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“Great food great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Twenty One

Twenty One
21 Knox Street, Double Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2028, Australia
+61 2 9327 2616
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Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Double Bay
Cuisines: European, Hungarian, Café, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Twenty One (21) Espresso is one of Australia's oldest restaurants, founded in 1958 by John Schiffer - Father and Grandfather to the restaurant's current owners George and Michael. Twenty One was the first restaurant to introduce European style dining to Australia in the form of outdoor seating and also had one of the very first espresso machines - hence the inclusion in the restaurant name. Today, you can find traditional Hungarian and European dishes on the menu, whilst dining in a comfortable and cosy setting with warm and attentive service. The restaurant is open all day every day, should you feel like just popping in for a coffee and cake and to soak in the atmosphere.
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

They coped well with our large group for brekkie, without even a blink. So anytime works for this continental style restaurant in the heart of Double Bay.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Next time I am back in Sydney, I will stay in the vicinity of this restaurant. Cannot get food like this anywhere...wholesome, delicious, yummy and wanting more. The Matzo soup, chopped liver, crumbed mushrooms, snitzel, creamed spinach, nokedli, and magnificient duck is to die for. As I was only here for three days, after my first visit, I returned on the second and third day.
Finally, a restaurant that gives you food that you can see on your plate!! And a fantastic taste that warms the heart and delightfull staff.
WILL BE BACK SOON!!!

  • Visited September 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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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I love the Twenty-one. My parents loved the Twenty-one, my children love the Twenty-one and now our grandchildren feel the same. This is a little gem of great Hungarian cooking in the heart of Double Bay. First owned by Yanchi Schiffer is it now owned and run by his son and grandson, George and Michael. The schnitzel, crispy roast duck and cabbage, Hungarian cabbage noodles, paprika chicken the list goes on - all delicious. There is also an excellent choice of salads (I particularly like the Haloumi and green been salad) and yummy desserts, including their world famous pancakes. It's been a favourite in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for decades with good reason. Don't change a thing boys. Don't take my word for it, their menu is on line.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tasmania
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287 reviews 287 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Great Hungarian style food - traditional and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We find Sydney very expensive so it is nice to find a good restaurant with mains under $30. This is a good traditional restaurant serving schnitzels, nokedli, goulash etc. If you like this style of food you will be very happy.

It is located in Double Bay which is a pleasant suburb of Sydney - nice area for a walk after lunch.

We booked so we got a good window table; note that there is a bank of tables very close together on one side of the restaurant so good idea to ask for a seprate table near the window.

We had a greta lunch with family and paid $130 in total for 4 large main meals and drinks. None of us ate any dinner as we were still full!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great old fashion food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Ifbyou are looking for old fashion European food visit 21in Double Bay.it is also old fashion service!we recommend the polish and ungurian food.the bread selection is not great but all ofbthe food was great

  • Visited May 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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