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Hotel Palisade - Henry Deane

Millers Point Australian $$$ +100
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About Hotel Palisade - Henry Deane

If searching for a dining experience around the Rocks or Millers Point that you want to be unforgettable while also remaining casual and sociable, you will be hard pressed to beat Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade on Sydney’s Bettington Street. Open every day for lunch and dinner, Hotel Palisade’s premium restaurant showcases the best of modern Australian cuisine through elegant share platters designed to enhance the sociability of this amazing space.


Cocktail bar opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12pm to 12am
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Hotel Palisade - Henry Deane, Bettington Street 35, Sydney 2000

Further Information

Hotel Palisade has really made the most of their phenomenal location with Henry Deane. Spread out over two floors at the zenith of their elegant boutique hotel on Bettington Street in Millers Point, Henry Deane is a triumph of modern Australian design with a sensitive eye for this location’s historic charm, celebrating the amazing surroundings. Henry Deane’s huge windows put all of Sydney on display for dinner and lounge guests, from the Harbour Bridge to Darling Harbour and myriad islands and points in between stretching into the distance.

However, though this hotel restaurant on Bettington Street in Millers Point is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque spots in Sydney to enjoy a tipple and a nibble, the food at Henry Deane is certainly not to be outdone by the views. The chefs handpick suitable items from all over the canon of modern Australian cuisine, from lip-smacking seafood (oysters au naturel with merlot vinegar, kingfish sashimi with bok choy and wasabi, for example) to intriguing fusion features (spiced cauliflower with almond crunch and smokey sauce) and exquisite desserts (we dare you to pass up the coconut and vanilla sago with mango, pomegranate and macadamia nuts).

CHEF'S CHOICE

254 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 254 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 20:34

What an Amazing Vista, just gorgeous! Food, wine and Service 10 out of 10!! We will definatley be back soon.. Highly recommend for lunch or even just an afternoon bevy or 2!!

1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 08:57

Good service. Great view. Could do with more "Kokoda" on the plate. Overall good food and good selection of Whisky and cheese. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 07:24

Food was great , setting is stunning however, the winner on the day was the amazing service provided by the staff. SO friendly and professional.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 16:18

Great to see this Sydney icon survive and thriving again! The addition of Henry Deane on the roof an excellent move. Food great, staff excellent, views ditto.

1 review so far 3
28.08.2016 12:23

Very busy and you could feel the complete stress from staff. No food menu given for lunch just drinks menu so we sat for half an hour before being able to grab someone to ask for the food menu. Felt like time on every seat we sat at was very limited and like we were going to be pushed off by staff who kept reminding us of the next booking. Cocktail tasted like salty water 😣. After lunch for the two of us we went downstairs and asked for a table for 10 as we had other guests arriving. We were told if the other 8 people did not arrive in 15 minutes we would loose the table. Everyone arrived but 2 people who were still on their way. We were then told we would have the two chairs for the remaining guests given to other people as they did not want to turn away business meaning when the two guests arrived there would be no seat for them. Not worth making it so difficult for a large group just to get a few more $ from someone else by taking two chairs away. Just made the whole experience unformtable and stressful. I had a headache after the evening. The guests arrived luckily and we managed to keep the chairs. It just isn't a relaxed experience. We were also constantly asked if we had ordered drinks and yet the lady asking could not take our order only another lady who rarely came over the to table to ask us. It was like the woman asking was ensuring we were spending money and yet the service to order drinks was basically non-existant. This all created a completely stressful atmosphere with staff wanting to pull money from you. Won't go again. View is great but not the customer experience.

1 review so far 4
29.05.2016 22:03

Our booking process through Quandoo was quite smooth and Hotel palisade responded very quickly to any enquiries that I had. When we arrived our table was not ready and we were made to wait for about 15minutes so that the table booked before us would leave. As the tables are all allotted a strict 2 hour booking restriction this was a little frustrating. The cocktails that we had varied in taste, they were very hit and miss. We also ordered a few items of food from the menu such as the cauliflower, cheese platter and the salmon sashimi. The food was nothing special and for the price that we were paying I would have expected a bit extra in terms of taste. However, Henry Deane's magical location, atmosphere and view makes up for all of this. It's quite a special location and feels very vibrant and beautiful as soon as you walk in. The service is also very friendly and nice. The only reservation I would have about this place would be the allotted booking times and the 10% service charge. We were forced to leave our tables about 20minutes earlier than we had originally booked for as we were seated later due to the table before us.

