We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good choice for lunch with kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plate Restaurant

Plate Restaurant
Darling Drive | Harbourside Shopping Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9212 4424
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #402 of 5,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good choice for lunch with kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Called for lunch after visiting the Pirates event at the National Maritime Museum with our 4 year old grandson. We were attracted by the special kids menu priced AUD 11.50. This included a main course, a soft drink and an ice-cream. The staff were very friendly and child-oriented and quickly produced a double-sided activity sheet and crayons to help pass the time while we waited for our meal. For adults there was a fair selection of light lunches. We were particularly impressed that gluten free bread was available to enable my wife to enjoy a steak sandwich, while I had a skewer of grilled lamb. Both were served with fries. The meat was of good quality and nicely cooked. You expect to pay a premium for a harbour side table so we weren't expecting a cheap meal. However at AUD 70 for the three of us, including a beer, a cider and coffees, we thought it was of reasonable value. We noticed that the staff readily moved furniture to enable babies in pushchairs to be positioned by adult diners, without fuss.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    67
    75
    21
    7
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent for lunch !!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Located along with other restaurants at the front of Harbourside, Darling Harbour.

Very quickly shown to a table that was well shaded from the sun but had a magnificent view of the harbour.

Ordered for lunch a beer and steak sandwich and asked for rare cooked steak. WELL I think thats the best ever steak sandwich I ever had. Apart from being steak in roll (Bun) it came with chips ( french fries) and small side salad.

Service was excellent and staff polite and always thinking about your wellbeing.

Highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ACT
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Its Ordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We liked the location, darling harbour is a busy place and its vibrant and different. We ate while the US Navy band performed by the water. I had chicken breast with pineapple skewer and brandy cream sauce. It was well cooked but bland , my partner had Penne Carbonara which was okay but the sauce tasted undercooked , it was rushed so had no flavour. The atmosphere is modern with a large screen TV playing music. There are too many other better options around for me to go back.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My Favourite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner there over a two and half week in October 2012 visit a total of 8 times!! Food, service everything was excellent. Can't wait till next year to return and do it all again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New South Wales, Australia
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
“Civilised Dining that is Family Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Always a favourite at Darling Harbour. Menu selection is varied, produce is fresh and meals well prepared & presented at reasonable prices + children are welcome & well catered for (even including crayons with the kids menu to keep them amused while Mum & Dad enjoy a civilised dining experience). Oh - and the service is pretty spot on too. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Plate Restaurant also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to Plate Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Plate Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.