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The Establishment

#250 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
#273 of 4,612 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Bar, Thai, Pub, Australian, Wine Bar
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252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
92403000
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loud and Proud

Full of people and all the noise that goes with it. Great atmosphere in an attractive space. Expansive drinks choice and quality food & service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Alan S
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Camden, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was my first time visiting establishment and the last. My friend was served raw chicken on the cajun burgar, was told its thigh meat and it only looks raw but it's not! Pink chicken is pink chicken! Not only that, she was told that maybe she should have disclosed at ordering that she is pregnant so they knew to... More 

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Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Full of people and all the noise that goes with it. Great atmosphere in an attractive space. Expansive drinks choice and quality food & service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were passing and dropped in for a few drinks after dinner and enjoyed a quiet atmosphere at the start of our night, in this wonderful old building .. with a contemporary, sophisticated make over. Then the crowds moved in, the noise level and music output rose extraordinarily and the dancing began. We enjoyed our champers, talking and taking in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Establishment appeared to us to be a place where most of the customers were more intent on being noticed then being there to have a friendly drink after work, this is not the fault of the property but unless you like flittering from section, this is not the place for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a night to remember. Our daughter treated us to dinner for her Dads Birthday it was amazing in every way. The old building is so full of atmosphere made even better by the attentive staff who cannot do enough to help. Even my dietary needs were no problem, everything was perfect. The table was not crowded and quite large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I am reviewing for establishment restaurant bar with its bar foods not the fine dining EST restaurant. Dined there twice during 5 day trip in Sydney. Bar food quality is superb compared to its pricing. Both times I took Bert's Pie, both times the quality were consistent. Staff were friendly and helpful, it's busy almost everyday it seemed. Ambience is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went here for a business dinner and the ambience is great and you can really talk privately as it is quiet and enough distance from other guests. The service is attentive. The menu was good but given the prices (2 dishes 80 AUD, 3 100 AUD) I can get Michelin one star food in Europe and save money. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We did not have reservations, but they cheerfully accommodated our party of three on a Tuesday evening. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was very good.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just recently had dinner at The Establishment, not a huge menu but the food was nice. Staff were very good, friendly with good service. Liked the decor.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

See this beautiful building for a drink and and take a look through yesteryear's of Sydney amazing history

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Additional Information about The Establishment

Address: 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 92403000
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 65
Cuisine: Bar, Thai, Pub, Australian, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 92403000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 65
  • Cuisine: Bar, Thai, Pub, Australian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?