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Sanctuary Hotel

#698 of 4,598 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Bar, Pub, Australian
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545 Kent St | Cnr Liverpool Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 1119
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10:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is a middle of the road bar and bistro. It has a wide range of food offerings, with regular menu changes and specials. It is always busy, but not crowded. Not for initmate dinners, but great for a quick lunch or dinner with generally Australian modern food (bit of Asia, bit of British, bit of America, bit of... More 

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Thank Terry L
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to management. We would love for you to visit us again soon! Thank you :) More 

Shepparton, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a total gem. The food is lovely and very affordable. I can recommend the gnocchi, flat head & chips and the chicken burger. The ambience is very warm and friendly. We loved this place & would certainly recommend it !

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Thank wendy1965
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Manager at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to management. We would love for you to visit us again soon! Thank you. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Singapore Chilli mussels (which comes with bread) and asked for more bread. But the manager refused to provide extra bread. They wouldn't even let me buy extra bread. The only thing I could order as a side was Garlic Bread. I asked "why? You serve bread with the meal, why can't I order extra normal bread" to... More 

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Thank oo-so-sweet
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

HI oo-so-sweet, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are disappointed to hear about your experience and have passed on to management to investigate. If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at promo2@maloneyhotels.com.au to. Thank you. More 

Hampton Park
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A city pub which has well priced meals for the family. Chicken, steak ,pasta, salads, burgers and more. Not a huge menu but enough to chose from and the food was of very good quality, Good when your buying your meals every day, and decent serves as well.

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Thank Brian B
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to management. We would love for you to visit us again soon. Thank you. More 

Batemans Bay, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Why do they do it? Why sauce up a bbq chicken pizza with swirls of woolworths bbq sauce?.it doesn't require it and it completely destroyed the entire pizza thing.. We had 2 slices each and took it back to the kitchen to politely explain the dissatisfaction. .the kitchen blamed the management menu..so who knows? Bottom line is that the product... More 

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Thank Phil W
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Phil, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your pizza and have taken your feedback on board. We hope that you can give us another try soon. Thank You. More 

Sydney
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner last night and was pleasantly surprised. Meals were reasonably priced at under $20 for most. Fish burger and lamb shank pie were tasty and cooked to perfection. Best pub meal I've had in Sydney. Will definitely be back. Yum!

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Thank Sydneyresider
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sydneyresider, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed your compliments onto management. We look forward to your next visit! Thank You. More 

Sydney
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Keep it simple and do it well seems to be their motto. Good value food and friendly service. Have now been several times and tried multiple dishes and is consistently good. You wont be disappointed.

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Thank Anzai88
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Anzai88, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to management. We look forward to your next visit! Thank You. More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I used to come here with friends 2/3 times a week when i lived in sydney. Good price-quality and nice service.

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Thank Alessandro C
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

HI Alessandro, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoy coming to Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to management. We hope that you visit us again soon! Thank You! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I tried out a number of Sydney pubs in this areas during my week long stay. The Sanctuary was a good find and my sirloin and ships was most welcome. Very happy to return.

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MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dawdragon, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Sanctuary Hotel and have passed on your feedback to bistro staff and management. We would love for you to visit us again. Thank You. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The decor is old but so are the prices. Interestingly I was possibly oldest person. Lots young people enjoying old time pub atmosphere and pricing. $21 for 250g scotch fillet and chips. Wine list not overpriced. Choice of sauces but can add choice of mustards and chilli flakes. English mustard was nuclear hot. Steak was not fine dining but tasty... More 

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Thank Richard C
MaloneyHotelGroup, Marketing Department at Sanctuary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Sanctuary Hotel and have taken your feedback regarding the chilli flakes and mustard options on board. We would love for you to visit us again soon. Thank You. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
10:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 03:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Kent St | Cnr Liverpool Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 1119
Description
Sanctuary Hotel offers more then just a drink. Come and experience the warm and inviting location, staff, great food and better prices.

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  • 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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