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“Always Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pony Lounge & Dining

Pony Lounge & Dining
Shop 15, 10 Playfair St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9252 7797
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Ranked #601 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $52
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Sydney
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Always Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Love Pony - our favourite Sydney restaurant
The food is always delicious - beautifully cooked and presented -
the selection of wines perfect - even the waiting staff are a cut above the usual
- can't fault anything

  • Visited June 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dinner Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Good service - good food but is crowded if you like that atmosphere it is fantastic
Wine list was also pretty good

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The chefs are awesome. The food is yummy, great value and comes out quickly. I eat here a lot. I love the design of the tables, the communal one outside has a great atmosphere at night time, especially in Summer.

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A cozy dinning place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I went to Pony on a rainy day which made it just a perfect cozy place to have lunch.

The service and food there were excellent. I highly recommended the Wagyu beef (small dish), it was very nice.

It's a little pricey though but the food deserves the price!!!

  • 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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“Some customer service required”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I joined two friends for dinner after work they had already ordered their mains when I arrived so I promptly ordered, the waitress was friendly but was quick to point out that our meals would not arrive together. No problem we ordered another bottle of wine and mains arrived I had the sirloin and my friends the pork both were tasty and cooked well. Once we finished eating the manager came over and asked if we where done, yes we said looking at our empty plates, then she said because your time is up we have another booking. She stomped off printed the bill and placed it on the table next to the only man ( a very rude assumption) and walked off. I was disgusted no one asked if we enjoyed our meals? Cleared our table or even asked if we wanted dessert! So we sat there with a bill and dirty plates looked horrified the managers hideous table side manner ruined the night. We then asked to have the rest of our wine poured before we had to leave so the waitress poured our wine, the manager then returned and asked us to move to the lounge we said no thanks not wanting to stay any longer and we only had a small amount of wine left in each of our glasses, she then proceeded to pick up all our glasses from in front of us and take them to lounge! one mouthful of wine and we left! How horrible and rushed the whole experience was I understand the purpose of 2 hour dining times but this should never be at the demise of customer service if you can't deliver a proper dining experience in 2 hours then perhaps you should review your policy, we would have happy stayed for dessert and more drinks. so by pushing us out simply means losing money and customers like myself to never come back! As for the manager learn some manners and perhaps you should reconsider a career change!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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