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Lavana

8.4/10
120 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • American express Welcome
Lobster ravioli
$29

Homemade lobster, prawn & crab ravioli in tomato, basil, chilli & dash of cream sauce

Fish of the day
$29

Fresh local barramundi fillet pan roasted with caramelised baby asparagus & pumpkin puree

Lavanna grilled platter
$32

Marinated lamb, chicken, lamb kofta, king prawns, chorizo w pita bread, tzatziki, pommes anna

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.4/10
based on 120 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :8/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O.
    • one review
    9/10

    This is a top little Tapas restaurant on the water at Hickson's Road. The sangria is special, the food is really tasty, varied and fresh. The staff are friendly and fun and the cost is reasonable.

  2. Camille K.
    Camille K.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restaurant was a great find! Great welcome by the staff, great cocktail and delicious high quality food with a stunning view. Will be back soon!

  3. Caterina B.
    Caterina B.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    It was a cold and rainy evening so we couldn't enjoy the stunning location to the fullest, however the staff was kind and friendly (they gave us a better covered table) and prompt to satisfy each of our request. Food was delicious (scallops, octopus and the risotto were my highlights). We will go back.

  4. Emma P.
    Emma P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely service!

  5. Alison B.
    Alison B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    So lovely to be able to go for lunch again. Service was fab, food was fab. Restaurant was warm and cosy inside. Highly recommend the scallops, the duck and the lobster ravioli. Welcome back!

  6. Glenn S.
    Glenn S.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Repeat visit as this is a family favourite for us. Great location, consistently good and interesting food combined with courteous and attentive service keeps us coming back!

  7. Norman N.
    Norman N.
    • one review
    10/10

    We’ve been dining at Lavana (and its previous incarnations) for a few years now and it continues to improve. The food is reliably good and the service is excellent. Good wine list too. Great for a pre-theatre meal.

  8. Valerie L.
    Valerie L.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    As my Lebanese best friend commented the tapas were just like what her mother would make at home. Delicious. We were in a hurry to get to the theatre and they were able to make sure we got all our food quickly. Will be back for sure.

  9. Tony J.
    Tony J.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great location on the water opposite Roslyn Packer Theatre, very nice food and reasonable prices. While you're there, check the eye watering rents at the nearby real estate agent.

  10. Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline T.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    Lovely meal before going to the theatre- efficient and friendly service, reasonably priced food and a limited but good wine selection. It is nicely located by the water and handy for Roslyn Packer Theatre.

  11. Liz K.
    Liz K.
    • 4 reviews
    6.5/10

    Meal sizes were small for the price. Nice location.

  12. Jennifer N.
    Jennifer N.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    This was the second time I had eaten at Lavana and I was disappointed with the main course.I had linguini with scampi and it was dry and strongly flavoured with tomato. The scampi were dry and tasteless. My companions who had pasta with lobster said there was no taste of lobster and the sauce was overpowered with tomato.

  13. Luisa B.
    Luisa B.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    This was disappointing compared to previous visits. They got our wine wrong, one prawn dish wrong and completely forgot a dish. The service was poor and inattentive. We had to work hard to get any attention.

  14. Lynda T.
    Lynda T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great selection of options. Enjoyed the ambiance and the food.

  15. Kate M.
    Kate M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great to be able to eat before the theatre. Therefore it's close and they are experienced in getting the diner out in time. The staff comply with requests eg no ???? chilli and are cheerful and attentive. The price is reasonable. It has a pleasant outlook.

  16. Maree G.
    Maree G.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Lovely location, perfect for a pre-theatre meal, drink prices good, tasty tapas dishes, we will return and will recommend to theatre going friends, make sure you book.

  17. Kim P.
    Kim P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent meal and service

  18. John L.
    John L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous food and wonderful service. Our party of four had an amazing night. After an initial error with the time of our booking, the owner went above and beyond to ensure that we were looked after. Thank you

  19. Liz K.
    Liz K.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Enjoyable tasting menu with great wine list and view

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always very pleasant

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

17 Hickson Road, 2000, Dawes Point (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

Features

Welcome, , Pre Theatre

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