The Apprentice - TAFE NSW

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$40 and under
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The Apprentice Restaurant Sydney is a licensed training restaurant that promotes and nurtures food service excellence. We are open to the public for lunch and dinner on weekdays during term time, and our standard menu changes fortnightly.

MENU PRICES:
Tuesday** to Friday lunch, and Tuesday** dinner: three courses (entree, main and dessert) for $34 or you can select any two-courses for $29.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday dinners is our three course menu for $34.

** Tuesdays included is a complimentary house beverage – glass of wine, beer, juice or soft drink (including Lemon Lime and Bitters).

Please note bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For group bookings of 11 people or more please contact us by phone 02 9217 5527 or email si.theapprentice@tafensw.edu.au.

We accept payment by EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept cash or split bills.
What 35 People Are Saying
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Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service as usual. We have been numerous times and are always impressed.

l
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The quality of the food is generally good thought the last couple of times I have been served cold main courses. This is not appropriate for any restaurant service.

Last Thursday evening the calamari was like cardboard to cut and over cooked.
I was in no way tempted to eat it, far below the standard of "fine Dining ".

While the meals in the past have been at the 5 star level and I have happily booked large tables of guests to accompany me I am will now wait and see if the standard of the meals improves before making any recommendations. .

HS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Whilst visiting Sydney from south of Wollongong we once again took the opportunity to have lunch at TAFE NSW's The Apprentice Restaurant at Ultimo and what a superb dining experience it was yet again. An exceptional job by the cooking and food service students. The selections on offer for entree, main and dessert went together brilliantly. A credit to everyone involved. Thank you.

DI
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff in my skills team have eaten her many times before. Probably about 12 times in 18 months. It was the best food we have eaten at the Apprentice. Don't get me wrong, It is always great value and lovely food but this last week's meal, Wednesday Sept 11 was superb.

BS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Another great meal. Food was of a high standard and service was efficient and friendly.

SH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to The Apprentice several times - always an enjoyable and delicious experience!

MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful well presented and tasty meal, great service with a friendly atmosphere.

DE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Thank you for a great lunch we were very impressed keep up the good work!

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is a brilliant concept, giving young people the experience of working in a restaurant while they are training. The food was fabulous and all the waiting staff were polite and accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and would recommend it for sure.

MT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Nice but cannot really call it fine dining. The food is average but good value and the venue is nice!

RE
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A unique way to experience good food in a inner city location. Everyone here is learning, so if you go into the experience knowing this you will have a great time! For small fee the hospitality students at TAFE will deliver amazing service and food- the teacher may add a few pointers along the way to them, but this is part of the fun- and you might learn something too! Highly recommend!

S
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value for money. Fine dining experience with good ambiance.

NV
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Situated on the 7th floor of a building a stone's throw from Central Station, Sydney, The Apprentice Restaurant is an exceptional dining experience. The food is good and the service is tremendous. Only filtered coffee on offer at the end of the meal was my only criticism and a cheese plate would have made a savoury finale to a wonderful dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit but our first lunch. Booked for 12.30 which we knew was last time for lunch. Service and value for money was excellent just disappointed that from such a small menu some of the dishes had run out. Next time we will arrive earlier. Otherwise a very good experience.

GS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food and great choice in the menu selections

MT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food served by friendly staff.
The veal was cooked perfectly and all the food was beautifully presented.
Great food and exceptional value!

GS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice to see learners are developing skills in a supported environment. The students I spoke to were very proud of the tasks they had completed and enjoyed the learning process.

D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This is a Training School, so it's natural to expect some little service hiccups. The staff were welcoming, friendly & keen. The food was really delicious & beautifully presented. The value for money was excellent. Overall I enjoyed the experience - it was cute, quirky, something different & enjoyable.

EB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 2 friends and I found the experience of dining at The Apprentice most delightful
The venue is great, and is quiet which is greatly appreciated
The food was stunning - we did not plan to have dessert but could not resist given the quality of the entree and main and we did not regret it. We were able to have share plates so each of us could try each of the dishes.
The staff were pleasant, attentive, helpful and not obtrusive
The value was excellent
I have already recommended it to a number of friends and plan to return soon.

