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“Great Food and Wine with a Fantatstic vie and location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guillaume at Bennelong - CLOSED

Guillaume at Bennelong
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point | Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 1999
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Price range: $0 - $872
Cuisines: French, Australian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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41 reviews
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“Great Food and Wine with a Fantatstic vie and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Guillaume at Bennelong is with no doubt the "Best" French style of Restaurant (Food). With its unique location (within the Sydney Opera House) and with fantastic Sydney Harbour views alone makes it worthwhile visiting.
Of course the Food with its classical "Frebch flavours" is balancing out (completing) the whole experience. For 150$ you can choose 4 courses from a pre-set (table d'hote) menu and for 195$ you can get matching wines with each selected course. The selection of cold and warm Appetizers, Main courses and Desserts is very well balanced, seasonal, texture, flavours, colours and taste. The highlight in our meal was defenitely the Main Course (Rouget and Beef). These dishes were cooked to perfection. As an appetizer I had a Royale (cold pea puree with speck, croutons and truffle). Flavours and texture were great but the Truffles did not come through. I suggest that this dish should be served warm! As second Appetizers I had the Pine Mushrooms (from the Blue Mountains) served with an "ouef mollet", gnocchi, tomato and slasa verde. Great flavours and textures. As Dessert I had the Passionfruit Souffle whichg was flawless.
Service was very good, although after the main course they served us "Mixed Salad Leaves"!? Mostlikely a mix up with the table(s). Otherwise a perfect night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Upper Hunter, NSW
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“An amazing dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had the most amazing night at Guillaume at Bennelong. The food is exquite, the service is exceptional and the view is beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pre-Theatre Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great pre-theatre dinner menu. Staff extremely good. Wine menu overpriced for Australian wines but overseas wines were okay.

  • Visited April 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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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Once in a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Excellent food and superb wine in a world Heritage building. It may be a tad too expensive and the food may fall just short of perfection - but, for the WOW factor, this meal followed by "La Boheme" cheered this traveler no end! Thank you!

  • Visited February 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pretentious”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Food is okay and service obsequious, doesn't justify the inflated cost. Dines out largely on its location but easily beaten in Sydney for quality of food and value for money.

Visited April 2013
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