Luke's Kitchen - Sydney

4.8
183 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Sample menus can be at: www.lukemangan.com/restaurants/lukes-kitchen

We are now offering a 2, 3 Course Choice Menu or a 5 Course Tasting Menu on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights! Plus a ala carte brunch & bottomless brunch on Saturdays. The bottomless brunch is a delicious 5 course tasting menu with 2 hours of free-flow Cuvee Prestige Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine or Luke Mangan Yering Station Rosé for $85pp.

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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Experiences

  • 3 Course Menu - $85 per person.

    Jan 15 - Feb 27, 2021

    Description Your choice of Entree, Main & Dessert from our chef's signature dishes. Add extras like fries, mixed leaf salad or truffle honeyed carrots for $10 each on the night. And add Sonoma bread $3 per slice. Vegetarian option also available.
  • 2 Course Menu - $60 per person.

    Jan 15 - Feb 27, 2021

    Description Your choice of Entree & Main, or Main & Dessert from our chef's signature dishes. Add extras like fries, mixed leaf salad or truffle honeyed carrots for $10 each on the night. And add Sonoma bread $3 per slice. Vegetarian option also available.
  • A la carte menu at Luke's Kitchen

    Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021

    Enjoy our a la carte menu at Luke's Kitchen.
  • 5 Course Brunch Tasting Menu - $85 pp

    Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2021

    Enjoy a delicious 5 Course Brunch Tasting menu with friends and sip 2 hours of free-flow Cuvee Prestige Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine or Luke Mangan Yering Station Rosé for $85pp. Shake things up with our cocktail cart, which will be roaming around the restaurant serving Aperol Spritz & Bloody Marys table-side!
  • 5 Course Degustation - $105 per person

    Jan 15 - Feb 27, 2021

    Description Our chef's 5 course tasting menu of signature dishes. Add wine pairing on the night for additional +$45 per person. Vegetarian option also available.
  • 3 Course Menu - $90 per person

    Feb 13, 2021 only

    Your choice of Entree, Main & Dessert from our chef's signature dishes. Add extras like fries, miseducating leaf salad or truffle honeyed carrots. Add add Sonoma bread $3 per slice. Vegetarian option also available
  • 6 Course Degustation, $120 pp, Valentine's Eve

    Feb 13, 2021 only

    Celebrate Valentine's Eve with our chef's 6 course tasting menu of signature dishes, Add wine pairing on the night for additional +$45 per person. Vegetarian option also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 183 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlisonP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and we got served by Luke who was an excellent host!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That was our second visit there for the bottomless brunch.Food and service has been constantly amazing.Looking forward to our next visit there.Thank you for a pleasant dining experience.Keep up the good work

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HannahS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is the best. Delicious food, great service and cool vibes

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AmberM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night, food and service was standout. Would recommend to everyone

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AlexA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing service very attentive and on the ball. Lovely food! Accommodated our late start, always topped our drinks up before we were finished and just overall a really great experience at t he bottomless brunch. Thanks!!

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Jonagrey
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST. DINING. EXPERIENCE. IN. SYDNEY. THIS. YEAR.
Luke came around to all the table, served cocktails. It’s absolutely crazy to see the owner of the restaurant empire get down to the service level and interact with customers. Shows how much he really cares about providing a great experience for everyone. The Grilled King Prawns, Lamb main and rice pudding were standouts!

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and wine
Wonderful service
Great atmosphere
Stunning neighbourhood gem

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SuzieD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to glass before but first time at Luke's Kitchen. Have to say the experience is awesome and trying dishes I may not actually order. The food was amazing and the portions great for a degustation graze! Service was wonderful...kukos to Mandy for looking after us. Love the music selection Belinda! Had a great lunch. thank you.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Overall, very pleasant. Great food, authentic personal attention from Luke and staff. A minor point, bathroom facilities could do with some attention. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing space, love the simple but elegant menu and very generous portion sizes. Highly recommend

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YvonneT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated christmas with 18 friends on Saturday night. Apart from being the hottest night ever and no airconditioning, we all had a fabulous time. The staff set up fans at the end of the tables so we were not too uncomfortable. The food, ambience and service were great. We sat on a table close to the open kitchen. The zuchhini flowers, ocean trout sashimi, spiced barramundi and soft liquorice meringue were our favourites but really, nothing on the reduced menu could be faulted. Will definetly returrn.

