Arthur

4.8
51 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Arthur is Surry Hills’ newest neighbourhood restaurant. Headed up by Tristan Rosier, and named after his grandfather, the team aim to showcase our excitement for the local produce on offer through the constantly evolving set menu and all Australian wine list. Served to the table by our chefs, our menu is created so you can focus on your conversation and company, rather than what you’ll be ordering.

Continuing on with Tristan’s family tradition where his grandparents used to get everyone together, and like his parents do now, we now hope to do this for our community and be the place where you celebrate milestones, catch up with loved ones and spend time with those who matter the most.

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Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
0468 991 088
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tristan Rosier
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Private Party Facilities
Arthur is perfect for Christmas parties and get togethers for groups of up to 45 people. Hire out the restaurant for exclusive use, or host a large group in a section of our space. Email us to find out more.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Nobbs Street
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Parking Details
There is ample on street parking around the restaurant.
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Public Transit
10 minutes walk from central station. Bus routes along Cleveland Street, which is a 3 minute walk, come from all directions including Sydney CBD, Randwick and Bondi Junction.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great variety and balance in flavours! Indulged my friday night there with my good friend

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RL
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There is a lot to like about Arthur... pricing is amazing value for food and drinks and cosy dining fitout space is delightful (except for bugs) . But it’s not memorable, and hence a let down.
After reading all the media hype our expectations were high for a great seasonal dining experience with informed chefs bringing exciting dishes to table. After all, that’s the best thing about chefs coming to your table, getting the sense of their excitement for the created dishes. But..... other than main host (who was AMAZING and engaging on welcome and drinks!) the dishes were perfunctorily brought to table, delivery and descriptions that added nothing to that already described on menu (because the description is a list of ingredients, as is the plate... no surprises, no real high and lows... just great produce) and more just “put on table and walk away” kind of service from chefs.
After experiences like Peter Gunn at IDES, there needs to be more thought to who is bringing out food, to be enthused about the dishes and having thought to creating a dining environment (too many bugs all along wall and windows and in the air above table whilst eating) .... Being able to see plating and chefs from every point in restaurant, it felt more like a function centre plating where most dishes seems like assembly only. the tartare and fish dish were fantastic. The rest.... plain. Sauces too simple and dare I say it... bland. Not enough punch to make things memorable. Yes, ingredients AMAZING quality. Not enough of a great overall experience to rate the restaurant as a place you must go to. Nor is it so delicious that you would go back to try again.

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EJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Lovely local restaurant!

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C
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful night out for two. The imaginative food offerings were only matched by the attentive and knowledgable service from all the staff. This is a sophisticated restaurant but without the stuffy atmosphere that can ensure. Great evening.

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TC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We left the restaurant hungry so we had a pizza. We shuffled out the restaurant because the next sitting was early. I can't begin to understand why Arthur has got good reviews.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great tasting menu and fantastic value at $70pp. Relaxed service with courses served comfortably withing 2 hrs. Fun to see the dishes being served up in full view, everything fresh and a creative menu. Highly recommend for date / occasion with a relaxed ambiance.

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FE
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The evening started well but got progressively worse...the dishes all started the taste the same - all heavily coated in a type of mayonnaise sauce which just killed the flavor of everything else. We requested(gave 4 days notice ) an alternative to the pork loin as we don’t eat pork. What arrived was this tasteless dish of egg plant and mushrooms- no flavor, no seasoning, no love. Just a plate of cardboard- it was actually shameful- I felt embarrassed for the chef.
To top it all it was incredibly noisy - you could barely have a conversation with the person next to you - mostly due to one large rowdy group table.
Overall incredibly disappointing- I was dining with an overseas guest - and I felt ashamed at the quality of the meal.

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r
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No bad courses, some standout courses. But best value set menu in Sydney.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, not too heavy.
Friendly service, near door good spot. Cool breeze and not noisy. Already recommended to friends

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G
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All I can say is excellent food and wine and service
We all left very happy and contented

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JW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took the Mrs out to Arthur for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect. The location, the atmosphere, the decor but most importantly the food all made for a memorable occasion. We loved the Arthur experience. The chefs have created a fantastic set menu, so once your there, order a bottle of wine, relax and enjoy one another's company. The rest is all handled for you. Can't wait to be back.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, creatively thoughtful food. Vegetables were a standout and so was the pork loin. Knockout dish was the rhubarb with honey cream and lavender granita. Who would have thought that a smidgeon of lavender flavoured granita could have such a impact? The restraint in that dish showed real understanding of flavour and balance. Altogether a beautiful meal that my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed from the first to last mouthful.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of our most enjoyable dining experiences in Sydney. Well done to all the team for making it such a good experience. Keep up the good work guys

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M
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We went to Arthur for our anniversary celebration as it came with exceptional reviews. It could be that we had our expectations set quite high and therefore there was a very slight let-down. Food was good in general, although some dishes had one flavour that over-powered the rest (too sour or too salty). Desserts were fantastic. Noisy environment and seating is quite tight (just like any other restaurants in Surry Hills). Service is beyond excellent.

