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78 McDougall St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
+61 2 9956 8250
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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Not good value,poor service, expensive but not worth cost. Inexperienced staff not used to serving in what should be fine dining for this cost. Long wait to even get some butter for a dinner roll.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Must book in advance, but it is worth it. Food is wonderful, but it is not huge in portion size. They have combinations available - dinner and dessert or entree and dinner available. Its out special treat.

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Thank Christine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We had magical seats by the window overlooking the harbour. We sipped mineral water and feasted on pork cutlets and salmon. Both cooked perfectly. Service was lovely and no stress about whether you'd make the show or not. We'll be back.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Visit to Darling Bay a must, stopped for dinner at the waterside , with steak and the trimmings, watching the world go by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Great seafood, good wine and great view, good service You can see both the opera house and the Sydney Bridge at the same time at dusk this is a fantastic place to eat.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We have been members of the Ensemble for more than 20 years and have always dined at Bayly's (Ensemble Waterfront Restaurant) each time we attend. The food has always been excellent and good value for money, however the last few times we have noticed that each time we visit the cost of a meal for two has increased. Last week... More 

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lytham st annes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

What a superb location, tad expensive but well worth it, fantastic views of Balmoral Beach. One of the family had phoned from the Uk and organised champagne to be served as we arrived. The waiters were very helpful and well organised. Well done Guys!!! Will deffo book this venue again

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

For a complete night at the theatre, this is an excellent venue. The ensemble is a small intimate theatre and it is so much more enjoyable after having a meal here. It is not so much the food itself but the complete event - a wonderful setting by the Harbour nestled between Kirribilli and Neutral Bay - has to be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

The theatre restaurant, now called Baylys, made us wait over 80 minutes before producing two main meals, one of which was inedible and sent back. No time to eat anything else before the show started. At least the show was okay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
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Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Kirribilli
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9956 8250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?