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Meet the Chef

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Danielle Alvarez

Danielle champions a produce-driven philosophy. Raised in Miami by Cuban-born parents, Danielle never had chef intentions, but grew up cooking with her grandma and mum. Enrolling in cooking school, Danielle decided to pursue her passion for food, completing an internship at The French Laundry in California. Their seasonal approach to cooking proved very instrumental in her overall development as a chef. A holiday to Australia then turned into an exciting new opportunity with Merivale.

401 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
401 reviews
Recommended
(9.4)
Food
(9.0)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(9.0)

dined on Wed, 20 Dec 2017

(10)
Delicious food and great service!

dined on Sun, 17 Dec 2017

(8)
Wonderful ambience and food is of excellent quality and well cooked.

dined on Sun, 17 Dec 2017

(8)
No especially unique dishes but solidly done bistro food, backed by well-oiled Merivale operations.

dined on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

(8)
The hotel has just moved under the Merivale banner and we dined on their first night of operations under the new management. Thankfully the food remains equal to the high standard set by its previous operators. Three of us shared the 1kg rib eye côte de boeuf and it was delicious. The service was pleasant, courteous and attentive. We only have two requests -- 1) Bring back the old fries! Shoestring fries are fine, but the old beer-battered fries were divine! 2) Consider reinstating the early dinner special! Otherwise it was an excellent night, enjoyed by all.
Richard

dined on Wed, 6 Dec 2017

(10)
A great place for a delicious meal, drinks and a vibrant atmosphere. Always buzzing, an old style pub with a great modern twist. Parking is the biggest negative - allow a bit of time to find a spot.

dined on Sat, 18 Nov 2017

(6)
Food and ambiance were pretty good. Very disappointing service though. Had to ask for drinks multiple times before they turned up. Expensive for what it was.

dined on Sat, 4 Nov 2017

(10)
Absolutely fabulous venue for catching up with friends, food was also truely delicious.

dined on Tue, 24 Oct 2017

(9)
The "Lamb for 2" was delicious -- but huge -- with everyone in our group sharing it, along with their own dishes. Always great food and friendly service.

dined on Sun, 22 Oct 2017

(9)
Food was tasty & service was great. A great place for a family lunch
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Specials

10+ Group Dining Menu $85

A relaxed and cosy, a dining room flooded with natural light. The menu has been shaped with a Mediterranean influence, a nod to Southern Europe, our food and produce is inspired by the season. Groups of 10 & over are required to dine on one of our group menus at $85 or $99 per person. Please note: For all group reservations of 8 or more a discretionary 10% service charge is added to the final bill as a gratuity for the staff.
Min. people
10
Max. people
14
When
19 Apr 2017 - 30 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When
01 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When
15 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2022
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Centennial Restaurant - 15+ Group Dining Menu

For a group of this size you will be required to dine on one of our group menus. These are a beautiful three course for $85 per person or four course at $99 per person. For all group reservations of 8 or more a discretionary 10% service charge is added to the final bill as a gratuity for the staff. You are required to provide credit card details to secure the reservation.
Min. people
15
When
19 Apr 2017 - 30 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When
01 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When
15 Feb 2019 - 13 Dec 2022
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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10+ Group Dining Menu - Credit Card Required

For a group of this size you will be required to dine on one of our group menus. These are a beautiful three course for $85 per person or four course at $99 per person. For all group reservations of 8 or more a discretionary 10% service charge is added to the final bill as a gratuity for the staff. You are required to provide credit card details to secure the reservation. In the event of a cancellation within 72 hours of your reservation, Hotel Centennial is authorised to charge a $50 per person cancellation fee.
Min. people
10
When
19 Apr 2017 - 30 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When
01 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When
15 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Centennial Bar - casual drinks reservation

The Hotel Centennial bar is a casual atmosphere with a mixture of sitting and standing for large groups. Guests are welcome to order their own food and drink at the bar.
Min. people
6
Max. people
19
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When
15 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2025
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
01 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When
15 Mar 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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10+ Group Dining Menu $99

A relaxed and cosy, a dining room flooded with natural light. The menu has been shaped with a Mediterranean influence, a nod to Southern Europe, our food and produce is inspired by the season. Groups of 10 & over are required to dine on one of our group menus at $85 or $99 per person. For all group reservations of 8 or more a discretionary 10% service charge is added to the final bill as a gratuity for the staff.
Min. people
10
Max. people
14
When
19 Jun 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
When
01 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
When
15 Feb 2019 - 19 Jun 2022
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Melbourne Cup 2019

Dress to impress and up the stakes in our beautiful restaurant for a day of dining, bubbles and fun. For $195pp, you’ll receive a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Kirin on arrival, followed by a seasonal three-course shared-style Melbourne Cup lunch curated by head chef, Ben Greeno. Please note a 1.05% transaction fee applies.
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Melbourne Cup 2019 - Drawing Room

Dress to impress for a day in Hotel Centennial’s exclusive Drawing Room, which seats an intimate 20 guests. For $195pp you’ll receive a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Kirin on arrival, followed by a seasonal three-course shared-style Melbourne Cup lunch curated by head chef, Ben Greeno. Keep the champagne flowing and let the good times roll as our live band kicks off post-race. Chat to our Group Bar Bookings team to secure the space – and get in quick, as this spot’s in high demand. Please note, a 1.05% credit card surcharge applies.
Min. people
18
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Centennial High Table - Group Dining Menu

The marble top High Table is located separate to the main Dining Room and can seat up to 32 guests, making it perfect for shared-style dining. For a group of your size the guests would be dining on one of our two group banquets menus; three courses for $85 per person or three courses for $99 per person. Please note, a service charge of 10% will be added to the final food & beverage bill. Credit card details are required to secure your booking, and a $50 per person cancellation fee applies.
Min. people
15
When
24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2024
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Centennial Bar - casual drinks 20 guests+

The Hotel Centennial bar is a casual atmosphere with a mixture of sitting and standing for large groups. Guests are welcome to order their own food and drink at the bar.
Min. people
20
When
25 Sep 2019 - 25 Sep 2025
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About Hotel Centennial

Hotel Centennial is a Woollahra institution that sits in a prime location opposite Centennial Parklands. The interiors are relaxed and elegant, with an artfully curated mix of furniture and antiques. Danielle Alvarez and Ben Greeno’s love of local produce shines in their Mediterranean-influenced menu, which reflects Hotel Centennial’s signature balance between comfort, sophistication and a dash of the unexpected.

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