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Tennessee Aug 25, 2011 01:49 PM

My wife and I are visiting our daughter, who is on a semester abroad at University of Sydney, and some of her friends to dinner in September. Need recs for a place that can take a big group and do a good job. I was thinking maybe a steakhouse. All recs are welcome.

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    rr2035 Aug 25, 2011 05:26 PM

    Any price range or specific area you are thinking about?

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      Tennessee Aug 25, 2011 05:40 PM

      Not the most expensive place in town. But I don't mind paying for a good meal.

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      mr_gimlet Aug 25, 2011 08:20 PM

      I would just go for a large Asian restaurant, either regional Chinese or Thai depending on heat tolerance. It's fun, they handle big groups easily, lots of food, inexpensive (ish) and BYO most of the time.

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        gemuse Aug 28, 2011 05:47 PM

        I agree with mr_gimlet that the Asian restaurants are generally the best-equipped for large groups. I was at a Chinese restaurant called Emperor's Choice on George Street last week, and they had a table for 12 seated at a big round table with a lazy susan in the middle for sharing dishes.

        But many restaurants will be able to provide a table for 11. I guess it kind of depends on what kind of meal you are after, and whether you mind being seated at separate tables, or prefer all one table. Selah is a nice place for Mod Oz, but they might not get all of you at one table. Prague, a Czech place in King's Cross does a good group menu. A Tavola or Giardinetto Italian restaurants on Stanley Street in East Sydney do groups. These are just a few places I can think of where I've seen large groups. I'm afraid I can't speak for any steak houses.

        You might want to have your daughter pick up a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide (or the iPhone app) to look for group options, or use <http://www.yourrestaurants.com.au/> or <http://www.eatability.com.au> to search for options with group bookings.

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