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“A very special night”
Review of Doltone House

Doltone House
Ranked #1,593 of 5,891 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, Seafood
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Neighbourhood: City West
Description: The Doltone House Group is a “Venue and Catering Collection” featuring a number of leading event spaces. Two spectacular waterfront venues on Sydney Harbour at Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont and Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont (the first 6-star Green venue in NSW), the new CBD venue at Hyde Park and the original flagship venue at Sylvania Waters in Sydney's South.
Berkeley Vale NSW Australia
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A very special night”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

As we found out when our taxi pulled up at the wrong one first there are two Doltone Houses at Pyrmont, one at Jones Bay Wharf and one at Darling Island Wharf. We were there for a wedding reception at the Darling Island Wharf venue and while as a guest I have no idea of the cost paid I can say the food was the best i have ever had a such a large function (450 plus). The calamari and baby octopus were incredibly tender and tasty. The mains of chicken and steak dishes which my wife and I shared 50/50 were hot, juicy and tasty. I don't know how they got so many meals out so efficiently and yet maintained restaurant quality.There was so much food it was heartbreaking to see prawn and oysters left over.

The room was beautifully set up and the ladies loved the large cushioned dance floor which proved to be no problem with stability but did mean less strain on their feet when dancing. The venue perfectly complimented the happy occasion and everyone I spoke to was blown away by how great everything was. The staff were terrific.The reception was due start at 6.00pm but a good number of us were waiting outside from around 5.15. At 5.30 a number of staff starting serving us with trays of beer, wine and bubbles while others put the finishing touches on the room. A night to remember.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank Michael W
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wedding reception Doltone House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Doltone House Over promised under delivered, money hungry people this company do not care they just want your money. We held my daughters wedding reception at Doltone House in May 2014. Table set incorrectly, dance floor was uneven and not secured to the floor, music from the wedding next door was so loud we could not hear our speeches, liquor was stopped at 10.45pm, lift was closed we has to exit down several flights of stairs, and not enough food. This is totally unacceptable. We have spoken to Doltone and the response was, sorry, may the next chapter in your life be happy.!!!!
Do not hold your wedding at Doltone house go to McDonalds.
A very disappointed and angry mother.

Visited May 2014
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16 Thank MirandaHotelManager
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Kirrawee, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Worst Experience”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We looked to have our Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Jones Bay Wharf. The Owner of the Doltone House Group is a Money Hungry Used Car Salesman. Our Budget did not appeal to him & we were left feeling like second rate citizens. Instead of our preferred Saturday Wedding; he tried to push us onto a Sunday or Weekday & still he made us feel line he was doing us a favour. My Fiancee was left frustrated & we looked elsewhere. We found an amazing Venue & Owner who has given us our Dream Wedding. We gained our dream Saturday Wedding for a lot better price tag Doltone House pressured us with. Go & see Blue Room Cruise Jones Bay Wharf. A lot better option & a real genuine person who appreciates your business.

  • Visited January 2014
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8 Thank xxPeteandLinda
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Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Talk about being hung out to dry...”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We had contacted the Doltone House to request having our wedding ceremony there in 2015. That is the only positive thing I can say about the place...

They are so inflexible and only want your money as paying for the use of one of their rooms for 2 hours will not be good for their business. Even though the date we are looking at is free, they'd rather wait and get a Christening event and a reception but not a wedding in between???? Too hard and not giving them more/enough money. What is it with these sorts of companies that treat you like you are something to be walked all over??

Too hard basket... keep away. The service here is indescribable and disrespectful.

There are plenty of better function centre's out there that give you what you need and for an excellent price with the service to boot.

I'd give them zero if I could. Seriously Doltone House, what are you thinking??

Rubbish!!!

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10 Thank LozandJosh
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Auckland
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“excellent quality for a large conference dinner”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Conference dinners are not necessarily known for their great food. This was a notable exception. We were around 300 people. What was striking was that the main courses, I had chicken and my husband had steak, were both tender moist and cooked perfectly. highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank hinemoa-auckland
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