The food is a rich tapestry of the new world 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.
Whilst the décor and vibe is modern, the service, food and beverage offering still have classic touches. Head Chef, Steve Wu, creates an ever-changing menu with innovative and inspiring specials showcasing fantastic Australian ingredients in epic Chinese fashion.
Book your next event with us
SydFest 2021 at Lotus The GaleriesA$55.00 per person
Jan 8 - Jan 26, 2021Enjoy a 6-course share style banquet + complimentary beverage for only $55 Experience our famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best of Australian produce.
$118 LNY BanquetA$118.00 per person
Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2021Special 10 Course Lunar New Year Banquet - Prosperity salad Oyster with ginger, soy and finger lime Jade prawn dumplings Pork and prawn siu mai Calamari with 7 spice powder Duck pancakes with miso and cucumber Steamed whole fish with ginger and shallots Deep fried lobster tail with thai basil and chef’s homemade salt and pepper Wagyu beef sirloin MB 4 with heirloom tomato, fried leeks and truffle oil Steamed Asian greens with soy sauce and sesame oil Steamed rice Golden ingot puff pastry
$168 LNY BanquetA$168.00 per person
Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2021Special 12 Course Lunar New Year Banquet - Prosperity salad Oyster with ginger, soy and finger lime Lobster dumplings Pork and prawn siu mai Calamari with 7 spice powder Duck pancakes with miso and cucumber Steamed whole fish with ginger and shallots Live lobster with ginger and shallots sauce OR homemade XO chili sauce Pan fried wagyu rib eye steak mbs9+ with spice and soy sauce Deep fried Brussel sprouts with garlic and shallot Crab fried rice with flying fish roe Golden ingot puff pastry
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pre-pandemic, the food in Lotus was outstanding and it is was my No.1 restaurant serving excellent Chinese cuisine with a twist. Whatever I ordered was delicious! I patronized it only for special occasions. This time round I found the food mediocre. What happened? Have you changed your chef? The service and ambience is still excellent. But I wont be returning.
Our waitress was so nice and welcoming. Really great overall experience
Hi Danny, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience with us and we really look forward to your next visit!
It is always a pleasure to dine at Lotus Galeries. The menu choices are always interesting and the dumplings superb. Just as good as the food is the staff - always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They can answer whatever question you may have. I look forward to my next visit to Lotus. More dumplings! Yum !!!
Hi Kinpam, The pleasure is all ours! Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback for our team it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you always enjoy the top quality food and service that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Galeries! We really look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!
I used to love coming here. It was a disappointment. The eggplant, previously my favourite dish had almost no eggplant, just lots of batter. The scallops and the jade prawn dumplings were bland. The standout - and it was excellent - were the brussels sprouts with wood fungus. Fantastic!
Hi Deborah, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts on your dining experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed in your previous visit and we will pass along the feedback to the team to review. We are pleased to hear that you did however enjoy the brussels sprouts! We do hope that you won't be deterred from visiting us again and hope to be able to welcome you back to Lotus Galeries another time soon.
We discovered lotus by accident needing a restaurant near Town Hall. We were very pleasantly surprised, the decor and ambience was very comfortable. The food excellent and the service very attentive without being intrusive.
Hi Stephen, Thank you for the lovely review of Lotus Galeries. We are so happy that you found Lotus on your travels and we do hope that we can welcome you back again soon!
Our night was absolutely fabulous. I couldn’t recommend Lotus any higher!
Hi Britt, Thank you for your lovely review of your time at Lotus! We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us and we hope to see you again very soon!
Always very pleased with the quality of food and service. Great place to go with friends.
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased to hear that you regularly enjoy dining with us and we look forward greatly to your next visit!
Had a lovely celebration business lunch in the private room. Big thank you to the team for accommodating the dietary requirements of our large group. Food was great and we left so full!
Hi Alison, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you had such an excellent time with us at Lotus Galeries and we look forward to your next visit!
Great food and nice service
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review of Lotus Galeries! We do hope to welcome you back again soon!
Another great night, special banquet. Great service, great food
Hi Ross, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your service and food and we hope to see you again soon!
It was so nice to be back at our favourite restaurant. As always, food and service was fabulous - thank you!
Hi Gae, Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy to hear that Lotus Galeries has become a favourite of yours! We eagerly await your next visit with us!
