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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.

2733 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
2733 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.9)
Leanne Ball

dined on Sat, 5 Oct 2019

(10)
The food was lovely. The service of staff was impeccable. The 2 sessions is a good idea so more people can come along. And for Pre show dinner .

dined on Fri, 4 Oct 2019

(9)
3rd visit over several years and it is enjoyed by all. Consistently good

dined on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

(0)
Our meals came to the table cold! Waitresses uninterested. Hair in chicken dish! No sweet cocktails! Will NOT return!

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

(7)
Service was excellent and food was tasty but may not go back.

dined on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

(8)
The food was delicious however for $80 a head the banquet was light on volume, the mains seemed to be entree size and we were all still hungry after the banquet. None of us are large eaters, we had to order more food after the banquet.
Kerrie Hosken

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

(10)
Best cocktail selection - let the mixologists make the decision for you...they know their stuff!

dined on Tue, 2 Jul 2019

(10)
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

(9)
Really enjoyed the food and service was very attentive. Highly recommended. However, we did feel a little rushed.

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

(9)
A really enjoyable experience with accomplished staff a nd yummy food

dined on Thu, 30 May 2019

(8)
Ambience was good but portions weren’t big for the price you pay
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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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