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Nick & Nora's Sydney

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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Inspired by fictional murder solving duo Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett’s novel The Thin Man, Nick and Nora’s Parramatta will bring the couples legendary soirées and love for all things cocktail and champagne to the modern day.

Harking back to yesteryear, Nick and Nora’s lavish offering will champion cocktails, Champagne, Cognac and caviar.

Located on the 26th Floor of brand new development, V by Crown, Nick and Nora’s brings an unprecedented rooftop bar experience to Parramatta with capacity for 300, including space for 100 guests on the enormous Sydney CBD and Harbour facing terrace.

Including exclusive, rare and hard to find vintages and varietals as well as more recognisable tipples, the champagne list has been curated to cater to by the glass drinkers through to the most sophisticated bon vivant. (No previous knowledge of recognising your Nebuchadnezzar from your Methuselah required).

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 280 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stefan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The venue seemed quite understaffed and orders took a very long time to arrive at the table. The wait staff were quite lovely and apologetic about the long delays. The place had a very nice ambience to it.

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StephC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great night! Love the fancy cocktails
Would be even better if we could have a boogie but no just yet

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MargaretA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Great food and service. Very thorough with Covid -19 safety restrictions. My third visit and I just love the vibe and fantastic bar.

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service- waited over 40 minutes for a cocktail and then had to cancel order because our 2 hour time limit was up.
Plus they forgot to return my license- had to go back to collect.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a table of 5 for a girls night, booked online and was allocated a 6pm booking. We found it hard to order drinks, often waiting up to an hour in between orders, no staff would come to us and offer us to order a drink and you're not allowed to stand up with COVID-19, so we were essentially stuck at our seats with no service or staff interaction. The food was nice, tasty and arrived quickly to the table, but we were hoping for the cocktails experience with it for our girls night, but unfortunately that didn't happen. We were also told to leave our seats and sit on the smoking balcony as our seats had a 2 hour limit due to COVID-19, this was understood by us but should have been communicated earlier. We felt unwelcome at this stage and then waited another 1.5 hours to be re-seated inside and then an additional 30 mins to order a drink. All in all, we didn't spend anywhere near the amount of money we all wanted to on the cocktails, because we were unable to place any orders for drinks for the majority of the night.

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LindsayA
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful spot and setting. Only feedback for improvement was that it took a long time for someone to serve us after we were seated.

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Really wanted to like it here, having heard so much about it. We had our drinks order taken once as we were seated, and then for the next 2 hours had to go inside to order drinks ourselves as no-one approached us again. The place wasn't even busy, however communication between staff seemed lacking.

We were told that we could only sit along the bench seats so as to comply with social distancing requirements (which is fair, although the other tables were empty) however the table next to us was also awkwardly crammed onto the bench seat and basically sitting on my friends lap. When we were leaving and waiting for the lift, the crowd of people waiting to be seated made it impossible to safely distance. For somewhere that appears so on the ball with checking temperatures on arrival and check ins, that level of care certainly wasn't applied as the place packed out and it all felt a bit chaotic.

Won't be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W O W! Loved the atmosphere! Food and drinks were amazing! Not my first time and won’t be my last!

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Flex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Awesome relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular view. A classy variety of cocktails to enhance the experience with great punch bowls that keep the drinks flowing. Awesome for a couples night out or after work drinks. A table on balcony is a must to really enjoy what they have to offer, just remember the breeze can get chilli.

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helenc
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate with friends in a classy environment. the food and service was great ant the decor was so so nice. have already booked next event

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RhiannonC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great range of drinks and unique ambience. Will definitely be coming back again and again!

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RosM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Had a fabulous time. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I will return.

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Sassymamma
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Overrated, expensive, supposedly a cocktail bar but didn’t have ingredients for a basic pina colada. The wait time just to sit with a reservation was 40 mins. A joke. Won’t be going again

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CasKate
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very poor service and over-priced. The only thing it has going for it was the view

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You come here to enjoy the view, the atmosphere, the service and the cocktails. The food is a suitable accompaniment to the drinks - and can serve as a nice substitute for dinner.

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TetyanaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overpriced! 1/2 dozen small size oyesters $30! We had 2 hour slot dining reservation. Out of this time we have waited 45 min for our grazing board to come providing bar wasn't really full, maybe 1/3 capacity. Then in a last 15 min of our time I have been refused to make an order of one more cocktail as it wasn't apparently enough time to make it but reminded that our time is almost up and we need to pay and vacate our table. C'mon guys! With ordering client you could of relocated us to a different spot to have extra drink near bar area and earn more $$$.

