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Ester Restaurant

46 -52 Meagher St | Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales 2008, Australia
+61 2 8068 8279
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (20 reviews)
“blood sausage” (18 reviews)
“roasted oysters” (12 reviews)
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Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
46 -52 Meagher St | Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales 2008, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ester, Wow! A lovely warm welcome, a simple slightly rustic room, and a happy buzzy atmosphere, this is Ester. Half a dozen just warmed oysters arrived with a horseradish cream. The oysters were just the right size, immaculately fresh and the cream took them up...More

Thank moleandbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Ester with my partner and my nephew. We had an 8.30pm booking on a week night. We were sat at a table that had one chair and a bench seat which meant I was twisted in my seat to eat from the table...More

1  Thank Veronica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aye here on a Thursday night, still had to book to get a table, not surprising as the food was great! We had the tasting menu for $88 per head which I thought was reasonable. The combinations of flavours and textures served were definitely interesting,...More

Thank icantgetadamdname
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you analysed the menu, you might have second thoughts about what you were about to eat - best to let the chefs do their thing and just enjoy the tasting menu. Every dish is different and innovative but a stand-out is the blood sausage...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed every moment at Ester. The friendly staff, the burnt martini, the awesome roasted oysters with horseradish emulsion through to the king prawns and the roasted cauliflower. But what really stood out to me is that these are dishes that are innovative, can each...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but found Ester to be over priced and extremely crowded. The food while nice wasn't anything special and we left looking forward to getting something more elsewhere. The tables are so close together that one table received a shock. When...More

1  Thank Brad W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Went to Ester for dinner following recommendations from a number of friends but were left bitterly disappointed. The food was very good and each meal was delicious but not worth the money. Over $50 for 1 Moreton Bay bug from a menu which the waitress...More

1  Thank Andrew1603
Reviewed 25 August 2017

One gets excited at the prospect of dining here. the Morton bay bug is my first go-to as is the cauliflower, oven roasted with almonds and mint. the femme, a fever ant pippies fan licks her chops and only parts with one for me to...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Ester is a little gem. A huge amount of effort goes into these meals. Some of the meals are on the small side which may concern patrons as value for money but quality is consistent. Staff seem to be stable and familiar faces are there...More

Thank jbr74360
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Without doubt one of the best restaurants in Sydney, if not Australia! The food is modern and the flavours are paired perfectly. Go to dishes include the fermented potato bread with caviar, blood sausage sanger, witlof, cauliflower and the roast chicken leg. Don't be put...More

Thank Donna M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 -52 Meagher St | Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales 2008, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8068 8279
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