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“5 Star 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 #1 of 5,109 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Mumbles, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“5 Star Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We booked to go to the Sardine Room on a Sunday evening - our final night in Sydney. We decided to go for a seafood restaurant and, upon looking on TrustAdvisor, found this to be the highest ranked restaurant. A little more research online confirmed it to be a good find.

From the moment we entered to the moment we left the service was first class. It was a quiet Sunday evening, but even so the full menu was described in great detail and we had a good understanding of what the dishes would taste like.

Between the 2 of us we had scallops, crab, cod and red snapper. The red snapper dish was one of the best fish dishes I have ever tasted. I finished off the 2 superb courses with a sublime dessert that topped the evening off perfectly.

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The prices reflect the outstanding quality of the food and service. With a BYO wine option you can also treat yourself without having to face a steep alcohol bill. If I were to return to Sydney The Sardine Room would be one of the first restaurants I would visit.

  • 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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North Sydney, Australia
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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
2 reviews
“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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“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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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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