We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coopers Hotel

King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Improve this listing
Ranked #470 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, Gastropub
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    5
    8
    1
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I must admit I am a regular here. The service is friendly and the food is above standard. There are good pub classics but there are other dishes that are more adventurous without being pretentious or overly expensive. I recommend this hotel!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moruya
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went with a group of 12 on a Tuesday night. after a long day conferencing we were looking forward to a great selection of beers and some superb food - recommended by a local, We weren't disappointed - they have just changed the menu - the food is some of the best I have had in Sydney - and not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It doesn't look much from the outside but upstairs is amazing. I went with my daughter on a recent trip and the food was sensational. I had fish (real fish, not some wet watery frozen stuff) and my daughter had the steak - in hindsight, we ought to have shared the steak cause it was huge, and cooked to perfection.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had lunch here last week with my husband and the food was delicious. I had the linguine with prawns & rocket and my husband had the risotto with scallops. We normally share our meals but I just couldn't this time as the linguine was too good. I would come back in a flash.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Upstairs at Coopers Hotel is very different from when you enter via King Street. The food upstairs is really good and the atmosphere trendy (unlike the dingy room downstairs with strange people). We attempt to eat here once every couple of weeks. The steaks are really good!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

On a recent trip to Sydney we met friends at The Coopers, upstairs has a great vibe, the bar service was great, the young barman was quick and really friendly, then came the meal! It was restaurant quality, absolutely delicious and very quick despite the big crowd. We all loved it, my partner reckoned his steak was one of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Our absolute favourite pub in Newtown, frequenting at least once a fortnight. Food is always delicious- 'herb and pinenut crusted blue eye cod'- so so good. Atmosphere is always lively, even when it raining with thanks to the weatherproof canopy. Would highly recommend to everyone, we take all friends and family here when they visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The Coopers is a strange place, entering the downstairs bar you're met with a group of sorry looking older singles scattered around the place seemingly drowning their sorrows in a schooner of Tooheys. The place looks ordinary and boring. Venture upstairs and its a whole other world; the place is lively, fresh, often standing room only (bar the dining area)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

Went to Coopers for an early dinner. Very quiet but friendly atmosphere. The beer was cold and good and the rib-eye steak was the best steak I have had in months (and great value at $25 for a 350g). They have reduced the menu and simplified the food, but this is better than the complex list they used to have.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I visited Coopers again (hesitantly), after a really bad experience 6 months ago. I was very pleased to see a compete change around. The food, service and attitude were totally different and the place was full with happy families and couples. Not aware of the reason, but I would suggest a possible management review. What ever the reason, it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Coopers Hotel also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Rozelle, Sydney
 
Leichhardt, Sydney
Stanmore, Sydney
 

Been to Coopers Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Coopers Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing