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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
(02) 9284 1200
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Munich, Germany
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292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
16 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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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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333 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

Thank Owl700
Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Actually I came here for drinks and enjoyed the experience so much I thought I might share it with you all ( given some of the dreadful ratings I've read for the Arthouse) Perhaps the issues have been addressed already? Perhaps it's a restaurant issue? However I found the bar staff to be super friendly and helpful, the interior has... More 

Thank Maria Z
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited Arthouse for drinks and dancing, encouraged by "90's hip hop" theme advertised. As a native Californian, could not be more disappointed by what seemed like the deliberate exclusion of 2pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, under such a heading. Maybe they were saving it for the end, which we could not possibly wait to tell for sure, but 100%... More 

Thank bpeyton
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We arrived at 12:15, ordered our meals at 12:20 and left at 13:20 with a refund, but no lunch. This is the second time this has happened. There won't be a third. We're never going back.

Thank Mark K
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great environment, good selection of drinks and wide menu. Very close to town hall station which is extremely convenient. Great life drawing sessions on Monday nights in the attic bar for a very good admission (byo drawing materials) which is convenient for artists who can only access these kinds of creative opportunities after work.

Thank M S

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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: (02) 9284 1200

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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
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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