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“One of my favourite restaurants ”
Review of Lotus Dumpling Bar

Lotus Dumpling Bar
Ranked #77 of 6 896 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$23
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been coming to this restaurant since we first met a year and a half ago. We go at least once every few months. Every time we come, we can never fault the food, it is mouthwatering and each selection is hard to choose. The service is also pretty good with it only being slower sometimes when it is extremely busy.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tarmaras
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus Dumpling Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Good Afternoon Tarmara,
Thank you for your lovely feedback.
We are thrilled to hear that you are a long time loyal guest at Lotus Dumpling Bar.
We are so glad that you enjoy the food and service and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind Regards,
Blair Wood

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing! We went there for lunch & I can't wait to go back! It was all so fresh & delicious. My favourite by far was the scallop dumplings, they were melt in your mouth.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Samiiee06
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus Dumpling Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your wonderful feedback.
The scallop dumplings are definitely a crowd favourite.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to Lotus Dumpling Bar again soon.
Kind Regards,
Blair Wood

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

After attending an STC Event I found myself heading back to the Lotus for a dumpling or two.
Paying more attention to what was happening I seated myself in a different position to review what was going on in front of what was in back of me previously.

Everything appeared in order. My dining companion pointed out that the bowls had cracks and chips in them. This means that attention to detail is lacking. Hygiene should always be paramount.
Guys get this right in the first instance and throw the chipped crockery in the bin.

Aside from this a bigger issue for me is liquid condiments at the table are a big no no

Problem is that you can never be assured how the previous diners Health or hygiene is or how they conduct themselves regarding pots of pus on the table.

This is mostly about storage and lack of understanding about Health and Saftey requirements.
Guys get the crap off the tables. Set it when you bring the meals. Ensure it is refrigerated or stored properly according to lawful health regs which are clearly not adhered to by management at this eatery.
Trust is never something that should be assumed.
Meals were wonderful as per usual however the realisation that the dumplings are not fresh happened when boxes of them disappeared out the front door.

Space is far from good and amenity is sacrificed at this venue.
Don't come for the ambience come for the food.

Now the only other thing that requires a comment is nobody is permitted under law to handle or prepare tobacco products in the restaurant.
This means that there will be a mandatory report of a breach of the Smoke Free Act 2000 as amended.
The fact that it was a friend of a worker or a staff member does little to mitigate the offence. No handling of tobacco products means no rolling tobacco or manufacturing of tobacco products or consuming the same.

A big mistake if you wish to remain a top eatery in Sydney.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Itellthetruthtoo
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus Dumpling Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience with us at Lotus Dumpling Bar. We welcome all forms of feedback and your comments have been noted.
Our operation and compliance measures have been scrutinized by the relevant authorities in the past without concern, however, we will endeavour to follow up the specific points you have raised for further clarification.
We hope to welcome you to one of our venues again soon.
Kind Regards,
Blair Wood

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Upmarket dumplings and Asian favourites. Good service and delicious. Not cheap but fairly priced for the area and quality. Some different dumplings all delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: June 2018
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus Dumpling Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your wonderful review.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Lotus Dumpling Bar.
Our dumplings are very unique and delcious!
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind Regards,
Blair Wood

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We have travelled 120 km just to eat here! What a wonderful meal, very fresh and healthy ingredients cooked. We now come to Sydney more often just to come here for a meal!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Belinda H
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LotusDiningAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at Lotus Dumpling Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your wonderful review.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.
We sincerely hope to see you again on your next visit to Sydney as we would love to have you back!
Kind Regards,
Blair Wood

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