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you for your review! Our mission at The Apprentice restaurant is to promote and nurture food service excellence so we are glad you agree. Please let us know when you next dine with us so we can ensure your experience is extra special!

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D
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful staff, excellent service! Thank you : )

SW
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

2019.05.09

Sydney TAFE 《The Apprentice Restaurant》

是一個值得推薦的西餐廳🍴。這裡的菜式精緻,品質鮮美,環境整潔,服務周到,特別是價格優惠。希望住在雪梨的朋友們可以來品嚐。

WR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good quality food and great quality service at a very reasonable price.
The trainees do an excellent job and are most professional, hats off to them!

SF
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious lunch and excellent value. Great service despite anticipated awkwardness from student waiter service. Please don't mess with this winning formula!

JC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, food was very good only let down by limited choices for main as they ran out of the lamb after 30mins. Recommended

DL
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dine at "The Apprentice" training restaurant quite often. It is always a god dining experience.
This time I think is one of the best days I've been there. my guests were very happy with the food, ambiance and service.

DP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, high quality. Service was reasonable as we also understand the students are still learning. We are 3 courses in 1.5 hours which is very reasonable. It is excellent value for money and importantly enabling the students to practise what they are learning. Recommend to anyone to try.

MW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, in traditional style but well-judged. Terrine, funky with liver. Lamb nicely done, pureed spinach with a sharp note to cut it. Pannacotta not too sweet. Quite exceptional value for money. Service really friendly and willing. (Not totally smoothly organised, but that's the point, they're learning.) Altogether the nicest lunch experience I've had in a while.

MM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was perfect but thought that our waiter should of known more about the menu to answer any questions.

The waiter otherwise was friendly and professional.

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW
Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for your feedback and for supporting our students' learning. Our menus change fortnightly and it was the student's first experience with that menu. We hope you dine with us again.

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EL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food itself was excellent and stupendous value. And we got warm bread, our water was refilled nicely, and we were asked whether we wanted wine. However, despite offering three choices each of entree, mains and dessert, we were not allowed to choose what we wanted. We didn't realise this until we had waited for a while, decided we'd better ask for the menu -- at which point we were told we could not order -- that that the kitchen basically would send out one of each choice for our table of three. I accepted this, strange as it seemed, but had to ask again for the menu as least we wanted to see what we were going to eat. We asked the supervisor about this after the meal, and was told that as staff were new and only on their third week of training, they hadn't yet learned how to properly take meal orders. While this is understandable, they could have at least been trained to 1) give the guests the menu; and 2) tell guests (from prepared notes) that we would not be allowed to order our choices from the menu, and why. Just a suggestion -- we had a great meal nonetheless.

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW
Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for your feedback and for supporting our students' learning. We do advise on our Open Table site that meals may be served alternate drop (table de hote). This is decided by the class Teachers before each lunch or dinner and is determined by the number of guests in the restaurant and the number of students in the class and their skill levels. We will pass your feedback onto the Teacher to discuss with their class. We hope you dine with us again.

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FF
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Restaurant was very light and spacious with a warm ambiance. Entrée of prawns was very fresh and had spicy, tasty salsa. We both had steaks which were cooked as specified, atop a lovely parsnip puree mash with red wine jus. Good size servings. Glasses of wine were reasonably priced.
Considering its a Tafe training venue I felt the staff tried very hard and were professional and the table setting was lovely.
Would definitely go back again but would check whether families with young children would be there firstly as the noise level ruined the relaxed atmosphere. Excellent value for money.

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW
Responded on 27 March 2019

Thank you for your feedback and for supporting our students' learning. We hope you dine with us again. It is uncommon for children to dine with us, as although they are welcome, we don't specifically cater for children.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous food at amazing prices - a hidden secret!

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an incredible experience! From the service to the food to the overall atmosphere, everything was perfect. We can’t wait to come back!

R
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love it! The food was amazing and very generous serving! Definitely come back for more :)

VT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It is a relax and comfortable place to dine. The dishes were amazing. The students serving us were polite and friendly. I would have no reservation in recommending it and will certainly return to dine more.

LR
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Our waitress Felicia was friendly and welcoming, and was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.