Social at Verandah

4.5
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45 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Social at Verandah, our iconic restaurant, has everything to make a lunch catch-up, dinner or a get together with friends, extra special.
Our carefully curated menu by former AHA Chef of the Year Brad Sloane and extensive wine list is matched only against our Gin and Whiskey collection.
Making this the perfect one stop location.
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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L
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for lunch in the City. Knowledgeable service to help match wine with food. All four dishes were very good & the sardines were exceptional. Definitely will be back

Social at Verandah
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thanks for your glowing feedback Leonardo - always happy to recommend wine matches with our rotating menu and specials. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Stuart Christie - Assitant Restaurant Manager

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EP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Social is a very geographically friendly venue for me and has proven to be my 'go to' both Professionally and personally. Katie and her 'team' always make me feel so special and the great service and brilliant menu items make it a place to keep returning to. Nothing is ever too difficult!!

Social at Verandah
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words - we are always happy to host you and your guests at Social @ Verandah. As you know we love to go above and beyond on the little things so you have a great time with us. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020. Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager

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OR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food - the dining room is lovely and the staff were excellent as was the food. I will be making further bookings for group dinners as the group menu looked delicious,

Social at Verandah
Responded on 22 January 2020

Happy new year Olga - so glad you had a great time with us last year, always a pleasure. So glad you have noticed our excellent group dining options - I have to say our feasting menu really hits the spot for group dining (menu available on our website) especially in our private dining room. Do let us know when you would like to come back in - cheers! Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager

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P
Sydney / NSW
52 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good.

Social at Verandah
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thanks for your feedback Philip - always lovely to see you at the venue - see you again soon. Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager

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AB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great business lunch at Social. Staff were terrific and the octopus special out of this world!

Social at Verandah
Responded on 22 January 2020

Thanks for your great feedback Angela - hope you've had a great festive period! Always happy to help with recommendations from our delicious seasonal menu - and of course our specials are always on point, really glad you enjoyed our spring octopus special. See you in 2020! Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager

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P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great for a Friday get-together. We are regulars. Why wouldn’t you come back for this great casual place.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A regular lunch place. The fish and chips tops.

CM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly service, great spot for a business or pleasure lunch on a sunny day.
Food was good - lots of specials

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Usually go with my best friend but he was not free. So did it solus. As always good.

BH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is, put simply, an excellent restaurant. The food is always first class and Katie, the manageress, and her team always provide friendly, efficient and professional service. Definitely worth visiting.

C
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Verandah, it's a pleasure to dine there. Not only is the food outstanding, but the staff really add to the experience.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The fish & chips is a regular favourite. Always good.

AP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Probably made a bad choice of the food. Did not enjoy it as much as i have on previous visits. The pasta was served on a cold plate and though it tasted OK, it was barely warm.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish pie was a new addition to the menu. Wonderful!!

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A regular get together with an old friend. We both had the burger and chips. And a glass of red. Always worth a visit.

PM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great, and the staff are fantastic. I highly recommend Social at Verandah.

t
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Visited Social at Verandah on 12 June. What a surprise! A very welcoming front of house manager. Didn't particularly like our table and my lunch guest asked to be moved. No problems - we were moved to a very nice booth. The service was friendly and informative. The food was good - very well presented and quite generous. I would definitely return to Social at Verandah. The staff really give this restaurant an extra applause. (A rare thing in Sydney where service is mostly lack lustre).

RD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Pleasant service but sporadic rather than consistent. Waited a long time for first drinks. Food was good but not great and menu less extensive than the restaurant prior to the recent refurbishment. Several annoying errors on the final bill including drinks at a higher price than listed on the menu.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both had the smoked lamb cutlets. They were delicious. We were treated to a complimentary beer to celebrate the hosts 1 year anniversary. A very nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyable as always.

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Social at Verandah is one of our favourite restaurants for that special weekday lunch. Katie and her team are fabulous, always friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and the menu changes every so often, so you don't get bored. Highly recommend.

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful all round - great buisness lunch option - service was quick and efficient and felt very polished and professional but not uptight. Had a very enjoyable lunch there in a gorgeous setting.

DH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

What is not clear is that there are 2 restaurants - the Social and the Verandah. One is more a pub (limited pub menu, not what’s online) and the other is the full online menu but you order from the bar and pick up your own food when it’s ready - so don’t order appys with your dinner because it all comes together. This type of service seems common in Australia but there was nothing to indicate the two different restaurants (we unintentionally booked into the pub) or the type of service. We were not interested in pub food and had we known it was a “serve yourself” restaurant we would not have chosen this place. Overall food was good, staff were pleasant (especially on the “social” side) but this was not the dining experience we were looking for, so a little heads-up might make sense.

VH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I enjoyed my experience at Social at Verandah although the food recommended to me was not particularly to my taste. My companion loved the same food. The staff were really outstanding - friendly and competent.

DD
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

We dined at Social on a Friday evening and the experience was more like eating in a noisy pub. The menu had a lot of option and the food was delicious. It's hard to comment on service as the night we were there you ordered at the bar and it did feel more like bar than a restaurant which meant noise levels were high. In fairness the restaurant did try to contact me earlier in the day to explain how they operate on a Friday night and had we known we probably would have booked elsewhere. That said we would dine at Social at Verandah again just maybe for lunch or a different night as the food was very good.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good. As regulars we are looked after very well.

BH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. It never disappoints. The food is always excellent and Katie, the manageress, and her team are fantastic. They are friendly and always provide first class service. It has a very extensive wine list. It is an excellent restaurant in all respects and I highly recommend it.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I go regularly. I have the fish and chips. Tops! I took a client. We had a good meal.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is one of my regular haunts for a Good Friday lunch. I will keep going back.

KA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Katie and her Crew are just the best = hadn't been since the changes, but definitely going to be one of my favourite haunts in 2019

AP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for a relaxed lunch. Great if you don’t have to rush back to work. Service is always outstanding and very friendly. Food is always excellent.

DC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time there since refurbished by new owners and they have done a great job

TA
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Cannot speak highly enough about the overall experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The service was just phenomenal, best I've experienced in a long time. To top it all off, the food and wine was delicious as well! I'll definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I’m visiting Sydney for 2 weeks and booked a table for Christmas dinner. My reservation was confirmed, only to find out they’re closed when my family got there. Ended up having Mcdonald’s.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have a regular Friday lunch. It is always good. They look after us well

BL
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Personable attentive service

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P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We are regulars here. They look after us well. Good food and good wine. Nice outdoor area.

BH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at this restaurant are always of a very high standard. The manageress, Katie is very friendly and professional and has a great team working with her.

P
Sydney / NSW
53 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A regular lunch time place. Had the fish and chips and cheese board. All very good. Lovely table in the spring sun.