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“Old world charm in aspic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Esperanto Dining Room

Esperanto Dining Room
Level 1, 198 Pitt Street | City Tattersalls Club, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 9421
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Ranked #409 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $24 - $32
Description: The Esperanto Dining Room is renowned for it's fine dining ambience. As mellow music pervades the room, courtesy of one of our talented pianists, relax and savour the culinary delights prepared to exacting standards by our team of chefs.
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Description: The Esperanto Dining Room is renowned for it's fine dining ambience. As mellow music pervades the room, courtesy of one of our talented pianists, relax and savour the culinary delights prepared to exacting standards by our team of chefs.
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Old world charm in aspic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This is a place I hope never changes; except for the seasonal menu, which of course, does.

It's a heritage dining room with a modern menu that respects the need for time honoured classics (lemon sole, chateaubriande for two) as well as the occasional adventure in food fashion (there's always an interesting new entree or dessert to try).

The jokes of the head waiter are as comfortably well-worn as the 1930s decor. Like the Cole Porter standards playerd by the resident pianist, they are timeless and I never tire of them. The room is so full of soft furnishings that the acoustics encourage quiet conversation and a relaxed ambience. The upholstered semi circular booths are perfect for a conspiratorial huddle with colleagues over lunch.

I just wish a few more young people would discover this gem on the second story of Tattersalls Club in Pitt Street (you don't need to be a member or play the pokies!).

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A Class Act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

A grand elegant lasy whose traditional style of decor and service may not be fashionable - but it certainly is marvelous.

Visited January 2012
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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Old world excellence in a sea of bland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

This place is a gem. I have been here on many occasions and always enjoy it. The wait-staff are, almost without exception, excellent, headed by an elegant gentleman called Victor who attends upon a mixture of old money and suburbia with unfailing courtesy and aplomb.

The food here is surprisingly outstanding; the scallops for entree always excellent as is the steak. If with someone, share the beef or lamb: a particular treat.

Their wine list, whilst not cheap, is good; although like too many places these days, it annoys me a little that an advertised vintage is sometimes not matched with that presented (and the old price still charged).

Overall though, this is a terrific venue and I love it. The only real downside is that you have to wade through the horrible entrance at Sydney Tatts club, with the faint ringing and buzzing of the pokies in the background. Such a blight.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant...Beautifully Decorated...Great Food & Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

We visted this restaurant for my husbands' birthday & were not disappointed. The food was exceptional, the decor was lovely & the service exceptional, what more can one ask for? We had a lovely night & were not rusheed, which is always a plus.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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