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The Dining Room

Average price $75
7.7/10
56 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

7.7/10
based on 56 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :7.8/10
Service :7.5/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Winnie C.
    Winnie C.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    It was my husband's birthday and we were a group of 8 eating there. Service was not impressive: dessert came without the cutlery and it took some minutes for the waitress to bring the forks in however the ice cream had started melting; some of the desserts and dessert wine we ordered were not available which was shocking as the restaurant was not a big one; we were not served with menu and wine menu until we had seated for 10 minutes. Food was above average.

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    10/10

    Food excellent and the pre theatre package is great value for money. The atmosphere is quiet and sophisticated.

  3. Kim J.
    Kim J.
    • 8 reviews
    7.5/10

    Dinner before our show at the Opera House. Good location. Food was lovely. Decent size portions, fresh and tasty.

  4. Kinga P.
    Kinga P.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Came here for pre-theatre. The food and the atmosphere is lovely. Service is great too. Main challenge is time! We had a two course meal from 5:30pm and we were late to the 7pm Opera :( (and we were the first in the resto). They should start at 5pm or have a much speedier service during these hours so customers can enjoy even the 3 course meal without having to rush.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    10/10

    Parking is expensive & best only for small cars. Nevertheless, you won’t regret your visit.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.75/10

    Hated seeing the fee for payment with Visa card on the bill

  7. Esmeralda T.
    Esmeralda T.
    • one review
    6/10

    Lovely comfy chairs Cosy But food was nothing special Especially the deserts were very lacklustre A bit like something bought at a supermarket Need a good patissier urgently!

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    5.5/10

    The location is great with a pleasant ambiance in a historic character buiding. The menu was interesting with limited gluten free options. The service was slow and there was a lack of communication between staff, with staff doubling up on taking orders. A great venue, but service not at its best.

  9. Stephen R.
    Stephen R.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    We booked “The Governor’s Room” for a a birthday. We had a wonderful “Christmas-in-July” menu of three courses. The turkey was beautifully tender and the Christmas pudding and brandy custard absolutely divine! We had personal service from lovely staff who joined our fun and we had an absolute ball. Great night!

  10. Eva C.
    Eva C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Nice relax to dinning in the hotel so we don’t need to go out in the cold night. Friendly staffs

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    6/10

    The pretheatre menu was a bit disappointing with having over cooked salmon and chicken mains.

  12. Robert F.
    Robert F.
    • one review
    9/10

    Good atmosphere both at the Highland bar area , good pre-dinner met area , and dining relaxed and not crowded. "Old world cham" , friendly staff

  13. Mary H.
    Mary H.
    • 71 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent meal. Value for money. $49 for 2 courses. Great for a pre theatre meal. Great that dining is available from 5.30 which enables dinner to be eaten at a leisurely pace & get to theatre for 7.30 start Thanks

  14. Rod H.
    Rod H.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    This hotel has an amazing atmosphere, takes you back 100 years. The service is slow but friendly. The food was value for money.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    8/10

    Elegant setting

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    9.5/10

    It was an enjoyable dining experience. Thanks.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    9.25/10

    Perfect for pre theatre. Service prompt and refined. As soon as you step inside the restaurant you leave the hustle and bustle of Friday night Sydney behind.

  18. LYDIA D.
    LYDIA D.
    • 3 reviews
    6/10

    Atmosphere nice, music very relaxing. Service staff pleasant but considering few guests, had to wait for bill and then fix mistakes. Food fairly tasteless.... Barramundi was bland, green sauce overtook the already watery fish and the fennel salad lacked the acidity needed for balance. Bread rolls while hot tasted like supermarket heatups.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews
    4.25/10

    Booked for pre theatre dining & checked that this would be better option than al la carte,in order to get to Opera House for 7.30 start.The service was so slow.I had to ask for the deserts (and eventually cancel them, when they still didn't appear)because there was no time left.Ended up having to pay a la carte prices for main course options that were limited to pre theatre menu.Very disappointed and will choose another venue for pre theatre dining next time.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    8.75/10

    Excellent Pre-theatre menu, good selection, meal sizes adequate and friendly service.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Sir Stamford at Circular Quary 93 Macquarie St, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

Tucked away off the main drag of Macquarie Street are two hidden gems that are definitely worth a visit.

If you are looking for a bite to eat before heading to the Opera House (or anywhere in the CBD) the Dining Room and Bar are perfect for all occasions.

In The Dining Room, hand cut chandeliers, high backed chairs, attentive service and a creative menu mean you are treated to luxury.

Behind the majestic sandstone entrance is The Bar. Imagine polished wooden floors, decadent Persian rugs, walls adorned with fine art, gilt mirrors and a stunning piano to complete the scene.

Menu highlights include roast venison and roasted Tasmanian salmon.

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