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The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf

#225 of 4,596 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Hickson Road | Pier 4, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9250 1777
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sticky BBQ Lamb Ribs were outstanding, as was the Nigerian Spiced Chicken. Both were tender and juicy, and oh so mooreish. We also enjoyed the salt & pepper calamari as a starter. Sssshh... Don't tell anybody about this place as it is a lesser-known little gem which really adds to its appeal. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Lachlan M
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little bar that not to many people know about although it is starting to get popular. Great views over the harbour. Good food and perfect for before or after performances at the theatres that are in the local area. Warning it can be a bit hard to find and its a long walk to the end... More 

Thank Keith G
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

A lovely atmosphere before an excellent STC performance. The views are brilliant and the setting excellent. The food was ok however would prefer something a little more filling before a 2 hour performance! All in all... pretty good!

Thank James G
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Had a nice pre-theatre dinner here. The place was super crowded, presumably due to Christmas parties and the like, but the atmosphere was still great. We shared a table with a fun bunch of people, so that was very nice. The Middle Eastern bowl I had for main was very tasty, but maybe a tad too small for the price.... More 

Thank Kate M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This informal restaurant and bar is located outside the Wharf Theatre complex on the first floor and indeed at the end of the wharf. It is a bit of a trek from the street access but there is a lift if you need assistance. We have as a group been there some 4 times in the past year. There are... More 

Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This restaurant is hard to find but worth the search... and walk. It is at the end of the Wharf.... of course. Quite a walk from the main wharf but worth the walk. Very laid back and good wine selection.

Thank Tim E
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This place is tucked away on the end of Pier 4, Walsh Bay. It has the old world charm of an empty bonds store with super views across the harbour. Nice food and excellent Shiraz for a Saturday afternoon.

Thank Shinester888
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent views, great atmosphere, really good food & coffee and very nice service. We went for a light meal just before sunset and it extremely pleasant, the views are amazing. We could have stayed there forever. Highly recommend.

Thank Jandrie
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Good food and wine with attentive service. We had a large group which took over the whole restaurant. The different balconies and break-out areas provide a good variety spaces to carry on chatting over a few drinks. The place provides for a really light roomy and fun atmosphere.

Thank John E
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The Theatre Bar is a rare find in Sydney's self-conscious scene. It is serious without being humourless and refined without exclusivity. This is the perfect place for a quick cocktail after work, a glass of wine and some malteasers at intermission, or a long night of drinks with dear friends.

Thank Em P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Australian, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hickson Road | Pier 4, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9250 1777
It's only fair that a theatre should have a theatre bar, right? It's true. But we're not just a theatre bar. We're an everyone bar. Drop by pre- or post-show for a drink or a few share-plates, spend the afternoon on the sofa or just sit on the balcony soaking up the view. The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf is for you, come join us.

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