We had a table of four and we opted for the set degustation menu of 5 courses and it was well worth the $70 pp. loved how we could share a dish and the overall ambience of the restaurant. we were seated close to other tables yet couldn’t hear their conversation which was great. the only difficulty we encountered was the parking!
Quentin made the night!
It’s rare to find a restaurant serving high quality food that has the wait staff show their personalities. Being a General Manager of a restaurant myself and in the industry for 15 years, it’s always great to see a waiter with passion and show their character.
Thank you Quentin
A fine evening; smart menu well executed and a sophisticated wine list marred only by its expensiveness. Kudos for the great design approach that kept the noise of a popular bustling bar to a level that allowed civilised conversation at our table of 5. Service was a bit haphazard but not enough to be irritating but ought to be improved to keep tables at Monopole where they ought be...rare!
Excelent restaurant, fancy with perfect service !!
Good food, reasonably priced. The parfait was superb. Nice atmosphere.
Wanted a casual meal but high quality food in an interesting location, Monopole is it.
Service was average, servers mumbled and didn't really know what each dish was that they were presenting. Restaurant was dark so it was hard to see what we were eating, and tasting menu was expensive for what we got.
$70 for the tasting menu is fantastic - every course was generous and tasty. Highly recommended
It’s a nice wine bar, that has food offering, not ha fine dining experienc. They are inventive with low cost produce. Servings not generous but adequate. Don’t expect to be wowed by the food.
Excellent food that was reasonably priced. I would suggest the chef’s choice menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating
Typical overpriced restaurant; the food is definitely not special. Our waiter was lovely and the ambiance is good. There are better places to have dinner and I wouldn't go back.
Absolutely beautiful food - such value for money given the quality!
Food was bland and unimprssive. It didn’t wow the taste buds and we were disappointed. The offering on paper looks good but missed the mark. Great service and knowledgeable staff. Great wine offering!
I would not recommend the restaurant to friends for a dining experience but would suggest Monopole as a good spot for a drink. Work to be done on your food offering and flavours in the menu.
Dining environment: it took me almost 30min to find the restaurant! The restaurant is smaller than I expected, although Monopole did have an impressive amount of wine display all over the wall. Maybe that’s why I could not resist the wine pairing option? The waiter told me that Monopole has over 500 different brands of wine ( the premium ones are preserved in the storage room of course!)
Pros: friendly staff, main chef knew what he was doing and was able to tolerate my hassle.
Went for a birthday celebration. Staff were really helpful and gave great advice. Food was among the best I’ve eaten in Sydney. All in all really happy, will definitely go back.
Fantastic place, great food, attentive service, awesome wine list
Just didn’t seem like any of the staff was glad we were there, like it was more of an imposition on them
Monopole was attentive, quite noisy, slightly too crammed in, gorgeous food offerings - perfectly cooked everything - lamb rack, sword fish, calamari, cauliflower; small servings for price - 2 * 5cm pieces of sword fish for $36; few carb offerings on menu, lovely variety of sauces; waiter was loud,personable,perhaps slightly pushy - at 1 point asking after ordering "is that all?"; service was very prompt - meals were quickly released, wines were tasty (not enough by the glass) - enjoyable
Fabulous food but when described as 'share plates' there should be more than one mouthful - tiny portions at steep prices (albeit delicious). Oysters fabulous. We would have ordered more but the bill was climbing at a faster rate than appetite satiation. Great wine list and attentive friendly service.
Very disappointing. Were advised they could make any cocktail but then both requested couldn't be made. Ordered a bottle of wine which the waitress told us she had had a few nights prior and how fabulous it was only to find out they didn't have in stock. Then they decantered away from the table. We had 4 different staff members serve the table.
In summary, great food, totally let down by service