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PJ O'Brien's

#269 of 4,980 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The meals were great and of decent size but the service from the waitresses was quite poor. They barely raised an eyebrow and acted as though it was a pain to serve us which was quite unwelcoming.

Thank Jorja B
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place to have dinner the atmosphere was good, although the music was a little loud and the food was just OK but a good place to eat nonetheless.

Thank kevjmurph76
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A welcoming Irish feeling upon entering. The food and service could not be faulted, service with a smile from Irish Staff with home comfort food. If you want good quality Irish food and a decent pint in the heart of Sydney, go nowhere else!More

1  Thank Sophie G
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Sophie, Thank you very much for such a lovely review! We work hard in providing great service matched with delicious food, so it's always fantastic to read reviews such as yours. It makes all the hard work worth it. We will pass on your...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited at approx 2 hours before closing from advertised closing on the door. They turned the music off and put all the chairs on the tables they clearly wanted us out. I visit a lot of bars and was looking forward to having a...More

Thank Laura O
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. At times, (notably Sunday and Monday Nights) one or two hours before closing we can find ourselves with very little to no patrons in our venue. Unfortunately, due to labour costs, when...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here twice in the past week and found the food good. There is table service upstairs in the restaurant and you can order from the bar downstairs. We had a mixture of dishes - steaks, chicken curry, chicken schnitzel and barramundi with...More

1  Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We went to O'Brien's twice. The first time we had good beer and dinner. O 'Briens has Guiness and Kilkenny, is very popular and very loud. O'Brien's advertises a Friday deal of a pint of Guiness and half dozen oysters for $17--a good price. The...More

Thank DeeCee100
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Conveniently in complex with The Grace Hotel, it was accessible late night dining for tired feet. Menu and food ordered were above average for pub fare. Disappointed that daily special - fish and chips - had sold out by 9PM. Slow service and overly loud...More

Thank MikelSky
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Had an important business lunch. Needed to be quick but nice. Went to PJ O'Brien's as I was nearby. Wasn't disappointed. The Irish Stew was quite tasty, plentiful, served lightening fast and was quite good value. The decor was gorgeous and the crowd was 'professional'....More

1  Thank TerryAustralia2015
Reviewed 1 March 2018

After a long day spent at Taronga Zoo, on ferries and in buses and still suffering from minor jet lag we decided to have a quick pub grub style dinner at the Grace Hotel's Irish Pub. Having found us a table downstairs it took us...More

Thank Anita O
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We made this pub a regular "must do" Their food is very good and very reasonably priced. I particularly liked their "mushroom sauce". Its the best I have tasted in over 30 years! The staff are very friendly and their drinks are more reasonably priced...More

1  Thank Jackie B
Central Business District
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 King 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 9290 1811
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Located within the Grace Hotel complex on the corner of King & York Streets P.J.O'Brien's offers a taste of Ireland in the heart of the CBD. The warm glow of the open fire and traditional Irish music drowning out the hustle and bustle of city life. As daylight fades the 'craic' begins, settle in with a creamy pint of Guinness or one of our many beers, wines and spirits. Our kitchen offers a variety of savoury Irish dishes, pizza and contemporary pub meals. Let the friendly staff at P.J.O'Brien's make your day or night an occasion to remember, come in, kick back and discover the 'craic' that P.J.O'Brien's is famous for
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