Lotus Galeries

4.6
305 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.

Experiences

  • $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.
  • $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.
  • Unique Peking Duck Experience

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Lotus The Galeries invites you to indulge at on our unique Peking Duck experience. Lotus’s very own Duck Master, Chef Lin and his team will join you table side, showcasing this truly unique experience. This sensory journey start starts with a thinly sliced duck skin from the breast served with white sugar. Followed by duck pancakes prepared by our duck chefs and served table-side with 3 special sauces, thinly sliced red onion, cucumber, and leek. Availability |Wednesday – Saturday (As per opening hours) Time | Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Prices | Half Duck $59 | Whole Duck $108 Quantities are limited, so book in quick!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 305 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and food.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 23, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! The dumplings superb

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for the great review of Lotus Galeries! We're so pleased to hear that you loved our food, in particular our dumplings! We look forward to welcoming you when you next choose to dine with us.

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Rosie
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and service! Great dinner and perfect timing before show at Town Hall.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hi Rosie, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful food as well as the service, especially that you consider us to be a great option before the show. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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CarolB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a group of 7. The service was consistently good and the food delicious

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 22, 2021

Hi CarolB, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galaries, especially that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon.

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CaroleF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Terrific service by Brian. Duck sublime.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 18, 2021

Hi Carole, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the food and incredible service. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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eddieH
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lotus so keep coming back.. we appreciated quiet corner table. Service delightful— food stunning just wish could eat more!!! Wine great too.
Look forward to next time.
Do you do private functions? Say lunch for 10 or so?
Best
Edna

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RogerB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a pleasant dining experience. Food was wonderful as usual and the staff were both friendly and professional.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Roger, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Lotus Galeries, especially that you found the food and service to be wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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suzanneO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had explained when I made the reservation that my recently bereaved friend probably needed a private space and this request was granted. It seemed to me that the wait staff was especially kind and attentive, even when my poor friend swept the sauce bcontainers off the next table and broke them. Thank you for your compassion.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to help accomodate your request and that you enjoyed the attentive service. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon!

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DiannaC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I think we chose badly as the sauce with the beef ribs was a bit too strong and overpowering and also not a good balance with the Brussel sprouts. Dumplings were delicious though.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 17, 2021

Hi Dianna, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dumplings and appreciate your feedback regarding the beef ribs - we'll be sure to pass this along. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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RossM
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. You know the thing I really like about this is that generally the dishes are served individually. You can take your time. They don’t whack down your three main courses all at once.nfwbulous and helpful staff

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Ross, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food as well as the friendly service, especially that you are becoming a regular at Lotus Galeries. We hope to welcome you and your guests back soon!

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the $69 banquet which was a great way of trying out different dishes. The service was great and the location very handy. When it got busier later that night we had to wait a bit and ask twice for our bill but that was ok .
I would definitely go there again. Great food!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 13, 2021

Hi Andrea, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the food and amazing service. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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IrwinC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staffs are friendly and helpful.. food portion is good quality just superb.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 10, 2021

Hi Irwin, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Galeries! It is lovely to hear that you had such a lovely time with us and enjoyed the food and service so much. We do hope to welcome you through our doors again soon.

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John
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the past I would ask for the food to come out in stages and it often wouldn’t. On Saturday it did. And it went from a fantastic experience to a phenomenal one. The food is expectational and the service is outstanding.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 7, 2021

Hi John, Thank you for your glowing review! We are absolutely thrilled that you had a phenomenal experience at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to welcome you and your guests back soon!

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JohnC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Lotus. Eat regularly between Galeries, barangaroo & double Bay. Entrees are always yum and love the King Pao Chicken. Always a winner.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 6, 2021

Hi John, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the food in particular the Kung Pao Chicken and that you have now become a regular at our venues, not just Lotus Galeries. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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JohnY
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the problems of 7.00pm concerts at the Sydney Town Hall is good and reasonable eating places in the near vicinity. They also get you out in time.

Lotus fills these needs and well !

Lotus Galeries
Responded on June 4, 2021

Hi John, thank you for your lovely words and kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galeries, especially that you consider us to be a great option before a concert at Sydney Town Hall. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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LesleyW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic would recommend and will be back

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 28, 2021

Hi Lesley, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the fantastic service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was so average, what a let down! Service was shocking, clearly not enough people on the floor.

