Lotus Galeries

4.6
272 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.

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Experiences

  • 10-course banquet

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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
  • American Express Offer

    A$65.00 per person

    Apr 30 - May 31, 2021

    Dine at Lotus The Galeries on a $65 banquet from April 30 - May 31 in a group of 4 or more and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling Harvest Blanc de Blancs to enjoy!
  • Mud Crab Wednesdays (PRE ORDER ONLY)

    A$99.00 per person

    Mar 24 - Apr 30, 2021

    Join us on Wednesdays at Lotus The Galeries for our Mud crab special! For $99 per kilo* and served in our Lotus signature Singapore chilli sauce this is your opportunity to see what all the fuss is about! For an additional $99 you can add a bottle of Louis Roederer to make the evening that little bit more special. *PRE ORDER REQUIRED: 24 hours prior your booking – $99pp Deposit Required Per Mud Crab Limited quantities, so book in quick!
  • Mothers Day Banquet

    A$89.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Pacific oysters with ginger, finger lime and soy sauce Mung bean noodles with shredded cucumber and peanuts Bbq duck and spinach dumplings Chicken kimchi dumplings Calamari with native spice and zesty dressing Prawn san choy bao Steamed fish fillet of the day with ginger, soy and shallots Australian king prawns with salted duck egg yolks, curry leaves and chili Wok-fried beef fillet with black pepper, baby corn and barilla Steamed asian green with soy sauce and sesame oil Steamed rice Eastern Mess
  • $69 Banquet Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Minimum of 2 pax required) Pacific oysters with soy sauce, ginger and finger lime. Okra salad with sesame sauce. Pork xiao long bao. Jade prawn dumplings. 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. Slow cooked beef short ribs with aged black vinegar, garlic and chilli. Steamed Asian greens with soy sauce and sesame oil. Steamed rice.
  • $89 Banquet Menu

    A$89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    (Minimum 4 pax Required) Pacific oysters with soy sauce, ginger and finger lime. Okra salad with sesame sauce. Steamed pork and prawn siu mai. Lobster and prawn dumplings. 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. Wok-fried king prawns with asparagus, red chilli, fried ginger, and black mushroom in a house-made XO sauce* Kung Pao chicken with 5 spice tofu, dried chilli and peanuts. Steamed Asian greens with soy sauce and sesame oil. Steamed rice.

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
  • 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
What 272 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Private
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointing quality of food, especially for the price you pay
Wouldn’t recommend

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RonI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chilli Mud Crab Special was superb! The staff were very professional - highly recommended

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 March 2021

Hi Roni, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Chilli Mud Crab Special and that you would highly recommend it. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lotus Galeries!

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch. We chose the banquet to save having to think and everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 March 2021

Hi Bill, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the banquet and the service. We look forward to you returning soon!

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very great experience with the staff and food . Friendly and restaurant has a happy vibe

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 March 2021

Hi Julie, Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with the staff and the food. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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JamesH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pre-theatre dining (before SSO concert at the Sydney Town Hall), we were put in a beautiful private room. The food selection was good for sharing and very tasty, drinks selection good, too, and decent service.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hi James, Thank you for your 5-star-review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the private dining room and the food and drinks selection. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Lotus Galeries soon!

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claytonl
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are becoming regulars - great food smiling staff - sensible banquet menu and we were able to be back in the office in 90 minutes - our table of twelve loved it.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 21 March 2021

Hi Clayton, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the banquet menu and that you are becoming regulars at Lotus Galeries. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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GabrielleT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very good especially as we were in a hurry and needed to be served quickly. the only complaint was it took a little too long to serve us when we sat down and we were in small room and the music was very loud. But otherwise fab and would definitely recommend. We found out about it through work of mouth.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hi Gabrielle, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you were able to be served so quickly and that you enjoyed food. We value your feedback about the noise and will pass this onto the team. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, super fast service and always a pleasure to visit

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hi Lee, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the fast service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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RogerB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent, the staff are personal and professional. We have dined here before and will continue to do so. In fact all restaurants in the Lotus group are highly recommended including the new one in Double bay which I wish would open for lunch on more days of the week . Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hi Roger, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and that you have become a regular at all of our venues. We will be sure to pass your valuable feedback about Lotus Double Bay's opening hours on to the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JESSH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favourite amongst my clients. We all prefer TGV to Barangaroo as you can have a conversation.

