Social at Verandah
Good food, great service, central location near Martin Place
We had the new $39 lunch special. One main course and a glass of wine. The main was sirloin. Excellent. As fish and chips regulars we were very happy. I can recommend this for value!
Great place for lunch in the City. Knowledgeable service to help match wine with food. All four dishes were very good & the sardines were exceptional. Definitely will be back
Thanks for your glowing feedback Leonardo - always happy to recommend wine matches with our rotating menu and specials. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Stuart Christie - Assitant Restaurant Manager
Social is a very geographically friendly venue for me and has proven to be my 'go to' both Professionally and personally. Katie and her 'team' always make me feel so special and the great service and brilliant menu items make it a place to keep returning to. Nothing is ever too difficult!!
Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind words - we are always happy to host you and your guests at Social @ Verandah. As you know we love to go above and beyond on the little things so you have a great time with us. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020. Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Great service and food - the dining room is lovely and the staff were excellent as was the food. I will be making further bookings for group dinners as the group menu looked delicious,
Happy new year Olga - so glad you had a great time with us last year, always a pleasure. So glad you have noticed our excellent group dining options - I have to say our feasting menu really hits the spot for group dining (menu available on our website) especially in our private dining room. Do let us know when you would like to come back in - cheers! Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Thanks for your feedback Philip - always lovely to see you at the venue - see you again soon. Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Great business lunch at Social. Staff were terrific and the octopus special out of this world!
Thanks for your great feedback Angela - hope you've had a great festive period! Always happy to help with recommendations from our delicious seasonal menu - and of course our specials are always on point, really glad you enjoyed our spring octopus special. See you in 2020! Stuart Christie - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Always great for a Friday get-together. We are regulars. Why wouldn’t you come back for this great casual place.
A regular lunch place. The fish and chips tops.
Friendly service, great spot for a business or pleasure lunch on a sunny day.
Food was good - lots of specials
Usually go with my best friend but he was not free. So did it solus. As always good.
This is, put simply, an excellent restaurant. The food is always first class and Katie, the manageress, and her team always provide friendly, efficient and professional service. Definitely worth visiting.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Verandah, it's a pleasure to dine there. Not only is the food outstanding, but the staff really add to the experience.
The fish & chips is a regular favourite. Always good.
Probably made a bad choice of the food. Did not enjoy it as much as i have on previous visits. The pasta was served on a cold plate and though it tasted OK, it was barely warm.
The fish pie was a new addition to the menu. Wonderful!!
A regular get together with an old friend. We both had the burger and chips. And a glass of red. Always worth a visit.
The food is always great, and the staff are fantastic. I highly recommend Social at Verandah.
Visited Social at Verandah on 12 June. What a surprise! A very welcoming front of house manager. Didn't particularly like our table and my lunch guest asked to be moved. No problems - we were moved to a very nice booth. The service was friendly and informative. The food was good - very well presented and quite generous. I would definitely return to Social at Verandah. The staff really give this restaurant an extra applause. (A rare thing in Sydney where service is mostly lack lustre).
Pleasant service but sporadic rather than consistent. Waited a long time for first drinks. Food was good but not great and menu less extensive than the restaurant prior to the recent refurbishment. Several annoying errors on the final bill including drinks at a higher price than listed on the menu.
We both had the smoked lamb cutlets. They were delicious. We were treated to a complimentary beer to celebrate the hosts 1 year anniversary. A very nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyable as always.
Social at Verandah is one of our favourite restaurants for that special weekday lunch. Katie and her team are fabulous, always friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic and the menu changes every so often, so you don't get bored. Highly recommend.
Wonderful all round - great buisness lunch option - service was quick and efficient and felt very polished and professional but not uptight. Had a very enjoyable lunch there in a gorgeous setting.
What is not clear is that there are 2 restaurants - the Social and the Verandah. One is more a pub (limited pub menu, not what’s online) and the other is the full online menu but you order from the bar and pick up your own food when it’s ready - so don’t order appys with your dinner because it all comes together. This type of service seems common in Australia but there was nothing to indicate the two different restaurants (we unintentionally booked into the pub) or the type of service. We were not interested in pub food and had we known it was a “serve yourself” restaurant we would not have chosen this place. Overall food was good, staff were pleasant (especially on the “social” side) but this was not the dining experience we were looking for, so a little heads-up might make sense.
I enjoyed my experience at Social at Verandah although the food recommended to me was not particularly to my taste. My companion loved the same food. The staff were really outstanding - friendly and competent.
We dined at Social on a Friday evening and the experience was more like eating in a noisy pub. The menu had a lot of option and the food was delicious. It's hard to comment on service as the night we were there you ordered at the bar and it did feel more like bar than a restaurant which meant noise levels were high. In fairness the restaurant did try to contact me earlier in the day to explain how they operate on a Friday night and had we known we probably would have booked elsewhere. That said we would dine at Social at Verandah again just maybe for lunch or a different night as the food was very good.
Always good. As regulars we are looked after very well.
I have been going to this restaurant for a number of years. It never disappoints. The food is always excellent and Katie, the manageress, and her team are fantastic. They are friendly and always provide first class service. It has a very extensive wine list. It is an excellent restaurant in all respects and I highly recommend it.
I go regularly. I have the fish and chips. Tops! I took a client. We had a good meal.
This is one of my regular haunts for a Good Friday lunch. I will keep going back.