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“misses the mark”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of ZanziBar Newtown - CLOSED

ZanziBar Newtown
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Neighborhood: Newtown
Description: A journey from the past to the present, Websters Bar (formerly Zanzibar Newtown) is situated at the iconic site of the New Town Store. First established by John and Eliza Webster, it was from here the suburb of Newtown took it's name. Paying homage to the unique history of the site, Websters Bar boasts an industrial style street bar, 1920s prohibition style whisky bar and 1950s Australian backyard rooftop bar.
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“misses the mark”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Ok, so Newtown is awesome but Zanzibar has a mixed reputation among the alternative community. There has been reports of intolerance of Lesbian expressions of affection which is ok for the shire but not really ok for Newtown. Go to The Bank unless you want to be treated weirdly.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Cheekiero
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Decent Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Had the sunday roast which was the closest thing to home cooking Ive had since leaving Ireland.. got the beef with mash chips and veg for 15 dollars so no complaints.. staff on the terrace were not overly friendly but maybe they were hungover

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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3 reviews
“Great Music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stumbled upon this location as we were looking for a place to have a few drinks with a group of friends. They had $5 cockltail specials all night, though I can't say I enjoyed my short Island ice tea. Overall, everyone really loved the music and we stayed a little longer than anticipated. We didn't go up to the roof top but after reading the reviews we'll be heading up there next time.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Esther H
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Chilling on the rooftop!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Headed here the other night to celebrate a birthday. Apart from the appalling lack of parking (took us 45mins to find a spot) we ended up having a good night. Def recommend the rooftop. Would be even nicer in summer as the sun sets. Food was good, took a little while to arrive esp as is just an order at the bar set up. Tapas and burgers were on offer. We did burgers and they were a solid choice. Did get a bit noisy to have any meaningful conversations but all in all a good night with good friends. Felt hip and young again!!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best roof garden in Sydney...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

& messy late night dancing...

Don't be put off by the ground floor, just head upstairs...

Visited June 2012
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Thank Matt W
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