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Sir John Young Hotel Tapas Bar

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Cnr George and Liverpool Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
A nice little CBD Pub

This is a pub that happens to be on one of the intersections in Sydney where there happens to be a pub on every corner (or at least three of the four corners). Of the three located here this is the standard unpretentious pub that has a sports bar and a restaurant (as well as a VIP lounge). I am... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
MrDavetheSarks
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food for sharing in a relaxed bar. Add a jug of sangria and enjoy the alcohol infused fresh fruit at the bottom to end the perfect meal. Overseas guest was very impressed!

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Thank Kerryn C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went in for a drink at around 9pm and bought a bottle a wine. Everything has been going well until we were informed it was last orders. This was fine as we had a bottle of wine and thought we would be allowed to sit and enjoy the rest of the bottle however at 10pm we... More 

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Thank Scottraff2001
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch, the girl came pretty quick and took orders. It took another 15 minutes to say they didn't have any fish. There was only one other table with people on it and it took another hour!!! before we got our meals. The vegetables were partially cooked and the meals came out at different times.

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Thank MissT603
North Avoca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I hadn't been here for a while but wanted a trip down memory lane. The paella and sangria didn't disappoint.

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Thank Louise E
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a pub that happens to be on one of the intersections in Sydney where there happens to be a pub on every corner (or at least three of the four corners). Of the three located here this is the standard unpretentious pub that has a sports bar and a restaurant (as well as a VIP lounge). I am... More 

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Thank MrDavetheSarks
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I visited this place many times over the last 30 years and it was always a great meal, so we decided to go there on Saturday night, the place was very quiet when we got there. We ordered the paella and was told a 40 minute wait, that was ok we knew from past visits, we ordered the small tapas... More 

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Thank 393donna
Port Macquarie, Australia
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

So disappointed we have eaten here so many times over 30 years the food was forgotten or very ordinary shame .wont be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Probably the most disappointing experience I have had in many years. Got to the pub early on a Sunday night to grab some food before a show. No problems, the tables were plentiful. I soon discovered why. Yikes, this place has seriously gone downhill. There were three other tables with patrons and yet it... More 

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Thank harry036
Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Used to go to this restaurant years ago and the food was always good. Perhaps we chose badly but the 'grilled whole fish of the day' came out deep fried and so overcooked it was hard to cut with the knife. The mussels tasted like a bottle of passata had been poured over them with some undercooked onion and red... More 

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Thank Sydneygirl056
Melbourne
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fabulous tapas at pub prices with friendly staff and a great range on the menu. Close to accommodation and safe to walk to

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr George and Liverpool Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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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.