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L
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant to open up for a while. Every dish got better & better. Great value would highly recommend!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our second visit in 3 weeks and the food & service was just as great as it was the first time. Outstanding value for money, amazing food, great Australian wine list. We will be back as soon as we can!!

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KK
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was so delicious, great value and the staff were very friendly. We were lucky enough to have the best seat in the house so we could watch the food being prepared. Very intimate meal, it was fantastic, can't recommend it enough.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the 10 + course tasting menu. Most creative, generous and delicious. Will be back soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arthur is incredible. The team constantly nail their menu, constantly innovating and respecting the core ingredients. It’s a REAL celebration of Australian food and wine. Worth it.

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WG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The team at Arthur make you feel welcomed from the moment you step in the door. Simple and elegant food served alongside a perfectly composed local drinks list, Arthur does not disappoint.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Arthur on a Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food is outstanding, great wine list and the staff were lovely. Looking forward to our next visit.

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n
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We had a group of 5 with a few dietary requirements, the team at Arthur took care of it seamlessly. The food was fantastic. Will certainly be going back.

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B
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a joy it was to dine at Arthur’s. The set menu presented was both creative and delcicious. One dish that stood out for me was the kangaroo tarte and it having no gaminess. Definitely check this place out!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for a dinner date as a couple and we were impressed how amazing was the food and service. The only letdown was we found it very noisy even the sound proof sponge hidden inside the tables doesn't help at all. We basically spend mostly screaming at each other whole night , just to be able hear each other. Not a romantic thing to do. Put it that way!! Apart from that it should be a neighbourhood gem with easily affordable degustation menu, worth every penny!!

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DN
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the tastiest, best value cooking in town at the moment. Great concept and executed with finesse. Will be returning without a doubt.

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G
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and i was sick too unfortunately and even if I've put that in the notes nothing it has been done and the spot wasn't what we expected but a part of that....delicious food, great tasting menu,especially for my vegetarian option and very nice and cozy environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. The food was just beyond beautiful, the service and venue are perfect.

Well done guys, this place is an absolute winner. See you again very very soon!

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BK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Tasting menu was just amazing and incredibly good value. We'll be back!

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P
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and understated service resulted in a lovely night. Only downside was the seating was quite tight which I guess is to be expected in Surry Hills!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service very professional and welcome, wonderful atmosphere and amazing food. Great restaurant

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W
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place needs to charge more for the amazing food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious delicious delicious

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G
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here was sensational - an absolute flavour explosion. Sourdough bread is worth the pick up

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KA
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous experience...... can’t wait to go again which will be soon as they change the set tasting menu every 2 weeks...... yippee! Another great addition to Surry Hills

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s
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The food was really good, and if we had one gripe it was that some dishes were overly salted. It was very cozy and intimate, but you'd have to talk really loud to hear so you can hear each other. Otherwise, service was great and it was quite a show watching chefs work inthe very open kitchen

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SP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The venue is loud so may not be the best place for quiet conversation.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fantastic and really good value for money! Service was great, attentive without being intrusive and overall the restaurant has a really warm welcoming atmosphere. Definitely would go again!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the eleven course dinner. Out of the eleven, nine were complete winners and the other two quite good, so a high average overall. $70 per head is good value but, if you like cocktails and wine like we do, the bill can get up there a little. Lovely service and really nice people. Overall a great neighbourhood restaurant serving excellent food.

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HA
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service - what a welcome new addition to the neighbourhood! The great range of flavours through the 11 dishes was amazing - the tartare of kangaroo was outstanding! Looking forward to their next monthly menu change to go back again...well done to all the team at Arthur’s

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MT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding food, service and just a really lovely night out with my husband. My only suggestion would be to turn on the AC. By the end of the evening it was quite stuffy inside.

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