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Meet the Chef

Starting his career in the kitchen of his family’s Vietnamese restaurant chain, Dan quickly developed a taste for a career in a challenging and exciting kitchen. Dan developed his culinary skills at an elite list of Sydney restaurants including Longrain, Pello Restaurant and Marque. Once qualified, Dan joined the Tetsuya team as Chef de Partie before moving to Bentley Restaurant and Bar as Sous Chef. After a stint abroad working in New York, Dan joined the Merivale team.
Average price $165 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 141 reviews
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Food :8.8/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Peter D.
    • 15 reviews

    When we heard this place was closing after 19 years, we just had to go. Absolutely amazing. Very sad, but the chef and most of the crew are moving to a new restaurant in Coogee. That's little too hard for us to get to, but maybe we'll get there one day. You've got 4 weeks left to try est. so now is the time to go!

  2. Elisa L.
    • 17 reviews

    Really lovely ambience and large menu selection

  3. Alison b.
    • one review

    Very enjoyable evening

  4. A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Nothing is surprisingly good or bad, food is standard fine dinning dishes, service is nice.

  5. A A.
    • 263 reviews

    Great atmosphere, good food, excellent service. Always pleasurable coming here.

  6. Peter H.
    • one review

    Pleasant surroundings. Experienced staff, there when necessary but not intrusive. Another good experience here.

  7. Alison E.
    • 9 reviews

    Champagne & Wine list was a highlight, backed by excellent service & food.

  8. A A.
    • 241 reviews

    I can't help but feel like Est has gone downhill. For a restaurant such as this you expect a certain level of service...unfortunately there were multiple times this was a letdown. From not being called over when the table was ready to having to ask the bar for drinks when waiters failed to notice empty drinks for long periods of time, it was quite a disappointment. Luckily the food was still good - most notable was the Marron entree.

  9. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Sensational as always!

  10. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Great service and atmosphere.

  11. A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Great place for a business lunch and talk

  12. A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Great food, atmosphere and service.

  13. Miki J.
    • 3 reviews

    Great service, food is awesome

  14. A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Highest quality food & service. Not as noisy as other restaurants, made for an excellent evening.

  15. Paola B.
    • 9 reviews

    The service is excellent! All the staff are lovely and are very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Piotr the sommelier is amazing- he was a pleasure to deal with and his knowledge is outstanding. Would recommend 100%

  16. A A.
    • 292 reviews

    Wonderful fine dining experience. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

  17. Michael R.
    • one review

    Terrific celebration evening

  18. Peter C.
    • 6 reviews

    Great service and loved all the dishes on the 8 course degustation. Also didn’t feel too full afterwards so that was a good balance.

  19. Elie Z.
    • 33 reviews

    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Definitely recommended!

  20. Scott C.
    • 3 reviews

    Would be preferable if the menu is updated online when it changes in house and that guests who have pre booked are notified of the change.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

252 George Street, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

Dining at est. is a finely-tuned dance. A balance between the drama of this timeless setting, within a heritage-listed building, and the contemporary Australian food, executed with precision. The seasonally-driven menu continually evolves and explores the interplay of classic flavours with local ingredients.


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