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The Welcome Hotel

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91 Evans St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ajo Restaurant - Combination of Italian / Sardinian and Pub Food

Ajo’s seasonal Menu is presented very neat and clean including an array of Primi (Cold and warm Appetizers) such as “Fregola (type of Sardinian Pasta) risotto with Queensland spanner crab, almonds and marjoram” which was very tasty and had a great texture (crunch from the almond slivers), prepared... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you want to sit back, relax in a cozy environment with great food and service then this is the place to be. My favourite dish of the day was the Gnocchi ragout, delicious light potato gnocchi with a well rounded boar ragout. The flavours in all of our dishes were well thought, presented and ultimately delicious. What a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are looking for a cozy pub with plenty of beer choices, friendly locals and a great bar or restaurant menu then this is a must! Love the arancini balls delicious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I'm a local at this Pub and I only just recently discovered the restaurant Ajo. Amazing Sardinian food, great wine list and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended. Definitely will came back to try more!

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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ajo’s seasonal Menu is presented very neat and clean including an array of Primi (Cold and warm Appetizers) such as “Fregola (type of Sardinian Pasta) risotto with Queensland spanner crab, almonds and marjoram” which was very tasty and had a great texture (crunch from the almond slivers), prepared perfectly. Unfortunately the “Freshly marinated Sardine fillets, fennel, parsley, capers and charred... More 

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Sydhil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Dropped in for a quick lunch with an old friend. Surprised at the sophisticated menu.. Swordfish entree was sublime as was my friends risotto. Desserts were amazing, the Almond semi-fredo bordered on obscene in size, yet was elegant but also robust. The young waitress was fantastic, knowledgeable, but not boring. Will be back when I can enjoy the meal with... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Tucked away in an old pub in a quiet street in Rozelle is Ajo Restaurant. What does the name mean? Is it Japanese? No, the name, pronounced "eye-o" is Sardinian dialect for "Let's go". I'm not sure the name is a good choice, but the place is terrific. The room is nicely designed and lit. There is a veranda area... More 

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Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Always friendly and serving the best craft beer around! A spot for every person including small dogs!

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Sydney, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful, imaginative and tasty food with friendly and efficient service. Great wines and a pub attached whose beer list runs to three pages! A great night out.

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Sydney
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21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Used to be good, honest food. But now, with higher prices and a "more fancy" menu (read: less choices, smaller portions, and higher prices) it falls well short of what patrons expect. Waitstaff are slow, inexperienced, and unaware of what their role is. When we asked for a slight variation to a dish we were informed that this was not... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited the fairly new AJO fine dining Italian Restaurant at the Welcome hotel. Amazing high class service with genuine Italian wait staff. Good was just Devine and faultless. I had the Zucchini Flowers for entree while fiancé had the Pappardelle with Pigs tail ragu, both impressively larger size entrees and cooked perfectly. Mains I had the Pumpkin Culurgiones (like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 91 Evans St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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