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463 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
463 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.3)

dined on Tue, 13 Sep 2016

(8)
Come early for fantastic cocktails before getting cosy in the restaurant above. The spatchcock was amazing and so was the gnocchi topped with Parmesan chips! The desserts could be improved with a bit of cream or something to cut into the rich flavours but if you love a very chocolatey choccy mousse then go for it!
Daniel

dined on Tue, 13 Sep 2016

(9)
Food was great. Try to make sure the bread with Wold Boar or Rabbit Terribe ain't too burnt.

dined on Tue, 13 Sep 2016

(3)
Food was a little dry.
Louise Willis

dined on Mon, 12 Sep 2016

(10)
Emir is fabulous

dined on Mon, 12 Sep 2016

(9)
Great bar with delicious food. Service very friendly and personable. Would recommend.

dined on Mon, 12 Sep 2016

(10)
LOVE Amir, what a great guy. My boyfriend and I came here spontaneously on a Monday night, and were pleasantly surprised by how great an experience we had. The Owl House is just a street away from where we live, so it has always been on the list to visit. Amir was warm and very friendly, a guy who just knew his stuff - food and drinks wise. My love enjoyed his pork belly dish, and my steak was spot on! HIGHLY recommend the croquettes as a starter, filled with melt in your mouth prices of beef, and a perfect crunchy outside! We'll be back for sure!

dined on Sat, 3 Sep 2016

(7)
lovely cosy venue with great wine and cocktail selection . The only negative are portion sizes a little small and drink prices a little high

dined on Sat, 27 Aug 2016

(10)
Innovative approach for degustation having paired wine or cocktails - which you can select for each dish The tastes and combinations of the food were explosions in the mouth and paired perfectly with both the wine and cocktails. The owner and sommelier (Amir) was passionate about perfection and you can tell. The chef is talented and when we spoke to him outside when we were leaving he was so modest and grateful that we made the effort to thank him. It is very noisy and small - but not intrusive. We will be back.

dined on Fri, 26 Aug 2016

(4)
Such a shame, I loved this restaurant the first time I came. Service was shockingly bad. They were obviously under staffed, but really no excuse as did book a week in advance. They tried to make up for the very slow service, forgotten orders and stone cold meals with free drinks and desserts and several apologies, which was very appreciated. But really, the damage was done.
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Specials

2 Course Menu $39pp

Enjoy any two courses plus a complimentary glass of wine for $39pp when you dine with us on Monday to Wednesday. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other special, promotion or coupon
When
12 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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About The Owl House

Have a hoot of a time Behind an unassuming red terrace door, on the Darlinghurst end of Crown Street, lies a neighbourhood watering hole that makes drinking at the ‘wrong’ end of Crown Street a much more pleasant affair. Downstairs, happy patrons crowd around the long narrow bar sipping cocktails under the oversized, naked light bulbs. Mingling with others, or even with owners Amir Halpert and Paul Loulli is not uncommon at this compact eatery so be prepared for bar banter and story trading if you enter this little local. Bar snacks such as smoked bone marrow and oxtail croquettes, and marinated Sicilian olives go down a treat. Or you can choose to dine upstairs on the second level, where things are a little more diner-friendly, and not such a tight squeeze. The best seats in the house are unquestionably up on the intimate balcony, which seats a party of four. But no matter where you sit at The Owl House, you’re sure to have one hoot of a time. Hoot, hoot! Best dish: smoked bone marrow and oxtail croquette

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