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The Apprentice - TAFE NSW

4.7
4.7
78 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

The Apprentice Restaurant Sydney is a licensed training restaurant that promotes and nurtures food service excellence. We hope to reopen to the public on 17/8/21 and our menus change regularly, (refer to our Menu Schedules).

MENU PRICES:
Tuesday & Thursday lunch 12pm to 2pm: three courses (entrée, main & dessert) for $34 or you can select any two courses for $29.

Wednesday & Thursday dinner 6pm to 9pm: three course menu for $34.
Our 6 course Degustation Menu* is served on specific dates for lunch & dinner and is also only $34.
Our meals are usually served Table d’hôte (alternate drop).

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.
All dietary requirements must be advised in advance. (*Unfortunately we cannot change our Degustation Menu).


Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9217 5527

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We do not offer catering services or take-away options.

  • 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

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Beers

  • Hahn Light

    • Bottle$4.00
  • Crown Lager

    • Bottle$7.00
  • Young Henrys Newtowner APA

    • Bottle$7.00

Soft Drinks

  • San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water

    • Glass$4.00
  • Lemon, Lime & Bitters

    • Glass$4.00
  • Coca Cola

    • Glass$3.00
  • Diet Coke

    • Glass$3.00
  • Lemonade

    • Glass$3.00
  • Fruit Juice

    orange, apple, pineapple

    • Glass$4.00
  • Tea

    a selection of English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Herbal tisanes

    • Glass$3.00
  • Coffee

    French press

    • Glass$3.00
  • Latte

    • Glass$4.00
  • Espresso

    • Glass$4.00
  • Cappuccino

    • Glass$4.00
  • Long Black

    • Glass$4.00
  • Hot Chocolate

    • Glass$4.00

Sparkling

  • The Apprentice ~ NV Jacob's Creek Trilogy Cuvée Brut, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Barossa Valley South Australia

    • Glass$7.00
    • Bottle$25.00
  • NV Clover Hill Tasmanian Cuvée (MéThode Tradionelle) Tasmania

    • Bottle$30.00

White

  • The Apprentice ~ Cookoothama Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, King Valley, Victoria

    • Glass$7.00
    • Bottle$25.00
  • The Apprentice ~ Nugan Estate 'Frasca's Lane' Pinot Grigio, King Valley, Victoria

    • Glass$8.00
    • Bottle$30.00
  • The Apprentice ~ Intuition Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

    • Glass$7.00
    • Bottle$25.00
  • 2018 Pewsey Vale Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia

    • Bottle$28.00
  • 2016 Giesen Small Batch Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

    • Bottle$36.00
  • 2016 Watershed Shades Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

    • Bottle$24.00
  • 2017 Nugan Estate 'Frasca's Lane' Chardonnay, King Valley, Victoria

    • Bottle$25.00

Red

  • The Apprentice ~ Cookoothama Cabernet Merlot, Darlington Point, New South Wales

    • Glass$7.00
    • Bottle$25.00
  • The Apprentice ~ Intuition 'The Collegiate' Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

    • Glass$7.00
    • Bottle$25.00
  • 2016 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

    • Bottle$32.00
  • 2013 Nugan Estate 'Alfredo' Sangiovese, King Valley, Victoria

    • Bottle$32.00
  • 2017 Nugan Estate 'McLaren Parish' Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

    • Bottle$34.00
  • 2012 Bunnamagoo Cabernet Sauvignon, Mudgee, New South Wales

    • Bottle$38.00

Dessert Wine

  • The Apprentice ~ 2016 Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon, Darlington Point, New South Wales

    • Glass$6.00
    • Bottle$25.00

Last updated: 18 June 2021

What 78 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic value for money. Would recommend pre booking as was fully booked the night we went. Can be a little tricky to find as entrance is not on the street. Quiet atmosphere, the staff are on hand to assist too. Due to being fully booked we weren't able to select our meals but my girlfriend and I got the meals we wanted anyway so pleased with this. Our server was James and he was fantastic. Would 100% return again and encourage others to go.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    I’ve been a number of times & always think why don’t I go back more often...then when I get there, I remember it’s because the venue has v little atmosphere. It’s stark but not in a cool way. Given that it’s a training ground for students, I don’t understand why it’s not broadened beyond hospitality students. Why can’t design students use the space as a blank canvas for a course project? Just imagine the possibilities!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Highly recommend.

