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Bambini Trust Cafe Restaurant

#205 of 4,241 Restaurants in Sydney
#231 of 4,662 Places to Eat in Sydney
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St. James
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185-187 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 7098
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

A regular stop when visiting sydney from New Zealand. Perfectly sited to the CBD shopping. Beautiful, classic architecture to the entrance and lovely warm, panelled ambiance inside. A formal feel both in the service, white linen table cloths and food presentation. Usually we arrive for brunch and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
DuncanGalletly
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Wellington, New Zealand
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English first
Sydney
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First time at Bambini for a catch up with friends. The bar area is small but great ambiance. The service was great, a large selection of wines, beer limited. We moved into the restaurant efficiently and again the service was good. The food itself was average, which is the reason for the 3 rating. I had Oysters and then Baramundy,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've had coffee and breakfast at this establishment. It's quite small inside and it has outside seating which is pleasant. The food and coffee are average and much better places in close proximity.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Recently went back to Bambini after several visits in the past 3 years. And yet again they surprised us with the consistency of food and wine offerings. If you want a buzzy and lively atmosphere filled with all the local business people who go there for both the food and wine regularly as well as the chatty conversational ambience, we... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A regular stop when visiting sydney from New Zealand. Perfectly sited to the CBD shopping. Beautiful, classic architecture to the entrance and lovely warm, panelled ambiance inside. A formal feel both in the service, white linen table cloths and food presentation. Usually we arrive for brunch and invariably I order the same thing - the poached eggs, with gravlax and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have great memories of Bambini from years ago and after being away from oz for many years, I returned to Bambini to see what it was like and wow it didn't disappoint. I had the Bambini TBA (tomato, basil, avocado) with ricotta and sourdough for breakfast and it was fresh, delicious and a great start to the day. Coffee... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here for breakfast this morning. The place was busy which is always a good indication. Service was fast and pleasant. The food was very well presented and very tasty. They also have very good coffee and do take always! Drop in and try it!

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Canberra
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great atmosphere and service in a great location - just next to the Sheraton on the Park - close to shopping, transport, and overlooking Hyde Park

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San Diego
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Have been eating here regularly for several years and always find the food fantastic, atmosphere intimate and service top notch. Make sure you phone ahead as they book private parties and it is heartbreaking when your heart is set on Bambini but you can't get in! Will continue to eat here every time I'm in Sydney!

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Noosa, Australia
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My dining experience at Bambini trust can only be described as dissapointing and very under whelming. This is my wife's favourite restaurant whenever she visits Sydney, but I can't see why. The atmosphere and the ambience in this restaurant is first class and the service was very good, but that's where it ends. My food was terrible. The grilled New... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Convenient, well-managed restaurant with good food choices. Very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185-187 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > St. James
  • Neighborhood: St. James
  • Phone Number: 02 9283 7098
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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