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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, 20 Jul 2019

Good food, great service. Nice cocktails.

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Beautiful place in the heart of CBD. The food comes very well presented and tastes delicious. My fiancé and I ordered the banquet and were blown away by the flavours and the generous portions. We were full at the end and could not try dessert. A place I would recommend.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Had been to Seamstress a number of times in the past and loved it, I think the chef has changed as the food is now average

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Food fantastic and so is the service

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

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

Tasty and well presented meals for sharing

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!!
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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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