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Welcome to 21


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Welcome to 21


 

Twenty One

Tucked away in the charming Sydney suburb of Double Bay, Twenty One is a family run Hungarian and European restaurant that first opened its doors in 1958. Old-world charm, warm service and authentic, home-style dishes combine to make Twenty One a favourite with locals and newcomers alike. People travel far and wide for our famous Schnitzels. 

Where to find us:
21 Knox Street,
Double Bay, 2028, Sydney NSW

Opening hours:
8am - 10pm everyday
Including all public holidays

 
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From Hungary With Love


From Hungary With Love


 

Our Menu

Twenty One has something for everyone with the kitchen serving Hungarian specialities alongside traditional European and café dishes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, light meals, kids meals and a delicious selection of cakes and coffee are always on offer. We are fully licensed with a wide selection of wine and alcoholic beverages.

 
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Three Generations


Three Generations


 

Our Story

Jansci (John) Schiffer moved to Sydney from Hungary in 1957. He was surprised that there were no outdoor dining options given the favourable climate. Seeing this opportunity, he imported one of the first Italian espresso machines and set up Twenty One in the then sleepy suburb of Double Bay.

The cafe was an instant success and the business flourished. It became a central meeting point for many of Sydney’s best known characters and families. Jansci is no longer with us but his legacy carries on through his son George and grandson Michael, who bring the same energy and warmth to the establishment.

 
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Reviews


Reviews


Best Hungarian in Sydney and probably Australia!
— Freespiritsm, Tripadvisor
Best Schnitzel in Sydney
— Alex, Tripadvisor
Excellent, unpretentious food
— Jochen, Canberra, Tripadvisor
If you have a hankering for old school food and service 21 is the place. The staff remember you between visits even if it’s been 6 months and welcome you like long lost friends. The service is quick and the food is always good.
— Sally, Tripadvisor
Australia’s richest businessmen can often be seen eating there if that can be taken as a recommendation itself.
— Annesydney, Tripadvisor
Congratulations 21, Four generations of Triguboff’s loves you.
— Harry, Hand written note
This place maintains its consistency even after all these years. Food is wonderful and wait staff unfailingly helpful.
— Vivienne, Palm Beach Florida, Triadvisor
If you love good food made with care and authenticity then you will love 21
— Scott, Brisbane, Tripadvisor
Homely Hungarian and Jewish-Style Restaurant in Double Bay
— MelboureOzTraveller, Tripadvisor