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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 Wed, 20 Mar 2019

(10)
Thank you for the amazing and very beautiful food and catering to my dietary requirements. The service was fantastic we felt very taken care of.

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

(9)
Great menu selection of Asian fusion dishes.

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

(9)
Fantastic and quirky place! An absolute gem. Portions are on the smaller side and pricy, however we were impressed with the taste of the food and the overall ambience of Seamstress

dined on Mon, 11 Mar 2019

(10)
Informative and friendly staff. The food was great and good value I will one day come again.

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(10)
Excellent dinner. Service was spot on, food was delicious and the noise level was good (thank you for not pumping the music for no reason). I'm not sure why Seamstress isn't as well known as Chin Chin and others - prefer Seamstress any day.

dined on Wed, 6 Mar 2019

(4)
Tasty food, good cocktails and excellent service - but servings very small for price. Not sure I’d go back.

dined on Mon, 4 Mar 2019

(10)
Awesome menu

dined on Fri, 1 Mar 2019

(7)
I have been there a few times before . I live near by, so I took my family including a grandson of 14 for a meal. My lamb was a bit dry. Grandson loved the steak and the rest of the main course was good.

dined on Fri, 1 Mar 2019

(8)
Not a very good winelist. Difficult to find anything I enjoy drinking. Mostly Australian wines.
Andrew

dined on Thu, 21 Feb 2019

(10)
Amazing food and the service was excellent.
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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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