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Meet the Chef

Raised in the Hunter Valley, Dave started his career working at key local restaurants. Moving to Sydney at 23, he was offered a position at Quay Restaurant before being invited to be the Executive Chef of French Chateau Stays, hosting master classes, market tours, designing menus and preparing meals. After a stint at The Chophouse Restaurant David joined the Jamie’s Italian team, bringing the brand to Australia and opening 6 stores before becoming Group Executive Chef of the Sydney Collective.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Dave Clarke

Average price $95 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 113 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Benjamin M.
    • 5 reviews

    The service at the Republic is first class led by one of the best in Arian who has a great team in Harriott and Rob.

  2. A A.
    • 243 reviews

    Absolutely awesome food , wine , service

  3. David L.
    • one review

    Good attentive service. Food presentation, taste and quality consistent high standard. A favourite that I keep coming back to.

  4. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Very enjoyable lunch

  5. James O.
    • 17 reviews

    Fantastic service and great food as always!

  6. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Great reliable restaurant as always. Service is great and food is perfect.

  7. A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Everything is up-to-expectation, but wouldn't be impressive.

  8. A A.
    • 275 reviews

    Usually its a pretty safe place to get quality food without the eye watering prices of some other CBD establishments. But my lamb shank was virtually raw and very small.

  9. Shona G.
    • 2 reviews

    The service at Republic Dining must be the best in Sydney. Also the best steak I have ever eaten.

  10. A A.
    • 264 reviews

    outstanding best zucchini flowers

  11. Douglas I.
    • 25 reviews

    Always a good, up market, lunchtime meal in the City here, in pleasant surrounding, with excellent service.

  12. Mark M.
    • one review

    Very happy with the overall restaurant. Great for business lunches, good space between tables so discussions can take place. Great food and service.

  13. James O.
    • 17 reviews

    Great spot for a quiet business lunch. Good food, attentive service and smart decor.

  14. Shona G.
    • 2 reviews

    Amazing food; most delicious steak I’ve ever eaten at a restaurant. Lucy our server was beyond fabulous, perfect host.

  15. A A.
    • 268 reviews

    Great food. Service is always great and the restaurant never disappoints.

  16. A A.
    • 280 reviews

    nice location & atmosphere

  17. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    White table cloth dining for a reasonable business lunch

  18. A A.
    • 246 reviews

    great food and service.

  19. A A.
    • 283 reviews

    Great food and great service. A favourite place for weekday lunches.

  20. Rob N.
    • one review

    Overall very pleasing - thank you

More information

How to get to the restaurant

69-73 Pitt Street, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

CBD gastro pub dining at its best

Located on Level one of the historic Republic Hotel is Republic Dining... Enjoying panoramic views over Pitt and Bridge Streets, the dining room is an oasis from the wheeling and dealing of the CBD during the day and an intimate space by night.

The venue boasts a bright and airy room with a classic bistro feel, it’s the perfect place in which to enjoy amiable table service and a glass or two from the extensive wine selection.

Republic Dining has always been famous for their fresh oysters and in-house cold smoked salmon, and now, after the recent renovations, Chef Lee Thompson has access to a Montague Broiler, directly imported from the USA, which is producing premium steaks, lamb and pork. (**Inside Tip: Ask your waiter if the off the menu Rib-eye is available**).

And don't worry chef hasn’t forgotten those who are in the mood for lighter fare, with seasonal fish and house made gnocchi amongst other dishes.

Best Dish: Renowned for their steaks, these are a must when visiting Republic Dining.


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