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The Establishment

) #376 of 4,738 Restaurants in Sydney $$ - $$$ , ,
252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
07:00 - 11:00All hours
Bar, Wine Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There was a product launch when I was there last time. It was the annual Hair Ball, There was make up presentation and hair extensions as well as gift bags give away which was a bonus. There was a cool DJ playing good upbeat music,...More

Thank ExoticPilot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With the week earlier after we 'Ve been to quay we decided to Try out the more relaxed ambient establishment . Perhaps the deco was more vintage and with more relaxed ambience which just suited us after a long day . The food was in...More

Thank Dan13381
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the "mushroom field" and the avacado was old and brown. I didn't eat it as it tasted pretty yukky. I mentioned it after paying. I never usually mention when food is subpar and I don't usually post negative reviews. But, the manager's response...More

Thank Marita P
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

30 min for a ridiculous steak whose you'll need to bring your own saw to cut. Why people still going there? Because they call it the establishment!

2  Thank Jc L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I showed up to the establishment with a buddy of mine who lived there fore a few years. He was our tour guide pretty much and since he knew we were only in town for a few nights, he took us to the best spots....More

Thank Joey2114
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Was in one of the function rooms recently for a conference and I have to say that the staff were extremely polite, professional and aware of my allergy and made me feel perfectly comfortable. It's not often that I really feel comfortable eating somewhere new...More

Thank bendingmirrors
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Good thing about this place is when it gets busy you don't have to yell at the top of your lungs to speak to someone sitting next to you. The meals are filling my mum had the soup and sandwich deal and couldn't finish it...More

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

An institution that hasn't wavered in years. I patronised the Establishment when it first opened and returned for a lunch after many years last Thursday. It didnt disappoint. A beautiful space with a massive marble bar running down the middle . I Was there for...More

1  Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 2 May 2017

So I've gone to the establishment too many times to count and recently I got kicked out for apparently being "too drunk" even though I was holding a cup of water when I got pulled aside. I argued with a security guard for a few...More

3  Thank lindsaysprague96
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Popular spot in Sydney's CBD not too far from the Rocks and Circular Quay one way or Town Hall and QVB the other. Big open space with bar down the centre, which is good. Staff are friendly and plentiful which is also good. Food is...More

Thank JimmyCrocodile
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, Wine Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 02:00
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: 6192403000
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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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