Only Dinner Bookings will be seated in the Dining Area, All drink bookings will be allocated to Bar or High Top Table Seating.
THERE WILL BE A $50PP NO SHOW FEE, ALL CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE MADE 12 HOURS IN ADVANCE
Our extensive late-night dining menu is also available until 2.30am
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings up to 30 people.
MANAGEMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY ON THE DOOR.
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Award winning cocktails, with bar food menu available.
Dinner & Drinks
A la carte menu available until 10:00pm. Late night dining menu available 10:00pm to close. Award winning cocktails available all night.
Amazing service, great suggestions on starters, mains and drinks.
Loved the energy of the place and appreciated the complimentary drink for our first night out since the pandemic.
Hi, thanks for the kind review! We can't always do so but we do try to go the extra mile for our guests where we can. We'd love to see you back for another cocktail or more menu suggestions soon!
Lovely staff. A good variety of cocktails to pick from. Overall a great experience.
Thanks for reviewing us! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at EO and our cocktail list, and hope to see you back soon.
Very nice cocktail br. Very professional staff as well. The cocktails were amazing.
Hi Veronica, thank you so much for the kind review!
Atmosphere is eclectic, music on point, wait staff always ready to help. Its a familiar friendly vibe with an edge.
Dinner, there is something for everyone, meat, vegan, amazing bar food.
The drinks are the pinnacle of why i go....amazing mixologists who know how to serve up classics and create new gems.
Hi Kayl, thanks for reviewing us! We appreciate the positive feedback so much and can't wait to mix up another drink for you soon.
Amazing service, ambiance, food & cocktails. I cant wait to come back
Hey Jacqui, thanks so much for reviewing us! We're glad you enjoyed your time at EO! And we hope to see you back again soon.
Had and amazing time and the food/drinks were fantastic. Highly recommend.
Hi Amanda, thanks for leaving us such a nice review! Hopefully we get to serve your more of our delicious food and drinks again soon!
Once again we decided to have some drinks and finish off our day at Employees Only. The staff greeted us with enthusiasm and a warm friendly smile. We enjoyed the new menu of cocktails.
Hi, we're so glad you enjoyed your time at Employees Only! And thanks for noticing our new cocktails, we hope you liked them as much as we do!
Super amazing cocktails and the most delicious food!!! Can’t wait yo go back!!:)
Hey, we're so glad you enjoyed your time at Employees Only! We loved having you and can't wait to see you back again!
Nice and friendly.
Thanks for the 5 star review!
Employees Only is a fantastic restaurant where everything is done with care, from the food to the service to the ambience. Highly recommend!
Wow, thanks for such a great review! At Employees Only we definitely always try to go above and beyond, so hearing that our customers enjoy their time with us is so rewarding. We hope to see you back again soon!
First in bookings and we were sat at the bar right near the door. Was not a great atmosphere in that spot especially seeing the rest of the venue was primarily empty at the time.
Hi Sarah, thanks for taking the time to review us! We're sorry you had an average time with us when we usually take pride in being much better than average. We'll definitely ensure we look into this, and hopefully we see you again one day to provide you with our regular, great service!
Great vibe would definitely recommend. Music is great the little show is a nice added touch, food is very tasty.
Thanks for the review! We're so glad to hear you had a great time here with us, and enjoyed the show with your food! We hope to see you next time, Renai!
Enjoyable. Fun. Yummy cocktails.
Was told 4 times our booking was ending, starting 40mins into booking we had a hour, 40 mins
Made our experience a disappointment
Went to The Gidley the next night, your Management should go there to learn what good Service is...
Hi, we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us at Employees Only. Our staff usually take great pride in how we tend to our customers and to learn that we have disappointed a customer is really important to us. We hope that you do choose to visit us again eventually, and we will make sure any issues you have raised are addressed internally so it does not happen again. Thank you again for the feedback.
The ‘Around the World’ cocktail and taco experience was delightful
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope you had a great time with us at EO!
The bar tenders were so lovely and created the best vibe for the night
Loved the fact that they all get in on the music and are enjoying themselves just as much as the customers! Makes a big difference for the night
Hi Caitlin, we get so happy to see customer reviews like this! At EO, our staff really do have as much fun as the customers and we're so glad we could contribute to your Saturday night vibe! We all hope to see you back again and having a good time with us again soon.
A great venue.
Delicious cocktails and great food.
Awesome vibe with entertainment.
My new favourite locale.
Hey Kara, thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us here at Banksii and enjoyed the drinks, food and location as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon.
Always a friendly and warm atmosphere, love the place. Highly recommend
Hi Peter, thanks for the review! We're glad you can always rely on us for providing a nice atmosphere for you, and we hope to see you again soon.
This is my go to place
And Kayl, we're so glad to be! Thanks for the review.
Always a fun night. Has the worlds smallest ladies toilets.
Hi, we're glad you always have a fun night out when you choose to spend it with us! We're sorry our restrooms are on the smaller side! If you have any further feedback for us, please email us at email@example.com. Thanks!
Very disappointing food
Dining area bit crowded for covid
Hi, first of all we would like to thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed our cocktails and service! However, we are sorry you didn't have the best time during your recent visit to Employees Only. We appreciate your feedback on the crowding as we take the health and safety of our patrons seriously and will make sure this doesn't happen again. If you have any further feedback for us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Cocktails are the best as always, will always be back for the manhattan and steak tartare.
