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Universal - CLOSED

Republic 2 Courtyard, Palmer St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9331 0709
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
8 May 2013
“Hurry before it closes!”
3 May 2013
“Universal love”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Australian, Vegan Options
Republic 2 Courtyard, Palmer St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Of course you can't visit Universal without a Gaytime goes nuts dessert and of course it is superb (even for a non dessert lover). We had the spring menu, sampled about 6 dishes, which is plenty. Trout Tatiki a favourite. The great selection of wines...More

Thank liz c
Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here twice this year - wonderful modern food - fantastic selection for vegetarians - and amazing desserts (gay time, little miss sunshine and the ginger meggs were standouts) - plus a fantastic selection of wines, very cool staff and a great location -...More

Thank jbamail
Reviewed 21 April 2013

For a detailed review and photos from my recent dining experience see the following link: http://foodmab.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/universal-19-april-2013.html The food, overall, was generally good and quite enjoyable. The desserts are especially good. The Gaytime Goes Nuts dessert deserves its reputation as one of Sydney's best desserts at...More

1  Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 13 April 2013

As other reviewers have noted, Christine Manfield will be closing Universal at the end of April and, also like other reviewers, I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to visit it more often during its six year run. I dined with a table of several...More

1  Thank gaskill71
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We came for the first time last year. It was not as good this year, only 5 out 5, instead of 6. Last time I thought it was one of the top 5 meals I had ever had. This time one of our dining companions...More

Thank KK_M_11
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Have been here twice now. It is expensive for what you get, but everything tastes great. I think the plates are meant to be shared. Good wine choices

Thank garyjourn
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Perhaps went back too soon, the food is wonderful but the magic was not te same. One good feature is that the menu changes regularly unlike many others that stay the same for years. We had different waiters and I missed the talents of the...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We couldn't believe it when we managed to park in Palmer Street exactly opposite the restaurant. If this was an omen, the rest of evening surely would not disappoint. And it didn't. The restaurant is intimate and the service impeccable. We had the three course...More

Thank SueMox
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I was fortunate enough to dine at universal last weekend with a group of friends and can only say I was blown away! Amazing service, atmosphere and, of course, the food. The size of our group meant we got to try almost everything on the...More

Thank mama_zip
Reviewed 11 March 2013

What a shame this restaurant is closing, for ever, at the end of April. I dined with my wife recently and could have absolutely kicked myself for not having gone sooner and more frequently. Visited on a buzzy and busy Friday evening. The staff and...More

Thank Arno_franz01
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Australian, Vegan Options
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republic 2 Courtyard, Palmer St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 0709
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