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“Used to be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Galileo Restaurant - CLOSED

Galileo Restaurant
Cuisines: Australian, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Our last visit to this restaurant was in 2007 and things have changed since then. The European classical ambience was still there, but the furniture and curtains look a bit tired and in need of some touch ups. In fact, the Langham hotel lobby also gave the same impression.

Waiters and waitresses all tried their best to be helpful, even though they did not seem as thoroughly trained as some years ago. The head-waitress (or supervisor - we are not sure) tried to make small talk but seemed to have no idea how to go about this.

We decided to order a la carte. The portions were all quite small compared to the past; bread and butter were not offered again until we asked for it. We ended up ordering an extra 2 side dishes. The food quality was good so that made up for some things.

Service was really rather slow; we thought that maybe there were not enough staff in the kitchen as we can see that other tables also waited for a long time for their courses.

It was a rather average experience even though I would not write this venue off. I think I may return just with my partner, instead of a number of friends, and enjoy the food and wine, on an evening when we do not feel very hungry and have lots of time to spare.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Grace S
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Yummo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

Amazing (!!!) food, service a little slow (which they compensated for by providing dessert unasked), sensational wine, lovely atmosphere.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sarah H
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice environment and nice food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Overall this restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the food is quite good.

I have eaten at nicer and better restaurants, but I thought the degustation menu we had was good value for the quality of the food served.

Staff were friendly and attentive - I would return.

best part is the fantastic cocktails!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank DuaneDa
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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at it's best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Food and service brilliant and pricing not over the top. More for couples and friends rather than families

Visited April 2014
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Thank David S
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellence all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had the five course degustation last night and it was just lovely. The food, the service and the ambience was perfect.All the courses were beautifully served and presented. The staff were busy but attentive.We also had the buffet breakfast which was excellent.I love all the little final touches in presentation and this place does this so well!!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 440Christine440
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