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“Claude's is back to its best” 4 of 5 stars
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Claude's
10 Oxford St., Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
02-9331-2325
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Claude's is back to its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Following total renovation which has changed it to a bar downstairs and fine upstairs, Claude's has regained its status as one of Sydney' best restaurants. We loved the decor, especially the lighting reflected by zig zagging mirrors and holding to tradition by retailing the wall plates but now upstairs. We did the degustation upstairs leaving Gen Y in the bar to their drinks with bar food. Upstairs was back to Claude's very best. Each of 8 courses individual, delicate with well thought out combinations of flavours. One dish stood out by the title and the ingredients - 'Budda climbs over the wall' - certainly not veg but a combo of chicken, abolone, chicken liver
parfait and Serrano with fennel. We would have climbed over the wall too just for this dish.
Welcome back Chui.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food is so clever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Love eating here - menu small and the description of the food does not live up to how it tastes or is presented - a dining must.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We dined several times at Claude's during the late 90's and early 2000's so we were really looking forward to eating there again after so long.

Unfortunately, we were seriously disappointed, expectation greatly outweighed reality There was nothing that stood out at all and most of the dishes we had were lacking any visual or taste sensation.

The restaurant was only half full, so no atmosphere at all and we felt we had to converse in whispers.

On a positive note the service was very pleasant.

It is very easy to underperform in restaurants of this level and the expectation of the customer is high. Restaurants like Claude's have to be at their best EVERY night.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Memorable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Spent a fortune at Claude's but it's worth the money! Great service and fantastic food!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Sorry we spent the money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Dinner on Saturday night, with friends started out with the promise of a great evening. The first courses of the degustation menu was fine, not brilliant but okay, then it was down hill from there! The desserts were little short of tasteless blobs that were reminiscent of hospital food. $135 a head is far too much to pay for unappetizing, unappealing dishes. The wine list was fine and this lifted the night. Service was mixed. We had waiters rather rudely interrupting our conversations to explain meals, constant cutlery 'plonks' for each course and at the 11:30 the waitress saw fit to restock the glasses and cutlery( loudly) whilst we were still finishing our coffees. Go to Gastro Park instead it is amazing!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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