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Empire Lounge

8.6/10
96 reviews

Average price $50

Banquet Menu 80AUD

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Restaurant menu

Chef Faheem Noor
  • Average price $50 Special request
Olives
$6

House marinated young olives with lemon oil

Dips
$9

Taramasalata, chilli oil, bottarga & sourdough or Hummus with dukkah & sourdough

Bread
$6

Brioche, Whipped burnt ricotta butter and molasses

Banquet Menu 80AUD
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.6/10
based on 96 reviews
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Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Magda V.
    Magda V.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food absolutely delicious, the service outstanding and the price very reasonable,

  2. Jane Z.
    Jane Z.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The food and the enviornement was fine, however, there was almost no service, the staffs were not welcoming at all and racist. Walking into the lounge, there was no greetings from the reception person at all, and we were asked to scan the QR code before being seated, while other customers got seated first. It is hard to reach the waiters as they don't approach your tables and you have to try and call them a few times to get served however, other tables were served with greetings and courtesy. I hope this has nothing to do with race and I hope I was just overthinking, but my experience at the restaurant was bad and did not feel welcomed. I would not go there the second time.

  3. Sarah P.
    Sarah P.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Empire Lounge. Service was not great but the food was delightful!!! Will be returning.

  4. Susan H.
    Susan H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had a wonderful time. The service was very attentive and professional. The location is great and the food wonderful. Definitely would go back.

  5. Vas S.
    Vas S.
    • 6 reviews
    7/10

    Service was great and atmosphere enjoyable. C19 distancing wasn’t as great. Food was set-menu share plate arrangement for brunch.

  6. Inna T.
    Inna T.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    One of The best restaurant we’ve been to in Sydney!!! Waiters not only good looking but never said No ones. Atmosphere and energy to die for!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!✨✨✨

  7. Lini C.
    Lini C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The restaurant have a splendid view of Rose Bay, and offered a set brunch option which is perfect for indecisive people like me. I don’t eat any goat product and hence can’t eat the halloumi stick, although the restaurant couldn’t offer a replacement option, but did put in a little extra of everything else to try and accommodate my need. The only con that I can think of is service was a little slow when it comes to asking for the bill, other than that, it’s a perfect location for a lovely brunch.

  8. Gordon W.
    Gordon W.
    • 3 reviews
    6.5/10

    The Food was very good. We ordered drinks, 3 bloody Marys and a beer which took forever to arrive, the guest who ordered the beer asked for a glass ,this took at least 20minutes to arrived. Our Meal took along time to arrive. Then at 3.30pm we had completed our main meal and asked for the menu we were informed that the coffee machine had been closed ergo NO COFFEE, we left. Whilst the staff were friendly, the waiting for our meal, wait for drinks & then no coffee is not acceptable.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Gordon, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and apologise for the lengthy wait on your order. Management have been informed and we will do our best to keep the coffee machine open in future. We look forward to seeing you again.

  9. John C.
    John C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food complemented by terrific service in a top class location

    Empire Lounge

    Thanks John for the fabulous review. We look forward to hosting you again.

  10. Tricia T.
    Tricia T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    It would of been nice to finish with dessert but sadly we were asked to leave as a function was taking place later that day. It should be made clear at time of our booking to avoid disappointment x

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Tricia, We apologise that there was not enough time for dessert on this occasion. We always allow at least 2 hour sittings prior to an event for diners to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  11. Sherry G.
    Sherry G.
    • one review
    9/10

    It’s a beautiful setting. Staff went out of their way to relocate us to an outside table as it was noisy at the inside table. Good service. Food is good. Wish I’d chosen the seafood platter but I enjoyed what I had. Lovely crudités plate, nuts and bread. Mains good. It’s the perfect place to take visitors.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Sherry. Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

  12. Maggie L.
    Maggie L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely worth money. Great food and fantastic water view. The waiters are nice and helpful to offer us tha table outside with better view. Great spot for relaxing with family & friends.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Maggie. Thanks for the compliments!

  13. Stefania M.
    Stefania M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    The staff was super welcoming, we arrived 30 minutes earlier than our booking was and they found us a seat. I left a note on my booking that If it was possible we would like to seat outside and they seated us outside without asking for it again. We ordered curry and pasta, it was served super fast and it was delicious.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Stefania. We're so glad you enjoyed dining at Empire Lounge and we hope to welcome you back soon.

  14. Michelle S.
    Michelle S.
    • one review
    5/10

    The staff were very helpful albeit a bit forgetful. There was a large party which consumed the room with noise, screaming and yelling from one side of the room to the other making dining for three or four other tables most unpleasant.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Michelle. Please accept our apology for the noise during your dining experience. We hope to welcome you back for a quieter meal next time.

  15. Mari B.
    Mari B.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Pity you have to leave at 9 o’clock on a Saturday night and it’s summer! With that beautiful setting they need to work on that.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Mari, We hope to welcome you back to Empire Lounge again soon.

  16. Frances D.
    Frances D.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    The view from the outside dining area was incredible. I enjoyed the atmosphere of this place and the service was good. Since I am a vegetarian I only had a few items to choose from. I decided to go with the quinoa salad with the deep fried eggplant. I found the salads to be pretty after with minimal flavour and the batter on the eggplant was a bit thick. I know the other friends I were with enjoyed their seafood very much so I would recommend the prawns to start and the catch of the day as they said that was really good.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Frances, We're happy to hear that you love our surrounds. We will continue to work on our vegetarian options and we hope to welcome you back to Empire Lounge in the near future.

  17. Katie B.
    Katie B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great Sunday lunch setting! The service is great and there is as a wonderful selection in the menu at great prices (for the area). The wine selection is also fab! We will visit again and will recommend to family and friends

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Katie, We're glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and we hope to see you again soon.

  18. Gary T.
    Gary T.
    • one review
    9/10

    A great location, just a short walk from the ferry wharf with water views and a great spot to watch the seaplanes from. The food was excellent, we had the mussels the fish of the day and the steak. All had unique flavors and were well cooked. The only letdown was the service. Not bad but just a little less than expected. Everyone was pleasant but little things like reaching across us to clear and serve and not being asked if a wanted another drink. Would recommend giving them a visit.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Gary, Thank you for your compliments and we're glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We're sorry that the service was not 10/10 and we will continue to work on this as a team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  19. Ian D.
    Ian D.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    Interesting 'tho sparse menu at reasonable prices. Great venue, spoilt only by the noise. If we go again, it will be to an outside table. Wine prices were high.

    Empire Lounge

    Hi Ian, We're glad you enjoyed our food menu. We believe our wine prices are very competitive given the beautiful harbour views you get from our restaurant. A glass of wine starts at $13. We hope to welcome you back to Empire Lounge in the near future.

  20. Frances S.
    Frances S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Just fabulous

    Empire Lounge

    Thanks for your positive review. We hope you join us again soon.

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More information

Opening time

Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch

Open Friday & Saturday for lunch and dinner

How to get to the restaurant

Lyne Park, 2029, Rose Bay (NSW), Australia

Public transport

Rose Bay Ferry or Bus

Directions to get there

Lyne Park parking

Rose Bay, Sydney Eastern Suburbs

About the restaurant

The Empire Lounge reserves the right to cancel any bookings up to 72 hours in advance. There is a 2-hour limit on a table booking. Events must pay a deposit to secure the booking

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