Permanently Closed - Longrain Sydney

4.4
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212 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Thai
This restaurant is permanently closed.

Longrain, in Sydney, is a favorite dining destination among locals and visitors alike for its vibrant Asian fusion cuisine, served in its friendly and rustic restaurant. The Hiramasa kingfish spring roll with Thai basil and green chilies and the green mango and pear salad with chili jam, coconut and lime make tantalizingly fresh starter options. Some of Longrain's larger dishes include the stir-fried squid with curry powder, ginger and snow peas, the grilled black pepper pork with smoky eggplant relish and shrimp floss and the Thai fried chicken with lemon, spiced plum and nahm jim sauces. Vegetarian dishes, such as stir-fried tofu with mushrooms, zucchini and yellow bean and the spiced yellow curry with pumpkin, cauliflower and corn, are also popular with diners.

For a sweet end to your meal, enjoy Longrain's banana fritter with coconut sorbet, tamarind caramel and cocoa crumb as your dessert.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Southeast Asian, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 9280 2888
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Griff Pamment, Head Chef - Jin Hironaga
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Private Party Facilities
PRIVATE DINING ROOM > Behind a slatted wooden wall, our private dining area has been designed as an annex to the main dining room. The warm wooden floors flow through to create a space that's both open and discrete, ideal for private events and celebrations. Book in advance for parties of 12 to 24 people.
​CORNER DINING ROOM > An inviting space containing eight round tables of varying sizes, each seating between 6-11 guests. An individual table can be booked; multiple tables can be booked for between 22-45. Or exclusively for a group of 50-65 guests. Minimum spend applies for exclusive use.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Hunt Street
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Parking Details
Street parking on Commonwealth Street, Hunt Street and Foster Street
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Public Transit
Regular buses on Hunt Street
Central Station 500m
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Reviewed on 28 April 2019
Overall4FoodServiceAmbience

My husband and I ordered the banquet so we could try a few more dishes. The outstanding dishes for us were the beef curry and the caramelised pork hock, I also loved the black sticky rice dessert we ended our meals with. highly recommend.
I would probably suggest going in a group of 4+ because the main dining area includes 2 long tables, which they seat couples next to each other, meaning you would be facing another couple which you dine.

ED
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Reviewed on 18 March 2019
Overall4FoodServiceAmbience

Great food, nice service, a bit noisy. I dont love the shared tables. makes conversation tricky

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, solicitous service...certainly one of the better dining establishments in Sydney.

ND
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food - knew it would be good - but it exceeded expectations
Will definitely be back as soon as I can

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely venue. Serving sizes very generous so next time we wont order as much, which is great for the hip pocket! Will definitely be back :)

T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great night and as good as it always is . Food was inventive and worthy of a great night out . This time for a Sunday night the music was a little loud but really not an issue .

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, next-level food experience. Highly recommended!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & great service - definitely recommend!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service was excellent as it has been the other times I've eaten there. However the table is too large to have a comfortable conversation, as you have to tell at the people sitting opposite. Other people next to you are also very loud and it's a bit unpleasant. There could also be more vegetarian options.

l
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The oysters were awful. Too much stuff on them trying to mak the bitter flavour. Servers forgot about us asking for the check. Asked us for more drinks instead. Staff didn’t smile or seem friendly. Even when I asked how her night was. I didn’t feel welcome

JJ
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional, authentic and creative dining experience. Our group of 8 had a great evening with excellent dishes, great service, good atmosphere and very good value.
Highly recommended - we will be back!

CB
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I had high expectations - but Longrain still managed to over-deliver! Three of us shared three small dishes and one main. Every single dish was extremely good; basically modern takes on thai cuisine. The portions were also generous, so great for sharing. Will be back!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Longrain staff made sure we were served in time to get to the theatre. Great food and knowledgeable, friendly staff.
Thanks Longrain

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

I had not been to this restaurant for years and brought my family along to try for the first time.
They hated the communal dining experience as we had to listen to two groups of corporate people prattle on about superficial BS. Overall the food was OK but really did not enjoy the signature dish of eggnet as it was too sweet. We pretty well left it untouched and the wait staff did not even ask why? Disappointing