1 review so far 4
03.07.2016 15:25

I took my wife to Henry Deane for a sneaky weekday lunch. Nice ambience and views from the top floor of the Palisades Hotel. They've done a great job of modernising the space and creating a great drinking/dining room. The seating inside is all on lounges and low chairs, with coffee-table height tables. It was actually not easy to hear each other as we ended up being a long way apart and so it didn't make for a particularly intimate lunch. The room's feel is more of a drinks and nibbles place than a restaurant, and it really works if you have that expctation. The food menu is a little limited, obviously keeping costs under control. But everything we ordered was very good. I particularly liked the scallops with roe which were perfectly steamed and dressed. Overall - I'll definitely be back for the great views from rare angles in a part I don't often get to. But probably not for a romantic lunch.

1 review so far 4
10.09.2016 18:00

More a place of style over substance. We've been before for drinks, which was lovely. This time, drinks were still great, and food was nice, but dining experience sub-par. Service is snooty "haven't you been here before" (yes, we had, thank you), and table seating not suited to <4-6 people as couches etc encourage intimacy with those you are seated next to , rather than across from (eg if you book for two, one of you might be sharing a 3 seater lounge with two other strangers sitting > 1m away from their partner across a small table). We ended up with a nice table outside but food was missed from our order (so we had oysters after our lamb) and the overall feeling was the staff didn't want to be there. A sensational location with excellent drinks and good food but they need to up the substance (in terms of comfort and service) beyond the style to be a really classy venue.

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 08:36

From the moment we walked in we were treated extremely well, warm and inviting staff regardless of some bad reviews I had read, we could not fault the staff at all. Not only did they present themselves well, they were always smiling and engaging. The male host was amazing, he couldn't do enough for us and sat down with us to discuss our choice of food. Food plates are a tad small, so probably best for 2, but solution is order more. Is more expensive than other venues, however having that view makes up for it. Toilets are communal, not in my favour. Great ladies afternoon out.

3 reviews so far 6
10.01.2017 11:33

The view, the interior design and the service of this restaurant are perfect as well as the food! Can't believe in this nice restaurant can make such delicious food which normally the others could not. They have stunning view, they have classic table set up, but they lack one the most important thing is they don't have a good and cook food by heart chef. Unfortunately, Henry Deane beats those ones. I was so impressed. I love the salmon with the sauce. I love the mussels cooked with wine. Was so good! One of the bad things is the food is a bit pricy.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 08:13

This is up there as one of my favourite Sydney experiences. Not a huge menu but all very tasty and excellent wine. The two main features that will draw you in are the view and the cool factor - trust me they will not disappoint. Don't go here if you want a huge meal with value for money - there is a pub downstairs. Do go here is you like beautiful places, amazing dining experiences and a great vibe.

1 review so far 5
05.06.2017 11:34

We arrived an hour early for our reservation and they were able to make a table available - a big thumbs up. Food was great, quality wine menu and meal service was adequate - not super friendly - but I'm ok with that as long as my food and wine arrive when it should, which it did. Later in our sitting, we had wait staff check in on us to make sure we were still doing ok - a good sign.

1 review so far 6
03.09.2016 18:05

Excellent food, service & views. The team were very friendly. Best to have a group of 4 or 6 so you can try many of the tasting plates. It's very comfortable on the lounges. Only draw back is a max 2 hours stay. Went at lunch time & could have stayed all afternoon. Have already booked our next visit.

1 review so far 4
13.04.2017 08:22

The location and view was amazing, and the food is beautiful. The wine was a little more expensive then we expected, not sure about the seats as some where on couches which were comfy but the others were on really high chairs that you cant sit under the table to it was a bit awkward. I needed to make a change to the booking and I found them to be a bit difficult but in the end we had a pretty good day.

2 reviews so far 6
13.05.2017 21:51

View was awesome. Staff were friendly and re-seated us at a different table at the beginning so could relax and not have to vacate for the next reservation. Food was good - however they did run out of one cocktail (out of a limited list) and run out of one of the two desserts!

