Luke's Kitchen - Sydney

4.6
76 reviews
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Modern Australian
Luke’s Kitchen is home to Australian Restaurateur Luke Mangan, his head office team, Virgin Australia Test Kitchen, event space and gourmet Providores. It's your home, as well as ours!

Previously the New York-style warehouse restaurant and wine bar, MOJO by Luke Mangan, 8 Danks Street in Sydney has been transformed into an elegant and modern eatery with a casual, lounge-like feel.

Complete with lush greenery, earthy tones, contemporary furnishings and rustic finishes, Luke’s Kitchen exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere and offers brunch, lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

Luke and the team are passionate about showcasing seasonal ingredients and local Australian produce, including products from Luke’s Providores range made in collaboration with unique Australian suppliers.
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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, Great food, Great people! The crew are so warm and accommodating. Luke’s so friendly, approachable and so kind to have a groupie pic with us! The food- As starters, we had Rustic Chicken Liver and Bacon Pate, then the Market Plate Fish for two paired with 2017 Jim Barry and then their Reverina - worthy is the lamb...then finish it off with Luke Mangan’s signature rocky road - theatrical!!! Can’t wait to try other dishes and go back for more!

AR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. The ambience was great, even the music playing was good! I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend’s birthday & we had such a wonderful time @ Luke’s Kitchen!
The food, service & ambiance -All AMAZING-Thank you we will certain be back!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very tasty but we ordered the tasting menu and, while delicious, wasn't enough food to feel satisfied. Each serving was a small portion. It need one or two of the protein plates to be a little larger to feel repleat. This was also the view of the others at the table. As it was, i was still hungry at the end of 6 tasting plates. I'd probably consider returning to the restaurant because i enjoyed the taste and cleverness of the food, we were warm on a cold winter's night, and it wasn't too noisy so conversation was easy, but i would choose my menu. Service was a little uneven in timing/ delays with service, but we were a fairly relaxed group of 4, so not a major issue.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it!
Intriguing menu, great service, good portion of food, just ticks all the boxes.

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars on all aspects. We loved the food/wine/service/location and price. Well done guys!

RB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Second visit but disappointing. The staff were pleasant but the wait between courses on the tasting menu was too long. The second bottle of white wine had to be sent back because of the over powering cork smell once poured into glasses. The meat dish on the is menu was disappointing as the meat was too tough.

Our first visit was a much more pleasant experience and I got the feeling that the restaurant was under manned for the number of people in it. Also we were at the edge of the large space at the back of the restaurant which is not that pleasant due to the overpowering size of it.

OT
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The staff were very accommodating the duck toastie is a must!

AL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. We will definitely be back next time we are in Sydney.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service fabulous and the space excellent although it did get a little chilly but it was an extremely cold night

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! Went after an amazing meal at glass brasserie. Luke’s kitchen did not disappoint! Beautiful restaurant beautiful food! Superb cocktail list!
Food was very high quality and the family had a memorable experience. Served by Luke himself!

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Luke's had a good vibe and an extensive drinks list. The food however was mixed: Confit duck truffle toastie was a 10 / 10. We went for the meat cut of the day for 2, which was a slow cooked lamb. Unfortunately the Lamb was more akin to Mutton - very fatty and gamey and very, very average...The server didn't mention the price, so when the receipt came at $120...horrible value for the quality for the food.

RB
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes most definitely Have already made another booking

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great looking restaurant, id go back again! Food was great and service by our waiter was excellent.. nice tables and wasn't rushed. You can take business clients here as equally a romantic or celebratory dinner. Dress code to match so if your casual your fine or a more dressy look is good too. Thanks guys

NH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing dinner at Luke’s Kitchen. Food and service outstanding.

M
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Whilst the food was technically well executed, this was ameliorated somewhat by the string cold wind coming in every time the door was open. Perhaps we will return in summer.

A
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first dining experience at Luke's Kitchen and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The food was incredibly tasty! We cannot wait to return and sample other dishes. Staff were courteous, attentive and service was excellent. Love the music. Not too loud. It was a lovely evening despite the freezing weather. Until next time. Thank you very much!

