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The Apprentice - TAFE NSW, Ultimo, AU-NSW

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW

4.7
4.7
219 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
We will re-open on 27 February with our new students. Reservations are now open.

The Apprentice Restaurant Sydney is a TAFE NSW licensed training restaurant.
Tuesday to Thursday Lunch and Dinner until 13 June 2024.
Lunch 12pm to 2pm: three courses (entrée, main & dessert) for $44 or you can select any two courses for $39.
Dinner 6pm to 8:30pm: three course menu for $44.
(Our prices are excluding beverages).
Our meals are usually served Table d’hôte (alternate drop) and portions are limited.

Bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For group bookings of 11 people or more please contact us by phone 02 7920 0909 (9am to 4pm) or email si.theapprentice@tafensw.edu.au. Payment in advance is required for group bookings.
We accept payment by EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept cash or split bills. There is one bill per table.
Dietary requirements must be advised 24 hrs in advance.



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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 7920 0909
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We do not offer catering services or take-away options.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us by email si.theapprentice@tafensw.edu.au to book private functions. 25% deposit will be required within 3 business days of the the reservation being made and full payment, based on your final numbers is required two weeks prior to your function. Two week's notice is required to receive refunds for cancellation/reduced numbers.
  • Area
    Ultimo
  • Cross Street
    Thomas Street, Ultimo
  • Parking Details
    Wilsons Parking:<br>2 Quay Street Haymarket<br>OR<br>169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket
  • Public Transit
    Central train Station.<br>All buses travelling along George St stop at the Railway Square bus terminal.
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Best Value

  • Sydney

    Good for business meals

  • Sydney

    Good for business meals

  • Sydney

    Modern Australian

  • Sydney City

    Best Overall

  • Sydney City

    Best Value

  • Sydney City

    Good for business meals

  • Sydney City

    Good for business meals

  • Sydney City

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Sydney City

    Good for special occasions

219 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good way to give New Apprentices a chance to serve - Maybe serving waiters and waitress Need to be aware that they Should NOT be messing with their Hair or Facial bits and then continue to serve :( Hygiene is utmost Critical!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The 6-course degustation menu was a great experience and a really good value for money. Will be coming back.

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  3. PeterM

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the first time I've not given all 5 stars. When I booked a couple of months ago I advised we had a vegetarian coming. On the day it was confirmed that it was on the booking. However, they were not prepared for this. All they did when they were reminded was remove the meat from the meals. This ended up being a miserly plate. They host did organise an extra plate but still no protein was offered. Otherwise, the meal was wonderful as usual.
    The Apprentice - TAFE NSWResponded on 22 November 2023
    Thankyou for your feedback. We apologise for the vegetarian meal not meeting your or your guest's expectations.

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  4. FKo3

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quantity was fine for me while my 3 guests said more than enough for them.

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  5. RobinS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent experience, food was perfect, great value for money

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  6. Carolejj

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the meals at the Apprentice are always very good. The service is excellent, the table attractive with fresh flowers and the value for money is unbeatable. It is good to know we are helping the students hone their skills

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  7. LelaD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food is excellent as is the service

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  8. RuthF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit and we enjoyed it so much we are taking our friends in a couple of weeks. The food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. Definitely first class quality. Drinks were reasonably priced too. Glad we discovered this gem.

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  9. Colettek

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value. The food was hot, well presented. The waiter attentive.

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  10. JohnD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent value for money, a great experience, could not fault the food or service.

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  11. kangjinL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and excellent service made my day happy. Worth to try even I came from Korea. Especially hospitality manager was the most happy person in sydney and he made made me happy, too.

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  12. Wendie

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet friends for lunch. The food and service was exceptional.. would highly recommend visiting and help students to gain confidence in the restaurant field. Was greeted with enthusiasm.

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  13. BrianR

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time, the food was fantastic and excellent service. We can't wait to go again.

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  14. Bee22

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable lunch, students were very eager to please. Wait staff inexperienced but I give them 5 stars for effort and friendliness. The food was absolutely delicious, impressed!

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  15. ThomasT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three factors of a fine dining restaurant are presentation, taste and service. This Apprentice Restaurant has all the ticks with a plus of value. Highly recommended.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. TrangH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not at same quality as Friday two weeks ago even though it is the same menu. Service was lacking as well.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, chicken was moist, lamb was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. The service is flawless. Thank you very much! We wish you all the success in your future :)

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Albert

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Students show they are dedicated to serve, know what they are doing and are friendly to customers. Wish all of them success in studies and get promising jobs after graduation from the catering course.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a good experience for me I think I will come again

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  20. Judy

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were extremely impressed with our dining experience at The Apprentice restaurant recently. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service was also very good.

