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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.

2698 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.9
2698 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.3)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

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.
Natalie

dined on Fri, 8 Feb 2019

(8)
Amazing service!

dined on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

(9)
Went to Seamstress on a friends recommendation and absolutely loved it. Went on a Monday for lunch and had the place to ourselves which ensured the best service. Will definitely recommend to others and plan to come back here!!

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

(9)
Been here a number of times and we are always delighted with the great food and service.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

(10)
Food fantastic and so is the service

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

(9)
Convenient location for theatres in Exhibition Street. Atmosphere conducive to conversation. Interesting & varied menu & waitpersons suggestions very helpful when ordering for a group.

dined on Tue, 9 Jul 2019

(8)
Tasty and well presented meals for sharing

dined on Mon, 8 Jul 2019

(7)
Great service. Dishes were nice but not amazing
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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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