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Sir John Young Hotel Tapas Bar

Central Business District
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Cnr George and Liverpool Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolute gobsmacked at the service here. Ordered a Sparkling Oyster Bay and received a very flat sparkling. Complained to the young man who served me in which he went to his superior female who would of been in her early 20's. He returned and said I can choose another drink but not of the same sort. I asked if they... More 

Thank Nicole T
Batemans Bay, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The pub is cool..nice staff. .don't bother eating there. .you will be overcharged an disappointed. .The proprietor uses backpackers who generally can't speak English. ..expect an overcharge and an augment with the arrogant proprietor.

Thank Phil W
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Yesterday we we in the city for the ANZAC parade and when ti was over it was time for a couple of cold ones and some fuel. We chose this place, we thought a little Spanish food was the order of the day and we were not disappointed. It has been an institution for years and is now under a... More 

Thank DerekCC_12
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Roxanne rocks. So does the rest of the staff!! Ask for their menu and I assure you won't be upset. Local and good beers.

Thank Cruisey88
Batemans Bay, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The pub is a typical aussie corner pub with old time character. .the staff are ok but I can't recommend the Spanish eatery attached. .I had an argument with the male owner a few years back and swore I would never be spoken to in that manner. .he is a pig to the waitresses who work there so staff changes... More 

Thank Phil W
Kochi (Cochin), India
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is located in the corner of George street & Liverpool street. Always a busy place being in the CBD of Sydney. The bar looks lovely and tastefully decorated and designed. We essentially went for a beer and had some short eats (snacks). Having gone in "The Happy hour", got a good deal on the drinks. Nice place to quench... More 

Thank the_kasl
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Great food for sharing in a relaxed bar. Add a jug of sangria and enjoy the alcohol infused fresh fruit at the bottom to end the perfect meal. Overseas guest was very impressed!

Thank Kerryn C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went in for a drink at around 9pm and bought a bottle a wine. Everything has been going well until we were informed it was last orders. This was fine as we had a bottle of wine and thought we would be allowed to sit and enjoy the rest of the bottle however at 10pm we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We went for lunch, the girl came pretty quick and took orders. It took another 15 minutes to say they didn't have any fish. There was only one other table with people on it and it took another hour!!! before we got our meals. The vegetables were partially cooked and the meals came out at different times.

Thank MissT603
Avoca, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I hadn't been here for a while but wanted a trip down memory lane. The paella and sangria didn't disappoint.

Thank Louise E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr George and Liverpool Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 0292673608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.