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Lorraine's Patisserie

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Central Business District
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Palings Lane | 320 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
08:30 - 18:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Lorraine's Patisserie a few times, the shop front delightfully presents all its temptations in a very deceptively simple and enticing way. There is usually always a line, and Lorraine's does precede by their reputation. Yet despite the hype, and no doubt the delicious and decadent cakes and pastries on offer, I always feel like a bit... More 

Thank MissXTraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought the chocolate mousse cake for my sisters birthday and it was amazing! The best cake I've ever tasted in Australia so far.

Thank Hasina S
Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This chef used to work at Rockpool. Her passion for all things sweet is evident. I have been buying my dessert for dinner parties here for years, Do yourself a favour and get down there.

Thank Julie1958594
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Best place to get your next choco cake. It is pricey but for that special occasion, it is probably worth it. I enjoy coming in for a look. It is a small shop and things do sell out by the afternoon. Head there early, otherwise pre-order.

Thank Audrey S
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Don't go to Lorraine's Patisserie to sit and have a cake as this place is mainly designed for you to watch them bake, grab a cake and go! But it's definitely worth having a takeaway cake at Lorraine! A little pricey, but definitely worth it! Worth booking on the internet if you have a good idea of what you need... More 

Thank Miamadvisor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We watched the bakers quickly preparing the tarts, pastries. and cakes while other customers stood in line to get whatever comes fresh out of the oven. Too bad the place is only for takeout, but the aroma was so tempting that we waited patiently in the line for their “Bert’s Beef Pie” and “Bert’s Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll” And,... More 

Thank gabykouchacji
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Like a previous reviewer, I searched for best patisseries and decided to try Lorraines, since it was only 30 minutes walk away. The place is a bit curious, having large windows where you can see everything going on - and with 7 people working inside, there seemed to be a lot going on. However the area to choose your cakes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Eclairs are wonderful, chocolate cake amazing and everthing fresh. Expensive and they don't always have what you want but a great place non the less.

Thank dazza48
Sydney, Australia
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5,043 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

So many wonderful pastries so how do you pick one. Rhubarb looked great but so did the cheesecake - choices, choices? Great watching the team baking the pastries. Expensive but quality to match.

Thank RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia
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190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

No pastry chef works harder at perfecting than Lorraine and her desserts are classic. From the berry mascapone cake to the Date Tart and everything in between, These pastries are worked to perfection. Lorraine uses the highest quality ingredients. Prices reflect the quality so go with a full wallet. There is no ware to sit in this takeaway shop so... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
08:30 - 18:30
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palings Lane | 320 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 61292403000
The intimate retail patisserie shop located on the corner of Palings Lane within ivy features an open pastry kitchen where Lorraine Godsmark and her small team of chefs bake throughout the day creating a range of delectable tarts, cakes, pastries, and slices available for take away. The deliciously decadent aroma of freshly baked lemon meringue, raspberry pecan cake and banana bread wafting through Palings Lane and into Ash Street is near impossible to resist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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