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Promotions

Yum Cha Banquet $30pp

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Yum Cha Banquet $30pp
Details

Traditional Chinese dishes with all native Australian ingredients fill this $30 banquet, from the classic pork Xiao Long Bao to some spicy chicken wing with a twist! Bring your family & friends for a relaxed weekend treat with Lotus Dining!

Terms and Conditions: This offer is only available at Lotus Galeries from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday and Sundays. Not available for groups of 10+.

Valid For: 2 - 8 People

Starts: 17 October 2017

Ends: 31 January 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00

About Lotus Galeries

Lotus Galeries is the largest restaurant in the Lotus Dining Group with 260 seats. The restaurant is over 700 square metres boasting 5 private dining rooms, ranging in size from 8 persons to up to 40 persons. With a desirable cocktail lounge and a dumpling bar, Lotus Galeries is the perfect destination for any occasion. The food is a rich tapestry of the new worlds of Shanghainese cuisine with a nod to Cantonese cuisine. Experience our famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best of Australian produce. The Galeries has seafood tanks so you can enjoy a selection of live seafood made by our very own seafood master. The menu is written in both English and Chinese to highlight our respect for both cuisines and cultures.

The Galeries,
500 George St
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Chinese (Shanghai), Contemporary Asian

Hours of operation:
Lunch 7 days 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner Mon-Wed 5:30pm-9:45pm Dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm Dinner Sun 5:30-8:45pm

Cross street:
Park St

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9267 3699

Website:
http://www.lotusrestaurant.com.au/

Parking Details:
Closest parking is "Secure Park"" on Pitt Street

Public Transport:
Town Hall Station, George St Busses.

Executive Chef:
Sarah Chan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy exclusive dining at Lotus Galeries in one of our four private dining rooms.

Lotus Galeries Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Great night out with friends. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and the venue. The staff do a fantastic job and it is clear that they enjoy working at the restaurant. I have already recommended the restaurant to several friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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Value3

 
·Dined on 15 November 2017

Food had so much flavour and we were extremely pleased

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

The food is delightful and the service is excellent.

Must have dishes:
* Steamed pork xiao long bao dumplings
* Rush-smoked salmon with apple, Vietnamese mint, ginger and lemon - (This is my absolute favorite)

I have been here on several occasions for work, birthdays and casual dinning and they never disappoint.

I highly recommend Lotus @ The Galeries

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

The food, service and drinks were all great. Booking team was very helpful when we needed to change numbers. The only issue I have is the 10% service charge on groups of more than 8. The service charge does not appear to go to the staff, so adding a tip is polite, especially with messy kids. In my opinion, the service charge is unjustified. I would eat here again, but only with less than 8 people. Take your birthday party and other group celebrations elsewhere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 October 2017

My umpteenth visit and this tome with a group of business colleagues. Verdict from all was that it was perfect and "when can we do it again"

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

Its the second time ive been there, the food is amazing and fresh, but the tables too close.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 October 2017

We love this place - great food and service. Desserts to die for!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

I took my VIP client out for lunch at the Lotus given its reputation and location. The restaurant environment is good, very up market and contemporary, booking was easy via their online system. The greetings and seating were friendly and polite as it should be. As soon as we sat down, the staff came and suggested a plate of sushi while we were looking at the menu. I didn't have a chance to say no, I do think this was inappropriate as it's quite pushy. Nevermind the expensive dish as a start, the duck we ordered was over cooked and dry, the second round of our dishes came late after we sent a reminder to the staff. That worse, our steam fish was also over cooked and tasted rubbery, truly disappointed as it was suppose to be the highlight of the lunch. Overall, this is a good place for atmosphere but not great for food especially not for the real Chinese food.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

Brought my parents who are living overseas for a meal at the restaurant. The food was great and they enjoyed it but the lighting at the restaurant was terrible. The lighting was so bad where we were seated and that made it extremely hard to read the menu. When asked about the lighting, we were given a nonchalant answer. This has not deterred our dining experience but would like the restaurant to improve the lighting where possible.

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Food5
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Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

Been here many times...never disappointed! The chinese tea was a bit pricey....should have more tea leaves in it...otherwise food was great

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food4
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Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Have dined at Lotus a number of times and never disappointed - food is always fresh and of high quality, service attentive and just generally fun atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Everything was wonderful at Lotus. This was a first time experience at Lotus for four of my friends. They loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 13 October 2017

Great food great service, good value. Really nice restaurant in the city cbd.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

As a chinese the food is not authentic.

It is way over priced may be we are earing the rent.

