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Established in 2015, Annata is recognised by locals as the Lower North Shore's premier Wine Bar and Casual Fine Dining Restaurant - Serving seasonally tuned set menus in our Mezzanine section and a concise yet satisfying bar menu downstairs, these are accompanied by an award-winning wine list, exemplary cocktails, and a wide and eclectic range of Spirits & Craft Beer - Whatever your flavour, there's something for you here.
PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$74
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Dining bars
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’re always impressed with this place - but the duck tonight was exceptional- so much so it would be wrong not to review it. It’s not every chef who can get it so right.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021

We like this place very much and the food is really great! The only problem is the service goes off after a little while and you find yourself waiting for the original person who looked after you to come back and see if there is...anything else you might like. Or in fact, anyone. We tried to praise the food so much but there wasn’t a lot of interest in what we thought or said. Would like to go back, but the service would have to be better.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Christian B, Owner at Annata, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Thankyou for taking the time to leave your review; we will definitely be reviewing our sequence of service and making sure that our staff are maintaining the attentive standard that we aspire to every day. Hopefully we can see you again soon, and keep our...More

Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We had a nice night- great company, ambience and service but the food was really disappointing and the bill made me fall over . The waitress kept suggesting we would need double of everything we ordered because the dishes were small so we went with...it . By the end of the night we had an absolutely ridiculous bill. There is no way I would eat there again because it just wasn’t worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Christian B, General Manager at Annata, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2021

Hi Sharon, Thankyou for your feedback. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best quality ingredients we can find, and our chefs work long and hard to prepare them in a mindful and inventive way. The prices we charge, and the coinciding portions, are the result...More

Reviewed 13 January 2021

We all know local restaurants are struggling to survive at the minute so decided to go local rather than into the city and so glad we did! The five course degustation menu was beautiful, my favourites were the spanner crab salad and octopus but hey,...they were all delicious. I think the menu changes monthly so we’ll be back next month for sure. Matching wines are available but we chose a French Chablis, premier cru, not cheap but a fabulous wine and overall the meal was value for money. Important we don’t devalue the excellent food and service provided by suburb restaurants just because of location. This is an awesome restaurant, delivering delicious food and personal servIce. Well done Annata!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2020

A delightful 4 course meal for our group - tuna tartare, spätzle, pork neck and a light and appetising cheesecake. The mushroom arancini as appetiser was well crafted and to finish off we also had complementary puffed rice nougat. Impeccable service, al fresco dining meant...we had the area to ourselves. A nice little find in Crows Nest which has no shortage of dining experiences. Happy to recommend & re visit!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 November 2020

Its hard for us to leave Crows Nest - there are so many good restaurants. This is as good as any of them. The flounder I had was probably the best fish I have ever had. The waiter knew his wine...and the salad with the...fish was superb....This is a restaurant we really want to return to. If it is as good the second time - then it will get a five star!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent venue, we came here for after dinner cocktails and nightcap. Nice atmosphere and great bar list

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 4 course set menu here with a group of friends. Staff were knowledgeable and took care to discuss options and accommodate any requirements. Wine was also good and explained well but expensive. A great experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 27 June 2020 via mobile

Keen to support Anaya post-COVID restrictions as our last dinner there was excellent. Great 5 course set menu tonight and the staff were uber-professional. Sommelier very helpful. Menu nicely paced and, despite a 1hr 45min dining window, we did not feel rushed. Great work Annata...and see you again next time!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 19 June 2020

I've had the great pleasure of dining at Annata on a number of occasions. I managed to get in last night for their degustation, which was absolutely lovely. Annata's menu changes regularly, which is fantastic as iIt gives me a great reason to go back...time and time again. The great food is suitably complemented by a very good cocktail and wine list. The bar staff do their utmost to find a wine to suit your palate. The cocktails are not surprisingly some of the best to be found in Sydney. At the moment they have a feijoa based cocktail which I thought was absolutely sublime. The staff at Annata are genuinely friendly and know their stuff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4