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“Awesome beer selection, good basic food”

The Rag and Famish Hotel
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Ranked #38 of 705 Restaurants in North Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian, Brew Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome beer selection, good basic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Has a large selection of local tasty micro brews as well as the usuals, with a nice little (heated) beer garden area to enjoy them. The only down side was the blaring footy (not an NRL fan here) that was inescapable from anywhere you sat. They also had a couple of cheap and tasty cocktails as well on offer.


Also has a good food selection with some fame for their crispy lid pies which having had one, seem to be great tasting and pretty good value for money as well if your looking for a cheap pub feed ($7 on their own, they are big, and $13 with mash, peas and gravy).

Visited July 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Old style Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you want that old pub style with good food and some atmosphere give it a look. It is an on the corner style place that if you want to sit in the front window and watch the world go by over a few cold brews you will be in luck.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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314 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Great pub atmosphere, good value food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a great pub if you like English style pubs and let's face it who doesn't.

Food is pretty standard pub fare, not amazing, but pretty good and very good value.

I find the bar service in the busy front bar can be a bit hit and miss, but all in all a good experience. Great for a night out with friends, after work drinks or a more casual business dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“great pub meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a busy and popular pub in Miller Street especially after work for the workers in North Sydney. We chose to have lunch on a Sunday and although the restaurant upstairs was closed we could enjoy a bistro meal in the front bar. Being a Sunday lunch time there were not many people about so service was not a problem. Try the Beef and Guiness Pie or the Chicken and Leek Pie, both served with mash. Good value and delicious for $13 each.

  • Visited May 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great pub, great cider and great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere and real English pub feel. They serve a seriously good pint and some seriously good nachos!

Visited April 2014
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