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L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 3000
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chef's menu” (54 reviews)
“venison” (39 reviews)
“pork jowl” (10 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been there a few times for lunch with work, but this was the first time for dinner and with friends. Definitely an upmarket experience I would recommend for a special occasion with quality service, amazing food and friendly staff.

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service here was lovely as was the food. Would definitely recommend trying it. I had the premium wine pairing and for me this was a let down, the wines weren't really explained thoroughly and also I didn't think that they went with the food....More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect meal .... outstanding food and wine, excellent service, relaxed and luxurious atmosphere, highly recommend for any occasion

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not cheap, but the food, service, wine and private ambience (not too busy) is fantastic. The cod entree had one of the best broths I've ever tasted, the beef for main was perfectly cooked and the pistachio and balsamic strawberry dessert, I can't stop thinking...More

Thank MrsNelson7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a stylish bar and restaurant. food is amazing. service excellent. had venison which was amazing. the atmosphere is great. do recommend.

Thank Hemant M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't ordinarily be so tough on a restaurant, but for $300 / person I expect extraordinary. 7 of our 9 courses were just that, but took ages. The wait-staff were professional, but a bit hard to catch in the long wait between courses. The...More

1  Thank Gadzuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stylish bar and a fine dining restaurant. A must to go for Tasting menu which is a 9 course meal. Expensive but worth it. One of the most comprehensive wine menu. Service par excellent. Great ambulance. Beautiful interior. Service of wine expert really Enjoyed

Thank Nouzab F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Expectations not high but boy did they excel! Service first class, food absolutely amazing, attention to detail excellent. Went for a board dinner with partners and they treated us like royalty. Both my wife and I had the bug tails for entree. A delicate dish...More

1  Thank Grahame E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I've been to est many, many times so maybe that's the problem. I love the decor and the service is impeccable but I'm finding these days the food is leaving me a little flat. Last week I attended a lunch in the private dining room...More

Thank Ozfemale
Reviewed 21 May 2017

When you have had enough tasting menus with a passing parade of small morsels that are gone with one bite, this is the place to come for perfection of produce, beautifully cooked and served in a wonderful dining atmosphere. The timing of the courses was...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Ann M
How much is the Degustation meal?
17 February 2017|
Response from Tucsondiego | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $180 Australian Dollars
Mikki L
Is there a dress code ?
14 February 2017|
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Response from nikkibee75 | Reviewed this property |
the whole establishment complex (hotel, bar, sushi restaurant, cocktail lounge) is a beautiful venue, and you wouldn't stand out in a suit, dress or decent jeans... i've dressed up to go to the restaurant, and i've also worn... More
Hi, Does EST Restaurant do Gift Vouchers, and what is the average price of a meal? Thanks Mal.
5 November 2016|
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Response from Xtina L | Reviewed this property |
Gift vouchers are available. They can be purchased online via the website. You really should budget for $200 per head to be safe. Not including degustation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9240 3000
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Set within a beautiful heritage dining room with soaring white columns and luxurious accoutrements, est. delivers dining on a grand scale. Executive head chef Peter Doyle is renowned for his trademark contemporary Australian food, which is uncluttered, seasonally driven and executed with French-influenced precision. Supporting Peter is Jacob Davey, whom was hand picked for the distinguished est. team after winning the Young Australian Chef of the Year at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Award in 2013. Add award winning service and an acclaimed wine list personally selected by Franck Moreau MS, and you just know est. is going to be a dining experience not to be missed and long remembered.
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