Luke's Kitchen - Sydney

4.8
164 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Sample menus can be at: www.lukemangan.com/restaurants/lukes-kitchen

We are now offering a 2, 3 Course Choice Menu or a 5 Course Tasting Menu on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights! Plus a ala carte brunch & bottomless brunch on Saturdays. The bottomless brunch is a delicious 5 course tasting menu with 2 hours of free-flow Cuvee Prestige Blanc de Blanc Brut sparkling wine or Luke Mangan Yering Station Rosé for $85pp.

For each table you are allowed up to thirty people.

Where: Luke’s Kitchen, 8 Danks Street, Waterloo

10% service charge on food & beverage for groups of 8 people and above.

For large group bookings, to hire out the venue or book dates that are not showing: - please contact us info@lukemangan.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

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

2 Course Menu - $60 pp

Dine in
Dec 18-19, 2020·Fri 12:00-14:00

Description Your choice of Entree & Main, or Main & Dessert from our chef's signature dishes. Add extras like fries, mixed leaf salad or truffle honeyed carrots for $10 each on the night. And add Sonoma bread $3 per slice. Vegetarian option also available

3 Course Menu - $85pp

Dine in
Dec 18-19, 2020·Fri 12:00-14:00

Description Your choice of Entree, Main & Dessert from our chef's signature dishes. Add extras like fries, mixed leaf salad or truffle honeyed carrots for $10 each on the night. And add Sonoma bread $3 per slice. Vegetarian option also available.

5 Course Degustation - $105pp

Dine in
Dec 18-19, 2020·Fri 12:00-14:00

Description Our chef's 5 course tasting menu of signature dishes. Add wine pairing on the night for additional +$45 per person. Vegetarian option also available.

What 164 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food is absolutely stunning
Grilled prawns followed by the minute steak - could not fault.
The service is another matter - poorly trained, sour faced - everything was too much trouble.
A specific request to thank the chef was ignored- such bad form of the waiter.
We have been before and it was so good - food and service.
There was plenty of staff and the place only half full - so no excuses about the service.
Plenty of other places to go where there is an understanding that a dining experience should equal good food and good service- you drop one - you drop both.
Will definitely try again in the future - as I know the place is capable of so much more

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SueL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did the 3 Course option - not a huge menu but a good one. As 2 out of 3 of us only eat fish, not meat, we all ended up having the one fish main - pan fried barramundi, but it was excellent. The liquorice parfait was a wow moment!
All in all a great meal. Felt we made a good choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, attentive staff. Will keep going back.

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vipwalpolepark
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great ambiance. Had the 5 course - Very enjoyable evening. Will be back

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Paul
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second visit to the restaurant and it will not be our last. We had a great evening with friends and all aspects of the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service were excellent. And on top of all that it was great value.

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ZeenaH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friends and I were very impressed with Luke’s Kitchen. From being greeted by a very charming Luke to the friendly wait staff and most importantly the delicious food it made for a great evening and a restaurant that we look forward to going back to very soon.
We started with prawn toast, ocean trout sashimi and grilled split prawns, and we moved on to barramundi and roast lamb and finished with gooey chocolate tart and espresso martini. Everything was SO GOOD!
We really liked the rustic space and can imagine that the atmosphere would be even more vibrant once more people are allowed in.
Thank you Luke & co, we look forward to bringing our friends to try more of your delicious menu.

MD
MahsaD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Rich in taste and so indulgent! Really inspiring to see Luke cooking in the kitchen on a Saturday night! Superb wait staff who were great hosts! Will definitely be back :)

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Westiefoodie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super morning with friends. Great staff who were more than happy to adjust things to suit some of our party. Will be back soon to try out dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, albeit a little expensive but you know that when you look at the menu. Wouldn’t stop me going back as the food is delicious and great quality. Portion sizes were huge and the flavour of the food was incredible. Great cocktails!!!

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RobF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke’s Kitchen was an experience of delicious food, great service created in warm, friendly and creative atmosphere. The food and service was excellent. I’d highly recommend it as restaurant to definitely experience

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vipDJB123
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place highly recommend - the food was really enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing, alcohol was fast and delish. I Did the bottomless brunch tasting menu. The zucchini flower and the dessert were not good in my opinon. The flavors were not there. The mix of flavors were unpleasant for the dessert. To make a signature dish so....acquired seems like they should change it. Other than that I couldn't finish all the food it was a great serving size.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great. The music playlist was just awesome too. We’ll definitely be back!!Thank you Luke’s Kitchen.

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vipChloe
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely man, Luke, inventive and interested in what his diners enjoy. A super evening.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the staff were amazing. Even for a table of three amongst large groups of Melbourne Cup lunchers we were made to feel special. Highly recommended anytime clients, friends or family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. The ocean trout sashimi for entree was the perfect start to our meal with the beef medallions for main. These were so tender and very delicious. We didn’t have desert as overdid it on the sides (truffle fries and beetroot salad) though the espresso martini hit the spot. Will definitely be back.

