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Despana

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Glebe
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101 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 2299
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Today
11:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 10:00
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a birthday meal here with friends. The decor and buzzing atmosphere set a good vibe. We enjoyed the food, although we were encouraged to order too much! It was a little exxy, so wouldn't drop in for a quick meal, but it was nice for an occassion. (We were a little perturbed by the colony of fruit flys... More 

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Thank Vaness00058
San Francisco, California
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just out exploring and we lucked into the Spanish restaurant. Our meal was delicious and the ambience took us back to Spain.

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Thank hokona
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I recently visited this Spanish restaurant in a group of 4 for a friend's impromptu birthday dinner, and we had a great experience. It was a Wednesday night, so not particularly busy, and it's easy to tell that it would get pretty packed on a weekend as it's not too large a premises. The waitstaff were excellent, very attentive and... More 

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Thank Chloe H
Sydney, Australia
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293 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Positives: Lamb on skewers Cherry tomato salad Rich custard Spanish White Wine Patatas Bravas: potatoes cooked well in crunchy bite size pieces and bravas sauce was tasty Meatballs were very excellent Great looking cation Pleasant decor Negatives: Bread only toasted one side Waitress a bit clueless Patatas Bravas: served with plain mayonnaise rather than aioli $50 per head. One bottle... More 

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Thank spiceylulu
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great selection of tasty tapas dishes, from chorizo to cheese boards, anytime is a good time to pop in, whether it is for some small eats and drinks or enjoy the evening

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Thank mattsmith825
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'll gladly drive from the other side of Sydney (in this case Bondi) for a meal at Despana. Not overly expensive and with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, my experience here is always decent and one I walk away full and happy with.

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Thank Stafford W
Sydney, Australia
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372 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We enjoyed the croquettes, beef cheeks and paella. My friend wished the paella to be a bit 'thicker', but I find it just right and flavourful. Overall an enjoyable experience, although it took a long time to serve between the tapas and the paella.

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Thank 96joshuap
Sydney, Australia
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217 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's lovely to walk into a Spanish restaurant and be greeted by Spanish floorstaff and this happened at Despana. We did not have a booking we just walked in and luckily they had a great table for us. My wife ordered the food and I ordered a lovely little Tempranillo which at $65 was reasonable value. The food was tops.... More 

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Thank moleandbird
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Chorizo and prawn skewers and tasting plate of cured Spanish meats were of high quality. Chorizo croquettes were half warm, half frozen! Unfortunately, the service was slow and took away from the experience a bit.

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Thank Arjun N
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This restaurant has a great variety of tapas food and wine .The service is fantastic and accomodating great feel and atmosphere ..love it .Cant go past the sangria :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 10:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9660 2299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Glebe

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Glebe
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
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