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“A real fake buffet!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro

Bistro
Ranked #1,393 of 5,345 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Description: Maloney's has all the warmth, heart and atmosphere as if it was transported from the Emerald Isle. Open 7 days a week, Maloney's has fantastic Bistro Meals, Irish Menu and drink and dining specials. Great destination to head into for a fun filled night with friends or a quite pint or two.
Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A real fake buffet!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Been walking around Sydney looking around for a dinner place, we passed by Maloney's Hotel and saw a sign about their Tuesday night "buffet" for $7.95, so we decided to try it. First you got to pay at the bar for the "buffet", but you are required to buy a beverage first before you can avail. So we got our sodas and then proceeded to the "buffet" table. I'm using the word "buffet" very loosely because when you say "buffet" it typically means All-you-can-eat, but it was not the case here. You can only fill up your plate once, and they have a waiter to give you only a small portion of their more expensive dishes like meats. It did not say anything on their sign about a one-plated buffet and the staff did not even inform us of this, we only found out from the waiter at the end of the table (when our plate was already filled with appetizers and rice!). It was already too late to pile up on the good stuff. It was very misleading especially for tourists like us. The food was not even exceptional. It was really a big disappointment for i thought Sydney was free from these kinds of superficial deception. I felt very cheated. I would not recommend this place for the fraud that they are!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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English first
sydney
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful Pub Grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

For a good value pub meal you can't go wrong with Maloney's.
It hits a spot!
I recommend the Chicken Schnitzel with Bernaisse sauce and beer battered chips.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank brettystar
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Macleay Island, Australia
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

If you go on a Tuesday night they do a help yourself special of roast, chicken, pasta and a variety of salads

Visited November 2012
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Thank Keithmay7
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Sydney
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food for a good price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I visited Maloney's with a large group of friends a few times and was pleasantly surprised. We were staying at the ibis World Square and wanted somewhere close to the hotel were we could all meet and catch up between outings. The food was great and reasonably priced and the beer was delicious (they had a great selection).

One minor problem we had was on the Sunday night we were having a few casual drinks (about 9:45pm) and conversation, when they turned the lights off and cranked the music right up. I didn't do much for the atmosphere of the pub and was a bit disappointing (seriously, 9:45 on a Sunday night?).

I'll definitely return though if we are ever close by!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank thorrnydevil
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Ports, Good Food, Good Price. Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed in Sydney CBD for 4 nights. Looking for somewhere to eat that was not Asian/Thai, or where a steak can cost you $40-50, just good Aussie type tucker, not too expensive. Very hard to find. Finally found it at Maloney's Hotel the atmosphere, the food was really great, good size meals and not expensive. The service was very good as well. Mid week it was not overcrowded or too noisy just a really nice relaxed atmosphere with good food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank theports
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