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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 #220 of 5,180 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
Bowral, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Warragul, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is the place we try to eat at every time we come to Sydney. This time we were a party of four , booked for a 9.30pm dinner. Originally booked for two there was no problem in getting a third and later still a fourth person booked in by a very pleasant and efficient staff member. The food here... More

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Paris, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Bambini Trust is both a bar and a restaurant. The decor and vibe is very European. Everything about this place was superb. I would rate it as better than many European bars and restaurants for atmosphere (very French/Italian), service and food. it's not cheap but you have such a good time you do not care!!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

There are two sides to Bambini - both good - but I prefer the wine bar which feels like something elegant and French. Only thing is, you can only dine there at lunch but the restaurant is great too ( same menu throughout). Food and wine is great too. I had the marinated kingfish followed by the cafe de Paris... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I'd always thought Bambini Trust was a solid, if slightly underwhelming, bet. Until last Friday. Our table for four was behind another packed with drunken yobs. The duck was cold and the chocolate cake we'd had two or three times was not only unrecognisable - they'd changed the recipe apparently - but dry and/or stale. Having given them the benefit... More

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Cairns
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This small restaurant is perfectly located in Sydney CBD. Small, cosy with lots of mirrors to avoid feeling cramped; The staff are efficient, friendly and attentive without being a nuisance or disappearing. The wine menu is excellent and t he sommelier's suggestions were perfect. The food was wonderful and exciting and beautifully presented. This was a meal to remember and... More

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