The Dining Room

Average price $75
55 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 55 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :7.9/10
Service :7.7/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. A A.
    • 274 reviews

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

  2. Kim J.
    • 8 reviews

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

  3. Kinga P.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  4. A A.
    • 289 reviews

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

  5. A A.
    • 273 reviews

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

  6. Esmeralda T.
    • one review

    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!

  7. A A.
    • 246 reviews

    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.

  8. Stephen R.
    • one review

    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!

  9. Eva C.
    • one review

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

  10. A A.
    • 271 reviews

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

  11. Robert F.
    • one review

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

  12. Mary H.
    • 70 reviews

    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

  13. Rod H.
    • one review

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

  14. A A.
    • 246 reviews

    Elegant setting

  15. A A.
    • 258 reviews

    It was an enjoyable dining experience. Thanks.

  16. A A.
    • 268 reviews

    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.

  17. LYDIA D.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  18. A A.
    • 245 reviews

    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.

  19. A A.
    • 253 reviews

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

  20. Belinda C.
    • one review

    Absoutey fantastic. Impecable service, devine food. Couldn't fault it, wil definatey be back.

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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