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Paddington Inn Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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338 Oxford St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 2 9380 5277
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been to the Paddington Inn before the renovation but visiting it for the first time I was impressed. A great bar area with modern decor, DJ and a nice light and airy feel. The dining room is vibrant with chatter, laughter and good tunes. It's a fine dining experience with regards to the food you get but... More 

Thank melatt407
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the fish burger for lunch. Waited over 20mins and burger was very bland. No flavour! There was no salt on the table either. Very disappointing.

Thank Ms6408
Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was closed for renovations for quite some time. What a great new venue for Paddington. Upmarket bar and the dining room is very swank. Staff happy, efficient and friendly. I had crab my husband the flathead tail, delicious so we're the sweets. Recommended as locals we'll be back.

Thank Jennifer G
Newcastle, Australia
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in at 5 pm for a couple of cocktails: pleasant,modern and not too strong as well as a burger and chips and steak and chips - very tasty Ambiance is good. Not cheap but not too exxy. What more can you ask for?

Thank WenA000
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was pretty attentive but food was just average, oysters were not mind blowing & very chewy lamb rump. I also felt the wine menu was limited. I will not rush back. Its overpriced for quality. ,

Thank LZSR
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying central Sydney this came recommended 380 bus from museum Pub upfront had a funky feel to it Got chatting to a local who said best food around Recent refurbish was great Restaurant at rear relaxed and welcoming Monday night good atmosphere Service spot on Food amazing Chef sent a leek dish over with our mains just fantastic Tomato /feta... More 

Thank Joro1234
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent for quality and creativity, nice wine list, cosy atmosphere, great friendly service

Thank Paolo C
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118 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I visited on 29th October 2016. We ordered two starters and two mains to share with a bottle of Malbec. The beef tartare was coarsely cut which is the way I like it. Flavours good but needed a good slug of cayenne pepper to lift it. The snapper sashimi was great an went well with the citrus... More 

Thank poppyboss
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow hasn't this place changed, we explored the new PADDINGTON inn restaurant now called Dining which is a real difference to a pub restaurant. We have the duck which was ok a nice selection of white and red wines .... service is good and well worth a visit

Thank Mark A
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is not cheap. We spent $150 a head but we splashed out on expensive wine. The food was good with tapas plates. The octopus was exceptional! Service OK.

Thank kimberley_kowboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Oxford St | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Paddington
  • Neighborhood: Paddington
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5277

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

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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.
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