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HoneyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food never fails to satisfy! Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Always a lovely evening at Luke's Kitchen!

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BridieC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were awesome. Best restaurant food I’ve had in a long time.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at many of Luke's restaurants on ships - Salt - and really enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We have also eaten at Luke's other restaurants on land. As there are no cruises now we decided to go to Luke's Kitchen.

We went with another couple, and all enjoyed our meals. The staff were amazing, very polite, great service. One of the wait staff has been with Luke's company for over 8 years.

One of his signature dishes is Liquorice Parfait. Although done differently to onboard the ships, it was amazing! Yumm!

We highly recommend Luke's Kitchen, and when cruising starts again, Luke's - on board the P&O ships.

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VikB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - enjoyed the experience.

They have really spread the tables out to assist with the entire COVID19 thing!

Loved the fries on the side.

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RafaelM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fathers day @ lukes. great set menu at amazing price for such great food.

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vipMathew
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Delicious Food with Luke’s personal touch

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Fathers Day event, the food was exceptional definitely 5 star. The produce and care in cook is evident. The music playlist in the background added a great atmosphere and the lovely Pol Roger champagne just finished it off.

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HoneyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been meaning to visit Luke's Kitchen for ages and finally got there! It certainly didn't disappoint! The food was first-class and, unlike many other restaurants of the same calibre, they actually have generous portion sizes! Pretty unusual to see a celebrity chef not only working in his own restaurant, but actually helping to wait tables when it got busy! Probably why the service was so friendly and efficient as clearly the staff are happy here! Good sound track, tables well spaced apart and left having a fabulous dining experience! Nothing to complain about here!

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Kylee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
Your staff & yourself go above & beyond to make dining at your restaurant, a memorable time!!

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CarolineA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal to celebrate a Birthday. Friendly staff who were helpful and flexible. Did the 2 course meal option and the staff suggested we share the entree and share the dessert. Also Luke Mangan dropped over to say hello and welcome us. Lovely evening

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MatthewS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. They just have it right. Food, ambience, wine list and service all amazing. Highly recommend.

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MichaelL
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great. Very good food, service and casual ambience. This time with friends.
Dishes included smoked duck, ceviche fish, sirloin steak and Barramundi. Great wines from a small list. Always a good night.

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VICTORIAP
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I felt very special at Luke’s Kitchen having had a very attentive service as well as freshest and creative dishes.
Dégustation menue is an absolute treat with the ocean trout sashimi and braised beef being favourite dishes.
Relaxed and beautiful atmosphere and easy parking. Would be great for a large celebration too!

RF
RachelF
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Cant wait to go back. Cocktails were on point!

BC
BradC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant.
Unique setting, amazing food and professional but fun staff.

MT
MeganT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely staff! Amazing food, lots of options including vegetarian options.

SE
SlinkyEats
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to celebrity chef Luke Mangan and his resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
His two-course choice menu, $50pp, is spot on - the standouts for mine, the pumpkin & feta ravioli with lemon myrtle, tomato and zucchini - simply divine.
And for mains, the Sydney-spiced barramundi, saffron aioli, roasted Jerusalem artichoke with blood orange was sensational.
Social distancing makes for an intimate dining experience and staff were, as always, friendly and knowledgeable.
Good to see your doors open again Mr Mangan.





“I think we should be grateful for what we’re getting,” he said. “What the government is doing is good, mainly for our industry.”

Mangan said he was forced to make quick business decisions to keep his brand afloat and staff employed, including introducing takeaway, acting quickly on changing policies, saving money on produce and creating new experiences.

“At Luke’s we started doing takeaway to keep the brand alive but we didn’t go down the fine dining path because it’s never the same,” he said.

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vipPaulE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. Lovely, friendly, professional but relaxed service. Beautiful environment. Love it here

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Paul
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lookinmg for somewhere new and a friend recommended Luke's Kitchen.
We were not disappointed. They were responsive to ur request for an earlier time then originally booked and found us an almost private space, much appreciated in these Covid times. Service was knowledgable and excellent. Delivery was well timed and all dishes very well appreciated.

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AndrewW
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and knowledgeable wait staff
Amazing cuisine and wine
Fantastic atmosphere

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DannyC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice to have Luke
Mangan walking the floor and engaging with diners.
Very welcoming

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Ashlee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive staff. Would recommend trying this place out and will definitely be coming back.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night was our second visit since Luke re-opened.
This is definitely our go to venue for a reasonably upmarket eating experience. Fantastic food, very attentive, friendly staff and a safe, attractive venue.
Luke always most welcoming and up for a chat.

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Luke's Kitchen - Sydney is rated 4.8 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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