1 review so far 2
05.07.2016 23:54

Great fit out and wonderful view from the top two floors. the place is set up like a bar and it certainly has the looks. The problem is they haven't quite got the model right yet. Henry Deanes is trying to be a bar/restaurant during the day. The problem started when we arrived and were promptly advised that we had to be out by 2.30pm. We were told that i was advised on booking but that was not the case , unless it was hidden on the on line booking form. we probably could have been out by 2.30pm if the service was up to scratch. not only was it hard to get their attention, but on two occasions our order was changed without our consultation - the excuse being "i thought it would be too much food for you". Surely that's our decision. The good news is that the food is great quality. won't be rushing back

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 23:44

I was delighted to rediscover The hotel still standing after many years and so enjoyed entertaining friends for lunch there.THe superb view , interesting food and pleasant service made it a special place to which I have already returned several times.Given the brillance of Barangaroo and the history of the place -Quuandoo adds to the magic. I will certainly return

1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 07:44

There is an amazing view from the Henry Deane. Worth eating here just for the view. Relaxed seating with Lounges and low tables. Small menu of shared plates style food. We had a tomato salad, cauliflower dish and seafood risotto which was all very delicious. Very attentive service as well.

1 review so far 5
17.11.2016 10:44

Don't be fooled by the size of the kitchen - the food that comes out of there is seriously good. Sensational view of Sydney's waterways too. Delightful venue - this is a much nicer option for travellers who need city-convenient accommodation in one of inner Sydney's few remaining villages. Sure beats staying in a huge multinational hotel chain!

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 08:14

Great location with a fun atmosphere. The staff were excellent, finding us a great spot and ensuring we were well looked after. It became very busy with a large group almost taking over our area but it didn't stop us enjoying the environment. The food is consistent, I have been before and each time I've enjoyed my meal.

1 review so far 5
16.05.2017 08:30

Loved HD. Thought the place was lovely, great ambience, 100% view! We ordered the lamb cutlets, juicy and flavoursome-superb, delicious cheese platter. My only point to make is the couches were lower than the single seating chairs. I think the configuration could change, some bar seating around the inside as people seated can still see outside. A +

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 10:54

Extraordinary views, beautiful decor, great food and outstanding service. When I mentioned we were there on a pre-birthday dinner, we were offered drinks and desert to celebrate. The place has a whimsical feeling, standing alone and tall in the middle of a historic neighbourhood. We will be back.

1 review so far 6
30.11.2016 17:56

The tuna tataki was amazing! Service was friendly. The views were amazing - almost 360 degrees of the city.. the only thing I didn't like was that I was on a couch and my friend was on a chair, so quite different heights and comfort.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 10:14

Had a beautiful night at Henry Deane! The food was incredible and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great night and helped surprised my mum with dessert, sparklers and candles for her birthday. Can't wait to go back soon.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 08:41

Great service, delicious food and amazing views! The couch seats upstairs that were our booking were too low for mum but the lovely team easily moved us to another area and made us feel like it wasn't a bother at all. Highly recommend.

3 reviews so far 4
29.07.2016 08:41

Service was a little patchy which doesn't stop them from charging you a 10% compulsory service charge. The waitress also scraped the plates AT THE TABLE which is not something I've experienced possibly ever, not even in cheap Chinese joints. There was a long string of paper in my crab slider which put me off a little. Too bad the views are still amazing!

1 review so far 5
28.08.2016 16:43

This is one of my favourite locations, stunning views, great surrounds, wonderful food. Love it!! Still need to fine tune the back end services - they forgot to give me my credit card and no one answered any of my 10 phone calls the next day to confirm it was there.

1 review so far 6
31.10.2016 11:49

I had organised for a bridal party to celebrate at the Palisades and boy what an excellent decision that was. What a great venue. Staff were extremely helpful. Food and drinks were excellent. This will be a local from here on in.

1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 09:18

Great venue, stunning views over the city! I really like what they have done with the place, the new interior looks great. There is a great atmosphere, good music, the food is fantiasitc and good services. Very friendly and helpful staff!

