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Luke's Kitchen - Sydney

4.9
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148 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
We are now open! We are now offering a 2, 3 Course Choice Menu or a 5 Course Tasting Menu on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights!

Plus starting on Saturday 7 November, enjoy a delicious 5 course tasting menu with friends and 2 hours of free-flow Cuvee Prestige Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine & Luke Mangan Yering Station Rosé for $85pp. A la carte menu also available.

Sample menus can be found below or at: - www.lukemangan.com/degustation/

For each table you are allowed up to thirty people.

Where: Luke’s Kitchen, 8 Danks Street, Waterloo

10% service charge on food & beverage for groups of 8 people and above.

For large group bookings, to hire out the venue or book dates that are not showing: - please contact us info@lukemangan.com
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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A la carte Brunch Menu

Dine in
Nov 7, 2020-Dec 19, 2020·Sat 10:00-13:00

Enjoy our a la carte menu at Luke's Kitchen.

5 Course Bottomless Brunch Menu - $85 pp

Dine in
Nov 7, 2020-Dec 19, 2020·Sat 10:00-13:00

Enjoy a delicious 5 Course Brunch Tasting menu with friends and sip 2 hours of free-flow Madame Coco sparkling NV, Luke Mangan Yering Station Rose, mimosas and bellinis for $85pp Shake things up with our cocktail cart which will be roaming around the restaurant serving $16 Bloody Marys table-side!

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Dine in
Nov 3, 2020 only·Tue 11:30-14:15

This Melbourne Cup, celebrate in style at Luke’s Kitchen. The race that stops the nation! Enjoy a complimentary glass of Pol Roger on arrival followed by a 3 Course Choice Menu $95pp - Entree, Main & Dessert from chef’s signature dishes. Watch the race on the big screen, sweeps, awards for the best dressed. Require a credit card pre-authorisation. Cancel within 48 hours of your booking, don't show up, a cancellation fee of $50 pp will be taken.

What 148 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HoneyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food never fails to satisfy! Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Always a lovely evening at Luke's Kitchen!

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BridieC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and cocktails were awesome. Best restaurant food I’ve had in a long time.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at many of Luke's restaurants on ships - Salt - and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We have also eaten at Luke's other restaurants on land. As there are no cruises now we decided to go to Luke's Kitchen.

We went with another couple, and all enjoyed our meals. The staff were amazing, very polite, great service. One of the wait staff has been with Luke's company for over 8 years.

One of his signature dishes is Liquorice Parfait. Although done differently to onboard the ships, it was amazing! Yumm!

We highly recommend Luke's Kitchen, and when cruising starts again, Luke's - on board the P&O ships.

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VikB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food - enjoyed the experience.

They have really spread the tables out to assist with the entire COVID19 thing!

Loved the fries on the side.

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RafaelM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

fathers day @ lukes. great set menu at amazing price for such great food.

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vipMathew
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Delicious Food with Luke’s personal touch

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Fathers Day event, the food was exceptional definitely 5 star. The produce and care in cook is evident. The music playlist in the background added a great atmosphere and the lovely Pol Roger champagne just finished it off.

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HoneyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been meaning to visit Luke's Kitchen for ages and finally got there! It certainly didn't disappoint! The food was first-class and, unlike many other restaurants of the same calibre, they actually have generous portion sizes! Pretty unusual to see a celebrity chef not only working in his own restaurant, but actually helping to wait tables when it got busy! Probably why the service was so friendly and efficient as clearly the staff are happy here! Good sound track, tables well spaced apart and left having a fabulous dining experience! Nothing to complain about here!

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Kylee
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
Your staff & yourself go above & beyond to make dining at your restaurant, a memorable time!!

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CarolineA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal to celebrate a Birthday. Friendly staff who were helpful and flexible. Did the 2 course meal option and the staff suggested we share the entree and share the dessert. Also Luke Mangan dropped over to say hello and welcome us. Lovely evening

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MatthewS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this place. They just have it right. Food, ambience, wine list and service all amazing. Highly recommend.

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MichaelL
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great. Very good food, service and casual ambience. This time with friends.
Dishes included smoked duck, ceviche fish, sirloin steak and Barramundi. Great wines from a small list. Always a good night.

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VICTORIAP
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I felt very special at Luke’s Kitchen having had a very attentive service as well as freshest and creative dishes.
Dégustation menue is an absolute treat with the ocean trout sashimi and braised beef being favourite dishes.
Relaxed and beautiful atmosphere and easy parking. Would be great for a large celebration too!

