Walsh Bay Kitchen

3.6
314 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Locals and visitors alike will converge to sample delicious and innovative Asian fusion, created by Head Chef, Kay Kwang. Kay has worked closely with Sydney’s finest providores to feature the freshest and most interesting seasonal offerings presented with true culinary flare. The varied and innovative menu is sure to impress, whilst paying homage to perennial favourites.
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always the perfect dining spot for pre-theatre with the Sydney Theatre Company. Great food and good service.

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Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were going to the theatre so the food came quickly and staff were helpful and attentive.

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Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and quick pre theatre service.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

service was below average. They couldn't wait til we left. It could be ok of you were seeing a show, otherwise there is no interest.

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Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Business lunch with a colleague. Very quiet and great food.

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband & I were having pre theatre dinner which we have had before. It works so well with seeing a show. Lovely variety in the set menu but this time my only complaint was to do with the food. My entree of mushroom wontons was actually only luke warm , I should of sent it back. My fish main was very tasty but again only warm with skin that wasn’t crispy & a bit sloppy. Atmosphere was just as lovely as last time & service very good.
I would still recommend.

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Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect for pre-theatre

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Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each time I go to the Roslyn Packer Theatre I go to the Walsh Bay Kitchen for lunch. I am never disappointed. As an electric wheelchair user they accommodate me easily & comfortably. Food is delicious, not expensive and the staff are friendly and efficient.

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Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My wife's barramundi dish was tasty and can be recommended.
My Singaporean rice dish was disappointing, fairly dry, with an dryish fried egg and dry pork belly - more canine food than appropriate for a more upmarket restaurant.

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Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed dining at Walsh Bay Kitchen. We only eat out about once a month so it is always a real treat. My hubby got the Fried rice as a main and was a bit dissapointed as it lacked a bit of flavour or texture or something. I gave it a try and did seem a bit bland but overall we still really enjoyed the dinner and would defiantly come back again. The service was excellent.

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Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. We had little time between work and the show and the wait staff were fabulous in accomodating us: in particular, they suggested quicker dishes and allowed us to pay at the table so we could enjoy the experience without the stress of waiting to settle the bill or missing the beginning of the show. Food was fabulous. Service was great. And the ambience was conducive to staying longer next time!

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Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Well suited to pre-theatre dining, with menu and service well timed to theatre performances. The ambience is pleasant, though noisy for a place where people want to talk to one another. The service is generally good, though it is always a rush to get the bill settled when everyone finishes at much the same time. The food is a bit disappointing: it aims at east-west fusion, but the result is sometimes more driven by ideas and menu words than actual taste.

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great food but service was friendly but pretty slow and unreliable

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Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for pre theatre dinner. No fuss in and out. Good food and wine choices.

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Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Given it two goes, but won’t bother again. Not enough staff!
Waited 10 minutes queued at entrance despite our booking to be seated at our table. Too much wasted time due to lack of staff, too long to place order & for table water. Waited far too long for entrees and mains arrived on our able 20 mins before the play started last night. My fish was in too much soya sauce, so salty! The mixed salad was awful, leaves a few tiny tomatoes & tasteless seaweed. Hopeless, rushed, stressful pre theatre

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Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent pre-theatre experience with delicious food served by efficient and attentive staff in a comfortable setting. Good value as well.

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Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entree very good.Main meal disappointing

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Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Pre theatre menu with no gluten free options in entrees for coeliacs - and zero flexibility to change - "you have to choose the a la carte menu then". Now, if the restaurant manager was a customer with a food allergy how would they feel about what they have now fashioned as a tax on allergies?

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Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great atmosphere. The food was also very nice, appropriately priced and a decent selection for the pre-theatre menu.

