Luke's Kitchen - Sydney

4.5
46 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 just as much as it is ours and we want you to feel that as soon as you walk through our doors.

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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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.

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

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

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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).

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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l
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were both amazing. The restaurant was hosting two large groups and it was a bit understaffed. Fortunately our food and bill came before the groups. Ambiance was a bit odd but the food more than made up for that.

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RK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very memorable evening - not only was service and food excellent but we had the (reportedly rare) pleasure of being greeted by the owner/chef Luke Mangan. He even agreed to prepare the signature dessert, Rocky Road in front of us. Highly recommended.

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CH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Luke's Kitchen was amazing, delicious, well-presented and memorable. A couple of small issues let it down - we couldn't get a booking until 8.30pm on a Friday night which was no problem but once we arrived, we were rushed to order as the kitchen was closing. But overall - it was a great recommendation from a friend and we really enjoyed our evening.

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed it, the wait staff were friendly, thought they forgot the extra chilli we reordered. I enjoyed the food and the wine and would definitely come back.

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MG
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was inattentive. There was no attention to detail. Our salad was forgotten and only ordered after we warned that it hadn’t arrived. No attempt to top up our water glasses.
There was a horrible odour when we entered the restaurant. We were told this happens when it rains!

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K
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been several times. The food was not quite as good as before. Some items have changed on the menu. We were a bit disappointed

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service ambience & music were sensational !

Went for Father’s Day lunch- set menu was delicious & great value. Cocktail was well made

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really pleasant night. The staff were very good and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend it to my friends

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SD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff, excellent food, expensive but you don’t leave hungry, it’s worth its value

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience, excellent staff and service and a treat to meet and chat with Luke Mangan.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was warm.
Would definitely go back

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Luke' Kitchen for the Bottomless Brunch - sensational experience - unhurried, attentive service, great food. My friend and I resolved to repeat the experience.

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AC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had an amazing dinner at Luke’s Kitchen. The service was impeccable and the team very personable & attentive, with waiters chatting and offering great menu recommendations when asked. Our glasses were never empty, with both water and wine glasses refilled without us even noticing while we chatted. These service qualities are rare in most restaurants in Sydney, in most cases you have to ask for your table to be cleared or for your glasses to be refilled.
The food was sensational and selection on the menu catered for us all, with too many delicious choices that we couldn’t try in one dinner. Our standout dishes were the lamb croquettes, gnocchi, braised beef & potato skins. All delicious and tasty, leaving us wanting more.
Ending our dinner on a high, we ordered the Rocky Road. A ‘must order’ dish for anyone who dines here. It’s a dessert for sharing and masterfully presented table-side by the waiter. You won’t be disappointed!!
Luke’s Kitchen is a great local neighbourhood gem, but should become a destination restaurant for any foodie. The menu is incredible with too many great choices for one dinner, so we’ll be back to try more dishes. Impeccable service, great wine list and an easy location with street parking. Will definitely be back soon.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waitress. She was kind and patient with us. Also explained food that we did not know about. Overall great experience!

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CD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favourite place! Best brunch menu in town! This was my 3rd visit! The service received from Daniel & his staff is impeccable (& I'm in the Hospitality Industry so always a critic!) Can't wait to try the bottomless brunch!

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LG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food, service and decor was exceptional. Would highly recommend Luke's Kitchen. Another Mangan classic!!!

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LG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly cozy on a cold winter's night, with delicious food and truly excellent service. Recommended!

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AR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 12th wedding anniversary dinner was wonderful. The atmosphere, attention to detail and food was all spot on. Add to that, that Luke was there saying hi to everyone and working made it really special. Cheers and thank you for a fabulous night.

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EB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much food! And all of it amazing! Definitely worth the food coma that followed!

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H
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke and his staff work the floor
They are attentive and the food is excellent .
The kingfish is superb

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and social experience. Aside from the vinegar rate to the gnocchi, the food was excellent and I loved the Australian.

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BS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dropped in for lunch with friends to see how different it would be since it had changed from Mojo. It was a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the food was great. Our waitress was very attentive and made us feel comfortable. We will definitely come back for a dinner. Particularly midweek.

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KF
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic night out - great food and good service. The rocky road is a must!

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ID
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke never disappoints! Fantastic food and great customer service.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Food was incredible, service was outstanding.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun venue! The staff we super friendly and loved the added benefit of Luke himself being there and talking to everyone and serving at our table

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hit and miss

The hits were great (the chicken in mousse was just fabulous) and the maitre d', excellent but the misses too many. Trout sashimi that seemed to have just been smothered with cream and sugar and so tasted like a slightly fishy ice panacotta, and delivered by a clumsily incompetent waiter who couldn't even tell us if the cheese was chilled (a bizarre Sydney restaurant obsession) or room temperature. Thankfully room temperature for once

Nothing the restaurant can do but the Danks Street scene at 10 on Saturday just dead, which is a pity when the bar staff make you feel like you should leave (putting chairs on the tables next to us) rather than stay for a nightcap. Would make a good late night bar

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E
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having enjoyed Luke's kitchen as Mojo's previously, we were pleasantly surprised with even better service, the quality and selection of the food, the ambiance as well as an excellent choice of wines.
We had a great dinner experience and certainly will be a regular!

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F
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe Chen greeted us very quickly, made us feel very welcome and was very attentive.
Made us feel comfortable, explain the menu and specials for that day.
It was difficult to choose the food so we shared three mains plus beautiful salads and shared two yummy deserts with coffee.
Food presentation was excellent.

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, great service, great food, great wine and 5 minutes walk fro our front door

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