Social at Verandah

4.4
32 reviews
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Modern Australian
Social at Verandah, our iconic restaurant, has everything to make a lunch catch-up, dinner or a get together with friends, extra special.
Our carefully curated menu by former AHA Chef of the Year Brad Sloane and extensive wine list is matched only against our Gin and Whiskey collection.
Making this the perfect one stop location.

Specials

Women who Lunch

2 course lunch with a side and glass of wine for $55

Terms and Conditions: Offer for Women only.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: April 3, 2019

Ends: August 31, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM

What 32 People Are Saying
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AP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Probably made a bad choice of the food. Did not enjoy it as much as i have on previous visits. The pasta was served on a cold plate and though it tasted OK, it was barely warm.

P
Sydney / NSW
46 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish pie was a new addition to the menu. Wonderful!!

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A regular get together with an old friend. We both had the burger and chips. And a glass of red. Always worth a visit.

PM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, and the staff are fantastic. I highly recommend Social at Verandah.

t
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited Social at Verandah on 12 June. What a surprise! A very welcoming front of house manager. Didn't particularly like our table and my lunch guest asked to be moved. No problems - we were moved to a very nice booth. The service was friendly and informative. The food was good - very well presented and quite generous. I would definitely return to Social at Verandah. The staff really give this restaurant an extra applause. (A rare thing in Sydney where service is mostly lack lustre).

RD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant service but sporadic rather than consistent. Waited a long time for first drinks. Food was good but not great and menu less extensive than the restaurant prior to the recent refurbishment. Several annoying errors on the final bill including drinks at a higher price than listed on the menu.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the smoked lamb cutlets. They were delicious. We were treated to a complimentary beer to celebrate the hosts 1 year anniversary. A very nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyable as always.

AL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Social at Verandah is one of our favourite restaurants for that special weekday lunch. Katie and her team are fabulous, always friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and the menu changes every so often, so you don't get bored. Highly recommend.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all round - great buisness lunch option - service was quick and efficient and felt very polished and professional but not uptight. Had a very enjoyable lunch there in a gorgeous setting.

DH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

What is not clear is that there are 2 restaurants - the Social and the Verandah. One is more a pub (limited pub menu, not what’s online) and the other is the full online menu but you order from the bar and pick up your own food when it’s ready - so don’t order appys with your dinner because it all comes together. This type of service seems common in Australia but there was nothing to indicate the two different restaurants (we unintentionally booked into the pub) or the type of service. We were not interested in pub food and had we known it was a “serve yourself” restaurant we would not have chosen this place. Overall food was good, staff were pleasant (especially on the “social” side) but this was not the dining experience we were looking for, so a little heads-up might make sense.

VH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my experience at Social at Verandah although the food recommended to me was not particularly to my taste. My companion loved the same food. The staff were really outstanding - friendly and competent.

DD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We dined at Social on a Friday evening and the experience was more like eating in a noisy pub. The menu had a lot of option and the food was delicious. It's hard to comment on service as the night we were there you ordered at the bar and it did feel more like bar than a restaurant which meant noise levels were high. In fairness the restaurant did try to contact me earlier in the day to explain how they operate on a Friday night and had we known we probably would have booked elsewhere. That said we would dine at Social at Verandah again just maybe for lunch or a different night as the food was very good.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. As regulars we are looked after very well.

BH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. It never disappoints. The food is always excellent and Katie, the manageress, and her team are fantastic. They are friendly and always provide first class service. It has a very extensive wine list. It is an excellent restaurant in all respects and I highly recommend it.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I go regularly. I have the fish and chips. Tops! I took a client. We had a good meal.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of my regular haunts for a Good Friday lunch. I will keep going back.

KA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie and her Crew are just the best = hadn't been since the changes, but definitely going to be one of my favourite haunts in 2019

AP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a relaxed lunch. Great if you don’t have to rush back to work. Service is always outstanding and very friendly. Food is always excellent.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there since refurbished by new owners and they have done a great job

TA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Cannot speak highly enough about the overall experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was just phenomenal, best I've experienced in a long time. To top it all off, the food and wine was delicious as well! I'll definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m visiting Sydney for 2 weeks and booked a table for Christmas dinner. My reservation was confirmed, only to find out they’re closed when my family got there. Ended up having Mcdonald’s.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have a regular Friday lunch. It is always good. They look after us well

BL
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Personable attentive service

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P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here. They look after us well. Good food and good wine. Nice outdoor area.

BH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at this restaurant are always of a very high standard. The manageress, Katie is very friendly and professional and has a great team working with her.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A regular lunch time place. Had the fish and chips and cheese board. All very good. Lovely table in the spring sun.

P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go here regularly. Steak always excellent. Good cheese board and red wine

AE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and great wine. The venue is lovely and the staff attentive and knowledgeable

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My only issue was when the waiter made a comment about how someone left truffle (and a bit of carbonara) on their plate and said "That's like $10". That was a bit annoying.

A
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing decor and great service. A great place to get away from the city without actually leaving the city. Cocktails to die for!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place, the amazing food, the sweet service, love them all. Highly recommend it. I promised i will write the first comment, so here it is Lol. ps. The entrees zucchini was so good