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Group of 11 on Saturday night and could not fault anything round table was great for conversation amongst all at anytime and the food was amazing.
My wife and I are returning to melbourne but will definitley be visiting Long grain down there

RC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational flavours, great service, good ambience

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding couldn't fault one single dish. The waiter offered us the banquet deal and it was such good advice as we got to try multiple dishes that we wouldn't of chosen ourselves that we loved! Definitely very accomodating!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Longrain was suggested to us by both our daughters who love dining there!We a great dinner, the menu is fabulous with wonderful fresh ingredients and superb flavours

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really worthwhile. Interesting food. Fabulously cooked.
Hearing each other was a little bit of a challenge- that would be my main criticism!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was an explosion on the taste buds, everything tasted amazing! Wine was delish! Service was outstanding.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

What a disappointing experience.I'm not sure what has happened here but Longrain is not the restaurant it used to be. The entrees were,without exception,overly sweet and bland.The mains fared a little better but both the Five Spice Pork Hock and the Fried Chicken with Turmeric were tragically overcooked and all but inedible as they were so dry.Fair enough it's not fine dining but it's also not your local corner Thai.With the bill for 6 of us coming in at just under $800.00 I would have to say it doesn't represent value for money.Use to be a fave but won't bother coming back after this experience.

PJ
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was wonderful. Not the cheapest, but worth it.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food that will impress first timers. Friendly and knowledgeable waiters with great recommendations.

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant as always - caramelised pork hock keeps delivering!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service form our Aussie/ Polish waiter. Will definitely be back.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional food, a highlight on my trip to Sydney.

MB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant for a special occasion or a catch up with close friends over good food and wine.
Longrain never disappoints with food and quality. One of the biggest stand outs is the level of service from staff and the special way they manage to top up drinks, deliver food and take away plates without being unintrusive.

B
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Very imaginative Thai. Flavors were unique and outstanding. Lives up to its reputation. Favorites were the yam bean salad, pork hock, and fried chicken but everything was great.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely fabulous as always. All dishes we ate were great but the Egg Net, Deep Fried Snapper and the Massaman beef were outstanding

w
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Still an excellent restaurant after all these years of operation. Communal dining format was once trendy but now it's just lacking in privacy. Staff could do with a reminder that it's about the diners not themselves. Food continues to be wonderful

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love the ambiance of this place. The food was delicious, I loved the Asian greens, massaman curry and pork hock. I would definitely come back to try more dishes. I had the sticky black rice pudding for dessert which is very memorable. Can't wait for the next time we can dine here. Service was great too.

GY
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious tasty food and nice ambience. A little noisy but great to have a group of friends to share a variety of dishes together.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Large portions! Delicious food. It was hard to catch a waiter/ess' eye when we wanted to make another order though. Tables were very wide and so difficult to have conversations from across the table ( we ended up all sitting in the same row )

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for a special farewell dinner for an friend returning overseas. Had also been looking for a great Thai restaurant and found a great answer in the Longrain

P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Everything was great except they missed one plate off our order (the Pork) which we only realised towards the end of the evening when it was too late.

What we had was delicious but as a shared plate we expected just a little more to share.

4 of us dining.
We had the prawn dish - 6 prawns? 8 would have been better
We had the snapper - again the portions of fish didn't quite cater to the 4 of us.

TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Third time here and on this occasion disappointing main courses especially the chicken which was large dry pieces on the bone, and the kingfish which was in a heavy sticky sauce.

MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well what can be said about this Gem.It's consistent which is why its been around now for almost two decades.Excellent service,food and the cocktails are fresh ,invigorating,colourful worth every cent.
I ordered the Banquet and they were very obliging to meet my vegetarian needs. So much food.
I took a friend who was visiting from Germany who is on a world tour and he went beck four times during his stay here in Sydney.
Delightful.

NM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great night at Longrain. We had a mix of dietary requirements at our table and everyone was well catered for. Highlights - whole snapper; tofu; green curry with prawns!

P
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner! Great service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in having a nice night out in Sydney.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

I was going for the caramelized pork hock and it was as good as I remembered. Lots of room in the restaurant, very spacious. The dishes are meant to be shared so go with a group of friends!

The service was just average at best.