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  21. Misty

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I take a group here regularly.everyone loves it..íf we had a complaint...there was. No mint sauce for the lamb

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  22. KEVIND

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've enjoyed several visits to Apprentice. Great value, and nice to see the students at practice. Good that there have been small variations to the menu, as repeated dishes became tiresome for diners - but some bigger changes would be nice.
    The Apprentice - TAFE NSWResponded on 13 September 2023
    Thankyou for your feedback and for supporting our students. We have different menus on Tuesday lunches than on Wednesday to Friday. As this is a training environment, the students need to cook each dish a certain number of times for their assessments. There will be new menus from 19 September. Our menus and the dates they are being served are available on our OpenTable page below the photos. The students' class continues after the restaurant is closed and the teacher provides feedback to the students during that time.

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  23. AliceC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch experience is extraordinary. I have long to go to this restaurant back when my daugther was studying there. Trying to book a table for 2 was a bit challenging due to its popularity. But was worth the wait. The staffs were friendly and ready to help, which is rare these days. Their presentation were faultless and speaks very politely. Food for all 3 courses were tasty and well presented. Then we found out that the menu were created by the students themselves. We are pleasntly surprised to the quality of the cooking. All round, a beautiful experience we would definitely will come back in the future.

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  24. KeithG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very impressed with the quality of the food, the attention to detail of the staff serving us and the convivial atmosphere of the restaurant. Of a table of eight, we had one person with dietary requirements and the staff were excellent in engaging with that person and accommodating their needs. The service was exceptional. Altogether a very pleasant experience and highly recommended.

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  25. Fernando

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have an amazing experience having dinner at The Apprentice restaurant at Último TAFE. Everything was incredible! Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience.

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  26. RosP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Congratulations to The Apprentice Restaurant cooks and servers who did such a wonderful job last week. Excellent food and excellent service. Our vegan guest (previously advised) said that she thought that she had the dish of the night. Wonderful experience, thank you TAFE Ultimo students and staff.

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  27. ClaireW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience. Food are very presentable and tasty, great value!

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  28. PeterM

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual this was a wonderful experience. I already have more bookings.

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  29. Dmcd2

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful meal served in a quiet sunny location. The food was exceptional, and the students are working of their front-of house skills. Highly recommended.

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  30. JillA

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience and all the apprentices should be proud of what they did. The service and food were fabulous.

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  31. Floriade

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lamb was nicely cooked & presented.But the knife was not sharp enough to cut the meat.

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  32. LisaM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Innovative, impressive and delicious dishes. Between my husband and I we tasted all the dishes on the three course menu and they were all exceptional. It’s no mean feat to cook salmon or scallops perfectly but they were. Food presentation was also excellent, modern plating and generous serves. The wait staff were excellent, especially as this was their first service experience in their Advanced Hospitality course. The teaching staff did an amazing job! Great value for money

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  33. MarkT

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    As it was very early in the term the staff were very nervous but did the best that they could. It is disappointing that the menu is now "alternate" drop as you used to be able to choose dishes from the menu.
    The Apprentice - TAFE NSWResponded on 13 August 2023
    Thankyou for your feedback and for supporting our students. The restaurant has always been advertised as alternate drop. Occasionally the teacher may allow guests to order, but this depends on the number of guests in the restaurant, class size and the students' experience levels.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have celiac, and they are very considerate in making all the food gluten-free for me. Highly recommended.

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  35. FrankLukaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always goid atmisphere and quality food. Staff are friendly and make an effort to be hospitable.

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  36. DienT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    it was a great experience, will definitely do it again.

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  37. AlanC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was first class. Did not get to chose from the menu which was disappointing but still it was excellent value. We will go again soon.

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  38. Vi99

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great value for a three course meal. Great service and atmosphere.

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  39. HeatherD

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible and the service even better. Such a good restaurant for a special occasion.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great to have lunch at The Apprentice. The students(staff) were so quick to look after me with offering menus, serving food soon after placing order and packing away finished dishes. Very worthwhile having a meal there and giving the students a chance to wait on you and practice their skills. The food was delicious too!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW is rated 4.7 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Apprentice - TAFE NSW

695 Harris St, Building E, Ultimo College of TAFE Level 7, Ultimo, AU-NSW 2007

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Thomas Street, Ultimo
  • Area
    Ultimo
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Wilsons Parking:<br>2 Quay Street Haymarket<br>OR<br>169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket
  • Public Transit
    Central train Station.All buses travelling along George St stop at the Railway Square bus terminal.
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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