Table bookings are available for dinner only from 4 till 9:30pm.
Our extensive late-night dining menu is also available until 2.30am
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings up to 10 people.
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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.
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Send your taste buds on a round-the-world trip with our new internationally inspired cocktail experience. Enjoy four carefully curated drinks, each paired with a corresponding snack, you’ll be transported by the flavours of far-flung destinations.
Enjoy 4 cocktails for $50 or 4 cocktails and corresponding snacks for $75.
This is my go to place
Always a fun night. Has the worlds smallest ladies toilets.
Very disappointing food
Dining area bit crowded for covid
Cocktails are the best as always, will always be back for the manhattan and steak tartare.
Great venue and atmosphere. Would definitely come back.
Very noisy space. We booked ahead, but because we weren't dining we were forced to sit on very uncomfortable bar stools despite the comfortable dining area being almost empty ( it was 10pm). It lacks the vibe we have come to associate with cocktail bars. We won't be returning.
Great food and service. Very attentive staff and the cocktails were delicious
It was really lovely. I thought the steak was a little overpriced but everything else was terrific. Service was bang on.
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
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!
Great food and drinks, highly recommend the scallops. Short 2 hour booking time the only issue as experience seemed slightly rushed.
Hi Colin. Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback!
Awesome! Entertaining great atmosphere
Thanks Gilli for taking the time to review us!
Fantastic venue, the service was best I have experienced in Sydney, food and entertainment was fabulous, overall great place to dine with friends and loved ones, most likely will dine there again. Cheers
Hi Anil. Thanks for the 5-star review! We do hope you and your friends will dine again with us very soon! Cheers Anil!
Amazing food and atmosphere
100% would return and recommend
Hi Georgia. Thanks for taking the time to review us and for the wonderful 5-star review! We hope to have you back at EO again very soon!
One of the top bars in Sydney. Great food and ambience. Chris the bartender and Anisse the waitress were fabulous. Our group didnt have a bad word to say about this place. Would highly recommend
Thanks Daniel for the wonderful review! We hope to have you back at EO very soon!
This restaurant is hard to beat. The cocktails are delicious, the food outstanding, service is friendly and the music playlist has you dancing in your seat. Would not recommend highly enough! We will be back.
Thanks so much for the raving review Char! We hope to have you back at EO very soon!
Dancer was amazing. We only snacked on the menu.. so can’t really judge too much. What let us down was the rude host. He had an attitude when talking to us, also watched him speaking the same way to others.
Hey JBCR. We're really sorry to hear about your recent experience. We'll be sure to take on your feedback and will chat to the team. We'd love it if you gave us another chance. Cheers!
Nice cocktails but pretentious staff and not much ambience. Won’t be back
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This place is a hidden Gem! Food was outstanding and service was great! Will definitely be back!
Hey Jules! Thanks for the fantastic review! We hope to see you soon!
We had an amazing evening.
The service and staff are incredible, we didn’t have dinner just drinks but the ambience and vibe was just perfect.
Def would go back and a huge shout out to their staff who were brilliant and caring
Wow what a fantastic review! Thanks so much for your awesome feedback. We hope to have you back at EO soon!
Bouncer at the front was exceptionally rude. We entered stayed for 5 minutes and left
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Service was lovely - management was kind enough to reseat us when I pointed out that the tables were crammed together. The couple next to us mentioned that they were uncomfortable with us being so close, so our very kind waitress relocated us to a corner.
The ambiance of the restaurant was super-fun, the styling was fabulous, it had a great vibe. The drinks were wonderfully presented.
The food was alright - I had the ceviche, my friend had the seafood pasta - I wouldn’t go back for the food. The ceviche was unbalanced - pure acid, with nothing basic to takeaway from the heavy citrus. The seafood in my friend’s pasta was overcooked and rubbery - but with two meals bringing us close to $60, we ate it. The bread with truffle butter was nice!
Best part of the night was Lily, the psychic, in the booth on the way out! Really generous and such fun!
Overall, go for drinks and the beautiful interior!
Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback. We'll be sure to pass it onto the team and investigate this further. We do hope you'll visit us again soon!
Shocking service, we were sat for almost 30 minutes in the restaurant part before being asked for drinks. Food was very slow to come out (it was a Saturday night) and other tables received their food before us. The gold leaf steak is really nice, however my friends risotto was so salt it was almost unpalatable. The atmosphere is great and the cocktails are very good. The live burlesque is a hit. Would be an incredible venue if the service improved and the food was just that extra bit better. Would recommend for fun drinks but not for a nice meal.
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Would highly recommend employees only. I have been there a few times now
Thank you for the great review!
Really great drinks - Like really great!
Food was okay, but it took a very long time to come out, like a VERY long time. Almost 30 minutes for oysters to get to the table. We were also a little annoying and asked for the cold courses first, but we ended up getting out hot ones first? We weren't that bothered, but just a little disappointing to know our comments were ignored.
Will be back for after dinner drinks maybe!
Hi Taylor. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We'll be sure to pass this feedback on to the team. We do hope to see you again soon!
I have been to Employees Only a few times now and love the bar. It has beautiful decor, the vibe is always awesome and the service and drinks are awesome. I recently dined and felt that the food wasn't to the level of the bar. We ordered the tartar which was really great (favourite dish), the spiced calamari that lacked spice overall, the spatchcock which was cooked very well though serving size was well under. Desserts were nice also; the passion fruit creme brulee tasted great though was overthrown by the sheer lack of brulee. Perhaps I ordered wrong; and to clarify there was nothing bad, just missed the mark for me.
Will be back for the epic service and drinks for sure!
Hi Sara. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. Thank you for sharing your feedback, we will be sure to pass it onto the chef and team. We hope that you'll visit us again soon!
Stylish bar with good food, friendly service and interesting cocktails. The steak tartare is a must-try as were the desserts. Just wish the noise levels could be dialled down for easier conversation across the table
Thanks Lint for the fantastic review!
Employees Only is rated 4.4 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.
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