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  • 85 Commonwealth St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9280 2888,
  • Lunch Fri noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 5.30pm-10pm


Longrain is like an old friend, and each time you visit it's - for want of a better word - consistent. And yet, it's still a bit of a scene, the youngish crowd making for a lively night out. Downstairs, there's the bunker bar and the spin-off takeaway-casual lunch joint, Shortgrain, but the communal tables and booths of the main dining room is where it's at. Start small (and with a cocktail), and plan to share the dishes Thai-style. Betel leaves topped with spanner crab, curry powder, ginger and chilli are light, fresh and vibrant. Ditto the raw fish with caramelised cashew nut, nahm jim, roe and herbs. A goat curry with cashews and pickled mustard greens has no-nonsense, gutsy flavour; salt-and-pepper tofu with sweet soy and lime is ethereal, with a crisp exterior and a custard-like centre. Banana fritters with passionfruit, caramel custard and peanut ice-cream is where good things meet and, perhaps, it's here that great friendships are forged.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $6-$27

    M $14-$44

    D $5-$17

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Victor Chung



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