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“Depends when you go.”
Review of The Establishment

The Establishment
Ranked #619 of 6,058 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $65
Cuisines: Thai, Australian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Its a beautiful building and a great concept but the afterwork crowd can be a bit shabby at times! Go for lunch, evenings eralier in the week or at the weekend.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Many bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. A very busy place that can become rather expensive. Great place to go and have a look and grab a few drinks. Great eve candy.

Thank OnlythebestTasmania
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I dined in the very stylist Est restaurant (first floor) with friends last week. We had the tasting menu of 7 courses with half a glass of matching wine with each course. At $280 per person it's not something you do every week but you certainly get what you pay for here. I have dined in some excellent restaurants all over the world and this will be one of the most memorable. Service was excellent. The waiting staff were professional, very knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly. I loved the way all four of us were served at once by four waiters. The menu was flexible enough to meet all our dietary requirements. The wines were carefully matched and even if I wasn't keen on one or two on their own they really did match the dishes and taste different with the meal. I loved all of it, every course was a gastronomic delight. Presentation was exquisite and timing between courses perfect. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Thank Gisele H
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

I realy do like this place, from the comfy, sinky leather sofas at the entrance, the vibrant atmosphere to the yummy Thai food served in the restaurant behind the bar area. It is a great place to meet friends for a casual, yet elegant lunch. Sometimes I find the music too loud as it is no fun chewing and shouting at the same time. However, I wouldn't change anything else. It is not as expensive as similar restaurants in the CBD. Love the buzzy vibe.

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Thank holysleep
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

If you are a seemingly wealthy man seeking a 'meaningful one night relationship' with a gold digger then this is your place...

2  Thank Berenice W
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