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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

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 144 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.7/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Shengying B.
    Shengying B.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    We decided to try est. before the closing. Excellent environment and service; magnificent grand dining room in the historical establishment hotel... We had the three courses. Our favourite dishes included the handpicked crab and the veal. Looking forward to the new opening at Coogee Pavilion.

  2. Peter D.
    Peter D.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    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!

  3. Elisa L.
    Elisa L.
    • 17 reviews
    8.5/10

    Really lovely ambience and large menu selection

  4. Alison b.
    Alison b.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    Very enjoyable evening

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    6.5/10

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

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    8.5/10

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

  7. Peter H.
    Peter H.
    • one review
    9/10

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

  8. Alison E.
    Alison E.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

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

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews
    7.75/10

    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.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    9.75/10

    Sensational as always!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Great service and atmosphere.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great place for a business lunch and talk

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great food, atmosphere and service.

  14. Miki J.
    Miki J.
    • 3 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great service, food is awesome

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

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

  16. Paola B.
    Paola B.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    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%

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 297 reviews
    10/10

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

  18. Michael R.
    Michael R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Terrific celebration evening

  19. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  20. Elie Z.
    Elie Z.
    • 33 reviews
    9/10

    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Definitely recommended!

More information

Opening time

Please note: For reservations of 8+ guests a discretionary 10% service fee will be added to the final bill (excludes Sundays and public holidays).

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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