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Bambini Trust Cafe Restaurant

185-187 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (St. James)
02 9283 7098
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Ranked #228 of 5,207 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: St. James
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: St. James
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Bustling, professional staff, expertly cooked Italian food, great wines - only downside is the slightly cramped seating. This is the second time I've eaten at a table for 3 that has felt too small to be comfortable (particularly for a business meeting). That said, the atmosphere and the food would make me come back for more.

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Balgownie
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bambini Trust is a guaranteed memorable culinary experience. The staff are informed, courteous and helpful and the food and wine in perfect agreement. This is my favourite restaurant in Australia!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food has a bit of flair and it has a nice old fashioned environment. Extra cosy in winter. Have had breakfast there a few times and I'm interested in going back for dinner.

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Sydney
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137 reviews 137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very happy to be invited to Bambini by my son, a favourite human in an oft visited restaurant. No disappointment here, service very professional and friendly, an excellent menu not huge but clever with so many good choices. New chef Paul has added some zest to a very small but skilled kitchen, more to follow I was told by my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food was good however a bit expensive. We had a really good time though. It's not our favourite one so far but it's worthwhile stopping by.

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Bowral, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant on more than one occasion. Only once was the meal slightly disappointing but overall I have found the experience to be such that I would be happy to return again. It can be a little squishy and if you don't book you will likely find yourself disappointed but otherwise the... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We wanted to have Breakfast out of our hotel and found the famous Bambini Trust Cafe right next door. WOW! We were so pleased with the service, food and old world charm we will be making it our regular Breakfast stop in Sydney. Don't miss it you will not be disappointed. Lunch and dinner would be excellent options as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I used to go here quite regularly when visiting Sydney but hadn't been for a couple of years. I recently took a colleague here for an impromptu lunch and remembered why I used to frequent this cafe. The menu is not extensive, but it's very good. Everything on it is delicious! I had Jew fish which was perfectly cooked with... More

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KL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I had dinner with some friends at Bambini Trust Cafe Restaurant, which was just next to where we stayed. The restaurant is boisterous, and more importantly, the food and service were good. My wife and I each had the queensland scallops - very fresh and very good. We wished they were either bigger or the restaurant served... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Projects itself as a fine dining establishment with prices to match. I had the pork belly. It was over cooked, dry and tough. The jus reduction was so overwhelming in taste that it killed the dish. My wife asked them to make up a salad for her. It was plain, green leaves and a couple of tomatoes. And presented appallingly.... More

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