Lotus Galeries

4.7
230 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Lotus Galeries is the largest restaurant in the group with 260 seats. The restaurant boasts 5 private dining rooms, ranging in size from 8 persons to up to 40 persons. With a desirable cocktail lounge and a dumpling bar, Lotus Galeries is the perfect destination for any occasion.

The food is a rich tapestry of the new world of Shanghainese cuisine with a nod to Cantonese cuisine.

Experience our famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best of Australian produce. The Galeries has seafood tanks so you can enjoy a selection of live seafood.

Whilst the décor and vibe is modern, the service, food and beverage offering still have classic touches. Head Chef, Steve Wu, creates an ever-changing menu with innovative and inspiring specials showcasing fantastic Australian ingredients in epic Chinese fashion.

Support Lotus Galeries during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

$89 Festive Banquet Menu

Dine in

A$89.00 per order

Dec 1-31, 2020·Tue-Sat 12:00PM-9:00PM

Enjoy our Festive Banquet Menu throughout December!

(10% service charge applies for 8 +)

Oyster with finger lime

Okra salad

Pork and prawn siu mai

Jade prawn dumpling

Calamari 7 spice powder and zesty dressing

Duck pancakes with sweet miso sauce

Wagyu beef with heirloom tomato and crispy leeks

Steamed fish fillet with ginger and soy

Wok fry king prawn with XO sauce

Steamed Asian greens with soy and sesame oil

Steamed rice

Dessert

$75 Festive Banquet Menu

Dine in

A$75.00 per order

Dec 1-31, 2020·Tue-Sat 12:00PM-9:00PM

Enjoy our Festive Banquet Menu throughout December!

10% service charge applies groups 8 +

Oyster with soy sauce and finger lime

Okra salad with sesame sauce

Jade prawn dumpling

Pork xiao long bao

Calamari with 7 spice powder and zesty dressing

Duck pancakes with sweet miso sauce

Steamed fish fillet with ginger and soy

Slow cook beef ribs with garlic, chili and soy sauce

Steamed Asian greens with soy and sesame oil

Steamed rice

Dessert

10-course banquet

Dine in

A$65.00 per order

Starting Aug 26, 2020·Wed-Fri 11:30AM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:30PM

Pork Xiao long bao

Jade prawn dumpling

Okra salad with sesame sauce

Pacific oysters with soy sauce, ginger and finger lime

Calamari with native spiced salt and zesty dressing

Crispy skin duck pancakes with sweet miso and cucumber

Steamed fish fillet of the day with ginger, soy and coriander or pickle chilli sauce

Slow cooked beef short ribs with aged black vinegar, garlic and chilli

Steamed asian greens with soy sauce and sesame oil

Steamed rice

Offers

Never-ending Rosé add-on

Starting Aug 26, 2020·Wed-Fri 11:30AM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:30PM

Add 90 minutes of never-ending Rosé to any reservation for just $30 per person!

What 230 people are saying
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AllisonK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely celebration business lunch in the private room. Big thank you to the team for accommodating the dietary requirements of our large group. Food was great and we left so full!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and nice service

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RossM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night, special banquet. Great service, great food

GS
GaeS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back at our favourite restaurant. As always, food and service was fabulous - thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & wine list are fantastic. Our host made our celebration an even more memorable night!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening and will be sure to pass along your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.

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MeghanR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Awesome food, amazing service. Worth the price & overall just exceptional. Thank you.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hi Meghan, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such fantastic feedback we really appreciate it! It is lovely to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your evening so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again very very soon!

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Mary
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and excellent service, also very good gf options.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 16, 2020

Hi Mary, Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy great food and service and even more happy to hear you were able to enjoy our gluten free options! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.

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CarolinaL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! The crab fried was our fav dish.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Carolina, Thank you for your lovely words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our crab fried rice - it is one of our favourites too! We look forward to your next visit.

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RogerW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall food is quite good although portion for some of the dishes are slightly less. Service is excellent. I think they have downsized their usual menu these days. Hope the normal menu will be back soon so we can try out more dishes next time.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience at Lotus Galeries and will be sure to pass along your comments. Currently in light of the current conditions we are running a temporary limited menu and we do hope to have our full menu back up and running soon! We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors again soon!