  4. FG

    FofiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals- we were a group of twelve. Each course was so tasty, plating was consistent and the food tasted great. Well done to all kitchen and floor staff!!

  5. PF

    PhilF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Good meal and service, unfortunately, meal size very small so I needed to eat again on the way home but fair value for the money charged. Options are limited so you need to be open to whatever is being served at the time overall a good way to help students gain experience .

  6. A

    Amber

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Another lovely dinner at this restaurant. Service and food improves each time I go. Menu was varied and the food was great. Will definitely return!

  7. SR

    StevenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Very nice relaxed experience ... but the room is a little sterile....although that is understandable as it is a 'training location; but overall everyone should be commended on providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience.... thank you

  8. j

    jenniek

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    As always, the food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. Everything was perfect except the older, blonde woman, at the entrance, who was quite unpleasant. It did seem a little noisier than last time I was there...have you been changing things around...I noticed the room dividers were not in use. Otherwise, perfect.

    The Apprentice - TAFE NSWResponded on 14 May 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. We have since been in contact with a member of your dining party, and hope that the resolution provided is both suitable and satisfactory. Looking forward to welcoming you and guests in the future.

  9. MW

    MarinaW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The wait staff were a little nervous. They need to be taught the right way to pour wine from a bottle. On a previous occasion they spilled some on the tablecloth. They need to hold the bottom of the bottle and twist it when finished pouring. One staff member couldn’t work out why my husband wanted a bottle. She said “we do serve by the glass”. My husband said “a bottle”. Then she asked me what I wanted to drink. Haha

    The Apprentice - TAFE NSWResponded on 14 May 2021

    Thankyou for your feedback and for supporting our students' training. The students learn their skills such as pouring wines and taking orders, during their practical restaurant classes, with their Teacher's guidance.

  10. JA

    JaneA

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Training restaurant and great to see the students learning in action. Food was superb and matching wines outstanding.

  11. JC

    JoanneC

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Rating would have been higher if the food served was warmer as it's on the cool side including bread. And more attention to table service as we often had ti get attention to order drinks instead of assuming e 're not drinking and removing the wine glasses from the table. Ensure that the white wines especially the sparkling white is well chilled instead of warm. Good to see that the flute was chilled !

  12. RK

    RichardK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Degustation Menu, great food and excellent value. Would have liked more chocolate soil and raspberry sorbet in the dessert as it was soo good. Thinking about going again soon.

  13. LI

    LISAM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    food was outstanding and the training students were very friendly and even though alittle nervous, did a great job.

  14. S

    Steve

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everthing is perfect. We have the degustation menu with six courses at the same price. Double the value. Oh, they do serve the food at the same time for all guests. Otherwise, same experience as in other nice restaurants.

  15. NF

    NewFan

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food, friendly and attentive service. Thank you to the entire team, we'll be back!

  16. A

    Amber

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, professional presentation and great value. Really difficult to beat this place for the price. Will definitely be going back!

  17. C

    Cris

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious menu and presentation. Excellent value. Five star dining with fresh flowers and friendly staff. Great night out with very reasonable prices for alcohol.

  18. CF

    CarolynF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a lovely evening. Good food options. Excellent standard of food and presentation

  19. HP

    HangP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic experience keeping in mind the evening is presented by a learning class. The food quality was outstanding. The service was down to earth and honest. It was bit noisy but for the value being provided, easily overlooked. Definitely recommend.

  20. T

    Timalbi

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Outstanding value for money with great food and great presentation by the nextgen of chefs! Highly recommend The Apprentice!

  21. BO

    BrianO

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a training restaurant. The prices are very reasonable, the serves are big, and there is a genuine effort from everyone there.

