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Food Society

#113 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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91 Riley Street | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8090 3462
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I gave my sisters a hight tea as a gift and unfortunately the experience was not pleasant. Mostly the service let this premises down, I will not buy it as a gift or will try it myself.

Thank Adrinari
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was fantastic without a scone in sight. Loved the detailed, retro-chic decor for an experience out of the ordinary not to mention great value for money.

Thank Puff70
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister, mum and I have been to many High Teas in Sydney, and thought it would be a nice treat to try a slightly less traditional option at Food Society after seeing a Groupon and several great reviews on the venue. After all, my sister had been to Food Society for dinner and thought the food was incredible. Unfortunately,... More 

1 Thank Anny S
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Generally not a fan of Eastern European Food but the menu looked interesting and decided to give it a go. Not disappointed. Everything was well seasoned and tasted as it sounded on the menu. Dishes were innovative and on the whole well executed. Surroundings very pleasant and music while good was not invasive. Recommended

Thank DaveOz54
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like your high tea experience please,please, please stay away from this place! Food Society completely ruined our experience. Went with a Groupon and only purchased it because of the great reviews on the website. Completely overrated! We were greeted promptly and were asked to sit down on a large shared table, which was ok- we did ask to... More 

1 Thank 980Claudia
Leixlip, Ireland
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought this Groupon as a gift for my friend after see great reviews for the vodka high tea, food and general service. We were seated by the hostess and from there the service just went completely downhill. We sat for 20 minutes without our tea orders being taken. I had to ask the waitress what was going on and... More 

Thank 632Michael
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the pork knuckle, the cured salmon, the feta custard, and the beef cheek croquettes. The pork knuckle was tender and crispy on the outside- as it should be. The cured salmon was a refined dish and very pleasing. And the feta custard was pretty memorable with the mushroom confit! But the most amazing thing we did was venture... More 

Thank Mark H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eastern Euro fare with a twist? you bet. It's a totally share menu that belies its inspiration from the former Eastern Bloc. It couldn't be easier, choose a tasting board of three canapes with matching vodkas followed by a main dish. The choices are endless as is their beers. Book, there is no other workable way to relish the spirit... More 

Thank shasha b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for four. We tried a variety of appetisers and mains. Especially delicious we're the cauliflower and dumplings. All other dishes were highly enjoyable. The service was friendly and efficient. Only one dish - the spatleze was not so good. Highly recommend this restaurant. Especially for a group of friends to share the variety of flavored.

Thank SurferPete
Brookvale, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, venue and drinks at Food Society are impeccable. I feel the Festival Feasts menu isn’t bad for $30-, however considering five us shared three mains I hope the general public get one each. The venue needs to look at staffing levels because they were inadequate to match the demand of the patrons. I will return to Food Society... More 

Thank Jason K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Riley Street | Lower Ground Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8090 3462
Eclectic European restaurant and vodka bar serving sharing style meals, Sydney's largest range of vodka's and signature cocktail list. Winner of the 2013 European Restaurant of the Year and finalist for 2014,2015 & 2016. Now serving our Award Winning Vodka High Tea on Saturdays from 12.00pm - 5.00pm, bookings essential

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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 Darlinghurst

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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