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“Delicious seafood!” 4 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 4,195 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
North Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious seafood!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We shared 3 entrees and all were scrumptious. Main course deep fried whole snapper crisp on the outside and melt in the mouth on the inside. Fabulous service; very attentive and well worth venturing out in the cold evening. My only negative was that it was quite cold inside the restaurant and had to keep my scarf and coat on.

  • Visited July 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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Brisbane Australia
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“A Dining Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Angela and Rod run a truly delightful, small European style restaurant and are very happy to accomodate special requirements. Everything is fresh and most dishes could be made gluten free, with no bother. The salt and pepper squid made with rice flour was delicious and one of the signature items, the fish moussaka was also made for me gluten free and it was superb. The food is fresh, the prices moderate and the service excellent. We went twice in our two week visit to Sydney and will certainly go again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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“Another Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

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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“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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“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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