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Australian Fine Dining

Automata

5 Kensington Street, 2008 Chippendale (NSW)See map

Average price $250

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Meet the Chef

Wells opened Automata at The Old Clare Hotel in September 2015, which has been awarded 2 hats in SMH Good Food Guide, 2* in Australian Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant Guide. Clayton was named hottest chef in The Weekend Australian. In 2018 Clayton opened A1Canteen, just across from Automata and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A1 Canteen won Time Out's 'best new restaurant' in 2018. Before opening his own restaurants Clayton worked at Quay, Tetsuya's and opened Momofuku Seiõbo.

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Chef Clayton Wells
  • Average price $250

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  • Linda K.

    18 January 202079 reviews

    9/10

    This visit was not the first visit but definitely the best out all all. Love it

  • Anastasia C.

    15 January 202014 reviews

    8/10

    We expected more from food that was not as fine dining as we anticipated. It was a pleasant evening

  • Aaron D.
    Aaron D.

    4 January 202032 reviews

    10/10

    Definitely a great dining experience. Had the matching beverages which totally enhanced the flavours of the dishes. AMAZING! Will definitely come back

  • Danisha F.

    28 December 201914 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Ying C.

    21 December 20197 reviews

    9.5/10

    really good combination of food, some were slightly on the saltier side

  • Eric C.

    20 December 20192 reviews

    8/10

    Great ambience. Food flavours were mostly too salty or a bit and miss on the texture combinations in the attempt to make it looks appealing for the Instagram.

  • Nancy L.
    Nancy L.

    18 December 20193 reviews

    8/10
  • Cameron M.

    14 December 20191 review

    7/10
  • Christine S.

    14 December 20193 reviews

    10/10

    We had the 7 meal tasting menu and it was tasty sumptuous and worth it . We enjoyed my birthday dinner ???? service is very professional and excellent

  • Ron h.

    29 November 20192 reviews

    4.5/10

    Too focussed on themselves vs the customers

  • Emma T.
    Emma T.

    23 November 20193 reviews

    10/10

    As

  • Gary L.

    23 November 201910 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Karlie G.

    22 November 20197 reviews

    10/10

    Always a pleasure!

  • Phiona C.

    21 November 20193 reviews

    9/10

    Great food, great service

  • Sophie U.

    16 November 20195 reviews

    10/10
  • Alex H.

    15 November 20192 reviews

    9/10

    Wonderful food in a cool modern atmosphere. Excellent.

  • Melinda W.
    Melinda W.

    9 November 20195 reviews

    9/10
  • Kartini l.
    Kartini l.

    9 November 201917 reviews

    10/10

    Great service! Food was amazing

  • Graham M.

    2 November 20191 review

    8.5/10

    Went for a romantic date. The service was Excellent, the food was good and varied atmosphere in the venue was good. Well worth the money to go there

  • A A.

    1 November 2019259 reviews

    8.5/10

    Cocktail & drinks menu excellent . Modern twist- lots of flair & originality

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How to get to the restaurant

5 Kensington Street, 2008, Chippendale (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Chippendale, Sydney City

About the restaurant

Flooring it!

The guys at Automata have got their foot on the gasl and there's no sign of them stopping. Ex Momofuku sous chef Clayton Wells has kept his new restaurant venture well under wraps but now it's open and ready to serve. This is Wells' first solo restaurant and he brings a movable approach to a frequently changing Mod-Oz/European style five-course menu. The food is a reflection of the dining room which exerts a sense of freedom and energy that's addictive. Come and experience this new Chippo sensation.

Best dish: come and decide for yourself!

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