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“One of the best”
Review of Foveaux Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Foveaux Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed 14 February 2010

There are restaurants and there are special restaurants. Foveaux is a special restaurant.

This restaurant keeps on delivering consistently, seamlessly, effortlessly. When we initially tried to book they were full but they said they would ring if things changed. They were true to their word.

One can tell that the staff likes working here. Each of them is comfortable in his or her job. The waitresses (they are female so they are waitresses, not wait-persons) are competent, pleasant and helpful. The staff is competent, pleasant and helpful. One feels they are trying to make one's visit a good experience. And they succeed.

The food is brilliant. Every dish. Every time. My kangaroo entree was faultless. My grilled trout on corn puree was art - orgasmic art. The potato puree was unmatched - no tricks, just exactly what potato puree should be (and usually isn't).

I have stated in previous reviews that truly great restaurants are generous. My wife reminisced to the waitress about the incredible marshmallows that used to be served as petit-fours (alas no longer). So what did the waitress do? - she went to the kitchen and returned with two of those marshmallows. Compliments of the chef. Impressive.

Finally, downstairs there is a bar that is a great spot for anyone who is into the elegant bar scene.

Go to Foveaux. You will have a very fine evening.

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“Delicious and exciting food. It's different to the norm but it hits all the right buttons. The interior is not much to...”
Reviewed 19 July 2009

Delicious and exciting food. It's different to the norm but it hits all the right buttons. The interior is not much to speak of.. very minimalist. Service is ok, also nothing special, but the food and menu is fantastic and its excellent value.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great cocktails in the funky cellar bar - food is tasty but pricey”
Reviewed 27 June 2008

Great cocktails in the funky cellar bar - food is tasty but pricey

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“(The owner is an Ex-Banc...”
Reviewed 10 December 2007

(The owner is an Ex-Banc chef!) A very nice restaurant with lovely food!

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