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“Bring back the Beef & Guinness Pie!!!”
Review of The Welcome Hotel

The Welcome Hotel
Ranked #1,127 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I am a local and have been visiting The Welcome regularly for about 12 years. New management have decided to remove the most popular item on the previous menu - The Beef & Guinness Pie, and replace with an inferior Chicken and Leek Pie. It's a real shame and the boys have suggested going elsewhere for our monthly catch ups.

The Guinness is superb, they have a great range of tap beers and the beer garden is a top spot. It's one of the best pubs in Balmain/Rozelle but some things weren't meant to change.

Let us know when the infamous pie is back on the menu and we'll return.

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1  Thank alacha01
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

This place used to be a solid local in Balmain. New owners, high prices and a terrible bar menu will soon undo the great reputation of the welcome.

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Thank Doras_Eile
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I love this pub and have done for years, however they've recently changed the menu which from what I now understand from previous reviews is due to new owners. There is always a great atmosphere in the bar and the courtyard out the back is a fantastic spot.

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Thank Jess D
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I went for lunch mid-week at the Welcome. New management had taken over, and we were interested to taste what was happening. It was a frank disappointment. For $135 we got three courses and a bottle of wine. The best thing about it was the wonderful gnocchi, rather spoiled by a heavy handed bolognaise sauce. Apart from dessert, the rest of the food was O.K. The dessert was among the worst we have ever tasted. Heavy handed pastry, texture-less sugary "blodge" on top. The wine was O.K., as it should have been at around $40 for the bottle. In summary, a wasted lunch out.

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Thank Herberts1
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were a party of six with two bithdays to celebrate, Had great drinks in the bar beforehand. Booked a table for six in the restaurant for 7.30. The bar food coming out looked great and patrons seemed happy, The restaurant had only on other table occupied, which was not a good sign. We shared three entrees. The zucchini flowers were soggy and greasy, The scallops entree and prawns entree were both very ordinary and small portions for $23. The wagu beef was very good, the lamb rump not med rare as ordered (taken off the bill), the fish was not fresh and cooked dry, Service was good but overall very diappointing food and not value for money. perhaps just stick to the bar food and go elsewhere for birthday celebrations????

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1  Thank mj_gypsies
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