Food & wine list are fantastic. Our host made our celebration an even more memorable night!
Hi there, Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening and will be sure to pass along your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.
Fantastic. Awesome food, amazing service. Worth the price & overall just exceptional. Thank you.
Hi Meghan, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such fantastic feedback we really appreciate it! It is lovely to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your evening so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again very very soon!
great food and excellent service, also very good gf options.
Hi Mary, Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy great food and service and even more happy to hear you were able to enjoy our gluten free options! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.
Great service and food! The crab fried was our fav dish.
Hi Carolina, Thank you for your lovely words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our crab fried rice - it is one of our favourites too! We look forward to your next visit.
Overall food is quite good although portion for some of the dishes are slightly less. Service is excellent. I think they have downsized their usual menu these days. Hope the normal menu will be back soon so we can try out more dishes next time.
Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience at Lotus Galeries and will be sure to pass along your comments. Currently in light of the current conditions we are running a temporary limited menu and we do hope to have our full menu back up and running soon! We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors again soon!
Enjoyed our dinner there very much .. sent 3.5 hrs ! Food was delicate and delicious. Staff were very welcoming and attentive.
Ambience was lovely!
Hi Meridian, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed such a wonderful evening at Lotus Galeries and got to experience the kind of top quality service we pride ourselves on here at Lotus. we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Great service delicious varied menu . Highly recommend
Hi Felicia, Thank you for the excellent review and for recommending Lotus Galeries! We hope to see you back again very soon!
Another amazing lunch at Lotus! Professional wait staff with an eye to the customers needs and to die for dumplings and dishes make it my go to restaurant for any occasion.
We love this restaurant and have been back a few times now. We are a group of friends from the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and Inner Sydney City - this is the perfect location for our regular get-togethers. Too good to even think about anywhere else! Authentic food, great service at competitive prices. Menu changes regularly so we never eat the same thing over, only that special dish we love!
Food was average. The eggplant was ok but honestly Chinatown has better for half the price. The dumplings were good. The barramundi was ok but nothing special for its price.
Excellent as always with consistently great food and really attentive service. Best dumplings in Sydney by a distance.
One of my favourite restaurants in the CBD. Whether it's business or pleasure, love taking clients and friends along to experience the gorgeous food and great atmosphere.
Delicious food, great atmosphere and good service. Would recommend!
The food was ok but the service was a bit hit and miss. The cocktails were not good at all and the white wine bought to our table was warm which they tried to fix a number of times and got right the third time. Not sure I would go back.
We have not been here for some time but enjoyed dinner prior to going to the State Theatre on Saturday evening.
Lets just say the Duck Pancakes, Dumplings & Sichuan Chicken were all so well presented & very enjoyable.
Combined with the excellent friendly service & extensive wine list this venue never ceases to impress & is so ideal being close to the theatre.
Third time here. Sensational food and really on the ball service.
- Best duck pancakes my partner and I have ever had.
- Service was amazing, food was the best we had tasted in awhile.
- Great menu selection
- even better drinks menu
Great dumplings and quick, efficient service
Prices are reasonable and the portions large
Good food, good wine, quick service and the atmosphere is pleasant. The staff are always really lovely too.
Very friendly and attentive service. Price level a bit higher but tasty food.
The toilets were not up to standard. They need updating nad repairing.
We went to Lotus for my mums birthday and she loved it! Our server was fantastic and he made a special effort to make sure that my mum had a great night. The food was really good and is reasonably priced.
Excellent food, professional, helpful and attentive staff.
Food is good if bit overpriced. Nice location and decor.
I had lunch here with my friend. Food was yumo but the dishes didn’t all come out together and for a lunch that’s what you want. It’s a good location close to townhall station. If you are looking for somewhere to talk and have a conversation and have overall good food then come here, can be a bit pricey. The dumplings were great. 👍
everything good but waitress was a bit aggressive.
Great food and service, our group were all very satisfied. The private room was perfect for the occasion and nice to have a dedicated waitress.
Excellent food and excellent service! Well priced too!
Always saw it when going to the bookstore, decided to give it a go. Good food, but pricey. Have had better food cheaper elsewhere.
Lotus Galeries is rated 4.6 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.
Lotus Galeries does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/1f3a35c5-d629-48f6-9588-ad12cbca3f78?platform=Hosted.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.