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Longrain

#118 of 4,362 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
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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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Metro Manila, Philippines
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a sizeable group, we went with the banquet which gave 8 of us a taste/sample of items on the ala carte menu. The service was friendly, efficient with good attention shown to customers. The cuisine was delicious, though somewhat pricey!

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Thank Teresa C
cyrrumbin
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous dinner for 2 left looking for a burger. Very small portions. Otherwise a fab place. Staff very nice decor stunning.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This Thai restaurant is amazing. I would consider it modern Thai. The flavors and preparation are authentic while the chef presents the food in new and inventive ways. This is a restaurant you don't want to miss. We'll definitely be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice dinner out Booked well in advance to get a table on a Saturday night They have open layout seating so you are allocated two seats at a long table which makes it a bit difficult to talk to each other not sitting across from each other Great cocktails Micro brewery beer from Byron bay Mar pow or something... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In complete agreement with previous reviews regarding the food - interesting menu and the freshness of the food made for an absolutely delicious food experience. Unfortunately, our waitress on the night appeared to be offended when we did not accept her recommendations when ordering and throughout the evening continued to roll her eyes or place the dishes on the table... More 

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Thank Simone B
Longrain, Public Relations Manager at Longrain, responded to this review

Dear Simone, We regret that your evening was not what you expected it to be. We pride ourselves on meeting guests with a consistency of great service, food, drinks and atmosphere. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your food on the evening however we are very disappointed that you felt your waiter was rude. We have taken this on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling across Asia for over 2 weeks and this was the best restaurant I visited. The food is simply amazing. We had many different dishes and all of them was extremely tasty. One for the dishes was glazy pork meat and I have to say I have never had something so tasty before.. Personnel is informal but very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the absolute one standout restaurant that never disappoints...ever. The balance & flavour pairings are well thought out & simply perfect in every way. You must start with the betel leaves, then the the eggnet. Follow with the caramelised pork hock & the salmon curry & you will be in flavour heaven. 11 years on Longrain still delivers!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive how this restaurant continues to impress. Everything comes together and they serve truly outstanding oysters. All dishes wonderful and our large group comfortably situated in the private dinning room were looked after all night.

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Thank dazza48
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the opportunity to visit for a Friday lunch and then an evening work function with a group of fifteen ( in the private dining area). on both occasions the food has been sensational and the services has been friendly and attentive. Also great wine and cold beer !! i will be back soon...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat. A place we take guest from Overseas, & family on special occasions. Must have the egg net. The flavor is so yummy & fresh. Going again next month to celebrate our daughters birthday. It is now her favorite place to dine.

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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
$22 - $75
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.