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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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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

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

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

dined on Fri, 5 Apr 2019

Interesting menu, dishes mainly available on various sizes which made dining with a gre pup of 5 terrific- lots of choice. Great cocktails

dined on Fri, 5 Apr 2019

Atmosphere great in the cocktail bar, lights too bright in dining room. Friendly staff but food not great sadly - would love to go back if the food was better.

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Visited this place after a long time . Wasn’t disappointed!

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Fantastic night - bar staff in particular were fabulous!

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

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

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Service was great - from welcoming at the door, to the bar staff and waiters - all fabulous, thank you. Food is wonderful, very tasty, very fresh and perfect portions. Also pleased that with four people, there was four (or multiples of 4) in every dish. We were there for a special occasion ahead of the Theatre and the staff were very helpful in making a night a real treat, thank you.

dined on Tue, 2 Apr 2019

Delicious food and service was ok. A bit pricey for the portion sizes

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

Out of the ordinary nice dishes
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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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