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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.

2681 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9
2681 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(9.3)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

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

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

(10)
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

(10)
Food fantastic. Very tasty. Service excellent. No complaints. Will be back.

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

(10)
First time at this restaurant for both my friend and I and it was fabulous, thanks for the excellent service

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(10)
Fantastic service by staff who know the menu and food inside out. Great tasty and quality food. Would highly recommend.

dined on Tue, 19 Mar 2019

(9)
Delicious food last night - scallops ceviche, barramundi and soft shell crab and the pumpkin custard and coffee mousse desserts were yummy too. The brussels sprouts were ok - I have enjoyed them previously but last night's did not agree with me. And there is interesting cocktail and wine list too.

dined on Fri, 1 Mar 2019

(9)
What a sweet group of servers! The food is innovative without losing its roots. Will be back.
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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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