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Movida

#282 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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50 Holt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8964 7642
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Four of us booked for a birthday dinner. We were told there were only two sittings so we could not dine at the time we wanted - it had to be at one of their allocated times, namely early or late. One of my frustrations with Sydney restaurants these days (and yes I do know why they do it but... More 

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1 Thank Terese M
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Movida is a nice little place located on Holt street in Surry hills. They open early most days and offer a good range of food for Breakfast and lunch catering to the office folk in the area. Get the omelette... It is absolutely beautiful !

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Thank BrizzieCol
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Took servers advice for lunch and glad for it, good service, great atmosphere and very happy with the food.

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Thank natalie871
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little spot. The food was great, the wine was great and the service was great. I'd recommend it. The only disappointment were the peppers that were pretty ordinary the rest of the food was great.

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Thank christopherggg
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be taken there for a lunch meeting. Everything I tasted was exquisite. Follow the server's advice and order whatever they suggest. The cheese croquettes are a must. Everything is in quite small servings so order plenty.

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Thank js1202
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, staff and feel but menu was terrible. Left hungry as only a few starters appealed to us. Not very authentic compared to what you get as tapas in Spain.

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Thank Thomas G
Perth, Australia
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932 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

My husband and I only stopped at Movida for a drink, so can't comment on the meals even though the dishes coming out looked delicious. The staff were helpful and friendly.

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2 Thank lindakthomas
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Having dined on a few occasions at MoVida in Melbourne I recently visited the Sydney restaurant - the food is equally impressive! There is a great tapas menu that allows you to share a multitude of dishes, and everything we sampled was delicious. The beef cheek and kingfish were a standout! Staff are friendly, helpful and responsive, and only too... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Padstow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Helpful, obliging wait and kitchen staff who made my meal a series of delights. Starting with a wonderful dry sherry of a type I hadn't tried before, with the taste explosion of the anchovy and smoked tomato sorbet on kombu cracker, it just got better, and finished with the texture symphony of the almond fondant dessert. Yum. and all before... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We visited Movida with another couple on a Saturday night and enjoyed a delicious meal. The best part of tapas is that you get to taste many dishes, not just those that you order for yourself. The food was beautifully presented with interesting flavour and texture combinations and showed finely skilled techniques and ability in the kitchen. We loved the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Holt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8964 7642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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