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“fantastic food; ambience less so”
Review of LuMi Bar & Dining

LuMi Bar & Dining
Ranked #23 of 6,362 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$93 - US$139
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Beneath a multitude of pendent lights creating an intimate atmosphere, LuMi Dining comes to life under the guidance of Federico Zanellato. A casual fine dining experience coupled with a modern European bar. LuMi Dining invite you to explore ingredients, textures and flavours beyond the confines of cuisine. Set to the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, LuMi Dining presents both new and reinvented gastrono
Reviewed 12 December 2020

Maybe I'm just getting old! But before things got underway we were already a bit put off by how noisy this restaurant is. Seemed odd because there were no large raucous groups; in fact most looked pretty subdued, and it's carpeted.
We decided it was the background soundtrack, which wasn't very background, requiring that everyone to speak louder than usual. OK for a tapas bar, but not for a night dedicated to fine dining, when you want to hear exactly what each course is composed of (the menu also giving little away in this regard) and share the joy of indulging in such a delicately prepared feast.
But otherwise this restaurant fully deserves its high rating.
While described as 'Italian with a Japanese twist', I'd say it was more 'Japanese with an Italian twist' - which was fine by us.
Every course (whatever they were!) was more sublime than the last. The timing was pretty good - about 2 hours for 10 courses. Not cheap, especially the wines - you won't get out of here for less than $600 a couple. And if you're keen on truffle be prepared to exceed this. But given the waterfront location it was reasonable.
I'd definitely go again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Thank Sydneygal007
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

We were here for our 20th anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and the service hospitable and attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant itself i a little noisy but it's a good atmosphere.
We had the premium tasting menu which was more than enough food. My favourite was the grilled Murray cod with the signature croissants, and both desserts but particularly the coconut. A particular thank you to Gian Marco and Rocco, and to the very talented chef Federico and his wonderful team.

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank Angelba
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

What a beautiful location to have this exceptional venue, service was fantastic and watching the chefs perform their magic was great. The set menus which allows you to taste various dishes that can also be matched up with wines leaves you feeling content!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

The food here is amazing! also has an extensive wine list and fantastic cocktails. The server we had was super helpful and recommended some amazing dishes too.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 21 June 2020

Went to Lumi, yesterday Saturday for lunch. Cannot not fault, great food, great service. I have not been to Lumi for a few years, will be returning more often.

Date of visit: June 2020
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