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“Superb in its new incarnation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sydney Street Grill - CLOSED

Sydney Street Grill
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Superb in its new incarnation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This has been a good Italian restaurant under various names for many years but has recently reopened with new management as Sette. We booked for a big group of 5 adults and 4 children on a Saturday evening and were very impressed. They took great care of the kids and were flexible with the menu for the children. Our food was excellent, very tasty and well presented. It was very busy but they managed our big table very well including the late arrival of one of our guests. The service was very friendly and professional. The sommelier recommended a delicious bottle of wine that I would not have chosen without his advice. It is not the cheapest Italian around but worth it. We were very impressed with the restaurant in its new name and management, definitely one to add to the list of good Italian restaurants in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wills1e
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Woeful service on Saturday night. Over four hours to complete our sitting. Waiters who could only clear one plate at a time, half the table served before a five minute wait for the rest of the food, and then one meal forgotten about (party of 12). Then, head waiter had nerve to say we underpaid (we hadn't). Small plus was the food, which on the whole was tasty and well cooked. However, some meals seemed to have sat in the kitchen, though, and were only mildly warm (mains) or melted (deserts), which given the chaotic service, wasn't that surprising. Very disappointing and can't recommend based on this visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ActionMan101
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“sette”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

It was a wonderful dining experience, great starters (except the crab) superb fish for main course and lovely dessert and a magnificinet cheese board.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly - great food great service and a loveley setting.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Badgerdad235
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Lewes
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Ok”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very surprised by the good reviews.

The food was ok but not good enough to justify the prices (in my opinion). The restaurant was very busy and the service was very poor as the staff didn't seem to be able to cope. The waitress seemed pleasant enough at first but the service soon became sub-standard as she rushed around trying to serve everyone (she did not succeed as we had to wait 30 minutes to order and 45 minutes to pay the bill).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lewessjs
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Sette Restaurant in Chelsea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I don't often have lunch but when I do I go Italian. Sette in Sydney Street cooked one of the best lunches I have had in a long while. Nothing too elaborate but very well cooked food with excellent flavours (I had the liver -stunning) Staff attentive and friendly. Didn't pay the bill but it all looked very reasonable for such high quality food. Can thoroughly recommend

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Infrequentluncher
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