Arthur

4.7
123 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic dinner! The service was wonderful and the whole night exceeded my expectations. The food was really interesting and totally delicious. Great value (love the set menu). Just perfect. Thanks !

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KT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Classy restaurant in Surry Hills which serves modern Australian cuisine in an intimate setting. It's degustation-only dining but they do cater for dietary requirements. The dishes are shared between two diners so it's a little different to most degustations where each diner gets their own serve, but the dishes are exciting and showcase the ingredients well. Highly recommended.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it and would definitely recommend...enjoyed not having to choose the food...

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LM
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This was my second time to Arthur, and it didn't disappoint. I enjoyed a different menu this time, which was just as delicious as the first, with a delicious wine menu to match!
The only small downside on this experience was that we felt a little rushed by the waiters.
I was catching up with a friend that I hadn't seen in ages - and for just about every course that was served, they hurried us to finish the plates so the next course could be served. I understand that you only have a license to 11:30pm, so the meals need to be served for everyone to finish by this time. It just would have been nicer to have a little more time.
Regardless, I would still highly recommend this restaurant to everyone - and have told so many people about it! :)

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JC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful evening. Beautiful food. Loved the menu. Good service

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WM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good effort at innovation and only a little pretentious. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. Only half-full so the noise was ok, but it would be intolerable if it was near capacity. If you want to save on laundering table cloths and vacuuming a carpet, at least put something on the walls to control the sound.
The small all-Australian wine list was vey good and quite reasonably priced, too.

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GP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a good evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food that was served. The food was high quality, nicely presented and very tasty. The only draw back was the time frame/slot. We knew we were on a timer, but another hour would have been amazing so we could have enjoyed more of the delicious wine. Overall, we had a great evening and would recommend.

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W
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fixed price set menu. Beautiful setting. Wonderful creative food.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So happy to have a wonderful dining experience at this neighbourhood gem. I wish we had dined there sooner. We will definitely be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great.. Some element of a dish is a miss for me but I see the concept. Otherwise enjoyable night.

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p
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Eat here! The food at Arthur is excellent. There is a very thoughtful combination and balance of flavours and textures. Flavours are distinct but always well balanced. Simple ingredients are elevated to high level of enjoyment. Technically the cooking is of a high order. The wine list complements the food very well indeed. The pacing of service is well judged and information about each course is informative but not overpowering. Our only criticism is that a strong espresso between dessert courses would be desirable - coffee is not served at Arthur....

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food with fantastic service and a few dishes which were brilliant We will be back

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SW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & service.Waiting to visit again once the menu is changed.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Highly recommend for a gastronomic experience

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic tailored vegetarian menu for my partners birthday celebration. Fantastic atmosphere, amazing looking and tasting food and friendly and attentive service.

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G
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing neighborhood gem! Great value for a 10 course tasting menu, everything was absolutely delicious and innovative. Chefs even made sure to accommodate couple of dietary preferences and changed up couple of the dishes as my partner is allergic to macadamias and i dont like capsicum. The bread was amazing! Definitely recommend this place!

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KF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just love this place. Amazing food and genuine, warm service.

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Arthur!

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Intriguing combinations of food delightfully served. The set menu idea is brilliant and very well executed.

Great wine list, too

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g
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant - I will definitely go back :)
Food was delicious, and they made Zoey feel special for her birthday with a candle on the dessert dish!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good location , very good food and service and would recommend

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C
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Probably my expectation was too high with the all reviews. Everything was good and nice but not excellent nor outstanding for food unfortunately.

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Our dinner was nice but neither of us absolutely loved it.

We were vegetarian and ceoliac and we felt that the menu substitutes were a bit disappointing.
The service wasnt the best - they started bringing food without telling us how they were going to adjust the menu for us and before anyone had asked us if we wanted to order drinks. Nobody asked us about drinks until 40minutes into our service.
We also felt as though we were a bit rushed and the bill was brought to the table without us asking for it.
When we made the booking we were asked to specify if the evening was for a special occasion (it was, it was for our anniversary) but no mention was ever made of this, and nothing was done to mark the occasion.

Overall its a very pretty warm little place to sit, and the courses that were done nicely were delicious. It was a good evening but not outstanding.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place. Food was interesting and delicious. Very good value too!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences you can get in Sydney. From the atmosphere, the service, through to every element on the plate (and the plates themselves, why not!).

A warm vibe, always welcoming, and always an experience for the palate. This is my 3rd time visiting, and each time has been equally enjoyable - showing this isn't a one-trick-pony style joint. The ethos if spending time with those you are dining with, and having a progressive menu to explore through the evening makes for quality conversation/time, and also a real appreciation for good quality produce. The love, care, and connection with the paddock (both animal and plant) shines through - the chefs should be commended.

I'll be back for my 4th visit before too long.

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K
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great dinner and everything was good. I'm really satisfied that I had dinner in here. Thank you for all staffs of Arthur.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks, the menu is great value for money and we really enjoyed our lunch. Would highly recommend and look forward to a return visit.

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P
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the courses were delicious and combined well together. The restaurant had a good set-out and the service was great. Look forward to returning.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely sensational dining experience. The staff were wonderful. The food absolutely divine! Such creativity involved with every dish. I felt like I was eating art! Can't wait to head back there.

