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El Bulli

501 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9319 5199
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“tapas” (59 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
“chorizo” (11 reviews)
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501 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017

El Bulli is iconic n has been around for a number of years therefore know their food n cuisine ! Great atmosphere but one can hardly hear themselves in the restaurant therefore it's concerntration on the platters in front of us ! Bustling n fast...More

Thank rathisripathy
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very large restaurant with lots of culture but unfortunately the food was lacking something. Needs a lot more flavor and the sangria seemed very watered down. Very unfortunate as I do love tapas! Prices are reasonable as we did order a fair bit.

1  Thank chimk281
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night, with live Spanish music. People even get up and dance! The food and drinks are also delicious, especially the unique sangria.

Thank MedhaviG
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming staff. Lovely waiters. Food was average, could've been so much better. They forgot two of our tapas plates. The restaurant/night club is so noisy. No way to have a conversation. We shall be finding another tapas restaurant.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great food and quick service. We camme here after a failed experience at another tapas bar and this is the real deal.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Booked for dinner at 8.15. No table available. Very happy to buy drinks and linger at the bar. Nice enough ambience. Seated by 8.40. Ordered our meals. Lovely waitress. Dinner served by 9.15. Some dishes bordering on cold. Asked to MOVE mid meal from our...More

Thank chrissyt344
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Tasty food, amazing atmosphere with live music and even a dancefloor that we most certainly utilised, amazing strawberry and mint sangria - made for a perfect, romantic night. Little expensive, but the fun we had made it worth it! Great friendly staff too!

Thank Ria D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Been to this restaurant quite a few times. I love the decor, it had a good vibe overall. Yes, it gets crowded and getting a table takes time, but I often found staffs to be accommodating and helpful. We mostly order tapas and share. But...More

Thank QuickQuickSlow
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant. Food, service was all good/average. Wouldn't go on a special occasion but will visit again casually. Bit too darkly lit for our liking...

Thank Tecla K
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent selection of tapas meals, generous portions and good value for money. Very atmospheric with friendly wait staff.

Thank Jenny W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9319 5199
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