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“Cool looking venue but food nothing to shout home about” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Longrain

Longrain
85 Commonwealth St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02-9280-2888
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Ranked #117 of 5,306 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Cool looking venue but food nothing to shout home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were recommended by several friends in Sydney to try out Longrain for its delectable modern thai food. We went on the last day of our trip to Sydney and got a table straight away since it was so early (around 6pm). We were sat at this very hip long communal table and given the menus. The service was friendly and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. She recommended a few dishes and took note of my food intolerances. Our food came and everything was good, but not outstanding. The only down side of the service was the our drinks took forever to arrive (half way through our mains!) and mine was way too sweet. It was some lemograss concoction. I'd go there once just to try out it out but I wouldn't really return for the food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria
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86 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“As good as melbournes longrain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Dined here with 4 business colleagues, beautiful! We had the banquet and we added an extra meal which wasn't required. So much food, every dish was amazing. Eggnet, Angus beef and pork hock was the pick for me. Drinks service a little slow and they forgot a drink altogether but quickly told us they wouldn't charge us for it. Always too much food, so i would suggest ordering on the lighter side! Best with 4+ people and sharing dishes. Will def come back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Still a very enjoyable experience. It has been close to two years since we dined so was not sure wether it would be the same.. Thankfully the food was still very very good. My only gripe with places where can't book is that you run the risk of not getting in or waiting for an exorbitantly long period of time but this was not the case as we were mid week.
Staff are friendly and efficient as always not sure but it seems beverage list has approved via cocktails.

  • Visited June 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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Sydney
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“Great food, nice atmosphere- pricey but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We managed to get a table straight away, no waiting around. Service was fast, efficient and professional. We went for the banquet that's normally for 4 but they allowed us to have it just for two and a few cocktails and this came to $150. Not too bad given the amount and quality of food. The banquet gave us a really nice range of flavours, from lamb to pork to oysters to fish. The food was amazing, it wasn't quite the best food I've ever had but they've given It a good go. We will be back

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“Lives up to its reputation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A special dinner was planned with a large group of VVIPs and Longrain lived up to its reputation.

The service was expert and friendly. The food was so hot and tasty I loved every mouthful even though I needed a bottle of water to myself.

Sour orange curry was amazing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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