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E
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Cannot wait to return and fully recommend.

Arthur
Responded on 9 March 2019

Thanks Emma, we'll see you again soon :)

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EB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Interesting concept. Love the space, good service. Food looks stunning, but not backed up by the taste. Style over substance with no balance of flavours. Love what they’re trying though.

Arthur
Responded on 9 March 2019

Hi Erica, thanks for your feedback. It's a shame you think that, our chefs have worked at some of Sydney's best hatted restaurants, & are creating dishes that we know are packed full of flavour. Tristan, owner & head chef, sees every single dish which comes off the pass, and is 100% happy with what we're sending out. Sometimes things which present themselves as simple, are sometimes the most complex.

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JG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night, the food and service was amazing. There was also a great selection of wines to choose from. My only issue was that one of our party cancelled and their strict no cancellation policy was still kept in place. Our party of 6 spent over $800, I think it would've been nice if they could've made an exception.

Arthur
Responded on 9 March 2019

Hi Jodie, thanks for the review, so glad you had a great time. Unfortunately we do have to enforce our bookings policy due to the food for the diner already being prepared and ready for service prior to our guests arriving. Our chefs prepare according to the amount of people coming to reduce waste, and we also prepare according to table size. So everything we put onto everyone's table is custom to that group size. We hope you appreciate where we are coming from.

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k
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Would definitely come back. Would have given 5 stars if not for the very high wine mark up.

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Hey Kevin, appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. Just wanted to explain our reserve list as it may vary venue to venue. It is a mixture of wines which we have held for a longer period of time, bottles we as a restaurant can't get anymore and some also have a higher value. Due to a few factors, the pricing is different to those on our normal wine list. We hope you enjoyed it though, it was a great drop and was our last bottle :) See you again soon.

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B
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, Great Service!
Went there for our anniversary dinner.
Unfortunately super Loud table opposite us.

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Hi Benji, really appreciate the review. We're sorry that happened, and know exactly the table you are talking about. As it was the pitch and projection of their voice rather than a loud and boisterous table, we were unable to interject and we're disappointed it impacted on your experience. For your next visit, feel free to mention to the waiters that you're having issues, and we'll gladly move you should we have available tables. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding as was the service. Wine list consisted of wines that I have never heard of but was pleasantly surprise at how good they were. Would definitely recommend

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Hi there! Thanks for the review, we like to think we have some unusual suspects on there, but all are really great drinkable wines. See you again soon.

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R
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Although I did t enjoy the food this time, I would still recommended Arthur as it’s a lovely local restaurant with a good atmosphere. For me, the food was not to my taste this time. This is just personal preference. My first visit was a few months ago and the food was outstanding. Great service from the staff and good wine pairings on request. I will visit again when the menu changes.

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Hi Ruby, thanks for your feedback. Our menus changes weekly if not daily, so appreciate you may not have liked some dishes last week, but we'll have new ones rotating on the menu very regularly. We suggest checking out our instagram as we keep that up to date with new dishes and ingredients that we're using. Hope to see you again on the next menu change :)

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food, fabulous service - would highly recommend. Set menu takes the stress out of ordering!

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Thanks for your review - we love to see when people like the concept of not having to order, it's our favourite way of dining! See you again soon.

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Arthur is only a few minute walk from where my partner and I live in Surry Hills. We had been looking forward to trying out Arthur since it arrived a few months ago. We gathered a few of our favorite friends that are foodies and and arrived with very positive expectations from the many excellent reports we had from reviews and reports from friends. The beginning of our degustation menu was delightful including a very nice wine we chose to accompany the food. Gradually the five of us noticed the three people sitting behind us were quite loud and their boisterous conversation was intruding and became quite obnoxious. We could here everything they were saying because they were leaning back and screaming at each other with outdoor voices. We were all old friends who had not seen each other for a while and were keen to catch up besides enjoying Arthur’s beautiful food. The.atmosphere became so unbearable because of the unbelievably selfish behavior of our fellow patrons seated next to us, I spat the dummy and gave them a serve. They used normal voices after that but the confrontation put a damper on our Arthur experience. Let’s face it, most crowded restaurants in Sydney have abusive noise levels. I have suffered through many expensive dinners yelling into the ear of the person sitting next to me. This experience was beyond that. The management or employees should have asked the selfish thoughtless patrons next us to lower their noise level but chose not to confront them. We all came away saying great food and service but hideous atmosphere because of the buffoons sitting next to us.

Arthur
Responded on 20 February 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for coming in to chat to us about the above issue. We appreciate it, and for all future issues, we definitely appreciate when guests give us the heads up they may not be having the best experience. We do everything in our powers to fix it right there and then, given the chance. Our team are generally onto these things, and have previously been applauded for moving tables due to volume of other guests, so we do take these matters seriously. We hope to see you again soon.

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing value for the quality of food, wine and experience. One could easily pay double and still feel it was a treat. We will be back

Arthur
Responded on 20 February 2019

Thanks Jeremy, love being able to deliver such amazing food for a very reasonable price. See you again soon!

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DD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such an incredible experience with food that tantalizes the taste buds. Definitely be back!

Arthur
Responded on 2 March 2019

Thanks Daphne.

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