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#236 of 4,981 Restaurants in Sydney
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252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9114 7310
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful old Sydney building that has been refurbished, the extra long bar lined with the original columns is the central feature. We’ve eaten here several times and never been disappointed. It has a mixed menu with the typical burgers & schnitzel but...More

Thank icantgetadamdname
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location but wrong crowd...I sometimes go with friends and enjoy the evening but just not my cup of tea...tries too hard.

Thank jwdinaspen
Reviewed 13 April 2018

loved the desserts , they have food options for all, like you can aslo get thai , while enjoying a beer.

Thank Sheifaly W
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Awesome bar....very cool decor.....great service....only had beers...but very happy.....a definite one to visit....go for a couple before heading around the corner to Mr Wongs

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We walked past this place many times in the evening and it was heaving with people. As we were with a toddler we did not get to try out the night life, but met up with friends here for an aperitif mid afternoon. It is...More

Thank Elin L
Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you are not sure of your cuts of meat then visit this place. Contemporary butcher shop with many versions of mutton dressed as lamb. This really is a Hemmes version of disruption before the likes of Tinder hit the now defunct NBN. But I...More

Thank Raaz S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Nice decor. Loud when busy. Silly prices on booze. Not great cocktails, actually some just downright awful. Putting wine into rubber sleeves and drinking from plastic wine glasses after a certain hour is dreadful. Don't even try letting your bottle sit in the ice bucket...More

Thank Laura I
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We stopped by for breakfast and experienced rather disappointing food and service. We ordered eggs with spinach, but got Kale instead as they had run out of spinach (we weren't asked if that was okay or if we'd like to change our order. No, it...More

Thank Gattaca616
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This former bank is now a vibrant bar for meeting and eating. Though is was holiday time the reduced menu gave a good selection of dishes. The servings were ample. A good place between Circular Quay and Wynyard. Open to 3am.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Just love this place. We visited 7 years ago and were thrilled to see it’s still thriving. Had to come back a second time to try another couple of meals. Such a fantastic, friendly group of young staff, excellent food and prices and we love...More

Thank Kathleen C
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9114 7310
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Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.
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