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MeridianP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner there very much .. sent 3.5 hrs ! Food was delicate and delicious. Staff were very welcoming and attentive.
Ambience was lovely!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Meridian, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed such a wonderful evening at Lotus Galeries and got to experience the kind of top quality service we pride ourselves on here at Lotus. we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FeliciaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service delicious varied menu . Highly recommend

Lotus Galeries
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Felicia, Thank you for the excellent review and for recommending Lotus Galeries! We hope to see you back again very soon!

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CaitS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing lunch at Lotus! Professional wait staff with an eye to the customers needs and to die for dumplings and dishes make it my go to restaurant for any occasion.

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GaeS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and have been back a few times now. We are a group of friends from the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and Inner Sydney City - this is the perfect location for our regular get-togethers. Too good to even think about anywhere else! Authentic food, great service at competitive prices. Menu changes regularly so we never eat the same thing over, only that special dish we love!

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JeremiahG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was average. The eggplant was ok but honestly Chinatown has better for half the price. The dumplings were good. The barramundi was ok but nothing special for its price.

MG
MarcG
Perth
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always with consistently great food and really attentive service. Best dumplings in Sydney by a distance.

KT
KerryT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in the CBD. Whether it's business or pleasure, love taking clients and friends along to experience the gorgeous food and great atmosphere.

SK
ShrishtiK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and good service. Would recommend!

GS
GordanaS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok but the service was a bit hit and miss. The cocktails were not good at all and the white wine bought to our table was warm which they tried to fix a number of times and got right the third time. Not sure I would go back.

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RayS
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have not been here for some time but enjoyed dinner prior to going to the State Theatre on Saturday evening.
Lets just say the Duck Pancakes, Dumplings & Sichuan Chicken were all so well presented & very enjoyable.
Combined with the excellent friendly service & extensive wine list this venue never ceases to impress & is so ideal being close to the theatre.

RM
RossM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Sensational food and really on the ball service.

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SamanthaK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- Best duck pancakes my partner and I have ever had.
- Service was amazing, food was the best we had tasted in awhile.
- Great menu selection
- even better drinks menu

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Andrew
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dumplings and quick, efficient service
Prices are reasonable and the portions large

AW
AngeliqueW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good wine, quick service and the atmosphere is pleasant. The staff are always really lovely too.

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Dora
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and attentive service. Price level a bit higher but tasty food.

MW
MarieW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The toilets were not up to standard. They need updating nad repairing.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lotus for my mums birthday and she loved it! Our server was fantastic and he made a special effort to make sure that my mum had a great night. The food was really good and is reasonably priced.

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Madeline
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, professional, helpful and attentive staff.

AB
AnnieB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is good if bit overpriced. Nice location and decor.

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dumplings
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had lunch here with my friend. Food was yumo but the dishes didn’t all come out together and for a lunch that’s what you want. It’s a good location close to townhall station. If you are looking for somewhere to talk and have a conversation and have overall good food then come here, can be a bit pricey. The dumplings were great. 👍

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Faiza
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

everything good but waitress was a bit aggressive.

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LanN
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, our group were all very satisfied. The private room was perfect for the occasion and nice to have a dedicated waitress.

LR
LauraR
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service! Well priced too!

JR
JRE22
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always saw it when going to the bookstore, decided to give it a go. Good food, but pricey. Have had better food cheaper elsewhere.

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vipMaria
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and definitely the best dumplings we've had in Sydney!

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Emvee
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good, the noise level was very high, the service was slow and disjointed. The staff were very friendly. Good place for lunch.

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CharlieL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Standard Cantonese dishes executed well and with higher than average quality ingredients.

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SofiaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and perfect service. Delicious dumplings.

MS
MariaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the lotus group restaurants are amazing - normally my fav in summer is barrangaroo - but for winter ‘the galleries has a great ambience

DP
DustineP
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality food and reliable service.

MS
MariaS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lotus is spectacular - the food is out of this world- my son is a chef and loves the food here

FAQs

Lotus Galeries is rated 4.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Lotus Galeries does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/1f3a35c5-d629-48f6-9588-ad12cbca3f78?platform=Hosted.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.