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Longrain

#100 of 4,426 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Surry Hills
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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
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225 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The group I was with went to the Longrain for an end of course dinner and found it to be extremely expensive for an Asian style restaurant. For a Banquet meal (of which there was only one) it cost $65.00 per person not including drinks which were also expensive for Sydney. Yes the food was quite good as it should... More 

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Thank Arthur V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant offers a sensational thai-fusion menu. The service is impeccable and the ambience very classy. The cocktails deserve a special mention, as they are sensational. You can also ask for classic, off-the-menu drinks, and they will knock you off your socks!

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Thank Giorgio M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The betel leaf starter is a must! Everything on the menu looks good. Go with a big group of people so you can share more dishes. There were only 2 of us and we can only eat so much.

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Sydney, Australia
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193 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving with a booking of a Saturday evening (plenty of metered parking on surrounding streets) - it took a good 5 minutes for us to be seated as there is no door greeter. Immediately, we noticed that the music was way too loud. When we were seated on a round table (great seating - provides some privacy), our table of... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indeed, the flavors were quite bold and the food really good. The beer selection was excellent and service attentive. So why not 5/5? For some reason I did not find the food memorable. It was good, but did not wow me.

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Perth
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now this is the restaurant to beat all restaurants in Sydney. I had no idea of what was on the menu. It was Double Dutch to me. WHAT! a Thai style restaurant with no Chicken Green/Red/Yellow Curry.It was all foreign to me. Fortunately I had more educated friends with me that were Sydney based and had been coming to the... More 

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Pelican waters
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful lunch at Longrain. The tasting menu read very well, but we settled on 2 share dishes. The prawn and pork salad was delicious. Such refreshing flavours. The. Massaman curry was rich and so tender. Great atmosphere. We would love to return for dinner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to go here while in Sydney for the weekend. We made last minute reservations and the hostess was very accommodating. We sat at the bar but that didn't matter. The food was great. The cocktails also. The portions were very big and we definitely over ate. I highly recommend it

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Thank pepoka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best restaurants I've ever been to! The food was amazing & the service was impeccable. Our waiter Bart was very attentive & had a great personality which made the whole experience second to none. The cocktails were also good & any bar that has Ciroc is always a winner in my eyes! Highly recommend this place!... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with a very warm atmosphere. Unfortunately without a great choice of dishes and, more important, not so Thai! Anyway, decent main dishes, terrible desserts! Quite good service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $76
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 2888
Description
Longrain Sydney is located at 85 Commonwealth St in Surry Hills.

Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Longrain's menu has evolved from Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision, bringing South East Asian influences to carefully sourced ingredients with fresh, zingy flavours. His vibrant menu is carefully balanced with wines and cocktails chosen by restaurateur Sam Christie. Our long, shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended (limited reservations available).

Book one of our individual tables for parties between 6 - 10 people; or Private Dining Room for 12-18 guests.

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Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.