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The Henson

$$ - $$$, ,
91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia
+61 2 9569 5858
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband decided to take me for lunch at The Henson Park Hotel in Marrickville. I hadn’t been there for years like 20- and what a surprise!! The beer garden was packed with families and couples for lunch.. we sat inside after having a drink...More

Thank leamca
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend held his birthday here, otherwise its somewhere I'd never go unless I lived nearby. Set between a semi-industrial area and residential, it was the only noise in an otherwise dark, and quiet area. There are multiple rooms inside including what looks like 'an...More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great local, fantastic food and a wide variety of beers and drinks. Family friendly and dog friendly makes it ideal for everyone.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Fantastic local pub for a family with young kids. Unfortunately the menu lets down the significant local vegetarian/vegan population with a seemingly decreasing menu of suitable options.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The pub is walking distance to us so we come here more often than most people. The menus (adults and kids) are good, and have just had a little change about. The kids area was recently renovated and is great addition for those with families.

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I have been there a few times and every time the workers seem over worked and some quite unhappy. Don't blame them! Managers seem rude. I personally don't like giving places my business when I don't think the staff are being treated right. Food is...More

1  Thank celeste566
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Off to the factory theatre for a show and needed to find a bite to eat. Found the Henson on a side street. Cute décor, friendly staff, cold beer. Took a seat in the beer garden, which has a really nice ambiance and fabulous music...More

Thank 452clare
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Henson is the perfect blend of 70’s retro and modern gastro pub. The menu is Malaysian inspired with a healthy helping of burger joint classics. The food came quick and tasty and was accompanied by a tight but well structured wine list. There is...More

Thank JayHi96
Reviewed 9 May 2018

A slightly unlikely location tucked away in Marrickville. The food was first rate (mains around $ 20 to $ 30) and very well presented. and the wine choice really excellent. A really good glass (three actually) of house white at $ 8 a go. Service...More

Thank decline421
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Staff was so helpful in tasting beers and suggesting the local ones. Spacious area, retro games in the back, and incredible food. That Knuckle Sandwich was divine! Def a great stop in the neighborhood.

Thank ucfbeerknight
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
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Response from Krjosey | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have trouble finding off street parking. Worth the walk if you have to park a distance away.
22 February 2017|
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Response from Bernadette M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Campbell I suggest you ask the Henson. So call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Marrickville
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9569 5858
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