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“Another Great Experience” 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 #5 of 5,302 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Shanghai, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Another Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

It's truly an experience at the Sardine Room. A Culinary delight in the heart of Sydney with two of the most wonderful people operating it. They will make you feel incredible the moment you arrive. Its a must try!

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“had the headline dish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

it seemed a good idea, when eating at the sardine restaurant, t9o have the sardines, so i did, and was not disappointed, my wife was similarly impressed with her veggie dish too, so between us we both had a great feed

  • Visited December 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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Australia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Was in Australia on a trip which included Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Naturally, tried to venture to new restaurants. Dinner at Sardine Room, which I went with 3 other friends, turned out to be the best meal I had in Australia!

First of all, Angela lived up to her reputation as a fun, gracious host. Her casual manner and sardonic humour immediately broke the ice and put all of us at ease.

We decided to share our starters, which was a good idea because the portions were generous. We ordered the squid ravioli (2 orders because each order came with 2 pieces), shrimp wanton and the calamari. Our favourite was the calamari. Tasty and addictive. The ravioli was good too, each containing an egg yolk which was supposed to be cooking even as it was served. The explosion of the semi-cooked egg yolk in the mouth was a sensation to remember, though I found the ravioli skin a tad thick and tough. The shrimp wantons were fragrant and tasty -- we could smell the dish when it was to a neighbouring table, which convinced us that we made the right choice. If I were to be fussy, I would say that the skin of the wanton wasn't quite up to scratch -- too thick and a bit tough.

For mains, we ordered the baby snapper (supposed to be the signature dish), seafood moussaka, seafood pie and trout with truffle risotto. The baby snapper was, by no means baby in size! It was deep fried and drizzled with a soy sauce-chives gravy, giving it a very Asian flavour. The moussaka was a nice balance between the egg plant and other ingredients cooked in a tasty sauce. Ditto the seafood pie. The trout on the risotto was so so, but the truffle risotto itself was heavenly, with the right subtle touch of truffle aroma which I personally like.

The guys in our party did not have room for desserts but the girls order one to share. I forget what is was...though we took a pic :) By all accounts, it was very good!

Angela is apparently expecting, with the baby due in August-September. We wish her well and look forward to visiting The Sardine Room when we are next in Sydney.

  • Visited April 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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
“Perfect, great fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Absolute perfect execution for both food and service, enjoyed everything. The fish was sublime and it is easy to see why the restaurant is so highly rated. Great wine list and nice atmosphere. Book before, a little bit crowded..

  • Visited February 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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Karachi, Pakistan
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58 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“The taste of Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The restaurant and food was recommended to me by few friends and they took me there for dinner. The restaurant ambiance, atmosphere, decor and synthetic sense was something one can't forget to praise. Its a small, tiny and intimate cosy property thats also has an outside seating on the pavement of the street. We ordered the fish and chips and the food was very good. Dont forget to try the vietnamese salad with snapper and calamari. They have huge vartities of pudding as well, although i haven't tried that. If you are a veggie, then this place does also have long list of Veggie dishes on the menu. THis restaurant is highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
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