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The Arthouse Hotel

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Bar, Australian
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275 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9284 1200
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for dinner on a Thursday night and were surprised it was very quiet. After ordering our drinks and meals we knew why - very overpriced drinks (could the serving be any smaller?) and chicken parmigiana that was almost inedible - deep fried to a dark brown crust and some tasteless melted cheese, a smidgen of tomato sauce and... More 

Thank vodkatonicsunshine
Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fancy enough hotel with lots of space, reasonable selection of beers and average pub food. Not a bad option for lunch, but nothing which really outstanding either.

Thank Dinadan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a lunch with 3 other colleagues and waited 1-1.5 hours for food to arrive. Saw a number of other group also complaining. Food itself was fine but wouldn't recommend based on the waiting time.

Thank markrose2512
Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Always have a good time here. Good customer service, live music on a Wednesday night, chill outdoor area which is great for after work drinks. No happy hour which sucks, particularly considering they err on the pricy side, however still a good place for a few bevs.

Thank Sabrina D
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Review is based on lunch Nice big bar with lots of interesting art hanging on the walls. Fairly quiet when we were there but good service and reasonable prices. Food offerings typical pub menu but certainly big portions Situated right in city centre and CBD, I would imagine this place is really buzzing after work most nights

Thank grwpl
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a great place for a drink and I particularly like the Attic. Dropped in last night for a drink and snack with friends and ordered Pizza in the downstairs bar. One Gluten Free and the other standard. Half an hour later we were still waiting for Pizza. Noticed a waiter wandering aimlessly around the tables with Pizza in... More 

Thank Chocred
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a recent lunch catch up here. It was a good sized space and luckily walk ins were the norm as we hadn't booked. The food was pretty good and my steak was perfectly cooked. The staff were reasonably friendly however in other pubs througout the CBD service was certainly not as great here. Also testing the sound system during... More 

Thank Leanne C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a bar that is very central and on friday nights they sometimes have an rnb band which makes for a lively atmosphere. The smoking area is also one of the most comfortable I have seen in Sydney. However drinks are very expensive and the food portion sizes are small.

Thank Ciara N
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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366 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Friendly staff and a great space to enjoy a quiet drink. The displays of art on the walls are worth spending some time enjoying

Thank Lee S
Perth, Australia
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Arthouse Hotel was originally a 'school of arts', not a hotel. It has interesting decor and of course displays a range of art that changes periodically. Perhaps these paintings are for sale??? There are two main dining areas: one more or less street level and one upstairs. The downstairs area is more noisy and tends to have many young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9284 1200

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

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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.
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