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch on Mother’s Day and enjoyed everything about our visit. The staff were great, the service terrific and the food was delicious 😊

K
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a quiet evening, so we got very attentive service in a noise-free environment. The food was also sensational, and I’d recommend this place to anyone on a date or a special occasion.

JO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke never disappoints. This is a great place for casual dining or whatever. We had a great night.

NC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the shared plates and service is outstanding.

PO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the atmosphere and decor in what looked like an old warehouse. The service was great. The tasting plates were a good portion and the matching wines complemented each course. We will be back and bring our friends.

MR
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We only just discovered this place and could not wait to try it. We were not disappointed - the interior is great giving it a good vibe, the food was really good and the staff excellent!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were friendly and relaxed. Food was exceptional. Had the tasting menu with matching wines. The wines were perfectly matched to the courses. First time here and would come back again. Would definitely recommend this place.

AW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Attentive and knowledgeable staff
Great look and atmosphere
Neighbourhood gem

BM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic, so tasty. The service was really good too. The only negative was the waiter kept taking away our plates without checking if we were actually finished ... which we weren’t! He did it for both the main meal plus dessert.

JM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really let down by kitchen over cooking our shared main (rib eye), and having to wait over 30 mins for another one to be cooked

AC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love my local fave. Stunning food, yet again, too many delicious choices so we had to be selective in ordering for 3, we couldn’t order everything we wanted. Impeccable & attentive service, from Rhys/Reece our waiter and Daniel the manager. Will definitely return very soon.

RB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Luke's Kitchen as a group, straight after a big day of work. We had a variety of sharing plates and the market fish (snapper) and market meat to follow. The food and service were extraordinary - there was not one dish that didn't hit the mark. Thanks for a very memorable night.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere. And food is amazing...

DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

First of all , the floor and bar staff that were on that night were absolutely amazing. Thanks boys.
The only thing I didn’t like was , Value for money, where is it ? If Luke was in the kitchen cooking your meal and you could see him in action then I would understand the prices. Zucchini flowers on the menu, sorry, we only have zucchini. King fish , that was disappointing. There was not enough seasoning and the portion size was small compared to the price. 1 whole snapper for 2 and it was really for one. I’m sorry but that’s false advertising.
I came and tried it because someone recommended it to me but I won’t be recommending it to anyone else unless they where just going for drinks. Thanks.

PW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent first experience. Good service and good food! Very accommodating!

HW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely attentive, we were greeted immediately and well looked after during the whole experience. The food was amazing, I would go back in a heartbeat (especially for the duck toastie).

CJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the tasting menu which was very good taste wise. However I'm accustomed to being pretty stuffed when having a 6 course meal. The portions here were very light so I was just about satisfied but my husband could have definitely had more. Otherwise pleasant experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was very well priced, and was great with the matching wines. The staff were friendly, and very helpful. The fitout was lovely, yet not overdone. Very happy here for date night.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional & the staff are on point. The soundtrack is great which is so much fun because you are bopping away to every delicious bite! Love it!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was amazing, and the manager and staff very professional yet super friendly and fun. There were a few new items on the menu and we tried them all and ate like kings. Great cocktails served table side, and great selection of wines and after dinner drinks to explore (try the Strega!).

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!
We had the tasting menu with matching wines. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, I left feeling full but not over full. The wine pairings all went beautifully with the food.
Service was fantastic, friendly and attentive.
All in all this is our new favourite place and we will back very soon! Will definitely be taking friends and family when they visit Sydney.

K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Again a great meal with excellent service though a couple of times the kitchen forgot that I had a dairy allergy. The bottomless brunch is wonderful.

Luke's Kitchen - Sydney
Responded on November 4, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Bottomless Brunch and overall had a great dining experience. We take food allergies very seriously and apologise for the mishap and will ensure this does not happen again. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, the Luke's Kitchen team.

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JG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here twice and food and service are excellent.

Luke's Kitchen - Sydney
Responded on November 4, 2018

Hi Jon, we're so glad to hear you loved Luke's Kitchen so much that you came back for more! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, the Luke's Kitchen team.

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