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The Establishment

#582 of 4,710 Restaurants in Sydney}
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252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar has a slogan attached. It is "Where women go to pick up their suits" It is an upmarket bar. Everyone is dressed up and I like the atmosphere. You can never go wrong.

Thank michaelmsaunders
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved The Establishment as it is spacious, offers great service and is in a good location. I met with a friend for lunch and being in the back dining area was so divine on a mildly warm day with sunshine beaming through...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My friends and I were visiting Sydney and happened to find this place. It was a Tuesday night and it was pumping with their Salsa night and $10 Mojito cocktails. The cocktail was quite sweet. People were dancing on the dance floor and wherever there...More

Thank Miss_T_Perth
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Not the first time we have had breakfast here but it was the best this time around. I had a Alaskan Crab omelette with a side of smoked salmon. Omelette was sensational and had really nice oriental flavours...after saying how good it was i then...More

Thank Wineman68
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Went to celebrate a friend's birthday on Saturday night. We were having a dance and minding our own business when my partner was asked to leave for "showing signs of intoxication." There's plenty of other heavily intoxicated people who they simply choose to ignore or...More

Thank pastafan95
Reviewed September 10, 2017

I visited the restaurant for lunch with colleagues and I enjoyed the vibe and food. I had a maple glazed lamb shoulder with fennel, mint, radish salad and spiced yoghurt. I would definitely go back. i would advise that they work on the service... we...More

Thank Lebogang M
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We had a terrible night at the Establishment . The staff were incredibly unfriendly and blatantly rude. There was no atmosphere and the tempo of the staff on duty really dampened our evening. We were really looking forward to a great night out, but felt...More

Thank Ainsley007
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The venue and bar are great however it can become overcrowded making it very difficult to get a drink. It is usually 75-80% men to women and is usually full of office workers. It can get a little bit sleazy and unbearable at times unless...More

Thank Angela1805
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is a huge venue but manages to maintain great service and vibe. An excellent place to spend a couple of hours or more. Easy location to enjoy great music and people watching. Pricing is a tad up there especially as the mixers are all...More

Thank Carie B
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Corporate event only but was great set up and very accommodating, also clean, food was great also rebooked for our next function.

Thank Courtney M
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
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6192403000
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Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.
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