2 reviews so far 6
11.01.2017 08:58

We had the best time - view of Sydney Harbour was to die for from our table - people serving our table were very attentive and knowledgeable with menu - very good with numbers of people allowed on the roof -

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 15:35

We loved the whole atmosphere of this venue. An amazing surprise. The view over was spectacular as was the service. We stayed overnight in the superbly decorated rooms. I have been telling everyone how good this venue is since we stayed.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 10:30

Great place! Gluten free options. Amazing views! All the dishes we shared were delicious. The cocktails were good. the couch/chair combo at some tables makes for a hilarious uneven dining experience, as one diner will be much taller than the other

1 review so far 6
07.09.2016 09:44

Fantastic food. Menu is very short, but the kitchen is very small, so understandable. We had all veggo options, absolutely yummy all of them! Service was a little slack, but with the views and food - we let that slide.

1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 17:04

I dined here today with a friend from interstate and despite the weather it is a fabulous location with amazing views. The fit out is beautiful and the food and service were excellent. I thoroughly recommend Henry Deane to anyone.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 11:08

We love this place. Amazing views of inner harbour, Barangaroo headland and around to the harbour bridge. Great staff, yummy food and good wine and drinks list. Not cheap, but worth it for the venue, view and service.

1 review so far 6
03.08.2016 11:14

Spectacular views and staff was accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed the scallops, cheese plate and lamb cutlets. We had a large group of friends meet us after lunch and they kindly offered a private room until 6 which we appreciated!

1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 18:22

Great food and fantastic location. Normally I don't go for share plates - as I don't find the serves substantial - but not the case here! Great Moroccan middle eastern flavours + cool vibe cocktails. I'd rush back.

1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 09:00

Amazing location, food and really good service from the staff. Helped with both the seating by moving us away from a noisy table (without us asking) and perfect advice on the food menu. Tuna tataki was excellent.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 15:09

The Palisades is one of the great pubs in Sydney. The Henry Deane Bar is without doubt the best place to take in the magnificence of this wonderful city. The service is great and the food fantastic.

2 reviews so far 5
09.04.2017 18:42

Overall great service, food & drinks! Definitely one of my favourites and has a spectacular view! Only thing is that I was not notified of the 2 hour sitting till I got to the restaurant. Would have been good to know prior to that.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2017 10:09

Amazing as always. Food, view, venue and staff were all amazing. The crab rolls were a hit with our entire group. Would recommend the venue for anyone looking to experience the best Sydney has to offer

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 08:05

Delicious food, amazing view and fun atmosphere. All meals were well priced and the staff were amazing. Dishes are all set to share which means you get to a handful of different items on the menu!

2 reviews so far 6
08.04.2017 09:47

I love this place! The food and service was great. Pitty they can't work out a system to run a tab and have guests pay alomg the way. Big group with min. spend gets roo complicated.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 09:06

Fabulous venue with beautiful views, delicious & creative food, wonderful service, great atmosphere. My friends and I couldn't really fault anything about our first experience at Henry Deane at the Hotel Palisade. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 5
06.02.2017 08:26

The location, service and food were all excellent. Only reason I did not rate a 6 was the gentle pressure to order food (our fourth was running late) due to there being a second seating. In the end it was not an issue.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 14:10

Great venue with amazing 360 degree view if Sydney. Perfect venue for casual drinks and a shared lunch. Food was light and fresh and went down perfectly with a bottle of rose and some cocktails.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 08:08

Wonderful cosy comfortable space, great service, friendly and no attitude, well thought out sharing menu, OK priced drinks (by Sydney standards), good and varied wine list, and of course you can't get a better view

1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 07:36

Amazing views, good service, mussels are fantastic. Only downside is pretty poor beer selection and enforced 10% service charge, should just be built into the prices. Its Australia not America... But the staff were excellent so would have tipped them either way.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 08:55

Wonderful view, food was excellent and service good, wish there wasn't a 2 hr sitting at lunch time, but we were accommodated on level 4 to continue with our afternoon so it was fine overall.

1 review so far 4
19.12.2016 08:10

Position and View- brilliant Food- tapas excellent Price-expensive but expected to pay for view Service-attentive - but nothing special The biggest problem is the noise level. Very difficult to hear anything at all. It was 10 days prior to Christmas but would advise not to go there if you want to talk.