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Clayton Wells

Clayton Wells first restaurant Automata opened at The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale in September 2015. Since then it has been named one of Australia’s hottest restaurants in The Weekend Australian three years running; was awarded 2 hats in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide; was awarded 2. In Gourmet Traveller’s Restaurant Guide 2017 and 2018. In mid-2018 opened a more casual venue, A1 Canteen, a mere 20 metres from Automata. A1 Canteen was awarded 1 hat.

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171 reviews
Value for money

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

Went there for their $30 pasta and wine deal, it did not disappoint. Will definitely come back and try their other pastas

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

Wonderful service and delicious food! The portion sizes are quite small though but there’s plenty of delicious sides to deal wth that!

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

Great variety of dishes which we shared with a group of six. A bit noisy but otherwise a great night out.

dined on Mon, 11 Mar 2019

Relaxing atmosphere, innovative and quality menu

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Food was good but not for the price?

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

the dinner menu is not very exciting, a bit disappointed

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Restaurant was empty yet couldn’t book till a later time. Food was not great pasta was so hard we left early and ate at spice alley instead. Very disappointed

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Small portions and very average salads.
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A1 & Friends with Morgan McGlone

For the next A1 & Friends we'll be throwing a Kiwi Clambake with Morgan McGlone, Cloudy Bay Clams and Garage Project beers. ---- 48 hour cancellation period. $55pp for food with drinks available to be purchased on consumption.
26 Aug 2019
Mon 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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