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212 Riley St Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Surry Hills
Australian, International, European, Grill
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212 Riley St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Jerusalem, Israel
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I tried it once when I first came to the CAmbridge Hotel, but I never returned. There are lots of places nearby with food as good and less expensive.

Thank avmlevi2017
Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We partially reviewed this restaurant in the review of the connected building - the Cambridge Hotel. To give this restaurant it's own credit we would say this.... why are you not in the UK in Lancashire??!! You have a great relaxed and warm team. True manners and care. We think we met the lady who owned this, at the least... More 

Thank Neil279
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2015

What a great atmosphere wonderful food and great service the staff were so nice and the wines were very good...

Thank Dennis K
Blue mountains
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

You must try the coffee it is better than campos and all press. The atmosphere is cosy. The peanutbutter on sourdough great. Will continue to keep coming back for best coffee in Sydney and already served with a chat and a smile.

Thank dak3
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Waited for 15 minutes to be served my coffee, then the staff member walked off on a personal phone call - I never received my coffee and walked out. Breakfast consisted of plastic lumpy scrambled eggs. Not recommended. Yuck.

Thank TravelnStyle007
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2013

The restaurant has been updated and is terrible. The food was poor and the set out of the restaurant is awful. There is no privacy at the tables. It is rather like a school camp (only the food is worse and the staff not very pleasant)

Thank Jack E
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Ate alot of meals at the Cambridge and couldn't fault any.

Thank Susan T
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We had a nice relaxing drink and a chat to the hotel manager, after which we had a meal we could not fault

Thank Bob C
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Great breakfast!!! Either Continental or a full cooked breakfast smorgasboard style. Ask for a coffee from the coffee machine. One of the best!!!

Thank Donna G
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

The cooked breakfast was hearty, and certainly gave you enough fuel you up for the days activities! Great value for money!

Thank Happy_Chappy77

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, International, European, Grill
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Riley St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9212-1111

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

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