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“Selah Circular Quay” 4 of 5 stars
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Selah
12 Loftus Street | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9247 0097
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Price range: $40 - $40
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Selah Circular Quay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a Friday night during Vivid! We of course had a booking and it was a good thing. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed something different. The bread appetizer was very good. I then had the Wagyu beef pie w red wine confit shallots, puff pastry lid & braised cavolo nero. It was delicious! Important to note is that it takes 20 minutes to cook! My husband had the Fillet of beef tenderloin, red wine and plum cabbage, roasted garlic & horseradish hollandaise. It was also very good. This restaurant is a cozy spot just up Loftus from Circular Quay. It is definitely a place to visit when in Sydney. We will go there again.

  • Visited May 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely food and ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We dined at Selah recently on a Sunday night before a show. The restaurant is tucked away from the main Circular Quay tourist precinct but just a stroll to the Quay and on to the Opera House. We have dined at many of the restaurants in the area and this rates high amongst them. Our party had the lamb, steak, cod and fish & chips. All were delicious. We also recommend the dessert sampler and chocolate fondant. Very good service and a relaxed and warm ambience.

  • Visited May 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, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“You can't get better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A 2 minute walk from Circular Quay and one of the best restaurants around. This was our 3rd visit and we absolutely love this restaurant, the service, staff and the food are outstanding. The wagyu beef pie is to die for!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Don't Understand the Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was probably our least favorite dinner during our 15-day trip to Australia. It was so unimpressive I can't recall what we ordered (maybe I had a scallops and pasta dish), but my wife and I both thought it was just average and certainly not on the same level as our other meals while visiting Australia - and we tried to hit all the top spots. Unfortunately, everything else was booked, and this was where we ended up. Our experience probably explains why it was so easy to get in.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Very convenient and very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This restaurant is very close to Circular Quay, but thankfully isn't one of the tourist oriented places that surround the area. It is homely rather than upmarket, busy but not loud, and has an interesting menu and wine list. Food quality was impressive and the service attentive and friendly without being intrusive. It's not the easiest to locate (walk up Loftus Street (away from the Quay) maybe 100m and it's on the left, behind the Customs House) but well worth finding if you want a good meal at a reasonable price and not be treated like a tourist.

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