Appreciated the attention and service to my little one to ensure she had a great time.

Will be back here both for lunch meetings and with family.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 15 March 2021

Hi Jessh, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that we are a favourite amongst all your clients. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Paul
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally exceeded expectations. Located in a shopping mall normally doesn’t say great!! This is the exception. Everything was amazing. From the super friendly greeter, excellent interesting food, amazing ambiance. Total winner. Will be back.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 15 March 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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DonaJ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service, delicious food & nice vibe. Would definitely eat here again.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Dona, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service as we pride ourselves on it at Lotus Galeries. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon!

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LewisW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to this restaurant. The food is exceptional and the service great

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Lewis, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience, especially the food. We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!

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BronwynM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food and great wine selection. The host realised the first table we were shown to was next to a large party of 8 and immediately offered us a table for 2 in a separate area. So impressed with the attention to detail and awareness of the ambience a couple would want. Price reflects the experience!!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Bronwyn, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and the attention to detail that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Galeries. We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!

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NitaR
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, and the service was prompt, professional and friendly, adding up to a wonderful experience

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Nita, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed the food. We hope to welcome you back very soon!

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Marsh
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of dumplings, every dish was delicious.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Marsh, Thank you for your five-star review! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us and we greatly look forward to your next visit to Lotus Galeries!

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Kylie
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager of Lotus Galeries was outstanding! He was kind, helpful and charismatic. He helped us pick food options, gave us some wine tastings and even gave recommendations for our weekend visiting Sydney. Other staff were great too. The food was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed the ambience. Thank you for a great night!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Kylie, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that Ryan was able to provide you wonderful recommendations and that you enjoyed the food and ambience. We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!

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DustineP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistently good food. Best staff around and we always get great service.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Dustine, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so pleased that you have enjoyed such consistent quality food and service! We look forward to welcoming you to Lotus Galeries again very soon!

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Caz21
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant. Consistently delivers on food and service. Look forward to every dining experience.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi there, Thank you for the lovely review of Lotus Galeries! We are absolutely delighted to hear that you have become such a regular of hours and that we can make every dining experience a great one! We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors sometime very soon!

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Rose
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been a few times before and never disappointed.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Rose, Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you so regularly enjoy the kind of dining experience that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Galeries. We really look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon!

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Annat
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very welcoming and very accommodating. Thank you to the team at Lotus the Galeries. I will be back for more !

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Annat, Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much and even more pleased to hear that you will be joining us again soon! Looking forward to your next visit!

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StefanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly tasty dining experience. Just the right level of fancy with great staff a delicious menu and good value too.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi Stefan, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so pleased that we could tick all the boxes for you and we do hope to see you again soon!

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HannahC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We booked a banquet menu online and received written confirmation. However at the dinner we were told that even though we have written confirmation but we couldn't have that menu because it was made for 8 people. And we were told that if we want to have that menu we will have to pay for 8 people despite we are only a group of 4.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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Foodie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated close to a larger group which were quite noisy.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest and most valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear you had some noisy neighbours and will be sure to pass this along to the team to review. It is lovely to see that you enjoyed your food and service so much! We do hope to welcome you another time soon!

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Solly
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service for reasonable prices. Staff were extremely accommodating, upgrading us to a private room at no extra cost. We felt welcomed and respected, with zero pretentiousness from staff and management. Great night!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hello Solly, Thank you for your great review! It is just lovely to receive such fantastic feedback of your food and service we will be sure to pass along to the team. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having just returned from Mew York... I was craving my favourite meals
Of all time... Brussel sprouts and Kung POW Chicken...and boy did they deliver!!
Staff where all friendly and accomodating....!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that we could hit the spot with your favourites! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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heathero
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, the dumplings are amazing and we couldn't go past the duck fried rice and the XO prawns.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi there, Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed another lovely meal with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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leanne
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful mini degustation menu! Such quick service, perfect for before a show!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 28 January 2021

Hi Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely feedback of your dining experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much and we look forward to your next visit!