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DeidreD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Looked after our 2 year old with food, drink and colouring in pencils and pictures within minutes of arriving at our table. Food is amazing.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hi Deidre, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you had a lovely dining experience and enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you back to Lotus Galeries again soon!

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TamzinK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great service and food for a quick lunch with a client.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Tamzin, Thank you for your lovely review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased you regularly enjoy dining with us and look forward to your next visit!

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Christina
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Long wait for food, which came out cold. One item wasn't served.
The staff were very friendly however the quality and taste of the food has deteriorated significantly since Lotus first opened. Would not come back again and would also tell friends to visit other Chinese restaurants in the area for a better quality (and less expensive) meal.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 17, 2021

Hi Christina, Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us. We're disappointed to hear you didn't love your meal as much as we'd hoped and will be sure to pass along your feedback for review. We take all customer feedback onboard and are always looking to improve our customer experience. We thank you again for your feedback which is most valuable and allows us to grow and improve as a business. It is our hope this won't deter you from visiting us again very soon!

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BhavikD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as usual. Service was top notch!!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 10, 2021

Hi BhavikD, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the fantastic food and the service. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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Helen
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic group lunch at Lotus @ The Galeries. They accommodated our group's dietary requirements without a hitch, our waitress was excellent, food was good, and we had a nice window view of the QVB. Everybody was happy!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Helen, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Lotus Galeries, especially that you enjoyed the food and the ambience. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon.

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Nell
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Made us feel very special.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 9, 2021

Hi Nell, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the excellent food and that we were able to make you feel very special. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never leave this place disappointed. Their dumplings have got to be the best in Sydney . Staff & management are very friendly & polite. Give this place a go . You won’t tegret it

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 9, 2021

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 dumplings to be amazing as well as the service. Here at Lotus Galeries we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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CatherineA
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and efficient service with well cooked and presented food

Lotus Galeries
Responded on May 8, 2021

Hi CatherineA, Thank you for your your lovely words and kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KiriB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service and ideal for a business meeting as well as a long lunch. Never disappointed.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi KiriB, Thank you for your lovely words and kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food and good service, especially that you consider us to be a great option for a business meeting and a long lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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RogerB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly dine at this restaurant and just like other venues in the Lotus Group it is always a pleasure. Excellent food, professional service and a generally friendly atmosphere. And a very simple booking system.Thanks to all.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you so regularly enjoy dining with us and we greatly appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to Lotus Galeries!

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AlanU
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious appetising food from entrees to dessert. Attentive hosts, took our orders quickly and food came as equally quick. Small food menu but what was offered was a delectable choice of fusion Asian dishes. All were immaculately cooked and we didn’t leave any plate with leftovers. Definitely put on your bucket list. Will come again.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hi AlanU, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you found the food to delicious as well as the lovely service. Here at Lotus Galeries we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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kinpam
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magnificent evening. The Maitre d' and waitress were outstanding, very attentive without being overbearing and left you to enjoy eating without asking questions. The food was excellent. I look forward to returning.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Kinpam, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a magnificent evening and that you found the food to be excellent as well as the atmosphere. Here at Lotus Galeries we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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SALB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, ambiance and overall experience

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 14, 2021

Hi SALB, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience, especially that you enjoyed the food and the ambience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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NickK
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything it was perfect like always!!!!
Best restaurant in the city

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Nick, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you have so regularly enjoyed your time at Lotus Galeries and we really look forward to your next visit!

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CassP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place in the middle of the city for a group lunch. Delicious food!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on April 2, 2021

Hi CassP, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and the location for a group lunch. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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Private
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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

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RonI
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Lotus Galeries
Responded on March 27, 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 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 March 27, 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Lotus Galeries
Responded on March 27, 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
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 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 March 22, 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 March 19, 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 March 21, 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
1 review
Dined on March 18, 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 March 22, 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
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Lotus Galeries
Responded on March 22, 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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FAQs

Lotus Galeries is rated 4.6 stars by 305 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 reservations at the moment.