Garden Court Restaurant

Level 5 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000
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Breakfast
Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 10.30am
Saturday and Sunday - 7.00am to 11.00am

Dinner
Monday to Sunday - 6.00pm to 10pm

Facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
  • Outdoor terrace

About Garden Court Restaurant

The Garden Court Restaurant offers an elegant dining experience in a unique environment. Reopened with a blend of European interior styles within and a Greek motif in the outside courtyard – the restaurant is an oasis in the bustling central business district of Sydney.

With an emphasis on earthy colours and warm tones bathed in natural light, the restaurant reflects the vibrant, energetic nature of the city.

The Garden Court offers an inviting, bright conservatory feel with clean lines, elegant decor, and an exclusive Private dining room behind rich drapery. Matched with an open kitchen – so you can watch the theatre of French gastronomic excellence unfold before you.

Circular forms, lush foliage and curved lines will bring the lush Garden surroundings into your dining experience and create a light, bright and fashionable area for any occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Very disappointed walked out as waited for over 1.5 hours for food... worst dinner experience

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

My husband and I went there for Valentine's Day dinner. We sat down and waited 15 minutes before we were asked whether we want tap, still or sparkling water. Then we had to wait another 10 minutes for the water to arrive. We had to wait a long time for each course to arrive. Entree of scallops was so so. Portion was small. My husband ordered the cod for main and it was so fishy that he couldn't eat it. I had the duck breast and it was very chewy. They need to have more staff to help out. Dessert was shared and again, portion was small and didn't taste nice.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

I would like to address how disappointing our dining experience was on the evening of 14Th February 2020, and sent this feedback more as a form of complain versus a Review. The night of 14Th of February, should have been a special night for everyone that decided to have their Valentines dinner at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth . Been part of the Accor Collection of Luxury Hotels, I truly relied on this venue to impress my Valentine and turn the night into something especial for both of us, However, had the opposed affect ,turning the Valentine’s dinner experience into a frustrating event, I’m very disappointed as a guest and as an Accor member to have witness such level of bad service delivered on the night. To start there was not enough waiters’ staff for the number of guests on the evening, they all seem very lost, and had no experience. Everyone went trough long periods of time with no food on the table, when looking at other tables everyone was waiting for food. We had to wait over 3 hours for the main meal, and got served before the people next to us that had arrived 30 minutes earlier then us, there was no leadership or sense of organization.( Very disappointing). The next day when checking my banking, I notice that I was charge twice for the meal, so I had to ring the bank to request a cancellation, seriously?? As you may appreciate, I would have to consider using this venue again, or recommend to anyone I know. I’m sure that you will have similar reviews from everyone that visit the restaurant that evening. I suggest that you review your F & B offer and restaurant service moving forward. Kind Regards.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Great food, friendly staff. But that’s it!! Everything was late, mains arrived at 10:00pm and got the order confused. We waited 10 min to be served when we arrived. Our table wasn’t ready, they weren’t aware that I made the booking with Valentine’s Day menu. No candle, no rose, while all other tables had them. Removing my plate while my partner still eating. Live band stopped playing half way through our dinner and no other music played for at least half an hour.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

A lovely restaurant with delicious food and fabulous service

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Most disappointing. My wife and I booked in for the Valentines dinner including wine. We ordered some pre dinner drinks and they were delivered promptly. We then waited about 10 minutes for our order to be taken. We both ordered the same meals. The entree arrived at 7.50 pm however we did not receive our entree wine until I asked for it. We then had to wait 1.5 hours for our main to arrive. (The duck). We were located near the entrance with three other tables. We all waited the same amount of time for our main course.. It was obvious that the tables at the far end of the restaurant were given the priority. The restaurant Manager had no clue how to run a restaurant. We finally left the restaurant and 1050 pm. The Manager apologised as we were leaving. The worst service I have ever had in any restaurant in Australia or around the world. We will not be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Staff are pleasant even on a busy dining night.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We walked out after waiting over one hour for drink and food. Appalling service. Service was dreadful. Had to ask for wine list and then waitress never returned. Noted that same bad service for many others. Our evening was spoiled. Matre dean apologized and sent one hour later a bottle of wine to our room.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

I always enjoying dining here. There are some changes over the years, still OK. Please update the menu on the website more frequently as we were disappointed with the changes.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

My experience at the Garden Court Restaurant on Friday 7 February was exceptional. My stay of 2 nights in the Luxury Hotel with access to Coub Sofitel was more than I had hoped for. The food, service and atmosphere in the beautiful restaurant was a highlight. Thank you so much to the waitstaff - all of whom were attentive and encouraging - the food! Twice cooked cheese souffle with truffle was magnificent - the steak perfectly cooked to my medium-rare instruction -complimented by recommended wines - and the gateau to finish off. I would totally recommend this restaurant. Buffet breakfast on both mornings, I chose to sit in the quieter atmosphere of the Culb Sofitel - was extremely generous and full of variety . I cannot wait to return. Thank you so much to all the staff!

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Had a wonderful night, nothing was too much trouble for our wait staff. Perfect setting

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Very accommodating with any special requests and suggestions, making us feel very welcome. Very busy at times and was not an issue for us with an occasional slowdown in service. Beef cheeks and soufflé were excellent. Will be returning again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Thanks once again to Claude for his excellent service & friendly attitude. He makes dining at the Garden Court extremely pleasant

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Was a beautiful relaxing evening

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Unfortunately there was a problem with the oysters my friend ordered this was taken off the bill Service appeared to be slower than usual The dessert were great overall b good evening Otherwise still a good

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We really enjoyed our meals on both evenings and we would like to thank our waitress Hannah for making the experience even more enjoyable Hope to return soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Waitress very inattentive. I finished my wine and water , then my meal, but she never checked in on me. Place needs a refresh with decor also.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

The Garden Court Restaurant is fantastic! From the person who greets you at the front desk, to the wait staff, to the quality and presentation of the food, the GCR can't be faulted for breakfast or dinner. Special mention of Claude, the fabulous dinner host and the chef who prepared a dessert share plate for us for our wedding anniversary.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals on our visit. The slow cooked beef cheeks a must.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

We enjoy dining in this restaurant and Claude what an icon. The food is always great. We are disappointed it’s closed on Sundays.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 January 2020

The quality of food does not reflect the price charged. There was also confusion on the Accord membership deal. Was charged a lot more than should have. I gave up trying to argue the point. Most likely would not return.

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Visited On Monday, 06 January 2020

Lovely anniversary dinner

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Meals are well presented & of high quality

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

Enjoyed the dinner and its service very much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

we had a delightful Christmas lunch, with an excellent choice of food in each course, attentive service and charming Waiters and Waitresses . Thank you very much.

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