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“Truly Exceptional” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bridge Room

The Bridge Room
Ranked #79 of 5,339 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney, Australia
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234 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Truly Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We (party of 6) dined here last Saturday evening, and found the food, service and relaxed ambience remarkable.
From Sully at front of house arranging our booking, to the friendly welcome, and really great unobtrusive service, no one of our party could find fault.
The food was just perfect for us, on a balmy spring evening. All dishes were cooked and served superbly, and the service staff were on the money every time.
The wine list was interesting, well thought out, and varied, with good selections at all price points.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The best moreton bay bugs ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I have never enjoyed a better moreton bay bug ever! It was an extraordinary culinary experience. A great restaurant and worthy of a visit for a special occasion!

Visited October 2013
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“Absolute moment in dining pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful room, attentive, knowledgeable, personal staff with the most elegant balanced food, we could not stop ordering!
Two of us shared 4 entrees, 3 mains and two deserts - all of it sensational. Congratulations to all involved, a remarkable day for us, well worth the trip to Sydney.

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Sydney
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Fine dining in Sydney CBD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Bridge Room provides a well balanced menu - all excellent ingredients, well prepared, well presented, original in many of the concepts and overall, a very pleasant dining experience. Two of us had the comte custard to begin which was delicious and original. My partner had the sea scallops which was an inspired choice. Our guest loved the Junee lamb fillet with parsnips, and salted leek, and my partner found his Wagyu beef brilliant. However, I found the snapper a bit bland. Our deserts were perfection. The portion size for all courses was just right so that three courses can be fully enjoyed without feeling over-fed.
Service is excellent and unobtrusive. All in all a great night out.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Almost there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

For me the Bridge Room was a mix of several positive aspects that just didn't reach it's full potential. The food was excellent, full of flavour and presented well. The service was the harder part to summarize. The individual waiters as well as the sommelier came across well as individuals but as a team it wasn't a well oiled machine eg. when your bottle of white wine is kept away from the table and your glass has been empty for 5 minutes mid meal you shouldn't have to try and wave down a waiter to top you up. Also once we paid the bill we couldn't find any staff on the floor to say thankyou to so just headed off in to the night. Perhaps the strangest part is there credit card surcharge policy. There is a 1.5% surcharge automatically added to your bill before you even indicate how you plan to pay. Is was the table next to us complaint about it to the waiter that bought it to our intention as I have never seen this done at any restuarant before.

Each of these are fairly minor issues but added up they can become the difference between the Bridge Room and other 2 hat restuarants. But in saying that the price of food, considering the excellent quality delivered was very reasonable, probably the best I have come across for a long time. So would I recommend the Bridge Room? Yes, but with minor reservations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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