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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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Karen Sharp

dined on Sat, 11 May 2019

Great service and fantastic food. Will be back

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.❤️
Richard Van leeuwen

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

Great meal and service

dined on Fri, 11 Oct 2019

Service was good

dined on Wed, 2 Oct 2019

Loved the place- good atmosphere and food great
Cathie Bayly

dined on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Lovely food. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere.

dined on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Staff were amazing and were able to recommend both food and drinks. Cocktails were fabulous!

dined on Sat, 21 Sep 2019

Food and service are fantastic
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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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