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Oscillate Wildly

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275 Australia St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9517 4700
18:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Gotta give it to the chefs for an inventive menu, however the food must at least taste good. My girlfriend and I celebrated a graduation dinner here and left unimpressed with a large hole in my wallet. The service was great and attentive, however it felt very pretentious and had no warmth to it. The food was bland and just... More 

Thank Slinkee
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Chef Karl Firla knows his stuff ...what goes with which and how. Gerard and Jacqui were most delightful and knowledgeable waiters/ress. We had the 8 course degustation meal with matching wines and a champagne to start. I regret to say I took a photo of the food art presented each course like an Instagram teenage addict, which I will not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A special place for special occasions, Oscillate Wildly with its young chef Carl (et al.) and staff community Gerald and Will (er al.) attend to sharing with their guests an innovative, sensory and experimental dining experience underpinned by classy professionalism and friendly, knowledgeable service. With thoughtfully selected matching wines - in a restaurant setting of restrained ambience enhanced by a... More 

Thank mustdotravels
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to Oscillate Wildly a few times now and have never had a dish I didn't like. Even when dishes contain ingredients I don't love (such as mushrooms), they make them taste amazing. I would highly recommend going for a fantastic eating experience.

Thank bsummy
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I wanted to go somewhere special for our 2 year anniversary and this place sprung to mind. I heard it was great - great indeed ! what a brilliant experience. From the phone call to confirm our booking to the greeting at the door, to service in general - absolutely wonderful. A lovely relaxed environment, classy but not clinical -... More 

Thank CamInAus
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was taken here for an anniversary after wanting to visit for years and I was not disappointed! The service was friendly and unpretentious and the food was absolutely delicious and well balanced. I would recommend this to anyone as a reasonably priced degustation in Sydney! Can't wait for an excuse to come back

Thank HatulaCat
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

One of the best places to enjoy a degustation in Sydney. Reasonably priced, delicious food and wine and friendly service

Thank Keith J
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great dishes. Excellent matched wines. I have been here half a dozen times in the last 2 years and have never been disappointed. Excellent value and amazing flavours. If you are a foodie Oscillate Wildly is a must.

Thank Velocyclist
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. A tiny little restaurant down one of Newtown's side streets. The food was amazing, the only criticism I have is, we left hungry....but I would return

Thank lexigrace
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

What an experience - a must try! Wine list is well matched to the food and the size of the meals is perfect

Thank Kris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$89
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Australia St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9517 4700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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