The School House Restaurant

4.4
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69 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Please be aware due to COVID-19 our trading hours have been adjusted along with our menu. We are currently only taking bookings for The Schoolhouse Restaurant. Please visit our website to view our sample menu or email us at enquiries@theunionbank.com.au for any further information required.

Welcome to The Schoolhouse Restaurant. The flagship venue of the relaunched Union Bank Building of Orange. Rockpool trained Head Chef Dom Aboud's menu has something for every occasion to delight you, focusing on quality local produce prepared with care and served with love. Enjoy bold flavours, constructed with classic techniques, delivered at surprising value. Take your pick from the carefully curated selection of beers, embrace our wine list featuring local favourites and hand-picked international standouts and enjoy our take on classic cocktails.
What 69 People Are Saying
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vipMarieP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night and the service was really excellent.
Food was good but the pork was disappointing. Wine list was excellent and really showcased the local wines.
Would recommend definitely..

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ssgm
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely staff welcomed us, taken to the bar with roaring fire on a wet, cold evening. Seated quickly, good wine list with lots of local wines, small menu but delicious. We all enjoyed every mouthful. Thank you.

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DominiqueS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience, food very nice, good drink selection showcasing local wines. Good service and ambiance

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SteveB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Brocollini was perfect

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brianj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Limited set menu. Only three mains, pasta pork or beef. Also only two desserts.
Unfortunately two of my party were feeling ill later that evening, all four having the beef tartatare entree.

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AliceJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible lunch. Food, service and wine list were all fantastic. Beautiful venue and a must visit in Orange!

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Alice, We are so greatful you have taken the time to share your dining experience with us and even happier it was so wonderful! We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regrads, The Union Bank Team.

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MioM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! We had the beef tartare and Italian sausage to start followed by pork loin chop and beef sirloin - all delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff were really lovely and their menu and wine recommendations were spot on. Can't wait to go back again!

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hello MioM, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, you made some fabulous food choices!! We are so delighted you loved the food as much as we do and a cherry on top our service and wine matched. Many thanks, The Union Bank

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AbbieM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful food & friendly service in a lovely setting with a great atmosphere.

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Abbie, We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience here with us at The Union Bank! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Many thanks, The Union Bank team.

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GlenE
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this wonderful restaurant. We loved the menu - each course was sufficiently different to the last, generously sized, and perfectly cooked. The location, ambience and service were excellent. We would highly recommend The School House Restaurant.

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Glen, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are so extremly pleased you enjoyed your time with us! We can't wait to welcome you back again in the future for more delightful meals and memories! Many thanks, The Union Bank Team

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Mydie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit hit and miss. Some staff more friendlier than others. Loved the broccoli.

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Mydie, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we appreciate it and will be sure to take on board. We pride ourselves on friendly, attentive service and are saddened to hear this was not felt from the whole team. We hope you can dine with us again soon and enjoy your experience as a whole! Thanks, The Union Bank team.

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lilly
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were actually disappointed with the food at The School House Restaurant. The pork was chewy and overly fatty for the piece served. We understand that pork comes with fat but this was not pleasant. The sirlion steak was equally chewy - quite grissly. It is a rare restaurant that does not serve a sirlion without any jus or any type of sauce.

Added to the less than preferable meal, the choice of music being played at at fine-dining restaurant was difficult to fathom.

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Lilly, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we appreciate it and will be sure to take it on board. We are saddened to hear you did not enjoy your time wth us and hope you can dine with us again in the future for a more pleasurable experience! Thankyou, The Union Bank Team.

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MrsB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was perfect. Great portion sizes with food I cannot fault. Can’t wait to go back again!

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi MrsB, Thank you for taking the time to share your experinence, we are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We pride ourselves on a whole rounded experinece and are so happy to hear we provided this for you. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Thank you, The Union Bank Team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The beef sirloin was sadly unimpressive. Tasty but not at all tender.

The School House Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Narelle, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and are saddened to hear you did not enjoy your steak. We hope you can return soon and to try something different on our menu and enjoy a great experience. Many thanks, The Union Bank Team!

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Judy
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed our night out at The School House Restaurant Orange.
We were a table of eight people and most the two course menu
but we were surprised there was no seafood on the menu.