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Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Pre-theatre dining menu. Restaurant is in the foyer so you can hear the bells calling you to go to seats which is stressful as each time we have tried this restaurant they have not been able to serve the whole menu to us before the bells begin despite us arriving 1-1.5hours pre show as requested. This time so the best so far as the restaurant was mostly empty but still we had to cancel the coffee orders that were not delivered, bolt down dessert and race for the show. Food is pricey but okay.

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Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect pre-show menu and service. Only negative, hot food a little cool.

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Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great for pre-dinner menu option before show at Roslyn Packer Theatre.
Efficient, friendly service staff.
Reasonable pricing.
Food was generally excellent though the main courses had cooled a bit by the time we got them.However they were still delicious when eaten.
Would have liked it if the dining room had still been open after the show ( which finished at 9.15 pm.) so we could have had the coffee and dessert part of the menu then.

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Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The 2-course special pre-theatre meal was very enjoyable, served by friendly and efficient staff.

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Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Six ordered dinner & 3 received cold food. Wine order still hadn’t been served by the time we left for the theatre. nice staff but terribly overworked in pre theatre period.

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Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sense that food was prepared and just warmed up for serving - meat was on tough and dried out side.

Mad rush to pay before theater start - long queue of dinners all wanting to pay at same time. Should have a system where you pay during your meal, or before your meal, so numbers are better managed before theater.

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Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good for pre-theatre. We were served quickly and our meals were very tasty . Would recommend this place for its vibe and food.

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Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Not a good night. Food was good but service was so late that we had toleave foeshow before deserts could be served. Dat for an hour before first course arrived. Other diners had to leave before getting any food.

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Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

What a port in a storm! We received a lovely warm welcome in the midst of a massive thunder storm. Very friendly, attentive service, great atmosphere warm and cozy. The food delivered a unique and delicious combination of flavours - I think they have a new chef who is fabulous. We had a pre-show meal and were served without feeling rushed or pressured to finish at any time. A lovely evening which we'll repeat every time we attend a performance at Roslyn Packer Theatre. Highly recommend.

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Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, inventive and tasty dishes that were beautifully presented.

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Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The food was unexceptional. The slow cooked lamb clearly had only been roasted in an oven for about 60 minutes. The chicken was tough and the eggplant garnish had an odd flavour . The dessert was uninspiring. Would not recommend. The only positive was the proximity to the theatre.

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Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food served in a pleasant setting - the lighting at night is just right, not too dull, not too bright - and warm, professional staff.

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Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very disappointing, compared with previous visits. What's happened?

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Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

If you are planning to see a play at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, you can't go past the Walsh Bay kitchen. The pre-theatre menu, while not extensive, is adequate. I was dining alone so had the $52 two course menu which was interesting. The semillon/ sauvignon blanc house wine was very good. I will certainly go there again.

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Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Not as impressed this visit. All three of us ordered the same meal, lamb. It wasn't warm, and seemed thrown together without flavour or balance. Wine arrived at the table halfway through eating. Desserts were enjoyable. Service was quick and efficient.

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Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always good as a pre or post theatre dining experience. Good service and great food.

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Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pre-theatre dining. Food was very good and service prompt, efficient and very friendly.

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food and anbience were vert good.
We arrived at 6.15 and were seated without delay.
The waiter took our order within 5 minutes and our entrees were on the table by about 6.40, all good and efficient BUT the bottle of wine we ordered didn’t arrive until our entree’s were virtually finished in spite of 3 reminders/follow ups.
This is not acceptable. To have to wait virtually half an hour for a drink, not to have it with the food and then having to leave about a third spoilt our night.

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Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

House red wine was very "ruff" - only thing I would recommend improving otherwise excellent for dinner prior to a show at Roslyn Packer Theatre

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Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So good we are coming back this evening for another pre theatre meal! Excellent food and service and nice atmosphere! Probably wouldn’t come just for dinner, but perfect for pre theatre. Only comment is that the food - lamb - could have been hotter!

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Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great, quick pre-theatre menu. The noise level had dropped significantly, perhaps, due to winter?

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