Mode Kitchen & Bar

4.4
110 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Mode Kitchen & Bar strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining. Located within the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

Designed by renowned Sydney team Luchetti Krelle, the spacious venue seats up to 200 guests.

Head Chef Francesco Mannelli has produced a menu of simple dishes executed exceptionally well, presented with genuine hospitality and polished service.

**NOTICE: as a Four Seasons Global Policy, all patrons are required to wear a mask when entering the premises. **

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ConnyDavis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a pleasant 3rd First date here on Saturday night. I was very impressed. So was my date. Thank you so much.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were disappointed about a few things. We booked a table for dinner on 13 Nov 2020.
- I called the restaurant in the afternoon after making a dinner booking on line as wanted to organise a dessert plate with birthday message for my friend, who was having her birthday that day. All the details was taken on the phone, including a name, a type of dessert etc. I do no think our request was even logged. No staff seemed to know about my request - really disappointing.
- We ordered a steak - the waitress did not even ask how we want it to be done.
- A side dish we order was not served and we had to order it again. By the time it was served, we were finished with our meals.
The bar & restaurant was not even busy. The food was good, but I m

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CarthicM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely experience. We were celebrating our Anniversary and enjoyed both the food and the overall experience.
Our Waiter (Sorry I forget his name) was friendly and professional. The team did look a little stretched on the night so there was a couple of little service slip up's, but everything was fixed really quick.
Also a little confusion with our bill (I signed without looking at it!) as we were given the wrong one but once again was rectified with no fuss.

If I was to nitpick - there was some sort of noise/alarm in the background that stayed all night. I wasn't too bothered but my wife couldn't seem to "unhear" it.
Also felt like the place could use some ambient music...
All in all a lovely night. Thank you for the "Happy anniversary" plate. We enjoyed our night immensely.

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FelixG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and good food. Will come again next time.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great wait staff, food abs atmosphere!!
Thank you

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DCML
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food is not bad, but whether it’s the environment or the presentation of the food is very different to what you see on the photo. Service is what you would expect for the price you pay, it’s not really good but not bad either.

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vippuligny888
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Spring menu is boring. Staff were run off their feet (understaffed). Our main took nearly one hour to arrive.

All of this is disappointing as the place is normally good.

Ancient covid signin as well. You have to write out your details on a piece of paper. EVERY other place in town is electronic.

Needs to be fixed. Please do so to all of above.

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DamarisB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Sydney, very good service, excellent food and a cozy atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, all I like it.

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BenD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Friendly staff. Clean environment. 5 Stars.

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luxurylizard
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - steamed Murray Cod was 10 out of 10. Excellent service and high compliance with Covid Safe procedures.

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danielg
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very nice and great ambience, would have rated higher but felt staff service was ok could have been better for a greater experience, they forgot to bring my wine and then it was added to bill, but he kindly removed charge.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable! Could not fault any of our dishes. Very attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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KylieF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The rib-eye steak was unbelievable. All the food was SO delicious, even the kid's pasta was next level. Will definitely return for more.

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PhilipB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is outstanding in quality and delicious.

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NatalieL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous, would definitely go back. The waiters were extremely hard to hear as they did have to wear masks, but understandable at the moment.

We were placed next to a wait station that was high traffic with the staff & was loud, there were other options they should of offered as we had a table of 4, yet they were putting 2 guests on tables set for 4 that came in after us (yes we had a booking).

Apart from this minor inconvenience, the food was to die for! Would love to take one of the Chefs home permanently!!!

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was impeccable. We would definitely recommend Mode Kitchen to our friends and family. 👌

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ValerieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality of produce, delicious meal and excellent service (attentive and efficient but not overbearing). All in all a great experience in a cosy atmosphere.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasty food and great wine list. Would suggest the 1kg t-bone sharing plate. Delicious..

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Amit
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A good experience overall with only a minor hiccup with the uneven portion size of Lamb Main course across 2 diners on the Table.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. Steak was better than rockpool!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
78 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. The menu should be more explicit of what is in each dish. The portion of the soup is too generous for starter, which is more suitable as a main. The baked camerbert was so good. I had to cancel the cauliflower since I could not possibly fit in my stomach. If the soup is smaller, I would be able to.

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ElenaP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've booked this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed at Four Seasons Hotel so it was very convenient to have dinner within the hotel. The service was outstanding. We were asked if we had a special occasion and then offered some very nice Prosecco. The hand sanitiser was ready on the table and all the staff wore face masks.
The food was very tasty and nicely presented. My husband had the steak and it was very very tasty. I had beautiful grilled snapper with a very tasty sautéed spinach with pine nuts. The dessert frozen pavlova was delicious.
We really enjoyed our celebration dinner and the chef and the staff made it very special for us.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner I have had in such a long time, would highly recommend to family and friends

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KaitlinR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the wine, the oysters and the lamb shoulder. All such delicious dishes, but we feel that the steak should be seasoned with something and come with like mash or even a little salad on the side just to even put the portion sizes.

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AprilZach
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the MODE Kitchen and Bar was absoutely amazing. Had amazing service from our waiter, the food amazingily delicious, the wine was exquisite and will be definitely coming back

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KellyW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went to Mode for our anniversary dinner, and it was a nice experience.

Ambiance
Due to COVID the restaurant was not full and provided a nice ambiance. The Hotel is almost 40 years old, and I don't know if the restaurant was ever renovated, but it showed some age. Some might like it some might not. I was ok with the decor, but the lighting could do with some dimming.

Food
We had the calamari salad and yellow fin tartare for entre, both were light and delicious. By light I mean they didn't add too much seasoning to overwhelm the core ingredients' orginal flavours.
For mains we had the snapper fillet and risotto with shaved truffle. The snapper had crispy skin and very tender, the side of spinach complimented it well.

The risotto was a disaster though, dispite the freshly grated truffle. The Arborio was undercooked and coarse like barley, the sauce was watery rather than creamy, and just tasted like rice in thick soup. Very disappointed.

Drinks
Forgot the name but it was a cocktail with Laphroaig 10 in it and it was very nicely done. My partner had the Riesling and Sav Blanc by the glass and both were good.

Should you go? Yes (need to book), definitely worth a visit for a relaxing night out chit chatting with friends.

Just don't pick the risotto.

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Wens
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Perfectly cooked T-bone and veggies. Wait staff was pleasant but not the most attentive.

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KylieB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

After reading reviews we decided to dine in the hotel as we were staying there. Unfortunately this turned out to be the wrong decision. Dining area is bland and boring, service was almost non existent and the menu was completely different to their website. My wife was served a flat glass of sparkling wine and struggled to find anyone to replace it. Was possibly one of our worst dining experiences in years.

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AdamH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date night in Sydney....."......"...........

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Flora
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, could not have been more accommodating and bespoken. Made my aunty’s birthday celebration so special with just the two of us. Looking forward to bringing more people in here to share the experience. Thank you Mode X

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JackG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience and delicious food. Can highly recommend.

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mode for my birthday dinner with my wife and brother. The maitre d (which we didn’t get the name) and our waiter - Dilsham were both fantastic and had good recommendations for the menu. 5 stars for me!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment and vibe
Food was very nice and tasty

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BronwynD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th Wedding anniversary we were greeted with a glass of bubbles each , food was wonderful , service great . Overall a wonderful dining experience

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KristiinaK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Very cozy environment.

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EliasA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service and food were fantastic. The waiters helped us with selecting dinner and a beautiful red wine to celebrate our first marriage anniversary

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, spacious seating. Delicious food. Staff were friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good but the decor needs updating

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FionaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and love everything... risotto rocks my world

FAQs

Mode Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.