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“Impressed overall.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guillaume at Bennelong - CLOSED

Guillaume at Bennelong
Price range: $0 - $872
Cuisines: Gluten Free, French, Australian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Impressed overall.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our party of four visited Guillaume for dinner two weeks ago. Two people had the degustation menu, and two requested (in advance) for a special dietary degustation. The kitchen accommodated our request without hesitation and we were impressed with their efforts when the food arrived. We were assisted well in matching our wine and had a lovely window table. The host missed her cues in seating us correctly and throughout the evening we had several waiters instead of one - we wished for a little bit more finesse in that detail. However, it was a full house and it was evident that they were run off their feet, so despite the fact that we had several waiters, each waiter was still extremely pleasant and the courses were timed to perfection. We enjoyed our fabulous petit fours with coffee into the midnight hours.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ashleewinter
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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
Level Contributor
61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food at a high price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The food and service here were excellent. Strangely enough I was not that excited about the view, as the restaurant is at the back of the Opera House - if you want the view go to nearby Aria. The room itself feels a bit cavernous, so I would not recommend it as a spot for a romantic dinner.

The food cannot be faulted and the four courses were just right. So I can recommend it if you want dinner at one of Sydney's top restaurants (and you don'd mind paying for it).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Glenno11
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and great view of harbour bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I went twice in this restaurant not too long ago and it is one of my favourites restaurants in Sydney. Ok it's bit dear for the price but trust me totally worth it if you are celebrating a special occasion. The food is delicious and whatever you order it just melts in your mouth. The service is also quite good and the view is spectacular at night.
They have changed the menu a few times since I was there last time but trust it’s still just as good, the meat was always cooked beautifully.
The only low point is that if you are driving there, the parking fee is one of the most expensive I have ever paid in town but I guess if you are paying the restaurant’s price, this is not a concern.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank simagagnini
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Canberra
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dull”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Looking forward to pre show meal food ok but not very interesting. Atmosphere was really quit dull as well as service

Helpful?
Thank advisorCanberra
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New York City
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant for our 10 year wedding anniversary .
Everything was absolutely perfect.The waiters and their attention to detail manner and service.
The sommelier was brilliant,the Iconic destination the Opera house .
Lastly the food. Being serious foodies and having been fortunate to have lived abroad and dined at such amazing spots in Europe and the US this was as good as anything in the world.
He is truly a magnificent chef of the highest order.
He was kind enough to come and meet us ,and truly appreciated the accolades.
Hands down the best dining experience we have had in Australia!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank rexi
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