Longrain has become somewhat of a Sydney institution and you’ll find it tucked away in a Surry Hills backstreet. With a focus on communal dining and a menu comprising South East Asian cuisine, it’s not hard to see why this part restaurant, part bar has gained its loyal patrons.
The slick interior of Longrain is inviting, the music is always pumping and you should be prepared to look the part. You can rest assured everyone else will. But, don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another hipster venue, they are serving up seriously tasty cuisine here.
Longrain offers an a la carte, as well as a banquet menu for lunch on Friday’s and dinner 7 nights a week. Plus, they serve up stellar cocktails to wash it down with. In fact, if cocktails are what you’re after, you might like to check out the Bunker Bar, located underneath the dining room.
One word of warning, this place gets busy, so expect to wait for a table. The perfect excuse to sample those cocktails, if you ask us.
Also, just next door is Shortgrain, a lunch canteen and shop where you can eat in or takeaway and maybe pick up a bottle of their signature sauce.
Good to know, they also offer a private dining room. Just perfect for those special occasions.
Address: 85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
Phone: +61 2 9280 2888
Hours: Longrain – Lunch – Fri only from 12pm, Dinner – Mon – Fri – 6pm – late, Sat – Sun – 5.30pm – late, Shortgrain – Mon – Fri – 11.30am – 3pm, Bunker Bar – 7 nights – 4pm – midnight|
Images courtesy of Longrain.