Hi Brando, we're so happy you always have a great time when you join us at EO! Hope to see you back to serve you that steak tartare and cocktails anytime!
Great venue and atmosphere. Would definitely come back.
Thanks for the 5 star review!
Great food and service. Very attentive staff and the cocktails were delicious
Hi Caroline, we're so happy you enjoyed our menu and service! And our staff can't to whip you up more of those delicious cocktails anytime you wish you join us again.
It was really lovely. I thought the steak was a little overpriced but everything else was terrific. Service was bang on.
Hi Sammy, thanks for the feedback! We always try to make sure we take everything on board. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our service and still had a brilliant time with us!
Amazing dinner and cocktails!!! Awesome Wednesday night vibe. Highly recommend it. Service and staff are all friendly and very attentive. Will definitely be back!! My fav place
Hi Lamia, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Employees Only! We love to see people enjoying our cocktails and food as much as we do! And we can't wait to provide the same service if we're lucky enough to see you in again soon!
Came for the cabaret show but unfortunately missed it as the show started late and our reservation time was ending.
Hi Sam. Thanks for taking the time to review us! We hope you'll visit us again soon and we'll make sure we're running on time!
Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Service, Great Time
Hey Pauly! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we're so pleased to hear you had such a great time at EO!
EMPLOYEES ONLY is reminiscent of one of those 'Mafioso' haunts u see in the movies - it has the entry and impression of a Private Club
Its basement location lends to an ambience of exclusivity and you are made to feel VERY welcome on arrival (squeeze in for a TAROT reading en route to your table - IF u can?!? Its THAT popular)
Service is enthusiastic and attentive - can be found a bit 'wanting' during busy times BUT will always snap to it if you give them a wave
Dining there has a REALLY COOL VIBE.
LOVED the music choices this young DJ brought to the table - but despite writings to the contrary....EMPLOYEES ONLY is definitely NOT a speak easy. Enjoyable nonetheless
COCKTAILS are fun and unique - give the READY FIRE AIM. PINK FLAMINGO and AMELIA a try while DESSERT cannot be enjoyed without an ESPRESSO MARTINI
The MENU certainly sounds impressive but can say with certainty that it is OK. The Gold Laced Steak is certainly tender and succulent whilst the SEAFOOD Linguini is a charm. Servings are not overly generous so best bank on the full 3 courses to ensure u leave satisfied.
DRAG SHOWS are twice nightly at 7:30 and 9:30ish PM - they provide an interesting dramatic pause to your visit and are really over before you get to think whether u enjoyed it or not.
EMPLOYEES ONLY revels in its CBD geographic locale. Its a place you visit for Special Occassions and i will certainly go there again.....just not in a hurry 'cos i need to SAVE UP first
Hey Victor! Thank you for your lengthy review and your feedback! It was awesome to read. We're pleased to hear you'll pay us another visit and we'll be sure to take your feedback on board.
Nice venue, great service from staff. Food was okay but pricey. The level of the music played all through dinner made any conversation extremely difficult. What could have been a great ambience was ruined by this.
Hi Kalee. Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We'll take it on board in regards to music levels. We hope you'll pay us another visit again soon?
Such a vibe! Loved it. It’s everything Sydney needs.
Thanks Milanka for the fantastic review!
I used to go to New York mother ship when I lived there so had a big expectations. The drinks were good but food is basic and service needed improvement. The bathroom design was very disappointing with very small cubicles for so called trendy bar. Also, I saw no social distancing measures were considered in layout of tables.
Hi there. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. Please note, we take all precautions necessary and more to keep our customers and staff safe whilst they are at EO. We take social distancing, along with hygiene requirements very seriously and we can assure you that we are following these procedures to a t. If you do however have any feedback for us, we'd love to chat to your further about it. Please reach out to us a email@example.com. Thanks!
Amazing venue. Best service and food was awesome!!! Golden steak and barramundi was delicious. Cocktails are the best. Can’t wait to be back again. Coolest place in Sydney!!!!
Thanks Lamia for the fantastic review! We hope to see you at Employees Only Sydney again very soon!
Main courses were outstanding, dessert of passionfruit creme brûlée disappointing.
Ambience great, drink were great.
Would definitely go back but I would have dessert elsewhere
Hi Tracey. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! We'll be sure to take your feedback on board. We hope to have you back at EO soon!
The prawn pasta was very salty. Other than that very much recommend it
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback, we really appreciate it!
Great bar for post dinner cocktails and a show! will be back!
Thanks Emma! We're so pleased to hear you had a lovely time at EO!
excellent as always ........................................
Thanks for the 5-star review Peter!
Overall great experience. Great venue, cocktails, food and service.
Thanks for the 5-star review Lisa! We hope to have you back again very soon!
Amazing bespoke NYC bar in the heart of Sydney CBD. You do not want to go anywhere else it's the best little bar !!
Hi Matthew! Wow - what a fantastic review! We hope to enjoy a drink with you again soon Matthew!
We had high expectations, but the food was disappointing, the steak was chewy, the barramundi and the linguini flavourless. The passionfruit creme brûlée was super runny under the sugar crust
The scallops entrée was amazing and the milk chocolate tarte also
The ambiance atmosphere and Cocktails i will probably come back for but not the food sadly
Hi Vanessa. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we appreciate your honest review. We will pass your feedback onto the team and will be sure to look into this further. Thanks again Vanessa and we do hope you'll give us another try soon!
Employees Only is rated 4.5 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.
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