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KarlieP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angus was a fantastic host. The food and cocktails were lovely and well priced for what you get. A beautiful spot, you feel like you could be anywhere!

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AnushaS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A very good place for drinks.
Limited canapés selection so plan your night accordingly.

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Anon
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love this place - just need to work on their service. They can be quite slow and given not at capacity, this is an issue.

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HARJINDER
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

It’s beautiful place for special occasions, very classy and felt very special.

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Gabriellez
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Venue itself is beautiful and you do not feel like you are in parramatta.

We had to wait over 20 minutes to have a table organised for us despite booking.
We just watched the stuff run around like headless chickens trying to seat people waiting at the door despite there being plenty of seating.

The menu is rather expensive. They need to provide a regular drinks menu for those who dont want an extravagant cocktail or wine.

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KelliS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this bar! Always fab service, amazing cocktails & delicious food

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated on a very low table which was inconvenient for my pregnant friend. We asked for a higher table but it was all booked out. Also the music was too loud for easy conversation.

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Denikay
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall very Nice! And Jackson E was great !

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Fletch
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place to come and be a grown up for a while. Angus took good care of us and it would be a fair bet we'll come back again.

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Simone
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our night out at Nick & Nora's. Be prepared that it isn't cheap. We unfortunately we sat on the south side behind the bar, so missed a lot of the ambience that Nick & Nora's has to offer. Service was great, just a few things were missed such as putting down the plates for our share meals in front of one person and leaving us to set our own table and not clearing away empty glasses. I know it's not a big issue but when paying the prices charged I would of expected that service to be provided. We had a few dishes plus a cheese platter and it was all superb, especially the compressed watermelon with tequila - so refreshing.

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both waiters Jamie and Jackson were great through the evening.

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DonnaP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was atrocious, in 2 hours we only had 2 drinks grossly overrated over priced. No hand wash in the ladies. Won’t be going back which is a shame.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the current circumstances we all find ourselves in, it was great to be able to find a place that adhered to all the covid-19 protocols but also maintained a great feel.
The food seemed a little pricey, but was very good. The selection of drinks, particularly the whiskies was impressive. Can’t wait to get back there and keep making my way through the list...

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JJenk
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Poor/slow service. Forced to move tables despite having a booking. Charged for drinks that were not ordered.

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CharnanK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there - amazing. And good covid management as well. Will be back

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Denden
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Social distancing is definitely practiced in this premises. Very disappointing. The wait staff taking our temperature advised me to stand beside another lady in the queue to maintain social distancing but if I stand beside her, we wouldnt even be 1.5 metres apart!

There's no separate entry and exit section so peole are squashed together when they go in and out of the premises.

Very poorly managed.

Nick & Nora's Sydney
Responded on 20 September 2020

Here at Nick & Nora's we take social distancing very seriously. The lifts being the only entry and exit to the building are restricted to two people per lift. We enforce 1.5m distance at all times in the venue. Occasionally we have guests waiting at the entry to be seated however they are seated as soon as possible. We appreciate that you are just as concerned with social distancing as we are. Kind Regards Bruno Ali Venue Manager

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AntheaB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had come previously with my partner and were in a quiet two person table around the corner and we had the perfect evening. On our second occasion I brought my family (7people total) and all of our drinks and food were delicious, however the service definitely wasn’t as great as last time. Our meats board stayed on our table for the majority of our experience even though we had finished it pretty fast. The server we had was so lovely when I could get his attention and when he was serving us, but I was really struggling many times in the evening to get his attention to order more drinks. Overall I still would recommend nick and Nora’s however I still wanted to share my second experience. Thank you 😊

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EvieNoe
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Nice spot and a Parramatta gem. Only issue would be the slow service (perhaps not enough employees) so takes a while to get orders taken. Food is subpar but definitely come for the rooftop views and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, food was amazing and cocktails delicious.. loved every moment of it. Would definitely come back

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AMBX
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing cocktail bar in the middle of Parramatta

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The location and view was great! The vibe was awesome and the service was fantastic!

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Michelle
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only there for drinks but we did have a chesse platter that was very yummy!!

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ElissaS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect combination of food to go with our cocktain and whisky. Waitress and Waiter very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Estelle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Great to have a classy bar in the heart of Parramatta!

Food is delicious. Cocktails are fun. Service is attentive. View is amazing.

Been there on a weekday and it was beautiful watching the the view at dusk. Also been there on a weekend recently - it was busier, more crowd, less casual. Enjoyed each experience.

It's a must-try for the area!

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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.