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“A great meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Selah - CLOSED

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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
“A great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a fantastic meal here recently. We went with the calamari and rabbit has for entree. The rabbit was certainly the stand out of the two, but I enjoyed my calamari immensely as well. For mains it was the lamb and the beef. Both were excellent. The absolute highlight for us was dessert. We could not decide between the desserts and so went with the sharing plate. A brilliant move on our part as we got to try 3 different desserts, all of which were superb.

The service was perfect. It was attentive without being too 'in your face', and there was no hard sell. When we asked about sides with our meals, the waitress told us that the serves are generous, and so unless we were very hungry, one side would suffice. And she was right - we would have wasted a side dish if we had ordered two.

I have no hesitation in eating here again, and plan to do so as soon as we can organise another night off from the kids!

  • Visited July 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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English first
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great neighborhood gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

While traveling with my family in Sydney in July 2013, we looked hard for a casual restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. We were delighted to find Selah nearby our hotel in Circular Quay, a bistro that really fit the bill. The seafood was outstanding; I had a great meat pie. Good selection of wines and beer. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way- Australian cusine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We ate here after many reading of reviews and were thrilled! It has a charming upscale bistro feel without being pretentious, a fabulous wine list, excellent service, and inventive, authentic Australian dishes. You can come dressy or casual, and it's a perfect representation of fabulous Australian cusine - it was one of the first stops in a full East and South Coast Australia trip and one of our best meals - period! Not to mention its a great value! Eat here!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Dinner with friends, it has pleasant atmosphere, not too noisy so easy to chat. Good quality and tasty food, simple but good. Quite expensive but impeccable service. Highly recommended and would definitely return.

Visited July 2013
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SYDNEY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“SUPERB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were first in on a Sunday evening, we were going to see Renee Geyer at the Opera House. We had been once before for a pre show meal, this time we managed 3 courses over 85 mins and the food was superb. I had roasted pumpkin risotto for entree - full of flavour and cooked to perfection, followed by the beef which was so tender and to top it off the Chocolate fondant desert which was amazingly good. The food came out at a nice pace, the serving size was just right, our water glasses were filled as soon as they were getting low. Thanks Selah for a great meal - followed by a fantastic show by Renee Geyer - we had a top night out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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