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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, 3 Jun 2019

Lovely atmosphere. Staff very helpful

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

Excellent presentation

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

Seamstress was excellent - our expectations were exceeded even though all the reviews were fabulous. Lovely service, terrific drinks and great food.

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

Service was amazing. Really interesting dishes that were beautifully presented. A great place to go to experience something special and a bit out of the ordinary.

dined on Thu, 30 May 2019

Great location, great service, great food, terrific wi ne selection, great atmosphere. Enjoyed every moment.
Quentin Munro

dined on Tue, 28 May 2019

The food is "edgy" Asian fusion...a bit of Thai sprinkled with Japanese delicacies. The waitress/Maitre D is sensational. Ask her anything about the food or the wine and she will reveal all. We only shared a few entres, but will be going back, with more time, to get stuck into the mains. Spooky, groovy ambiance. Apparently, it used to be a brothel...but you'd never know!

dined on Tue, 28 May 2019

Regular.. keeps me coming back

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

A delicious meal with excellent drinks selection advice, friendly service. Thank you

dined on Wed, 22 May 2019

Such a range of choice and fantastic that you can choose the size of each dish depending how hungry you are and how many dishes you want to try. The brussel sprouts were yummy.

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

We had a very positive experience. Beautiful venue, great food and service. It is on the pricey side so it’s not somewhere you’d come very often but worth it for a special occasion
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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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