Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar

4.7
163 reviews
$31 to $50
Australian
One of Stamford best restaurants & conveniently located in downtown Stamford, Flinders Lane takes inspiration from the culinary culture of Australia. Known for delicious cocktails, great atmosphere & bold, streamlined food.

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Offers

  • Flinders Daily Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    From 4-6pm daily, Flinders Lane features happy hour pricing on cocktails, select wines and offers $1 dumplings.
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    Sun 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 163 People Are Saying
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KatherineZ
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, amazing food and extremely trendy interior. Very happy with this place. Highly recommend.

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JaimeR
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse services ever, had to leave!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Delicious cocktails. Awesome service!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We really appreciate it :) - Chris McPherson (Owner)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pretty good food but they were out of everything I chose to order. Service was terrible. Waited 40 minutes between app and entree with our plates in front of us.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 10 June 2021

Sincere apologies for your experience on this occasion. The holiday weekend did in fact catch us with a busier than anticipated Sunday though this is no excuse. Hopefully you will give us another shot and thank you for providing this feedback to improve on. Chris McPherson

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vipDKCAN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Drinks were creative and worth it. Food, small portion size, and unmemorable. Staff was friendly, professional and responsive. Nice stop for drinks. Food, not so much.

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vipKaitlynS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot to go out with friends or for a nice date night!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 6 May 2021

Thanks Kaitlyn! Really appreciate the feedback :)

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HaleyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is definitely worth checking out! My boyfriend and I went for the first time this past weekend and immediately noticed the cool moody decor inside. Service was efficient and pleasant, and the food was to die for. I definitely recommend the dumplings or sausage rolls!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 6 May 2021

Thank you so much Haley! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Have a great weekend :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit! We booked it randomly on OpenTable as it was near where we needed to pick up our daughter. Wow, what a gem! Great food and service. Our waitress was wonderful. My husband said it was the best steak he has ever had.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 6 May 2021

Lovely to see this feedback :) I'm so happy you enjoyed your night at Flinders! Thanks again for the time to write this!

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JenniferB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Meatballs and sausage puff rolls are amazing ! Delicious.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 2 April 2021

Thanks Jennifer, great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. The Sausage Rolls are very popular! Best,

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KatS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Kind of a disappointment. Slow and inconsiderate service in an almost empty restaurant. We ordered three dishes, and only one was properly cooked. The dumplings were tough and overdone, while the shishito peppers were barely cooked. The brussel sprouts were tasty, though! All our drinks were bland and uninspiring... The Martha Stewart is pretty to look at, but tasted like a candle. I've eaten here before and enjoyed it, so hopefully this was just an "off" night. Live and die by the rule of three so I'm looking forward to an improved experience the next time I'm in town!

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 2 April 2021

Kat, thank you for this feedback and you consideration that this was an off night for us. We look forward to putting our best foot forward next time you're in town. Regards,

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vipLilLexa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hope to get the Kangaroo next time! Arancini Balls and Truffle Mac'n'Cheese were both incredible!

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Richard
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone needs a go to place in which you are confident in the experience you'll have, whether alone or with guests. This is Flinders Lane for me.

Menu always has interesting choices, preparation never misses and the services makes everyone feel welcome and at home.

Chris and his staff love what they do and it shows in everything from the atmosphere, to the menu, to the food and in the service.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 28 February 2021

Richard, Thank you so much for these kind words and for dining with us - yes, we love what we do :) Best, Chris McPherson

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vipKathleen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We ordered the Green Apple and Arugula Salad (my favorite salad ever), Arancini Balls, Dumplings, and Truffle Mac & Cheese. The service and drinks were excellent.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar
Responded on 28 February 2021

Thank you so much Kathleen!

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DUANEM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! The food was great! And the service was Phenomenal

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heidiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. Delicious dessert and drinks

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Reviewedjc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal every time! A must try. Excellent food, service and fun ambience.

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vipsorens
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was slow, the food was good, you smelled the kitchen - it needs better venting. The bar drinks did not come together and took forever.

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Frankie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friends and I had a nice time. I had been before and wanted to take them to try it. The food and drinks are delicious!

The only thing I'd mention is that the chef/kitchen should be more aware of every ingredient that's in the menu items. One of my friends is very allergic to nuts. One of the apps we ordered contained nuts in the sauce/dressing. Luckily he caught it in time. The waitress and principal owner were both very nice and apologetic!

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vipDrob
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately we came on a night when the restaurant was dramatically understaffed. The manager did his best to be waiter, busser, host, etc... Looking past that, the restaurant has a lively vibe and the decor is fun and casual. Broad menu including dumplings, burgers, fish, salads and sandwiches. Excellent desserts.

SG
vipShannonG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to flinders. The service is always great and the food is delicious. They have a great happy hour too!

