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“Perfect, great fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sardine Room - CLOSED

The Sardine Room
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Nestled in potts point, amongst the busiest eating strip in the area, the sardine room offers it's patrons seafood options at affordable prices in a casual, yet professional environment. The sardine room and its experienced team is able to cater for any occasion, from casual parties, intimate dinners for two, formal or cocktail functions. The sardine room offers bistro styled dining. Please contact us for inquiries regarding your next function.
Province of Messina, Italy
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Perfect, great fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Absolute perfect execution for both food and service, enjoyed everything. The fish was sublime and it is easy to see why the restaurant is so highly rated. Great wine list and nice atmosphere. Book before, a little bit crowded..

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank ChristopherKnight
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Karachi, Pakistan
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“The taste of Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The restaurant and food was recommended to me by few friends and they took me there for dinner. The restaurant ambiance, atmosphere, decor and synthetic sense was something one can't forget to praise. Its a small, tiny and intimate cosy property thats also has an outside seating on the pavement of the street. We ordered the fish and chips and the food was very good. Dont forget to try the vietnamese salad with snapper and calamari. They have huge vartities of pudding as well, although i haven't tried that. If you are a veggie, then this place does also have long list of Veggie dishes on the menu. THis restaurant is highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank MudsMuds
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Our favourite restaurant in Sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We returned to the Sardine Room this year after discovering it on our annual trip to Sydney last year. We were staying at the Blue Hotel at Woolloomolloo (never could spell that) and this restaurant is a 5-10 minute walk away (but up a huge flight of steps-good for working up an appetite). It's small and intimate and cosy but with outside seating on the pavement in a street which is quiet. Angela and her husband are warm and friendly and you will be greeted by a 'whatever you want-you are in my house now'. The food is fabulous-with an emphasis on fish everything is very fresh. On our several visits we've had the whole snapper-amazing, the calamari-amazing, the soft shell crabs-amazing, the red thai curry cod-amazing. What can I say the food is amazing! Make sure you also try the Vietnamese salad and the almond and orange pudding. Angela will make whatever she can gluten free for you and as we found out when we turned up with a vegetarian friend she will just have the chef rustle something up if there is nothing to suit-a fabulous butternut squash risotto in this case. And being Oz you can take your own wine which helps keep the cost down. We love this place and can't wait to go back next year-just a shame it's so far away! We were treated like guests not customers.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ph0ebe48
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132 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“What service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us with Angela sitting down with us to "get to know us" before making a recommendation. We had lamb and some local wine that was so very complimentary to the lamb. We enjoyed 2 dinners here, and would go back more, except it's an 18 hour flight from home!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank DuchessKathy
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Cygnet, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“dont know what all the hype is about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just returned from Sydney and our boutique hotel was literally across the road from this tiny restaurant. Being visitors we couldnt book in advance and first evening were told no tables were available although there were only three tables being used. Thinking we were too early we went next door! However I kept an eye on the vacant tables and sure enough they remained vacant even when we were finished our meal! At the end of our vacation we tried again and were told we were "in luck". The place is tiny and our table was squashed in the back of the room I can see where they get their name.! Our meal was not very memorable the food fresh the scallop dish was obviously made with frozen scallops because they were rather tough. The waiters were very pleasant and the winelist was good if very limited - but then again if you have good wines why increase the list to include perhaps inferior varities! All in all the place was worth a visit if not worth all the hype!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank starz
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