Mode Kitchen & Bar

4.3
131 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Mode Kitchen & Bar strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining. Located within the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

Designed by renowned Sydney team Luchetti Krelle, the spacious venue seats up to 200 guests.

Head Chef Francesco Mannelli has produced a menu of simple dishes executed exceptionally well, presented with genuine hospitality and polished service.

**NOTICE: as a Four Seasons Global Policy, all patrons are required to wear a mask when entering the premises. **

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobynW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was the highlight. Each dish was superb, and well executed particularly the risotto. The restaurant itself was charming with a great atmosphere. The service was great, very knowledgeable ans friendly staff. I can’t wait to come back with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

We tried the prawn pasta in special, not impressed. The lamb was good tender and tastier.

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vippuligny888
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food is too salty. We eat here quite a lot, and some dishes have way too much added salt. Please cease this practice.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Cocktails and entrees great. All three of us had the lamb shoulder as a main. Flavour wise... disappointing. Although
very tender, quite bland and under seasoned. Potatoes great, but the lettuce salad... really!

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Braeden
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, staff were very friendly and the hotel manager Harsh was exceptionally nice and accommodating. Only downside was the price but that’s what you have to do for food of that quality.

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GregoryK
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to the Bennelong the next day. Mode was better

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DonaldM
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and attentive service.
Good wine list and cocktails.

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RikaO
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to dine with family. We had a great time last weekend. Thank you.

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Roamer
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Booked for NYE dinner. Repeated calls to charge in full upfront when we were staying at the hotel. Provided my choice of mains and dietary preference via calls/app but had to repeat my choice as the lead server only for seating and the waitress was not informed/aware (after 2 calls and on hotel app). The special NYE dinner was just average. the scampi was not well cooked. There are better restaurants around with better food and service.

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SupattaS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Food not many choices, fish is ok nothing special

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Mode as our first choice restaurant was closed. We feel that this was opportune . A most enjoyable meal pleasant surroundings and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was average for a fine dining restaurant. The fish in particular was something we could have cooked at home. The mains were nothing special for the reputation of the restaurant.

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Peta
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was nice but the service was lacking... Not once did the waiter come and ask if our meal was okay or offer us another drink etc and when you are paying top dollar, you expect the service to be better... The food was very nice though so compliments to the chef.

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JulyF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

The size of the food is not the value of the price. The beef was very small and they didn’t give a good feedback

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PasqualeF
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good will recommend to friends the service was excellent

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Kristy
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, ambiance and service.
great for corporate/client lunches
very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our group decided to share a few entrees to begin, perfect if u want to try a bit of everything. Best polenta chips I've had anywhere and the pavlova dessert was delicious.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was exceptional, service started poorly (waited too long for first interaction and drink order) and improved to very good, our server seemed quiet overwhelmed at times, when it wasn’t that busy.

Was one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time, perfectly cooked and sauce delicious. The desert was the best desert I’ve had, pistachio bon bon with strawberry sorbet, very highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service. Food was lovely.

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lindyw
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Four Seasons Hotel takes Covid seriously so your temperature is checked and when you are in the lobby you are asked to wear a mask. Mode Kitchen is spacious and divided by opaque glass dividers so it appears more intimate. The menu is not extensive with fresh ingredients and a vague Italian influence. The complimentary bread slice is warm and delicious. The crudo kingfish entree had agro dolce flavours (sweet sour) one of the best use of this fabulous fish I have seen anywhere. The grilled prawns were perfectly cooked however I didn't like the addition of the paprika. The steak dish was well executed and a side of potatoes was very morish. Great cocktail bar with professional staff, wine list is adequate to please most. I was given a great birthday surprise dessert complete with "smoking" dry ice, most spectacular and unexpected. The waitstaff show a high level of fine dining training and are extremely personable. Very relaxed space.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, staff are so friendly and attentive. The food was amazing, will definitely come back!

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ConnyDavis
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a pleasant 3rd First date here on Saturday night. I was very impressed. So was my date. Thank you so much.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We were disappointed about a few things. We booked a table for dinner on 13 Nov 2020.
- I called the restaurant in the afternoon after making a dinner booking on line as wanted to organise a dessert plate with birthday message for my friend, who was having her birthday that day. All the details was taken on the phone, including a name, a type of dessert etc. I do no think our request was even logged. No staff seemed to know about my request - really disappointing.
- We ordered a steak - the waitress did not even ask how we want it to be done.
- A side dish we order was not served and we had to order it again. By the time it was served, we were finished with our meals.
The bar & restaurant was not even busy. The food was good, but I m

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CarthicM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely experience. We were celebrating our Anniversary and enjoyed both the food and the overall experience.
Our Waiter (Sorry I forget his name) was friendly and professional. The team did look a little stretched on the night so there was a couple of little service slip up's, but everything was fixed really quick.
Also a little confusion with our bill (I signed without looking at it!) as we were given the wrong one but once again was rectified with no fuss.

If I was to nitpick - there was some sort of noise/alarm in the background that stayed all night. I wasn't too bothered but my wife couldn't seem to "unhear" it.
Also felt like the place could use some ambient music...
All in all a lovely night. Thank you for the "Happy anniversary" plate. We enjoyed our night immensely.

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FelixG
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and good food. Will come again next time.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great wait staff, food abs atmosphere!!
Thank you

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DCML
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food is not bad, but whether it’s the environment or the presentation of the food is very different to what you see on the photo. Service is what you would expect for the price you pay, it’s not really good but not bad either.

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vippuligny888
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Spring menu is boring. Staff were run off their feet (understaffed). Our main took nearly one hour to arrive.

All of this is disappointing as the place is normally good.

Ancient covid signin as well. You have to write out your details on a piece of paper. EVERY other place in town is electronic.

Needs to be fixed. Please do so to all of above.

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DamarisB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Sydney, very good service, excellent food and a cozy atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, all I like it.

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BenD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner. Friendly staff. Clean environment. 5 Stars.

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luxurylizard
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - steamed Murray Cod was 10 out of 10. Excellent service and high compliance with Covid Safe procedures.

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danielg
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very nice and great ambience, would have rated higher but felt staff service was ok could have been better for a greater experience, they forgot to bring my wine and then it was added to bill, but he kindly removed charge.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was impeccable! Could not fault any of our dishes. Very attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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KylieF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The rib-eye steak was unbelievable. All the food was SO delicious, even the kid's pasta was next level. Will definitely return for more.

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PhilipB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food is outstanding in quality and delicious.

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NatalieL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was fabulous, would definitely go back. The waiters were extremely hard to hear as they did have to wear masks, but understandable at the moment.

We were placed next to a wait station that was high traffic with the staff & was loud, there were other options they should of offered as we had a table of 4, yet they were putting 2 guests on tables set for 4 that came in after us (yes we had a booking).

Apart from this minor inconvenience, the food was to die for! Would love to take one of the Chefs home permanently!!!

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was impeccable. We would definitely recommend Mode Kitchen to our friends and family. 👌

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ValerieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent quality of produce, delicious meal and excellent service (attentive and efficient but not overbearing). All in all a great experience in a cosy atmosphere.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic tasty food and great wine list. Would suggest the 1kg t-bone sharing plate. Delicious..

FAQs

Mode Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 131 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.