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#94 of 4,469 Restaurants in Sydney
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Surry Hills
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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here at Longrain as a last minute decision one night and it was a great choice. We shared a few dishes between us with an array of starters and mains and they all were excellent. We liked the vibe of sitting at the bar and the service was easy going, professional and very helpful to us. We didn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic meal , very tasty , better than some of 5 five star outfits in Thailand , will go again next time I'm in Sydney

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are followers of Longrain...our favourite in.Melbourne, sister restaurant Sarong in Bali and now we were lucky enough to try Sydney's. This restaurant never disappoints. Our favourite is the pork. Triple yum. Cocktails are also delicious and service friendly and attentive. Another one to add to our Longrain gallery.

Thank SPJ2010
Mudgee, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mouthwatering food! Went for the banquet menu so we could try a variety of things, everything was superb! Recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Some of the best Thai I've ever had!

Thank missannemarie
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a family favourite for many many years and I was curious to try it again. Don't know if I have moved on or it has declined but the pork hoc was delicious but not heavenly. A lil dry, not sticky and rich. The silky tofu I thought had a clear vingery, ginger sauce. Still excellent. Perhaps... More 

Thank spiceylulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good fusion restaurant. The flavour is Thai but dont expect lot of heat. It is mild. A bit too mild for my liking but the food is excellent. Try the tamarind fish / the standout dish. Very good if not exciting fare. Great service.

Thank fafner23
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

Thank Arthur V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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!

Thank Giorgio M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

Thank Amy B
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $76
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
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
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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
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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Surry Hills
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