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#106 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2888
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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357 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought expensive, this is a yummy place to visit for special occasions/celebrations. Bills can be split. Clean restaurant with helpful, friendly staff.

Thank Teresa C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food overall was very good. The issue is that the tables are too large and that they are managed as community tables negatively impacting on dinner conversations when groups are too close to each other. Also as there seems to be no noise cancelling material the place when full like when we went becomes very loud making the restaurant... More 

Thank cbroo
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came as a large group for end of year Xmas celebration. As we came in in small groups it was difficult to find anyone to seat us or later take drinks orders. Finally were shown to 3 tables when we had prebooked a communal table. Reluctantly they moved us to the right table where we sat and sat and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been for a while (probably 3 - 4 years) and thought we would try it again and were very glad we did....we decided to have the set menu and the food was really good and just the right amount...the staff were good too...friendly, efficient and helpful with the wines!.

Thank Gordon2066
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it failed to live up to its reputation. The tables are quite large and the conversion of the stand up tables to sit down tables - albeit with really large chairs, is a fail, especially for shorter people. The idea of sitting groups on one side of a table where it is difficult to have a conversation with each... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a dinner with friends, the place is very nice and food is good, in a innovative / fusion style

Thank Stefano G
Newport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for setting up a table for 10 with 15 minutes notice. Great atmosphere and service, catered for both vegan and halal eaters as well as gluten free..... all meals are made to share and we weren't disappointed with anything. A nice place with a different feel as all tables are long and you get to sit beside strangers..... I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We came here as it was highly recommended by my sister who lived in Melbourne. I came with high expectations, however these were not met at the slightest. The service was really good and the cocktails were decent, however the food seemed very average. We had a starter to share and a couple of mains with rice (you can order... More 

Thank Mitul L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. The food always tastes so fresh and vibrant. The service can be slow at times and I find many of their staff don't know much about the wines they have but I still keep coming back for the food.

Thank jennlloyduk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I went Longrain recently with a group of friends for a special occasion. It was very pleasant and successful to say the least. Service was outstanding and it was great to be around the unpretentious, kind and fun staff members. We ordered the $65 banquet which blew our minds. The detail in taste and presentation was exquisite. I'll be back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$75
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Commonwealth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 2888
Longrain Sydney is located at 85 Commonwealth St in Surry Hills.

Inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table, our menu is made up of dishes created for sharing. Longrain's menu has evolved from Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision, bringing South East Asian influences to carefully sourced ingredients with fresh, zingy flavours. His vibrant menu is carefully balanced with wines and cocktails chosen by restaurateur Sam Christie. Our long, shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together, so you can try each dish as part of a full tasting experience, just as it was intended (limited reservations available).

Book one of our individual tables for parties between 6 - 10 people; or Private Dining Room for 12-18 guests.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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