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victaski
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very hot day (35C+) so the red wine was quite warm.

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RaniN
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

love this place - consistently good food, cocktails and service! pity they don't have air con

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LissaF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service but unfortunately far too hot in the restaurant

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Nigel
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Bottomless brunch is great value! And the 5 course menu is great quality & delicious. I have been a few times and the service is consistently on point. Highly recommended.

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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great menu with tasty cocktails and wine to accompany.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

The food is absolutely stunning
Grilled prawns followed by the minute steak - could not fault.
The service is another matter - poorly trained, sour faced - everything was too much trouble.
A specific request to thank the chef was ignored- such bad form of the waiter.
We have been before and it was so good - food and service.
There was plenty of staff and the place only half full - so no excuses about the service.
Plenty of other places to go where there is an understanding that a dining experience should equal good food and good service- you drop one - you drop both.
Will definitely try again in the future - as I know the place is capable of so much more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Third time at Luke’s Kitchen. Quality food and attentive service. Will def come back again.

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MariaC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere coupled with well paced service. Would definitely go back. Loved the food.

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SueL
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We did the 3 Course option - not a huge menu but a good one. As 2 out of 3 of us only eat fish, not meat, we all ended up having the one fish main - pan fried barramundi, but it was excellent. The liquorice parfait was a wow moment!
All in all a great meal. Felt we made a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, attentive staff. Will keep going back.

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vipwalpolepark
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great ambiance. Had the 5 course - Very enjoyable evening. Will be back

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Paul
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second visit to the restaurant and it will not be our last. We had a great evening with friends and all aspects of the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service were excellent. And on top of all that it was great value.

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ZeenaH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My friends and I were very impressed with Luke’s Kitchen. From being greeted by a very charming Luke to the friendly wait staff and most importantly the delicious food it made for a great evening and a restaurant that we look forward to going back to very soon.
We started with prawn toast, ocean trout sashimi and grilled split prawns, and we moved on to barramundi and roast lamb and finished with gooey chocolate tart and espresso martini. Everything was SO GOOD!
We really liked the rustic space and can imagine that the atmosphere would be even more vibrant once more people are allowed in.
Thank you Luke & co, we look forward to bringing our friends to try more of your delicious menu.

MD
MahsaD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Rich in taste and so indulgent! Really inspiring to see Luke cooking in the kitchen on a Saturday night! Superb wait staff who were great hosts! Will definitely be back :)

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Westiefoodie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super morning with friends. Great staff who were more than happy to adjust things to suit some of our party. Will be back soon to try out dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, albeit a little expensive but you know that when you look at the menu. Wouldn’t stop me going back as the food is delicious and great quality. Portion sizes were huge and the flavour of the food was incredible. Great cocktails!!!

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RobF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luke’s Kitchen was an experience of delicious food, great service created in warm, friendly and creative atmosphere. The food and service was excellent. I’d highly recommend it as restaurant to definitely experience

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DJB123
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place highly recommend - the food was really enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, alcohol was fast and delish. I Did the bottomless brunch tasting menu. The zucchini flower and the dessert were not good in my opinon. The flavors were not there. The mix of flavors were unpleasant for the dessert. To make a signature dish so....acquired seems like they should change it. Other than that I couldn't finish all the food it was a great serving size.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both great. The music playlist was just awesome too. We’ll definitely be back!!Thank you Luke’s Kitchen.

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vipChloe
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely man, Luke, inventive and interested in what his diners enjoy. A super evening.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and the staff were amazing. Even for a table of three amongst large groups of Melbourne Cup lunchers we were made to feel special. Highly recommended anytime clients, friends or family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. The ocean trout sashimi for entree was the perfect start to our meal with the beef medallions for main. These were so tender and very delicious. We didn’t have desert as overdid it on the sides (truffle fries and beetroot salad) though the espresso martini hit the spot. Will definitely be back.

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HoneyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
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 on 16 October 2020
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.

RM
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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Luke's Kitchen - Sydney is rated 4.8 stars by 183 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.