  22. KW

    KatW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the dinner. All tables were truly spaced for social distancing. Service was great. Food was fantastic for the price. Will be back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fine dining experience with the family on a very affordable price. The service was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommend and we will be back for sure

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is equal to any first class restaurant I have ever been to.

  25. J

    Julie

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been going to the Apprentice Restaurant for the last three years and the food is so good. The food is top quality. In fact it is better than some restaurants and value for money . The staff has always been very pleasant and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  26. AT

    AdrianT

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went back a fortnight after our last visit. The food was excellent as usual, although the side salad with the pear and arugula was a little too peppery. The rest of the food was superb and the service was great. Can't wait for the next visit.

  27. SL

    SallyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was great, the service good, I will be going back!

  28. C

    Cris

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food looked and tasted delicious. Oustanding presentation. I would have preferred the taste of the wafers if they were a lighter colour less cooking time. Excellent staff and I am amazed at the high standard of cooking from students. Excellent menu.

  29. FF

    FoodieFan

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Has all my fave things in a restaurant - excellent food, light and airy due to the high ceilings and windows, friendly staff and tables set well apart for privacy. Considering its a training restaurant we found the service very good and though the waiter was initially nervous he performed extremely well. The standout for me was my entree: Salmon tartare with creme fraiche and lavosh, which was extremely tasty, flavours were well balanced and it was beautifully presented. Meat main dishes were very tasty with crispy fresh greens and dessert of coconut creme brulee was lovely. The only downside was when I initially rang and booked the table, I was told that the menu I wanted, which was more seafood based, would be available only on particular nights of which I had no problems with and so picked one to suit their roster. However when we turned up we were given a completely different menu. I assumed that because there was a large group booking on another table that they needed to spread the menu's and ingredients around but would have liked to have been informed beforehand. Other than that, it was a great night and the quality of food and ambience at very reasonable prices is outstanding. Will definitely recommend and come back.

  30. AT

    AdrianT

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad to be back at the Apprentice. My husband and I had our wedding at the Apprentice. The food was expertly cooked and the service was very good. Given that we are 'regulars', we will definitely be back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wasn’t a fan of the leek but loved everything else The service and the customer service was truly amazing Will definitely be back Thank you

  32. p

    pppppppppppppppppppppppp

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    great way for students to learn.food and service great

  33. G

    Gubby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was our third visit to The Apprentice and each time we have had a very pleasant experience. The food is excellent. On this visit two of us had the duck which was cooked perfectly and two had the salmon which also got thumbs up. Some of the service is “different” but that certainly does not detract from the overall experience. Worth a try!

  34. A

    Anonymous

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good and so affordable! Would definitely come back!

  35. j

    jenniek

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was delicious and very interesting combinations of taste. I've been coming to The Apprentice for years and have never been disappointed... the food and service have always been excellent, making it great value for money.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lovely tIme, so did my little one also The food was amazing as well of the staff was outstanding waiting on us. Will definitely be back

  37. JP

    JPSyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food that would be served at any fine dining restaurant, service was attentive and not overdone. I will be back!

  38. KW

    KarenW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    We celebrated a birthday at the restaurant. The staff could not have been more accommodating, even coming out of the kitchen to sing Happy Birthday. The food was excellent and rivals other 4 star restaurants in the city. I look forward to coming back and highly recommend to everyone. A hidden gem!

  39. LI

    LISAM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    as a staff member I have enjoyed a few lunch and dinners at the apprentice and have always had an amazing experience. The food and the students/wait staff have been so friendly and courteous. This time I took my elderly mother and she was so impressed and loved being fussed over by the young waiters. she is now thinking of bringing her ladies group for a lovely lunch, for seniors it is very good value for money and the food presentation and service exceptional. you would not know you were dining in a training environment.

  40. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A True hidden gem, Everyone that works there is an apprentice. The food is to die for the service is professional and fun and the value for money is exceptional

FAQs

The Apprentice - TAFE NSW is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Cross Street

    Thomas Street, Ultimo

  • Area

    Ultimo

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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.<br>All buses travelling along George St stop at the Railway Square bus terminal.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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