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Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9265 6869
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The QVB is a beautiful building with an interesting history. It seems almost out of place in the souless downtown Sydney CBD. It is a silent sentinel to a more gracious Sydney of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The QVB is a beautiful building with an interesting history. It seems almost out of place in the souless downtown Sydney CBD. It is a silent sentinel to a more gracious Sydney of yesteryear. In a city that cares little for the preservation of historical beauty, it is an architectural anachronism. Having said that, It is well worth a wander... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A historical building used to be a market place, but now a up-class shopping arcade on level 1 to 3. The interior retains its beauty. The basement however is too crowded with shops commonly found in an average shopping mall. An excellent link to Pitt Street Shopping Street, Westfield, Townhall Square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This absolutely beautiful structure is home to four floors of shopping in an elegant and stately building in downtown Sydney. The central hanging clock is unprecedented and puts other mall clocks to shame (it is best viewed from the top floor). Look around to find the marvelous stained glass all around the building, even in some stores. Lots of escalators,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Only went in there for a coffee, but the building is adourned by a grand entrance, a meticuously preserved shopping arcade feel, yet splendidly brought to 21st century standards - the best of 19th and 21st century splendour. Decent enough up market shops, open piazza style coffee shop - good java in an ornate setting where tranquility and harmony meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I attended a friends birthday high tea for a significant birthday. The waiter explained the menus and were really good with allergies/intolerances. A very nice range of teas cofees and hot chocolates were available to choose from, unlimited during your sitting. Which was lo key as some places will only cap it at 1 pot if tea. Price was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

you cannot miss this building when you are in sydney because it's so prominent and located right above the town hall station. if you like high end fashion brands, then this is your heaven. but there is a food court at basement, so you can lunch there too. i love the interior of the building as well, very european and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful for shopping, meeting up with friends, people watching. The tea room is exquisite and has the best high teas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This really is one of Sydney's most spectacular buildings. Built between 1893 to 1899 in a Victorian Romanesque style and initially utilised as a marketplace. However, even as a humble marketplace the building included two impressive stained glass windows which display the arms of the city of Sydney. The building in my memory became very run down but after restoration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the QVB has recently been refurbished and is an impressive building with many interesting shops. This is a great place to stop for coffee and cakes etc. Skip Costa etc and you will bowled over by the selection of cakes which are reasonably priced. Our favourite is on the first floor I the corner. Great service, food and prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited the QVB building as my wife had not been there before. It is a very attractive building offeringgreatfacilties and a broad selection of cafes, eateries and variety of speciality retailers. Some of these are unusual and interesting, the map and print store, hobby store and jewellery stores were . The range of clothing was great and offered good... More 

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