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The Bellevue

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
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159 Hargrave Street | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked dinner after an early movie in Paddington, having meant to visit the revamped Bellevue for a while. Good friendly service, nice round "booth" table which was a bit hard and tight to get in and out of (and I am not overweight). Very nice Danish Iskilde mineral water to start. From the good wine list we ordered the 2013... More 

Thank Michael L
Melbourne, Australia
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793 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I would say that I didn't know what to expect when I wandered into this place, but that is namely because I generally don't read reviews before I go inside. However this pub certainly fits into the location - namely it is incredibly classy. Actually it is much more like a fancy restaurant than a pub, though it does have... More 

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I had such a great lunch at the Bellevue I had some trepidation writing this review as I don't want everyone flocking to it. But it deserves the attention so here goes. The renovation looks great, they've done a really good job. You can eat at the bar or from the restaurant. It was a special lunch so we ate... More 

Thank peteonholiday
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Booked Sunday lunch for 6 and 1 newborn baby. We were shown to a table at the back which had a great spot for the baby carrier. Water was offered and brought straight away. Service was attentive throughout. I had the wagyu beef which was very reasonably priced and cooked as ordered medium rare. It was excellent as were the... More 

Thank Leslie S
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Love the new look Bellevue, especially upstairs. Good beer selection and nice pub to catch up with friends.

Thank Claire D
Palm Springs, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The Bellevue has had an expensive refit and on the evening we went, the food was nothing short of first class. However alll the efforts of the chef were completely let down by the awfulness of the front of house staff. Our reservation was for 8 pm and, since we arrived 15 mins early, we had a drink in the... More 

Thank hilzPalmSpringsCa
WDSMarketing, Marketing Manager at The Bellevue, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately, as you dined in November and reviewed in May, it is difficult for us to investigate the waitress you are commenting on. We can confidently say that this is not the attitude that we would knowingly allow staff to have, and it is not the attitude of any... More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We arrived on time for our 6pm booked table. We were a little surprised (and concerned) to find no one else in the Dining room. But the advantage for us was that we were asked to choose where we wanted to sit. Of course we sat in the expansive carousel seats normally seating 4 or more people. Service was friendly,... More 

Thank Jan M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

New menu and set up continues to impress on our fourth visit. Pigs head starter and short beef rib main was amazing, good portion size, amazing flavor and just some darn good meat! Wine by the glass choice slightly limited, but worked well with the food. A great restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I can't understand the negative reviews have been here 3 times for dinner and each time have really enjoyed it. The food is good without being particularly cutting edge, wine list is very thoughtful and we have had very good service. I also really like the banquettes.

Thank Julie1958594
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98 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My wife & I visited last week (25-Apr-16). We hadn't visited since the renovations/upgrade was completed in July 2015. We enjoyed eating here before and expected it to be even better. Not so. We shared an starter of Queensland Mud Crab with apple, parsnip and vanilla mousseline. Presentation excellent . My wife didn't like it at all. It was like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $70
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Hargrave Street | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Paddington
  • Neighborhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: 61293632293
Having undergone an extensive 6 month reno, this Paddington favourite is back up and running. We're glad the gorgeous old Bellevue is back offering the same refined dining experience within a casual local setting. The ground floor flows seamlessly from bar to dining, with a public bar at the front (perfect for a casual drink with friends), and a large dining space at the back, complete with an oyster bar. Diners can expect a Modern European menu, brimming with the best seasonal and local produce. Upstairs, the Bellevue Terrace offers the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail and relax of a weekend. Like a phoenix from the ashes, The Bellevue has been reborn. Come and see for yourself.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Paddington

Neighborhood Profile
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.