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“Come for the food, stay for the cocktails!”
Review of Longrain

Longrain
Ranked #124 of 5,982 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $80
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Description: Longrain Sydney is located at 85 Commonwealth St in Surry Hills. Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Longrain's menu has evolved from Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision, bringing South East Asian influences to carefully sourced ingredients with fresh, zingy flavours. His vibrant menu is carefully balanced with wines and cocktails chosen by restaurateur Sam Christie. Our long, shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended (limited reservations available). Book one of our individual tables for parties between 6 - 10 people; or Private Dining Room for 12-18 guests.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

You will probably have to wait for a table at Longrain but head downstairs for a cocktail and the time will pass by very quickly! They have one of the most impressive selections in Sydney and every one that I've tried (more than I should probably admit) has been delicious!
The food is fantastic and the restaurant doesn't seem to get as noisy as so many others. The food isn't cheap but you get a lot for your money.
If you love Asian style desserts then do not leave without trying one here!

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Thank Amy C
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I'm sure longrain used to be fantastic, the in place to go, but the sad news is it's past that now. The food was average and for the sort of money you're paying rather disappointing. Even more so when your waiter forgets you're even there until you have to actually go find him.

Still can't fault the drinks in the bar though! Great for a drink but wouldn't bother dining, you local is probably as good.

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1  Thank DaiquiriDP
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were really pleased to stumble across Longrain. We sat up at the bar to eat, and relished the food -so full of flavour. It was so good we shared a dessert something we don't usually allow ourselves to do, and it was worth it. Our waiter was superb, giving advice about what to order . This was a special experience

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Thank Frequentlyescapes
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

As a party of four we waited 2 hrs in the downstairs bar until we got seated, so had a very late start to dinner. Cocktails in the bar were fabulous and their bar bites nice too. The main dissapointment in our shared meal was the green chicken curry - not a hint of breast or thigh meat - mostly joints with skin attached.... not so edible when paying such a price and in darkened environment... To be fair, flavours were fabulous and service was prompt, and we had quite a feast with cocktails, drinks and plenty to eat for only about $100pp. Their honeycomb icecream for dessert was sensational!!

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Thank CazD
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

dont understand the communal seating. downstairs for a cocktail is the only must of this place. the best cocktails and atmosphere. upstairs is a pass. hate waiting with no bookings, hate the table set up. not the best place for non meat eaters. food very well displayed and not too long to wait. just not my cup of tea. would definitely go to the bar only next time!

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1  Thank Louiserous
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