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Meet the Chef

Picture of Brenda O'Riordan & Ashok Ranabhat.

Brenda O'Riordan & Ashok Ranabhat

Brenda & Ashok have been jointly at the helm of the Seamstress Kitchen since 2016. Brenda hails from Ireland and Ashok from Nepal and both have a natural flair when pairing flavours and ingredients to create menus with impact.

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Kerrie Hosken

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Best cocktail selection - let the mixologists make the decision for you...they know their stuff!

dined on Tue, 2 Jul 2019

The food was beautiful and the service was even more amazing. You always spend 3 hours in a restaurant only if you have good company, along with really good food!!
Alyson Lutz

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Really enjoyed the food and service was very attentive. Highly recommended. However, we did feel a little rushed.

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

A really enjoyable experience with accomplished staff a nd yummy food

dined on Thu, 30 May 2019

Ambience was good but portions weren’t big for the price you pay

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

Such a quirky, quaint restaurant. An absolute pleasure to sit and take all the ambiance in. As for the food. WOW !!!! Wild food combinations pure brilliance. Visually pleasing , palate in the pleasure zone. Who would have thought Brussel Sprouts could send someone weak at the knees. I can’t wait to visit the Seamstress again.❤️

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

Food fantastic. Very tasty. Service excellent. No complaints. Will be back.

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

First time at this restaurant for both my friend and I and it was fabulous, thanks for the excellent service
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About Seamstress Restaurant

Things aren’t what they seam The Seamstress Restaurant lives in a house steeped in history. This is one of Chinatown’s hidden gems. At first it kinda feels like you’re climbing up stairs into a forgotten attic but once you’re there the space is a pleasant surprise. You see, Seamstress restaurant lives in a 120-year-old building that was once a textile factory and even an old Buddhist monastery. Now it’s a jazzy restaurant that does modern Cantonese food with panache. It’s a pretty sight to behold, and a break from the red and gold Chinatown standards. With bare bricks and light polished wood, this restaurant has a fresh and contemporary atmosphere. Here you’ll find a lunching business crew and curious customers after an elegant dinner. Based on the dishes of China, the menu also makes some detours into the flavours of Asian, and each item has a small medium and large so you can build your own delicious course or share the goodness with friends. Forget raucous Chinese restaurants and getting nudged by yum cha trolleys! Come to Seamstress and make the most of Chinatown’s best kept secret. Best dish: 12-hour braised Berkshire pork belly, jicama salad and kohlrabi kimchi



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