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#97 of 4,572 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. The food always tastes so fresh and vibrant. The service can be slow at times and I find many of their staff don't know much about the wines they have but I still keep coming back for the food.

Thank jennlloyduk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went Longrain recently with a group of friends for a special occasion. It was very pleasant and successful to say the least. Service was outstanding and it was great to be around the unpretentious, kind and fun staff members. We ordered the $65 banquet which blew our minds. The detail in taste and presentation was exquisite. I'll be back... More 

Thank Anna_iis
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not anything like it used to be. Such a shame as when Darley St Thai closed Longrain filled a bit of a void. But over the years it has morphed into little more than a good suburban Thai restaurant. Food no longer special. Will try Long Chim as an alternative

Thank Jon H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night for the first time and the food was exceptional. The banquet offers fantastic value for money and we enjoyed each dish. The service however left a bit to be desired - the table wasn't ready and we sat to order a drink at the waiting bar area - and waited for a long time before... More 

Thank Damien G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently ate dinner with a group of friends at Longrain. As we were in a group we decided to do the $65 banquet menu because it looked amazing and it made ordering easier. We definitely did the right thing because it was delicious, plentiful and diverse. I have dined at Longrain in the past and have always enjoyed it... More 

1 Thank Candice T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here many times in its early days, 2003 . I got the chance to go back and the food and atmosphere had lost none of its verve. Great Asian fusion style where fish and meat dishes all shine. Buzz atmosphere and great cocktails.

1 Thank halebrennan
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Oldy but a goody . This place still has a great vibe and fantastic food. Bookings essential if more than 2 people. The communal tables and helpful waiters make for a great experience and the food is all good.

Thank Romanydog
Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

One of the best thai places in Sydney. This is an nice spot with great service and excellent food. Ask for the papaya Salad

1 Thank Clevlander
Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Having been to Longrain previously I liked the food and atmosphere but haven't been for a couple of years. This visit was to present a visiting NZ foodie special tastes that Sydney has to offer. The service and atmosphere were great. Large serves of poorly presented and overlcoked and spiced food. Was very disappointing ..only one dish ..the duchpk out... More 

1 Thank JenBear2
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We booked Longrain for the 1st time to celebrate my sons 20th birthday. We were lucky we dined on a Sunday night so got a park right out the front for a 6pm booking, there is no restrictions on parking Sundays but you need to feed the meter. The restaurant is divided into two sections lovely round tables suitable for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $75
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
Special occasions, Large groups
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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