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The Establishment

#231 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
6192403000
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Today
07:00 - 11:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 11:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

best breakfast value we could find in Sydney. the full "Establishment" breakfast was 24 Australian $ and was not only very high quality, it was voluminous as well. highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group of work colleagues. Nice mix of Thai and Aussie on the menu. Great service from Tam after my order was a little messed up. Good food.

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Thank nicole t
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for lunch today as we have a wonderful experience at est. upstairs. This is the bar below the restaurant. I ordered beer battered fish and chips which came with mushy peas and tartare sauce. The fish and chips were tasty but not really that special to be honest and the portions were a little small for the price.... More 

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Thank Brad R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We couldn't enter, because my friend looked too drunk... he had a rough night and just drank two glasses of wine during dinner. The security was very rude to us because of this. I don't recommend it... just horrible. The manager even talked about calling the police to get my friend a fine....

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Thank NightNL
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Love the place. Great atmosphere drinks are reasonable and service is great. Love the Thai food and lots of 💃🏼 dancing.

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Thank SydneyCams
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My friends and I visited on a Tuesday for lunch. It was busy but we were well looked after. One meal was a little late so hey offered us free tea/coffee. Customer service at its best. The Team are quick, efficient and see if you need anything and if the food is to your liking. Not overbearing service just very... More 

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Thank Susan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We didn't have a booking but the lovely waitress found us a table. I didn't even know they served lunch here and I was impressed. The same waitress gave us our menu's and told us what the specials were. Even though we ordered at the bar the waitress came back to ask us how are meals were which is impressive.... More 

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Thank Australiacatcat
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

What a venue. Funky fun and an amazing cross section of ages all hanging together. So loud. Packed to the gunnels.... with a very social crowd. Take your ear plugs and mega phone or sign up for sign language. Near on impossible to hear a thing so concentrate on the body language. $21 glass of moet reasonable. Starts thinning about... More 

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Thank Andrea T
Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

nice space to sit and have a drink, also ordered food from the garden, enjoyed the fish n chips, prices average given location very relaxing and spacious

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great spot to grab a quick bite and a glass of wine. Mains are well priced and arrive quickly with enough range to please most. There is a full bar and not a bad little (short) wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 65
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
Saturday
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 6192403000
Description
Classic elegance meets a pitch-perfect party atmosphere at the ground floor Establishment Bar. Flanked by lines of magnificent iron columns and a 42-metre-long marble bar centrepiece, the former George Patterson House retains much of its formal glory. A space packed with heritage features that make this historic venue a unique place to enjoy a drink. Quick bar service, an experienced staff and a multi-award winner all add up to a true Sydney icon. Step inside for a cool drink, a light snack, or a delicious meal from our extensive bistro and Thai menu.

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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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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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