The School House Restaurant
Responded on 30 July 2020

Hi Judy We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and share your experience! We definitely intend to re-add seafood very soon but due to the current circumstances we are trying to stay as local as possible with sourcing our produce. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Warm regards, The Union Bank Team

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Stacey
Canberra
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great ambience on a cold rainy winters night. The good & service were both very good. One of the highlights of my weekend in Orange.

The School House Restaurant
Responded on 30 July 2020

Hi Stacey, We are so delighted to hear we were one of the highlights on your visit to Orange and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope you can visit again soon! Regards, The Union Bank Team

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were very good. The menu was limited due to the corona virus, but what we chose from the menu was very pleasant An all round pleasant experience.

The School House Restaurant
Responded on 30 July 2020

Hi Steve, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and happy to hear you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Schoolhouse Restaurant again soon. Warm regards, The Union Bank Team

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BrendanW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are visiting from Sydney & your restaurant was recommended to us by friends.

The staff were lovely & the service excellent. The log fire & ambiance were delightful. The meals were beautifully presented - & delicious! It was a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! We will definitely come again. Thank you for a lovely memory.

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MIVG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant staff were very attentive and managed very well in the circumstances of the Covid situation. The menu was necessarily limited but we had no problem making choices. The food was very good . We would have liked to see more local region wines offered by the glass but we enjoyed those we selected. One other comment Is that we found the music far too loud and inhibited conversation somewhat. That was the only negative to an otherwise very enjoyable.

The School House Restaurant
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your feedback and do understand music can sometimes overwhelm the space when there are lots of happy loud customers! As for the wine list, we pride ourselves on serving only local wines by the glass, apologies if this was not made clear. We LOVE local and support local wherever we can! We hope you can enjoy another memorable experience with us very soon. Regards, The UB Team

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JoeyThorley
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service! Haven’t been there since everything reopened but it was just as great as always!

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SusanY
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambience in the front room

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Lalla
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu due to COVID19
Need to have second seating

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we have dined here in recent years and once again we were not disappointed with the quality of the food, the ambience of the venue and the professionalism of the staff.

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Simon
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue just the right size. Food was amazing. Service was attentive without being overbearing like some other places.

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NigelD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic relaxed setting with great food and friendly service

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AmyC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and delicious food to go with. Great friendly staff.

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Michelle50
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!
Food was beautiful, service was fantastic. Will definitely be back to try even more of the menu.

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JazzAnna
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely sensational. Couldn't fault a thing. The ambience, the decor, the soft lighting, the table setting, the fireplace, the staff, and the incredible food - loved it all!

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great mood music and atmosphere. Delicious food, especially loved the catering for vegan food. Amazing wine selection too. Would highly recommend.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, wine & service. Look forward to our next visit.

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Romy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We chose the three course option and every course was fantastic. The service was attentive and the ambience was intimate and quiet. Would highly recommend.

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NealE
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Very accommodating of having a young child as well.

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JeriM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a reservation at 2.15pm and were seated at a table where the sun was shining directly in half of our parties eyes. It wasn’t a comfortable experience. Food was lovely and service was fab

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GeorginaO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was so tasty. Every mouthful was just yum.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and a small but lovely menu. We had a wonderful dinner.

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AdamH
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well thought our menu for meal eaters and vegetarian both left happ.

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OwenD
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Six of us went on re-opening night. Wonderful staff and we had a room to ourselves, which was lovely. Difficult for them "first-up" but an enjoyable night and we will certainly be back in the near future.

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KateP
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic! Only lost one star for not having two dishes available that day! Otherwise great service, food and ambience!

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding - food, service, ambience and drinks. Will definitely be coming back and recommending to friends

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peterp
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good wine list, plenty of choice by the glass. Simple sounding items on menu actually have a complexity of flavours. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Classy dining space away from outside bar area.

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JulianO
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early to enjoy the weather out in the courtyard before going in to wine and dine. Everything was just PERFECT and FABULOUS! Absolutely enjoyed ourselves and the service was outstanding. The beef tartare was so good, would have ordered two if it wasn’t for the amazing steak. The lamb was so good, almost regretted not ordering two serves.

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The School House Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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