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Cant wait to go back. Cocktails were on point!

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BradC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant.
Unique setting, amazing food and professional but fun staff.

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lovely staff! Amazing food, lots of options including vegetarian options.

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SlinkyEats
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hats off to celebrity chef Luke Mangan and his resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
His two-course choice menu, $50pp, is spot on - the standouts for mine, the pumpkin & feta ravioli with lemon myrtle, tomato and zucchini - simply divine.
And for mains, the Sydney-spiced barramundi, saffron aioli, roasted Jerusalem artichoke with blood orange was sensational.
Social distancing makes for an intimate dining experience and staff were, as always, friendly and knowledgeable.
Good to see your doors open again Mr Mangan.





“I think we should be grateful for what we’re getting,” he said. “What the government is doing is good, mainly for our industry.”

Mangan said he was forced to make quick business decisions to keep his brand afloat and staff employed, including introducing takeaway, acting quickly on changing policies, saving money on produce and creating new experiences.

“At Luke’s we started doing takeaway to keep the brand alive but we didn’t go down the fine dining path because it’s never the same,” he said.

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vipPaulE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. Lovely, friendly, professional but relaxed service. Beautiful environment. Love it here

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Paul
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were lookinmg for somewhere new and a friend recommended Luke's Kitchen.
We were not disappointed. They were responsive to ur request for an earlier time then originally booked and found us an almost private space, much appreciated in these Covid times. Service was knowledgable and excellent. Delivery was well timed and all dishes very well appreciated.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and knowledgeable wait staff
Amazing cuisine and wine
Fantastic atmosphere

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DannyC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice to have Luke
Mangan walking the floor and engaging with diners.
Very welcoming

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Ashlee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive staff. Would recommend trying this place out and will definitely be coming back.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday night was our second visit since Luke re-opened.
This is definitely our go to venue for a reasonably upmarket eating experience. Fantastic food, very attentive, friendly staff and a safe, attractive venue.
Luke always most welcoming and up for a chat.

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DanielleJ
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don't normally do reviews, but just had to for this restaurant. The food was exceptional, the service outstanding. The chefs even shared a receipe with us for one of the courses we loved. Being a warehouse style location there was plenty of social distancing, which made me feel really comfortable. Luke himself was also at the restaurant and served a few of our dishes and made a joke or two. Great all round experience.

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jessturn
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprised my boyfriend taking him here to the First Dates restaurant after he fell in love with the TV Show! We both couldn't have been happier with the insane choices and quality of food, the professional service and even got to meet Luke Mangan half way through the dinner!
Cannot wait to come back again!
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is amazing. Service was poor with a long wait between courses and no-one refilling wine (unlike the first time we went which was much better).

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AllyO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, food and service as always. Was an absolute pleasure to dine at Luke’s Kitchen after too long a break

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JimC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Luke's..

Have recommended it to 3 of our friends thus far.. Will be back!

Smocked Negroni - yum
Artichoke Tart - top pick
Barramundi was our choice over the braised beef.
Soft meringue - delish

Serves are massive... Would happily pay same for lease.

Certainly one of Sydney's hidden gems!

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TrishP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit Luke’s Kitchen. Service is excellent and the food is amazing. Whether on date night or with friends it is always a firm favourite for us and we would highly recommend.

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JanF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good value for money, calm setting and excellent service

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vipLorraineC
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we found this neighborhood gem. The food and service were excellent. Luke's is our new favorite spot for a night out.

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MichaelL
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In Danks Street Waterloo, this converted warehouse space furnished in industrial modern houses a real find. We dined on Saturday night, greeted by owner Luke Mangan when we arrived, then taken to our table. Prompt friendly and efficient service, we had the five course degustation (outstanding) and matching wines. Could not fault anything and we will definitely return with friends. Recommended.

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MalindaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food, attentive staff, great atmosphere and well set out for social distancing. Highly recommend

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with amazing food and lovely service! Everything on the menu is a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous evening. Service was 5 star, the food was amazing and we will definitely be returning!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good night out. Top notch food, staff are friendly and welcoming - local gem.

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lukei
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 5 course degustation menu was absolutely divine

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MoniqueP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved, loved, loved ❤ Food was beautiful, service was warm, welcoming and friendly. Music was great and the drinks delicious! Will be back for sure 😊

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DanielleN
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and highly recommended : The food, the staff, Luke has come around checking on us more than once! The whole night was spectacular!

FAQs

Luke's Kitchen - Sydney is rated 4.9 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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.