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“Great Vibe , great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Bulli

El Bulli
Ranked #1,975 of 5,822 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Sydney , Australia
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324 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Great Vibe , great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Friday night buzz in the restaurant , live music, busy bar, tables full and it all worked. 5 of us for dinner, chose quite a number of dishes to share , serving sizes were good. Food was very tasty , steak and lamb tapas dishes were the standouts. Service was excellent and the prices were fine for food of this quality and size. Excellent night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael Y
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Over priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We went on the weekend and so there was live music and a nice buzzing atmosphere, however the dishes are way overpriced for what they are. Will try a different Spanish restaurant next time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suitcasedwellers
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Australia
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Yummy tapas - a touch of Spain in Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Situated in an undesirable location in Sydney's Surry Hills, this restaurant is hiding some very great tasting food. The restaurant looks very average from the outside, but the ambience, and food, make you forget where you are. We tried the $56 per head banquet for a group of 5 of us which was more than enough - includes antipasto vegies, salad, potatoes, prawns, eye fillet (so tender and cooked to perfection!) and chilli mussels and more! The lychee sangria is a must and very refreshing. The live band on the Friday was great, although loud, but comfortable. There are other banquets starting at a lower price and all the way up to $70. The only negative I would say is that we were seated in a far corner on the Elizabeth st side and there was a spotlight right above my head which made me feel like I was under an interrogation light. Plus it was more a table for 4 as 5 and set up a bit awkward, perhaps the hostess/host needs to not squash larger groups in so much. We also got booted out at 12, with another 3 tables so this perhaps needs to be revisited... we would like to have stayed on and there's nowhere to go in this part of Elizabeth st!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2angelic
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Sydney, Australia
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290 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“A little bit of Spain in Randwick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great food, many menu choices, good serves very attentive staff, great atmosphere and moderately priced.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geoff C
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Sydney, Australia
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539 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Expensive tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Tapas is meant to be Spanish bar food but not in this place..i like the atmosphere though! The music is nice and it tends to be full..

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChristianeNSW
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