet really wasn't that good. My local thai restaurant does better food. Staff are not that good either.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Familiar with the Melbourne Longrain, I expected good quality food and we were not disappointed. Admittedly we came quite late and we're not looking for a lot of food, just a top up. The serves were very generous, especially the BBQ'd lamb which was strongly flavoured, tender and delicious, including the accompanying sauce and deconstructed salad. The pork was divine.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In a city of over hyped and over priced restaurants this one takes the cake....You sit in the middle of an air craft carrier and eat food shoveled on a table....the staff must be on a commission basis as they keep INSISTING that you order more and more mains at $45/main. There is no earthly reason to come here and... More 

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Melbourne
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a larger group so were able to book a separate table. The food was simply outstanding with exceptional flavours and very distinctive and creative presentation. Our favourite dish was hard to choose but the red peanut curry, with Cape Grim beef, chilli, and lime leaf probably took the prize. The price was not over the top, and given... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our son wanted us to take him to Longrain for his birthday, however as Longrain only take bookings for groups of 6 we waited an extra week when we had more family in Sydney. There was little waiting for the dishes. I loved the signature dish of Filled Eggnet, sweet crunchy bamboo shoots with lots of surprise flavours. The whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Commonwealth St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02-9280-2888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?