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vipstella
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Australian lamb steam buns, chicken and lemongrass dumplings, kangaroo burger, tacos, barramundi with jasmine rice, chicken sandwich, sausage rolls, meat, lamb, and chicken pies, pastas, desserts. Everything is amazing. A menu you won't find anywhere else in Stamford. If you haven't been, you are missing out on incredible food. Great wine list and fabulous cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The server forgot two orders- one for in dining and one to go at end of the evening. when the forgotten in dining order finally arrived the dish was prepared cold when the dish was supposed to prepared grilled. To have the final to go order be forgotten after the in dining debacle was very disappointing and we should have had a meal comped for the poor service.

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Nansica23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb meatballs = 8/10
Lamb steam buns = 10/10
Burrata = 8/10
Chicken lemongrass dumplings = 7/10
Service = 9/10

Overall, modern ambiance where you can be casual or be dressed up and still fit in. Jazz on Friday night was a nice bonus. Loved the emphasis on small plates/tapas-like menu. Everything was thoughtfully played and hot!

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Nanou
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter Nick could not have been better. We had such an enjoyable meal and evening. We shall return !

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vipstella
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is amazing. Australian lamb steam buns, chicken dumplings, and sausage rolls are excellent. Lamb meatballs and grilled venison were outstanding. We had the sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream. So good. Wine list excellent and great cocktail. Service always friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious although the menu was rather small

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vipFPCart
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There is a "team" aspect to the service. I felt like a family guest at a warm family's dinner party.The menu is eclectic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fun time, salmon overcooked, soup just ok and tacos just ok. Brussell sprouts were very good as well as burgers and fries!

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vipEddie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time
Food was great
Nick our server gave great suggestions
Enjoyed everything
Did not rush us which was lovely
Definitely would go back

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vipartemia
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Early in the evening (6:00) they were playing loud and very crappy teen pop music. Made conversation difficult and detracted from the experience quite a bit. Otherwise the high end bar food was quite good and the service friendly and prompt.

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vipChris
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Decided last minute to get together in Stamford with some family and friends on a Saturday night. We were a party of 7, which limited our options, but ultimately we decided on Flinders Lane. I really enjoyed the decor, as they have some street art/graffiti on the walls and most surfaces were white with elevated ceilings, which made the space feel larger than it actually is. We started at the bar, which has happy hour from 4-7 PM every day of the week (highly recommended!). I had a black walnut old fashioned and a seasonal beer for about $15 and my party sampled the chicken & lemongrass dumplings and shishito peppers, which were both good (the peppers could have been charred some more). For dinner, most of us opted for tacos of all varieties, which were a hit, and for $3 per taco, also a bargain. Overall, this is a solid, casual dining option in Downtown Stamford and I would gladly visit again!

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vipstella
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters from Canada were excellent. Chicken lemongrass dumplings and sausage rolls in puff pastry are always amazing. Tacos were fantastic. We had the buttermilk chicken, fish, beef, and chorizo tacos. Excellent wine list by bottle or glass. Dessert was sticky pudding with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Love this place. The owner, Chris, cares for his customers and makes everyone feel special. Friendly and professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Flinders Lane was delicious! We went for Stamford Restaurant Week and were so glad we tried this restaurant. The watermelon and feta salad, the steak, and the date pudding were all fantastic, and with the prix fix dinner, the value was also great. We will definitely be back for another meal at Flinders Lane!

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Tracim
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This was our first time dining here. The food was good as was everything else. However, I had a piece of hair in my food and the plate wasn't removed from my bill. Regardless of if my husband did say no problem I'll pay for it(He's dumb) as a professional, I wouskve most definitely removed it from the bill. I had hair in my food and was unedible. Other than that, pretty good.

TD
TracieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, servers were friendly & helpful with drink/food questions.

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Gisella
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the Stamford restaurant week and from the appetizer to the dessert was delicious. They also have great cocktails.

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Nikkikay
Houston
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is outstanding. Everything was cooked to perfection. The dates desert was the best desert I had in awhile. However, the service is ridiculously slow. This is the second time we have visited and they always appear to be understaffed. I would say almost 45 minutes passed between the starters and the entree. Maybe 40 minutes between the desert and the entree. And, we ordered everything at one time to prevent the delay. So, in order for me to eat there I have to have time to kill, and I need to be ready to WAIT AND WAIT AND WAIT

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vipPhilB
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our 2nd time going to Flinders Lane. Food was a notch up to very good, but entrees took a very long time to come out. We will be back for a third try as my wife's chicken sandwich was stupendous!!

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vipSteve
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great Thai beef salad.

SA
ScottA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Too many flies. Place is not cleaned adequately. Service was good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar using the Order Online button. Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 323-3137.

Flinders Lane Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

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 bookings at the moment.