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Emmilou - CLOSED

413 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9360 6991
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible33%
18 Jan 2015
16 Jan 2015
“Most disgusting service we have ever experienced.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Australian
413 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

Despite the beautiful food, drinks and atmosphere, the customer service was terrible. We ordered cocktails and on 2 occassions asked the waiter to confirm if all cocktails were part of happy hour and on both occasions he replied yes! When handed the bill we were...More

Thank jack474
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Most disgusting, horrible service we have ever experienced. Manager and staff all arrogant and not interested in the customers. Will never go back.

Thank Kellymacdonell
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This place has been around for what seems like yonks, maintaining its currency by constantly evolving to move with the times. At the moment, it's focusing on tapas and cocktails, and I think they've pretty much nailed it. The cocktails are clever and delicious, and...More

Thank maruschka
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Went to this place for lunch. Menu is very limited and even though it says they have daily specials for lunch/brunch, they had none on a sunday. $5 for a good size bechamel croquetta, with not much flavour, but deliciously crunchy outside. My partner ordered...More

Thank nahle
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Can't recommend anything about this place. Service was rubbish, waited 40min to get the first course and the food was very small servings for the price. Drinks are above average price. Very poor value for money.

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 8 November 2014

If you would like to pay a lot of money for food that doesn't even taste average, Emmilou's the place. Far better restaurants for the same cost.

Thank 872jack
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A fun spot in South Sydney on Bourke Street. This was my second visit and didn't disappoint. We had the five course degustation which came with five different cocktails - devine. They catered for my vegetarian request and the food was incredible. Make sure you...More

Thank natsnaps
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Don't know what all the complaints are about. Friendly staff who we had a great chat with, lovely setting and the food was fantastic. Coming from Melbourne and having been to Spain many times, the food here is most certainly stacks up. We had 4...More

Thank AustralianFamilyof4
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Would not recommend this place at all!!! Cute place however the food portions are tiny and so over priced its a joke! Seafood so over cooked and everything was oily. They even ripped us off with the cocktails - we asked for the advertised $10...More

2  Thank Cynnnnnn
Reviewed 11 July 2014

My friend held a birthday for around 25 people. Constant communication with the restaurant in the lead up to the event lead us to believe everything was smoothly on track. Arrived to the restaurant on the night and that's where it all started falling apart....More

5  Thank Karen M
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Restaurant Details

Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Australian
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 6991
  • E-mail
Since opening in 2007, Emmilou has earned a reputation for exceptional tapas and cocktails, wonderful music and a distinctly European atmosphere.With a passion forged by five years in some of Spain’s leading kitchens, owner Chris Cranswick-Smith has crafted an authentic menu of modern Spanish tapas that combine international expertise with fresh, local produce.The same assurance is reflected in one of Sydney’s most seductive cocktails lists, where contemporary mixed drinks take their place next to time-honoured classics.
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