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“go upstairs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coopers Hotel

Coopers Hotel
King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Ranked #609 of 5,235 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Contemporary, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“go upstairs”
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 best ever, the pork belly was to die for and and our friends rated theirs highly too, a great night!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always amazing”
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!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“upstairs and downstairs...”
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) and fun. The outdoor area is one of the better ones in Newtown. The food here is good, not great, but the perfect accompaniment to drinks on a long weekend afternoon. The Coopers is better enjoyed when the weather's fine, as space is at a serious premium when the heavens open.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Getting better with each visit”
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.

This place gets better with each visit.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Improved”
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 a very enjoyable experience and I would happily return for a meal.

Visited February 2012
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