The Book Kitchen

Testimonials from guests dining at our Wine Dinners.

It is always interesting to listen to a winemaker explain his style and influences and to then taste the wine he (or she!) has made. Chris was delightful and informative and his wines were well supported by Ollie’s excellent menu - lots of surprising taste combinations that really worked.

As usual you looked after us very well and it was especially nice that we met a few more of our Surry Hills neighbours in such a convivial atmosphere.

We look forward to hearing about the next Wine Dinner, well done!
— Anne & Michael C.
Thank you so much for having us last night – the food and ambience was amazing!

I think everybody felt like it was a really special dinner. I look forward to the next one so I can book some seats for some of my friends
— Julie A.
What a great night! The food was amazing. The prawn dish was stunning. The lamb shoulder/backstrap combo was mouth watering. The Parmesan ice cream was the surprise of the night. What a creative way to present a cheese dish. Loved it! The wine was matched perfectly to the dishes.
— Rebecca M.

Thursday night was bonza!

I thought the food was exceptional and your chef to be congratulated.
Chris Hancock was very good and his wines excellent. He reminded me of Andrew Marsh from Marsh Estate in his dedication to wine and the way it is grown and made.
Well done and congratulations!
— Michael K.
Hi Amelia,

Both Eoghan and I had a wonderful time.
The food and the wine were exceptional.
Enjoyed hearing from the wine maker and especially loved the communal table setting.

When is the next one?
— Leena M.
A magical evening that was just like a dinner party with friends. Full of glorious food and wine, interesting conversation and tales of wine from Chris Hancock that drew you in. Chris is full of warmth and wit which was matched by the menu and service of the Book Kitchen team.
— Khanh P.
It was excellent value and I loved the whole 1 table experience, quite intimate, like a big dinner party, which is I guess what you were going for.
— Nick B.
Great atmosphere and excellent value!
— Iona & Dom

testimonials from guests who have had a function or event at The book kitchen.

Dear Ladies

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for making our engagement party such a great occasion on Saturday night. We had a wonderful night and everyone commented on the how awesome the venue and food was too. (And apologies of course for being a rowdy bunch!)
— Kirrilee & Andy
Hi Amelia,

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for Friday night! You and your team really went above and beyond and I had the best night ever!

Thanks again x
— Amelia M.

testimonials from brekkie & lunch diners

It’s very unique, homely & trendy. Love it!
— Olivia L. 2016
Chrissy’s Sausages were #AHMAZING! Love the laid back feel of this cafe <3 Definitely returning :)
— Rini R. 2016
Service very pleasant and food world class.
— KAren L. 2016
Great food & service! Not to be missed!
— Charles L. 2016
We love it and you - you take such good care of us.
— Joyce Q. 2016
Best muffins in Sydney!
— Tom G. 2016
Intimate gathering over great food & wine. Immediately feel like you’re with friends.
— Ruth R. 2016