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Situated in Sydney's Walsh Bay precint with harbour views. Lavana is a filly licensed restaurant with a mixed mediteranean and Spanish tapas cuisine. Fantastic cocktails and housemade desserts to die for! Whether a romantic dinner or a family outing, we welcome all!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined on 3 separate occasions over last two weeks for couples dinner and took family for a long lunch. Views across the harbour in a sheltered sunny location. Food was delicious and a menu to please all palates. Lobster ravioli, King prawn pasta, eye...fillet stand out dishes. Great place for a cocktail and highly recommend Spicy Margarita and martini’s. Jelena, George and Kelly most hospitable hosts, very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend for couples or small groups. Deborah and JohnMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Great service apart from the creepy lingering owner . Such a shame as it was a great location but the whole experience was smeared by the unwanted attention towards my wife. So unprofessional. Wouldn’t go again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022 via mobile

This is a great spot for a small group or couples dinner. The view of Walsh bay is amazing and we enjoyed a yummy three course meal which we shared between the two of us. Some great cocktails on the menu too.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

The experience at this restaurant was fantastic. From the time the staff checked us in we could tell that we would be well looked after. The food was great…we had pilmeni, veal meatballs and the seafood risotto. Serves were generous and it was good value....Wine list was pleasing too….we had a rather nice Eden Valley Reisling. Whilst all the staff were good special mention must be made of Jelena who could not be faulted….so aware of our needs, welcoming and professional. She is a wonderful asset to the restaurant and the staff at some nearby restaurants would do well to lift their service game.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

Enjoyed a very pleasant pre-theatre lunch. Great harbourside views from our covid-safe outdoor table. The staff were efficient and the food was beautifully prepared and presented. We shared the Lavana Grilled Platter- the lamb ribs, a highlight. We might have thought about dessert, as well,...but the menu choice were a little uninspiring.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 21, 2021

The food was delicious. We had 3 of their tapas and a main each, we left full, satisfied and happy. Why not the Excellent rating? They could improve their service slightly, we didn't see the issues that people were reporting on in 2017-2019 reviews on...this site, however it was the smaller things: My mains, which was an all meat platter, was brought out about 5 mins before my wife's meal, and I never start before her, or before all meals are on the table. This resulted in my meal being cooler than it should have been by the time I had feasted my way through it all. By bringing all the meals out together, then they will be consumed at the best temperatures that the Chef wants them to be served at. A minor blemish on a great venue. The price is what you should expect to pay on Sydney Harbour. We will go back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

Had dinner there tonight. Food was good, Service was good. However they then spring a surprise on you by not accepting the ServiceNSW voucher. If you want to use one of these vouchers, go elsewhere.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

What a delight, the staff were very helpful, service was great, food was awesome & the view across Sydney Harbour lights were exceptional. The four of us had different dishes from Risotto, king prawn linguine, a vegetarian dish & a meat dish. We all gave...our respective choices 10/10 for flavour & presentation. The serves were generous & the prices were between $27-$30 each main which we considered to be good value for money. We were going to a play at the local Sydney “wharf theatre” so apart from a round of drinks we skipped the starters. Parking could be difficult during busy times but it is easily accessed via ferry , bus or Uber.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2021 via mobile

While walking around Barangaroo Reserve we decided to have a late lunch. Walking up to Walsh bay we came across L Bar the menu looked good so in we went. The view from the restaurant looking at the harbour & moored boats is relaxing &...peaceful. Staff were very friendly, the meals arrived quickly we ordered Chargrill Tasmanian Octopus and Chicken & Avocado Salad both were very good. We will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 20, 2021

the view is superb. The menu is tasteful and provides somethin g substantial for everyone. The service and hospitality is the best you find in the business. We had a end of year office meeting and the staff were courteous, polite and very professional. 5...Stars all the way. Keep up the excellent service and food. seasons greetings Sharad BhasinMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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