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252 George St | Level 1, Establishment, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9114 7312
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
252 George St | Level 1, Establishment, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was an excellent dining experience. The ambiance of the elegant, spacious room was perfect. The service was attentive, knowledgeable and warm. Last but definitely not least, the food was exceptional, meticulously prepared and delicious! We have not been to EST for some years . It...More

Thank Maria Theresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we celebrated our anniversary at est and it was a wonderful experience! The food is, I think, overpriced, but all in all the service is execptional and overall a great place for a special occassion. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and we...More

1  Thank reidybloom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. There are different menus to select from. The food is absolutely amazing and the service top notch. On the fancy side so dress up a little and be ready to spend some money. Deserves all the awards it’s received.

Thank Lina333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at est two nights ago and still are overwhelmed by the experience. On entering the restaurant one has the feeling of old world pretentiousness but that’s where it ends. Yes it’s up there price wise but the experience was worth very penny. We...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the misfortune to go to Quay a couple of weeks ago, which (to be fair) used to be one of the stars of the Sydney dining scene. See my seperate review, it is no longer part of the fine dining scene of Sydney....More

1  Thank Puligny888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu with matching wines. Amazing dishes - fantastic wines - friendly, professional staff. Highly recommended!

Thank John W
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Up-market but not stuffy. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We had a few laughs with them. Food was excellent, and my husband really enjoyed the wine pairing. We had a wonderful evening! It's pricey, so probably best for a special occasion.

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Title says it all. This is the restaurant in Sydney I most trust for an important business lunch. Good wine list too. Thanks

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

¬¬Excellent location, décor, food and level of service. This was my first dinner at Est; I have been on business lunches where I was more focused on clients than the food so I was interested to review the experience on a personal basis. The experience...More

Thank bdmapm
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Total fine dining experience. From the moment you walk through the door you are treated like royalty. Decor and atmosphere to suit. Food exquisite and very enjoyable. Portions ample. Menu varied, with choice of set or alacarte. Have the souffle at dessert! Far too much...More

Thank mickh162
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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15 August 2017|
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Response from ChuckyC88 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response but the regular reservation is fine. As Michael has said it takes a couple of hours but definitely worth it. Also try the oysters at the beginning with their special vinaigrette. Very delicious.
Ann M
17 February 2017|
Response from Tucsondiego | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $180 Australian Dollars
Mikki L
13 February 2017|
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Response from nikkibee75 | Reviewed this property |
the whole establishment complex (hotel, bar, sushi restaurant, cocktail lounge) is a beautiful venue, and you wouldn't stand out in a suit, dress or decent jeans... i've dressed up to go to the restaurant, and i've also worn... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 George St | Level 1, Establishment, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9114 7312
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Set within a beautiful heritage dining room with soaring white columns and luxurious accoutrements, est. delivers dining on a grand scale. Executive head chef Peter Doyle is renowned for his trademark contemporary Australian food, which is uncluttered, seasonally driven and executed with French-influenced precision. Supporting Peter is Jacob Davey, whom was hand picked for the distinguished est. team after winning the Young Australian Chef of the Year at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Award in 2013. Add award winning service and an acclaimed wine list personally selected by Franck Moreau MS, and you just know est. is going to be a dining experience not to be missed and long remembered.
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