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Longrain Sydney

Address
Address:
85 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9280 2888
Cuisine
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Awarded Two Chef Hats - The SMH Good Food Guide 2012-2014
Longrain’s effortlessly cool urban atmosphere and zesty contemporary Thai fare are perfect for the trendy backstreets of Surry Hills. Long, communal tables offer crowds a view of the chefs while a DJ mixes funky lounge beats by the bar.

Please Note: The Longrain only takes reservations for groups of 6 or more only.

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LOCATION
On the corner of Brisbane and Commonwealth Streets.

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Longrain is one of the only restaurants on Sydney’s burgeoning dining scene where waiting for a table is part of the pleasure of the experience. Well-practised Longrain patrons will have perfected the art of a right turn, left turn manoeuvre on entering the distractingly-beautiful restaurant. A right turn will lead you to the obliging maitre-d and a flurry of hip and polite waitstaff. After you’ve secured a spot on the super-organised waiting list, make a U-turn and slink into the candle-lit cocktail lounge. A muddled blend of pear vodka, sake, fresh pineapple, mint, tiki syrup, apple and lime juice called the Asia Carrera proves to be the perfect antidote to a wet and chilly Wednesday night. Almost sorry to stop clinking colourful concoctions at our cosy bar spot; we were ushered to one of Longrain’s famous communal tables, which stretch down the cavernous dining space like a chic, urban cafeteria. The dining area is incredibly spacious, with sky-high wooden ceilings a relic from the restaurant’s previous incarnation as an industrial warehouse.

First course was Longrain’s signature betel leaf topped with smoked trout chilli garlic galangal and trout roe. All wrapped up, the edible leaf entree feels like a present you give your mouth as a treat for waiting so patiently in the cocktail bar. We were not alone in our betel leaf bliss. Like a culinary symphony, party after party indulged in chef Martin Boetz’s magical blend of textures and flavours. Among many shared mains, a highlight was the shredded chicken salad – an expertly tousled hive of bean sprout tendrils, torn chicken, crunchy cashews and zesty chilli jam with a generous dose of coriander and lime to keep the dish fresh. Longrain injects Surry Hills with a spicy glow that continues to surprise and seduce Sydney palates.

Kate Steinweg
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Restaurant's Awards | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
 Two Chef Hats
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012-2013

 One Chef's Hat
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2007-2011

 NSW Fundraiser of the Year
2008 StreetSmart Fundraising Awards

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All Year Round Specials/Events
Monday Night is Trivia Night at Longrain. Challenge your FOOD AND DRINK KNOWLEDGE to win great prizes. 7.00pm in the Cocktail Bar at Longrain.



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Bar / Wine Bar
Historic Building
Private Dining Area
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Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Hens Nights/parties
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