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“Great!”
Review of Longrain

Longrain
Ranked #141 of 5,856 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $76
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Sydney
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71 reviews
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“Great!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We keep going back again & again for the famous egg net which is an absolute must try when visiting longrain. The cocktail area is nice, it's alwaya relaxing to have a drink before being seated. The wait staff are always awesome & friendly, helping out with requests when they can.

Yum yum yum!

  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
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“Complex Blend of Asian Flavours make this Restaurant Soar”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My earliest memory of Commonwealth Street was to have my eyes tested as a young child. These days the little street tucked between the city and Surry Hills is home to a plethora of wine bars and restaurants. And this highly awarded restaurant has occupied Commonwealth Street for several years now. The occasion was a birthday celebration and we decided to get there early as they do not take bookings for small groups. The restaurant is sleek with long, polished wooden tables and the chefs can be viewed in the middle of the restaurant working on the different dishes. We decided to go with the banquet. We began with the famous Betel leaf with ginger, chilli and crab. Then the equally famous eggnet with pork, prawn, peanut and coconut flavours. Superb. The highlight though was probably the Mussaman curry. A big hit with bite. This was followed up with the carmelised pork hock with five spice and chilli. There was broccoli and jasmine rice to accompany all of this. We found a bit of room for the most delicious dessert of coconut and fruit. A really wonderful place to enjoy good food with friends. The restaurant is class with quality. Good wines too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fantastic Thai”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went to this truly amazing Thai restaurant and had a very nice experience. The whole evening from start to finish was faultless.
The service was perfect and understated, the food was simply Devine.
This Thai restaurant in surry hills has to be one of the best in sydney
If you are looking for a very special Thai experience I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Cam D
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Sydney
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68 reviews
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“Overhyped restaurant. Food is good but not outstanding.”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Had our anniversary dinner on August 2013.

Food was good but did not get wow'ed.

Service was too casual and not professional enough.

Did not like the shared tables.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Unique”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

With such a variety of great Thai options in this city, it takes something truly outstanding to justify the reputation that Longrain has forged over its long existence. Longrain achieves this through great food that is unique, as well as a variety of cocktails and drinks that elevates it amongst its peers. One downer is service can be a little bit cold at times.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank James B
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