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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 Fri, 12 Apr 2019

(4)
Zomato rating was quite good so we decided to go but the food wasn’t as good as we expected. That was definitely ‘Asian fusion’ that Australian loves but not for Asian. Most of the food we ordered was bland and no flavour except brussel sprouts. Such a disappointment. Not going back.

dined on Thu, 11 Apr 2019

(8)
the waitress's recommendation on the quantity of dinner was perfect.
Tiffany

dined on Thu, 11 Apr 2019

(7)
Casual but trendy restaurant t

dined on Fri, 5 Apr 2019

(10)
Interesting menu, dishes mainly available on various sizes which made dining with a gre pup of 5 terrific- lots of choice. Great cocktails

dined on Fri, 5 Apr 2019

(5)
Atmosphere great in the cocktail bar, lights too bright in dining room. Friendly staff but food not great sadly - would love to go back if the food was better.

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(9)
Visited this place after a long time . Wasn’t disappointed!

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(9)
Fantastic night - bar staff in particular were fabulous!

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(10)
Service was great - from welcoming at the door, to the bar staff and waiters - all fabulous, thank you. Food is wonderful, very tasty, very fresh and perfect portions. Also pleased that with four people, there was four (or multiples of 4) in every dish. We were there for a special occasion ahead of the Theatre and the staff were very helpful in making a night a real treat, thank you.

dined on Tue, 2 Apr 2019

(7)
Delicious food and service was ok. A bit pricey for the portion sizes

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(8)
Out of the ordinary nice dishes
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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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