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“great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sardine Room

The Sardine Room
Shop 2, 31 Challis Ave Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 93577444
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Ranked #2 of 5,106 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
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“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We have been here 3 times now and has been superb each time. Unfortunately the lovely hostess was not there tonight.if you are n potts point put top ofyourlist

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Sydney, Australia
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“Sassy Sardine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

An honest and pretty good value spot. The owner is a character, bold, sassy and a lot of fun. Ask her what the specials are and go with her advice. BYO possible as well for a small corkage fee.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Happy and happening in the Cross”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Had a great Saturday night out at the Sardine Room in the Cross; even fluked a car park relatively nearby on a Saturday night.

Great service (with a smile and even a hug!) from owner Angela. So many delicious sounding choices on the menu for us non red meat eaters. A fun indoor/outdoor ambience on Challis Ave.

Angela looked around the restaurant surmising a 70% repeat business clientele on the night - I can understand why; you really are made to feel genuinely welcome.

All our food choices were delicious - my fish pie main was particularly tasty. Having BYO is great in a good restaurant with the $4 corkage encouraging us to bring our own Moet, Leuwin Estate etc. That said the wine list looked reasonably priced and didn't do that snooty Sydney restaurants trick of having the cheapest bottle cost a fortune and the rest even more! The mains were also substantial enough to not require extra's on the side (another Sydney restaurant "shaft").

Only gripe would be the bill came just as the credit card chit to fill in without the itemised ordered list so couldn't audit what we had been charged for - found this quite unusual (and as an Accountant definitely not 100% comfortable with it).


Will definitely return to this great little place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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“Shining in a busy street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited this small local restaurant for the first time recently. Although we are locals,we had somehow just not got around to a visit. Challis Avenue is jam packed with good eating so you need to be good to survive..and these guys are good!
BYO is great in a local restaurant. Having said that,their wine list was short but thoughtful.I had the Seafood pie which was one of the best dishes I have eaten in the last month or so.My partners snapper was terrific.Sides were generous.
Service was friendly and informative.Definitely will return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Keen service, but demerits add up?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Diners well packed inside, after the name, so noisy. Keen chatty service and the food tasted well but demerits mounted. Old fashioned I am but no bread was offered, let alone good bread. Marinated anchovies to start worked, but not in a narrow daggy dish topped with grissini. The lamb chop pie main was tastey but not the slab of pastry on top. Yes average.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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