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SoMa
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch
Love the little attention to detail with customer service and how observant the waiters/waitresses were.
Food was flavourful and visually stunning to the eye (presentation was lovely)
Active conversations and energetic atmosphere
Clean tables and comfortable seating

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 28 January 2021

Hi SoMa, Thank you for this wonderful review and for your very kind words! We are so pleased to hear that you received the top notch quality food and service that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Dining. We hope to welcome you back through our doors again very soon!

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TomK
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. Great vibe, fantastic food, great service. 10/10 I will return for all of my client lunches.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 28 January 2021

Hi Tom, Thank you for the 5 start review! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a positive dining experience with us and are even more pleased to hear you will be returning to dine with us again soon! We are looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and service was above and beyond.

Lotus Galeries
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you found the service to be above and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Leeleeput
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always an amazing meal at this restaurant. The food, ambience, service all hit the right notes and deliver great value. I keep coming back again and again. The asparagus fried rice and dumplings are outstanding.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hi Lee Lee, Thank you for your lovely feedback of your time at Lotus Galeries! We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive dining experience with us and enjoyed your meal so much! We look forward to welcoming you back when you next choose to dine with us.

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MurrayH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the $ 65. Banquet. So much delicious food and dishes that we loved but would never think to order a la carte. This proved to make the visit exceptional.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. The crispy chicken was a little bit of a letdown. The soy beef main and all the dumplings we tried tasted AMAZING. Brussel sprouts and eggplant mains kept the vegetarian very happy. Service was attentive and genuinely really enjoyed.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and are pleased we could cater for your whole party! We will be sure to pass along your lovely feedback regarding the service to the team, they will surely appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit to Lotus Galeries!

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pre-pandemic, the food in Lotus was outstanding and it is was my No.1 restaurant serving excellent Chinese cuisine with a twist. Whatever I ordered was delicious! I patronized it only for special occasions. This time round I found the food mediocre. What happened? Have you changed your chef? The service and ambience is still excellent. But I wont be returning.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughtful and honest feedback. We are extremely disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your last experience with us. We would love to hear more about your dining experience as this is what allows us to grow and improve as a business. Please do feel free to reach out to us directly with any feedback you wish to share. We sincerely hope to welcome you back to Lotus again soon to show you how great our food really is.

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DannyS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so nice and welcoming. Really great overall experience

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi Danny, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience with us and we really look forward to your next visit!

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kinpam
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Lotus Galeries. The menu choices are always interesting and the dumplings superb. Just as good as the food is the staff - always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They can answer whatever question you may have. I look forward to my next visit to Lotus. More dumplings! Yum !!!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi Kinpam, The pleasure is all ours! Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback for our team it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you always enjoy the top quality food and service that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Galeries! We really look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I used to love coming here. It was a disappointment. The eggplant, previously my favourite dish had almost no eggplant, just lots of batter. The scallops and the jade prawn dumplings were bland. The standout - and it was excellent - were the brussels sprouts with wood fungus. Fantastic!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 7 January 2021

Hi Deborah, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts on your dining experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed in your previous visit and we will pass along the feedback to the team to review. We are pleased to hear that you did however enjoy the brussels sprouts! We do hope that you won't be deterred from visiting us again and hope to be able to welcome you back to Lotus Galeries another time soon.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We discovered lotus by accident needing a restaurant near Town Hall. We were very pleasantly surprised, the decor and ambience was very comfortable. The food excellent and the service very attentive without being intrusive.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi Stephen, Thank you for the lovely review of Lotus Galeries. We are so happy that you found Lotus on your travels and we do hope that we can welcome you back again soon!

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Lotus Galeries is rated 4.6 stars by 272 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 bookings at the moment.