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The Blue Gum Hotel

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55 Pacific Highway | 2641, Waitara, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077, Australia
(02) 9489 3220
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: On the corner of Unwin Road
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Much better this time

Last time I went here, the food wasn't awesome, the service was pretty poor and I recommended patrons be prepared to cook their on steaks when it is busy if they wanted them cooked a particular way. It was busy on Saturday night so that is exactly what my partner and I did with the following... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Sydneytrav88
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Last time I went here, the food wasn't awesome, the service was pretty poor and I recommended patrons be prepared to cook their on steaks when it is busy if they wanted them cooked a particular way. It was busy on Saturday night so that is exactly what my partner and I did with the following benefits: we saved 12... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The baby chairs are horribly dirty. Instruct your staff to clean the chairs or add to existing cleaning schedule. As for table cleaning instruct your staff not to spray the table. instead spray the towel to ensure over spray isnt sprayed onto your customers in the line of fire. Food and atmosphere is good.

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Thornleigh, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoy coming here frequently for a good meal (with lots of selections from pizzas, normal pub food and steaks (cook your own or let the chef do his thing)) and a good selection of beers, regularly updated to stay fresh. Friendly and attentive staff and a good atmosphere for all. Some evenings do get busy so a booking always helps... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

First and foremost, get the Beer Battered Chips with Aioli ($8). Funnily enough they've taken the local famous off the official menu replaced it with chips and mustard. No. Just get the aioli. Blue Gum is a step up from 'the standard pub fare' in the area. Meals here are fresh and fun. Honourable mentions to the Mushroom Burger ($16)... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had our engagement party with 60 guests. With most of our guests going home hungry! The food was late, with big gaps between servings.We were constantly asked by guests how long the food would be & we relayed to staff that the food was coming out too slowly, however the large gaps continued. Some guests even got that hungry... More 

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Sydney
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have visited the "Blue Gum" for many years now - not too frequently might I add, but enough to see a pleasant change over time. There are many beers on tap - both local and national, with more in bottles behind the counter. The staff are always pleasant and willign to offer suggestions for a drink should you have trouble... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My partner and I have dinner at the Blue Gum about once a month. We always have the grass fed scotch fillet (medium rare) with beer battered chips. Sometimes it is glorious. Sumptuous and tasty. Every 3rd time or so it is a disaster. Sometimes a medium rare steak comes out blue. Sometimes the steaks are more fat than meat.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are in Sydney visiting her family and it was sugested we eat at the Blue gum for a casual dinner. So ver glad we did. My scotch fillet steak was cooked a perfect medium rare (as requested) and the sides were fresh and tasty. Note to chilli lovers . The fire sauce is a very...very hot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced beer and food with security staff with an attitude, like why go here for a night out? Well only if you enjoy the crap outlined in this review

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have celebrated birthdays, Melbourne Cup's, dinners, lunches and more nights than i can remember at the Blue Gum, mainly because the food is great (steak), the service is always quick and seems to attract a decent crowd. Will be back again.. and again..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Pacific Highway | 2641, Waitara, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Hornsby  >  Waitara
  • Phone Number: (02) 9489 3220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

On the corner of Unwin Road

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