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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 Mon, 8 Jul 2019

Great service. Dishes were nice but not amazing

dined on Sat, 6 Jul 2019

Great restaurant

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

Delicious food & great cocktails!

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Had a great time - delicious food!!

dined on Tue, 2 Jul 2019

Its a lovely venue - but its just a bit pretentious and over priced... Id been looking forward to going there for a while, and now I dont need to go back.

dined on Mon, 1 Jul 2019

Good atmosphere. Fast drink service. Cosy and cool.
Kristiane Plehwe

dined on Mon, 1 Jul 2019

Second time coming to this place, loved being seated in the cocktail lounge (due to a function being on in the restaurant), only comment would be that it was a little loud for easy conversation and the lighting was a little dark to read the menus. However there was a beautiful selection of cocktails and food. We chose a 'feed me' menu to take all the stress out of dining and they catered for dietary requirements without any hassle. We definitely enjoyed our dining experience sipping on cocktails throughout dinner. Will definitely come back again :)

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Great dishes to share with lots of variety that caters for many diets and tastes.

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

The food was amazing!

dined on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

Great food/drink selection; friendly service
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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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