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The Gardens by Lotus

Average price $65
8.4/10
164 reviews

Valentine's Day $68pp Banquet + complimentary glass of sparkling rose 68AUD

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Average price $65 Special request

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Our signature spring rolls with king brown mushrooms
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$49pp Banquet Menu
$49

TheFork offers

MENU $79 pp Banquet Menu 79AUD

Minimum 4 guests required Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU $49pp Banquet Menu 49AUD

Minimum 4 guests required Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
See menu details

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.4/10
based on 164 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.2/10
Service :8.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Chirag S.
    Chirag S.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Worst service ever. No one even smiled at us. Food was very average

  2. Tyler T.
    Tyler T.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Super service.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi there, Thank you for great review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  3. Lauren W.
    Lauren W.
    • one review
    10/10

    An incredibly beautiful location. The food was delicious, portions were generous and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Our new favorite restaurant.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  4. Mathew M.
    Mathew M.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Very relaxing setting (unlike most Chinese restaurants) with the Chinese Gardens. Food is good but limited compared to Lotus' other restaurants.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Mathew, Thank you for your lovely review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the team! We hope to welcome you through our doors again very soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  5. Ina O.
    Ina O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious contemporary Chinese with an amazing view of the garden. Very good ambiance

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Ina, Thank you for great review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  6. Rosemary S.
    Rosemary S.
    • 14 reviews
    9/10

    Interesting food in such a beautiful, serene setting. The crispy pork is so crunchy, definitely worth trying, The service was very friendly and efficient.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Rosemary, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  7. Ann R.
    Ann R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Lovely setting in the Chinese Gardens with a table overlooking the lake - and the food was delicious. We had quite a late lunch booking and the kitchens were about to close so the food service was a bit hurried, however we had plenty of time to sit and eat and didn’t feel at all rushed afterwards.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Anne, Thank you for your lovely review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the team! We hope to welcome you through our doors again very soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  8. Lauren K.
    Lauren K.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    Lovely setting in the Chinese gardens. Food was generally lovely - though can’t recommend the ‘crispy pork belly’ - fatty and served like batteries calamari. Beef with beens and corn was exceptional, and dumplings great. Good wine. A bit understaffed for a Saturday evening.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we will be sure to pass along your feedback to the team. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  9. Rosemary S.
    Rosemary S.
    • 14 reviews
    9/10

    We popped in for morning tea. We only tried the souffle $20, a trifle expensive but very yummy. The other bowls looked very interesting, worthy of a return visit.

  10. Sarah C.
    Sarah C.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Great scenery and food. Will be back.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  11. Angela L.
    Angela L.
    • 28 reviews
    10/10

    Lotus has outdone itself in Chinese Gardens. Superb food, service and setting. Very family friendly too. Our group came with two infants (two prams + high chair) and the staff were very accommodating.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Angela, Thank you for great review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  12. Susan  P.
    Susan P.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Beautiful setting and staff were welcoming and helpful. On a chilly day, blankets were offered, and the view of the gardens was delightful. Lovely food.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Susan, Thank you for great review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  13. Sarah C.
    Sarah C.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Beautiful views of the Chinese Garden. The food was delicious. Enjoyed the rolls, Brussel sprouts and crispy tofu. The waitress sat us near the water. We will definitely be back. :-)

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the team! We hope to welcome you through our doors again very soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  14. Tim F.
    Tim F.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    A real surprise that we never knew existed! Had a great time.

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Tim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  15. Andrea G.
    Andrea G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Good atmosphere

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for great review, we really appreciate it! We are so glad to hear that you had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.25/10

    Service by the hostess (and was also our waitress) was top notch! The other waitresses made sure to top up our water but some of them could have smiled a little more. Food was great, highly recommend the mushroom fried rice and the brussel sprouts (surprisingly). Great views

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and the brussel sprouts! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food in a lovely setting. The service was nice too

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hello! Thank you for your lovely review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the team! We hope to welcome you through our doors again very soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    6.75/10

    Food lacked flavour , Fish was very bland

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we will be sure to pass this along to the team. We hope we can welcome you back at another tome. Kind Regards, Brittany

  19. Sonja C.
    Sonja C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Outstanding A special place for special occasions Except for the pork belly dish Every dish we tried was sensational We will go back with our children for such a beautful experience

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi there Sonja, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  20. Sonja C.
    Sonja C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Tofu with mince pork is best we have ever had We found one of the dishes different from what we expected The head waitress right away offered to replace with another dish. It was very sweet and professional at the same time The wild mushroom dish and the dessert were more than 5 stars in terms of the taste & presentation I have already told other families to try before it's discovered by too many people therefore too crowded I told my husband who is going to Shanghai next month that he would be lucky to find a better Chinese restaurant there in terms of ambience and class the Gardens by Lotus provides On a spring day It's breathtakingly beautiful to sit by the cascade or by the lake

    The Gardens by Lotus

    Hi Sonja, Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending us! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the team! We hope to welcome you through our doors again very soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

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Pier Street, Cnr Harbour Street Darling Harbour, 2000, Darling Harbour, Australia

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