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PJ O'Brien's

#198 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here - very friendly staff and very nice affordable pub grub. A live and was playing on Sunday evening and the Sunday roast looked amazing. Quite big with plenty of extra seating up stairs. A really nice friendly pub slap bang in the city. If you are in Sydney - well worth a visit and a bite to... More 

1 Thank F4977QHmattp
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PJ O'Brien's is a lively noisy pub with great pub food in the centre of Sydney. There is 2 levels and table service is available on the second level. Their Beef and Guiness Pie does not dissapoint neither do their prices. Our waitress was friendly and efficent and we didn't wait long for our meal to arrive. I would definitely... More 

1 Thank Subracka01
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't decide, menu exceptionally good. Curry chicken, seafood chowder, Irish sausages, beef and Guinness pie and barramundi; all were fantastic. Fresh, hot tasty and I had a bit of each to be sure, to be sure. Pint of Guinness and a Kilkenny; the staff were attentive and beautifully Irish. This would be my local if I lived in the... More 

1 Thank Jeff P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff very friendly. Superb food and live Irish music, a winning combination! A place I would come to agsin and again.

1 Thank Neil M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in for a pint and a meal to help my jet lag and to keep me awake on a Saturday evening. I had chicken burger and chips along with a pint of Big Yak pale ale. Beer was good food was mediocre but did the job.

Thank Crocodile_Ddee
Cairns, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here we go again..... do you want mash/chips veg/salad..... Come on something different please. I go for the chicken snitsel. Oh no the classical aussie mistake. Its should be fried in a pan not in the deep fryer chef!!!! It get to dry this way. and if you do it in the deep-fryer please don't use the oil where you... More 

Thank Ed E
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone looking for a night out with great food, atmosphere and exceptional staff go no further than PJ's. I was blown away.. me and the Mrs had such a great experience you'd be foolish to go anywhere else!!!! 5 star all day long 👍🏻

2 Thank mattyb53
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in Sydney, the highlight being a night out in a pub called O'Briens. Only went in for dinner but fell out the door six hours later a stumbling mess. The soakage in there is top notch, the pints as good as you'll get in Australia and the bar staff were sound as a pound, especially this... More 

2 Thank Irish_Stu100
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here and it was fantastic - I ordered the seafood chowder, hands down the nicest food I have had in Sydney. Staff were really helpful and the atmosphere was good.

2 Thank travelislife61
Mandurah, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This pub is located a short walk from Darling Harbour. It has a warm friendly vibe with plenty of tables available when we visited. TV's abound for those interested in sport. The menu is what you would expect from a typical Irish Pub menu at reasonable prices. A good selection of local and international beers served by friendly staff. I... More 

1 Thank Jason B
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Jason B, cheers for the review, we're happy to have been of service. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 02:00
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
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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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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