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Macleay Street Bistro

73A Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
+61 2 9358 4891
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Ranked #1,672 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $22 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
Neighborhood: City East
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is bistro cuisine at its finest, influenced by France with the best of modern Australia completing the mix. The menu is complemented by our weekly blackboard specials, showcasing the best in market freshness, alongside our benchmark bistro dishes. Local and international diners value the intimate privacy and discretion of the modern dining experience on offer. The Bistro has a great wine list showcasing a range of French and Australian wines. As well you can BYO wine with a corkage charge. The Bistro nestled in the 'Paris end' of Potts Point. Join us, to enjoy quality and consistency in all aspects of modern food and wine service. Macleay Street Bistro is open 7 nights from 5.30-11Pm. We only close on Christmas Day.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have been eating here regularly and traditionally on Christmas Eve from the time we moved back into our apartment that day after being away for three months for renovations =- Great food and service - under new ownership and still tremendous ! Needless to say we eat there at times other than The Eve as well :-)!

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

We look forward to making your Christmas Eve memorable with a new menu and wine list. More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stumbled upon this beautiful little restaurant while walking through King Cross on holiday and thought to give it a go. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The two dishes that we ordered were incredible and we passed on our thoughts to the chef and wait staff. The restaurant and wash room were very clean. Prices were quite reasonable... More 

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our bistro. I will pass onto the team. Regarding tipping I understand your sentiment. Some people choose to tip our staff and under the new credit card PIN arrangements it is now more complex vs the old signature regime. It was obviously intrusive for you so we will go though our procedure again... More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I read the reviews and the owners keep responding (KUDOS) and promising to take the feedback on board. Well, they have not! The bread is still a shocker!!!! Really, French bistro with minimal serves of awful bread (being polite here). Come on mate!, 2 doors down Woollies after six pm sell bags of rolls and bread for few dollars. I... More 

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your support. The bread situation is now sorted we offer white dinner rolls. Regarding your comments re our customers we live in a a very accepting village of Sydney and as a resident and business owner I am very proud of that. I very much accept the sentiment of your food comments. Regarding our food this is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A cosy little find off the main drag in Kings Cross. Allows BYO which is great as we had a couple of bottles. I had an excellent cured salmon entree and a delicious steak tartare. Others had oysters and fillet for main. Very enjoyable

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for our positive comments about our food and the overall bistro experience. I will pass onto the team. Mark More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The restaurant was small but nice and the staff are lovely. The food was nice but very simple, with little sides and lacking flavour. The chicken portion on their special was very generous but the other dishes were small. For the price you pay it's not that special.

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. I will pass on your positive views of our staff. With respect to our food and pricing for our current menu. We will take this on board as we plan the development of our new Summer menu. This will be launched in early December. Mark More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Macleay Street Bistro serves food - excellent food. So do scores of outstanding, innovative and/or trendy restaurants sprouting like mushrooms on Potts Point's main drag, sophisticated and leafy Macleay Street. And yet, I am always drawn to the Bistro: not even a proper restaurant but, as its name states, a bistro. Daniel Galtiez and Mark Armstrong opened it over 30... More 

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words regarding the bistro. We have only owned for 16 months but we fell we need to be the custodians of a fine Potts Point tradition. We have evolved the bistro over time but we believe there is certain DNA we will not touch. That goes to food and service. Our staff are very... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Been eying up this one for years on visits to Sydney, finally slipped in at late notice on a Saturday night. The steak rated in my top three, texture like butter, properly rare, aged and hung. Great wine match suggestion. Service welcoming and friendly. Cheese course was ordinary. the place felt like it needed a refresh, but still known how... More 

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate the positive comments regarding your steak and service. Understand regarding the cheese and we will launch our summer menu in 4 weeks with a new style of cheese service. Mark More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and atmosphere. Party of 9 and everyone loved their choice. New management and chef are creating a real neighbourhood gem.

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive comments I will pass onto the team More 

Ohope, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a fabulous place...fabulous waiters.....fabulous food.....fabulous music....just fabulous.....! We had three nights to dine out, and we went to Macleay Street Bistro on two of those nights. Just superb service and quality food. Love you guys...! oxo

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks you for your amazing words about our little Potts Point bistro, Our staff, food and ambience are so critical to us. I will pass on your comments to our team. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you back to the bistro when you are next in Sydney . Mark More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On the last two Saturday nights I have been to the Macleay Street Bistro - so impressed with the new Management and menu - wines are over-priced - the food is excellent - not as many specials on the second visit - not a problem - the first evening I had not been well so was careful with what I... More 

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MacleayStBistro, Owner at Macleay Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comments regarding the bistro. I will pass onto our staff. Mark More 

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Additional Information about Macleay Street Bistro

Address: 73A Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9358 4891
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 32
Cuisine: Bistro

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