By writing this review I would not want to take away from the quality and technique applied to the food presented but I feel a good night out encompasses more elements and this is where Sepia let me down. We were a family of four and on looking at the menu on line beforehand we chose the Degustation Menu with matched wines. To start with when we entered the restaurant and were shown to a table we thought we were still in the bar area. It was a small area with no real atmosphere and there were no tableclothes on the tables. In fact the tables were not dressed at all. As has been said previously the toilets were a bit of a walk up behind the kitchen ad into another building, part of a deserted (at night) food court. The service was not quick or attentive. A couple of the waiters English was very hard to understand when they were describing the dish they were serving so I had to keep asking them to repeat themselves. Our Sommelier was however great and took the time to explain the wines he was serving and to answer our questions. We had wines from the four corners of the world which meant that there was only one wine served that we had tried before. Now to the food. There were courses that showcased this chefs obvious talent but there were a couple that were ordinary. The cheese dish (which was an extra and did not come as a part of the degustation menu) was very cold, so much so that you could not taste it. I think if you are going to charge $160 a person then include whatever dishes you serve in the price. I thought it was tacky to be asking people if they would like oysters to start or a cheese dish and then say that it came at an extra cost! Which now leads me to the price. For over $265 a person, plus 'extras' you would expect to be 'wowed' which we were not. The whole experience is made up of many parts and in my mind only the food came near to the three hat standard awarded. The atmosphere, position, service and value all fell short. To put it bluntly - not worth the money. I will not return.
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