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Royal Hotel Paddington

237 Glenmore Rd, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9331 2604
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Rubbish product, rancid service

Tiny portions (five pieces of tortellini for $26). Inordinately slow service. High prices. Shocking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul C
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Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
via mobile
Great pho next door

Wish I'd gone next door, the food is just ordinary, unimaginative, With management appearing to... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Cbmosman
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Sydney
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A Paddington and Eastern Suburbs favourite, The Royal is a heritage pub with broad appeal. A neighbourhood local where you can pull up a seat, grab a drink, enjoy a quality meal and catch up with friends and family, or enjoy a night out with friends with cocktails and champagne on the infamous Royal Rooftop. There is always something playing on the multiple screens in venue as well as weekly specials through the week for food and cocktails! The menu focuses on shared plates, pub classics and contemporary seasonal dishes offering delicious, reliable and comforting menu options, with mouthwatering menu items to tickle any tastebuds. With Paddington’s best $15 weekday feed for lunch or dinner the Verandah level and Royal Bar fills up quickly to feed those in the know.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“lovely night” (2 reviews)
“rooftop view” (2 reviews)
“bar area” (2 reviews)
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237 Glenmore Rd, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Paddington
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+61 2 9331 2604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny portions (five pieces of tortellini for $26). Inordinately slow service. High prices. Shocking lowest common denominator stuff. Lots of good alternatives nearby. Avoid like the plague.

Thank Paul C
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on The Royal Hotel Paddington. Please provide your email address and phone number to marketing@phmg.com.au and our team can get in touch to discuss further. Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Wish I'd gone next door, the food is just ordinary, unimaginative, With management appearing to not really know their market.

Thank Cbmosman
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

After having dinner around the corner we decided to come for cheeky drink, which ended up being several. Thought we would check out the roof top and so glad we did. You look out all over the Eastern Suburbs. Found out that Thursday nights they...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

I'm annoyed I have to write this review, because before unfortunately encountering the owner of this pub, I used to like the place. It sounds cliché, but when he's there, he genuinely acts like he owns the place; ordering staff to do jobs they're already...More

Thank Sam B
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Hi Sam, We would love to get some more details around this as it sounds very out of character. Can you please send through your contact number & email address to marketing@phmg.com.au so we can get in contact with you? Regards Tiana Hale

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Went to the bottomless brunch at the Royal yesterday for Australia Day as a group of 3. Being a local and hearing good things about this brunch we were all pretty excited. Upon arriving we were told that we didn’t have a booking despite having...More

Thank Alana B
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2018

Hi Alana, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Royal Hotel Paddington. Please provide your email address and phone number to marketing@phmg.com.au and our team can get in touch to discuss further. Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely night at The Royal Hotel. The menu is very good with lots of delicious things on there. There was 8 of us & we all really enjoyed our meals, we all ate different things so lots of good choices. The restaurant area...More

Thank Samantha J
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Hi Samantha, Thank you for your positive feedback on the Royal Hotel Paddington! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We returned here after having many fabulous dinners during our last Sydney visit a couple of years ago. Sadly the emphasis on good quality pub food has gone and been replaced by - well - very ordinary food. The menu has the usual pub fare...More

Thank Helen C
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Hi Helan1, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Royal Hotel Paddington. Please provide your email address and phone number to marketing@phmg.com.au and our team can get in touch to discuss further. Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A cosy place for dinner with verandah dining in warmer weather. Not an extensive menu but reasonable choice. Friendly staff, meals delivered efficiently and quality pub style meals. Enjoyable and relaxing.

Thank Emanpee
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Hi Emanpee, Thank you for your positive feedback on the Royal Hotel Paddington! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

I went here with my sister on a Sunday evening. We liked the rooftop view very much! Although Moët & Chandon is their house brand of champagne, the bartender didn’t know what that was. I had to repeat myself 3 times, and after that he...More

Thank Rani C
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Hi Rani, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Royal Hotel Paddington. We will take your feedback on board and discuss in our management meeting to ensure we hit the mark next time. Kind Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We arrived at The Royal Hotel Paddington around 1pm and went upstairs to The Dining Room on Level 1 for lunch. We were able to get a table without a reservation and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and ambiance. The roof retracts allowing sunshine and fresh...More

Thank Pam0701
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Tiana H, Public Relations Manager at Royal Hotel Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Hi Pam0701, Thanks for your positive review on the Royal Hotel Paddington. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Royal Hotel Paddington

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