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“Mary's hits the spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mary's Newtown

Mary's Newtown
6 Mary St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #823 of 5,172 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Mary's hits the spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

On a cold rainy Saturday afternoon this place hit the spot.

Situated in a refurbished pool hall this inner west gem delivered on all levels.

I had their renowned burger with double patties cheese and smoked bacon. Great meat with mixture if brisket chuck and rump. I love my burgers and to be honest if you can find a better one in town send me the address cause this is top notch.

Side serve of fries and a half fried chicken pieces topped off the meal. As a Micro brewery there was a great selection of interesting beers. I washed down with a Tasmanian brew called moo brew! A dark stout perfect for my burger and chicken feast.

In short. Check this place out. Great good drink and atmosphere. Open till late too. What not to like about that !!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Finally! A genuine AMERICAN style burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've been looking for a real traditional American style burger for months! It's exactly that! It even comes in the fast food style plastic baskets with shoestring fries. It was amazing
The place itself was hard to find and it's very loud and dark inside but the food is unreal. The staff are super cool and very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I met some friends at Mary's Bar for lunch and drinks on a Sunday afternoon and thought it was fantastic. The entrance to the bar can be a bit difficult to find - you enter through the first door on Mary St after Kelly's and walk through a short corridor into the downstairs part of the bar,which opens up into a comfortable, airy space with a bar on the ground floor and table service upstairs. We arrived just after the bar opened and were greeted by the very friendly bar staff, and after buying drinks we climbed the stairs to the top floor for table service, where several tables were laid out ready for customers.

The drinks menu is extensive with a good selection of wines, beers and cider. Although the menu is very short with only 3 different kinds of burgers, 3 different sized serves of fried chicken and mashed potato with gravy available, the food was great. Everything is served as finger food in baskets with lots of napkins but no cutlery, so it's not a place to visit if you're not comfortable with eating with your hands. We ordered a selection of burgers, a basket of fried chicken and a side of mashed potato and everything arrived quickly and piping hot. The burgers were great, but the chicken was the stand-out - spicy and crunchy. The service was friendly and unpretentious and we found the waitstaff to be very helpful. The only downside is that the food is relatively expensive at around $14 for a burger and fries but it's not so expensive that we wouldn't go back. I have heard that the bar gets very busy at night but when we left at around 3pm on Sunday afternoon it was still reasonably quiet with several unoccupied tables, so that might be a good time to go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Over rated and pretentious”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After 3 years of study we finally graduated and our group of 16 decided to go to Mary's for our after graduation dinner celebration at the recommendation of a friend. After wasting hours looking on line and in phone books and not being able to find any contact for Mary's one of our group decided to go into Newtown personally to make a reservation. She was told they don't do reservations but on a Tuesday night we would be fine and that they would find us a table even if they were busy. We risked it (foolishly) and found ourselves in an overcrowded, overpriced excessively noisy bar/restaurant. Had we ben told we would not all be able to sit together we would have chosen somewhere else but instead a few of our group found a tiny table and then didn't want to lose it whilst the rest of us headed over to the Bank hotel (which was fantastic) and we were all separated. Such a disappointing way to finish our night and really left us so annoyed at least 10 of us wouldn't go back there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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