It suit more Western people than Chinese.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

It was both our first time eating at Lotus. The ambiance was good. Service was attentive and quick. Yummy dumplings and the pork belly main was beautiful. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.

The only negative would be the king prawn main we ordered for $38 and only 6 prawns. Did not feel it was work the price tag.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Regular lunch with friends. Excellent service and food. We frequent Lotus regularly.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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Food2
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 25 September 2017

The vibes and service in Lotus dining are excellent. I am a frequent customer in lotus since the restaurant opened. I had tried the lunch, dinner to afternoon tea. However, it comes to my notice that the taste of the food isn't as good as before.

Not sure if we had ordered the wrong dishes the other day but I might not gonna order the same dishes again. The fries eggplants aren't tasted very good and it's not presentable at all. The source of the steam fish will be better if it is lighter.

Overall I do recommend this restaurant. Great location, great internal design, and service were excellent. It is a great place to hang out with friends and host a function but be careful with what u order. DO NOT ORDER FREIES EGGPLANT.

Tags: Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

This is my new favourite restaurant for lunch in the city. The food is so fresh and delicious. The fired shallot pancakes are the best

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food4
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Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

Very good service and delicious food. However a bit over priced for lunch for 2 people off the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Last year I booked out the private room for a birthday dinner with 20 people and it was just incredible. The service, food, everything. I just can't recommend it highly enough.

The food is just incredibly fresh and tasty. I've never been to a restaurant where people fight to get their hands on the sharing plates. Usually everyone offers the last piece. Here everyone wants it for themselves.

I booked for 6 of us last week and once again it was just as incredible. We arrived at 8:40pm with last hot food kitchen orders by 9pm. They promptly took our orders and the food was out in minutes.

Everyone loved it and this will be my city go-to for quite some time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 13 September 2017

It's always a pleasure to eat Lotus. Great fresh food, good gluten free options and great service and ambience!

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Food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 11 September 2017

Delicious dumplings with exceptional service. More expensive than your average dumpling place, but worth it for the quality.

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Food5
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

Conveniently located in the City and perfect for a friendly get together with friends. The ambience is lively, the service exemplary and wonderful fresh ingredients were evident in all dishes. We had a grand. Jew of the QVB building.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Excellent food - fresh, tasty
Excellent service
Go for round tables and lounge sitting ...

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

Great place to catch up with friends from various parts of the Sydney environs - central location and adjacent to Town Hall Train Station. Food and service was excellent, only downside it got very noisy once the restaurant filled up with lunch time diners and hard to chat across the table!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 August 2017

Had the $89pp banquet - food was outstanding! Passionfruit dessert was divine :D

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 August 2017

I love Lotus Galeries and love taking friends there who haven't tried it before. Always enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Food was great, very tasty and fresh. Staff were very friendly. Definitely going back there soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

We have never been disappointed with the food or service at this restaurant.
Consistently excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 3 August 2017

The dumplings never let you down. The xiao long bao are delicious.
Mung bean salad is a must try. Subtle flavours and light. We didn't enjoy the Sichuan eggplant and the manager happily took that off from the bill.
For mains we had the kung pao chicken with steamed seasonal greens- flavourful, chicken wasn't fried so the dish wasn't heavy and a healthier option.
Their version of bounty - coconut slice with black sesame is not to be missed - truly divine.
Very friendly staff. The manager, Macy, was very cheerful, resourceful and friendly. Adds to the dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Great venue for a lunch or dinner catch-up. Dumplings were nice but the steamed fish was the outstanding dish from the items we tried. Excellent service - friendly and efficient; many other establishments could learn a thing or two from Lotus Galeries on this point.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Amazing food, and great value. Can't fault it! We had the yum cha lunch deal and it was amazing value for the quality and amount of dishes we had. Great staff, beautiful design. Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Comfort Food
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Great venue right in the heart of the CBD, and lovely dumplings well presented and free of MSG! Perhaps a little pricier than your average dim sim - but cool atmosphere and interesting treatment of fillings. Good choice for all occasions!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Great food, very friendly service! Would definitely recommend, especially the Xiao long bao!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Have eaten here several times, always impressed by friendly efficient service and excellent food.
Love the calamari as well as the dumplings as well as the ...............

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 4 July 2017

The Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings are fabulous. The Fried Beans are always amazing - great flavours. Great choice of vegetarian options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Excellent food and great service, I have been going for months and have not been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Amazing friendly and welcoming service with a happy vibe. The food is top quality blending Asian cuisine with a modern outlook. The desserts are a must as they are unique and beautifully presented.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 June 2017

Dumplings here are the best - especially the Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings - divine !

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