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The Retreat Garden Bistro

114 Church St | Parking on Queen Street, Croydon, Burwood, New South Wales 2132, Australia
+61 2 9797 1844
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Mediterranean
££ - £££
114 Church St | Parking on Queen Street, Croydon, Burwood, New South Wales 2132, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

While The Retreat is quite an enjoyable restaurant, we were expecting more, given its advertising approach and some reviews. This leased out restaurant part of the Wests Bowling Club is a large open room without the atmosphere or intimacy of a quality place. It's very...More

Thank ray_au
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We've visited a few times over the last 18 months and have enjoyed some lovely meals. Our most recent visit was less than satisfactory. Surly waitstaff set the tone for the night. We ordered a variety of oysters for entree, one of which was the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was the find of our short trip to Sydney, the decor was clean & bright but the food was at a reasonable price, covering the plate and very tasty. This is the place to go for a good feed.

Thank Muggy61
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I've dined at The Retreat multiple times with family and friends last year (booked in again next weekend). Each time we have received great service along with quality home style cooked Italian food. It's a cosy relaxed restaurant with very reasonable prices. When you notice...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Food very nice however host not very friendly. Just to get a quote she made us wait for her to finish her meal (lunchbreak) not our fault you told us to come at that time. Bit rude for first impression I think. More people skills...More

Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for the last twelve months & I can honestly say it's never dissapointed us. Friendly staff, great food & well priced menu. Deserts are a favourite. Well done guys for consistently pumping out great food. Hope you don't plan on going...More

Thank TotoW9886WF
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great food. I had heard it was good and was a bit skeptical at first. We tried it today with my parents and Family and everyone was impressed.

Thank Rafic H
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great little local. Very inexpesive with club priced drinks ($11 for a beer, wine and a lemon lime and bitters). Entreès make great share plates. Great blackboard menu with fresh produce dishes.

Thank dianne1111
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We love visiting this restaurant and enjoy our meal every time we go. You want be disappointed if you're looking for authentic Italian food.

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Good local eatery, modern Italian including old favourites. Diverse blackboard specials. Coming up to winter, great Lamb Shanks, for the old timers Lambs Fry & Bacon. .

Thank Stan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Church St | Parking on Queen Street, Croydon, Burwood, New South Wales 2132, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Burwood  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9797 1844
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