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“Christmas lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scarlett Restaurant

Scarlett Restaurant
34-52 Harrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #405 of 5,110 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Christmas lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Being a small Christmas lunch of a family of four we decided to try a restaurant Christmas deal for the day. Overall it was a very pleasant experience despite the rain. The atmosphere was quaint in a small room which had nice historical sandstone as a main feature. The table setting was simple with a nice festive feel. Being a small area it was not over crowded or noisy therefore it had a nice intimate atmosphere. The staff were very pleasant with service delivered with a smile. The food was very nice with a choice from two entrees, main and desert. The package of 3 hrs beverages provided a reasonable choice of wines and soft drinks to select from which catered to all of our different preferences. It was a relaxing experience with appropriate timing to enjoy a family chat while waiting between courses. There was not a feeling of being rushed. The only suggestion I would make to the organisers, is to put a note on the door that the restaurant was booked for lunch to stop the people walking through the end door off the street while the patrons were enjoying their Christmas lunch. This was a bit off putting. However, over all a nice pleasant way to spend a relaxing Christmas lunch with family.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lot-et-Garonne
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332 reviews 332 reviews
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“Excellent in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is one of Sydney's early stone warehouses in the original dock area, sympathetically restored and renovated. Four of us had a great dinner - the food was excellent; service impeccable, and ambience relaxing.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had dinner at Scarletts, it was ok, not great but acceptable. Service was very slow and restaurant was understaffed. Ambience was quite nice but slightly pokey surrounds. Would review menu and pricing before heading back.

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Melbourne, australia
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“WASTE OF TIME!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My family and I booked here 3 weeks in advance (a table for 3). travelled from Melbourne, on the night of our booking we very eagerly made our way there via public transport, after arriving we walked in and he imediatly said "hi do you have a table for 3 booked?"
we replied yes, then he said "did someone call you?"
we said no ... he said "oh well we have booked out this area for 19 people." (clearly after our booking was made..) he then said "tonight you will have to be seated in the bar"... we were unimpressed but continued to the bar... when we walekd in it was completly full we stood waiting for our table then he came over to us and said.. "it seems we have no tables avaliable" (even though we booked 3 weeks ago.. WTH!!!) we said we will have to go somewhere else, they didnt even seem slightly bothered by the fact we had come so far and we booked they just said "are you Sure? ok bye"

i wouldn't ever come back here this is the rudest place i have ever been they dont care about you unless your booking for 19 it seems.

November 30th 2013

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Pricey but generally worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had a quick Sunday lunch in here and was enticed in by the cool design and relaxed air. Service was a bit snooty but generally friendly and efficient. Food was really good – perhaps a bit too obvious in some of the dishes but I had a honey roasted butternut squash gnocchi with pine buts and yoghurt and loved it – even if it was very filling. Very slick place and nice atmosphere – pricey but it just about justifies it overall.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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