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PJ O'Brien's

) #323 of 4,626 Restaurants in Sydney $$ - $$$ Irish, Bar, Pub
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great vibe, live band playing awesome music and getting the crowd involved. Some of the patron got a bit rowdy, and the security was straight onto it. There was long line up for the bar, but staff were friendly and the line moved pretty quickly....More

Thank ymi2dumb4dis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic pub with great fast food. Delicious meals and friendly staff. Great location and if you are staying at the grace hotel this is just downstairs. Do yourself is a favour and have a drink and a meal here.

1  Thank Tryatleastonce
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give it zero points I would. Booked for a Sunday night at 6.30 so not a busy time and ordered three courses. Oysters Kilpatrick, pork belly and a Guiness chocolate plate whereas the rest of the party only ordered a simple main...More

Thank Lakemac62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very authentic, the décor, the beer and whisky selections even the Irish bar maid. My wife ordered a wine and I went with a Guinness or two which was fantastic. However the dinners were just "ok" . My wife ordered the vegetable...More

Thank dbrazil2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went Sunday evening . Food was OK but nothing special. Good Guinness. However! The band was brilliant. Marcus playing fiddle guitar and electric cello was outstanding, and Kevin with his tin whistle was very good as well. Go on a Sunday evening to enjoy really...More

Thank JanBaR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a basic feed in a basic pub with basic beers this is for you. It has all the confected atmosphere of an 'Irish' pub. The live music is ok. The screens are ok. The dining area is ok. You won't be wowed,...More

Thank MrOyvind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and a pint. Staff not as friendly as on previous visits. The sweet potato and chickpea burger wasn't that great (lacked flavour and soggy therefore unable to eat without a fork and knife) - a disappointment compared to their old veggie...More

Thank nick164
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We popped in looking for dinner, what we found was a place with good food - we had the Irish stew and Beef & Guinness Pie - great beer (Guinness pint of course) and a bustling feel as people caught up with mates, family or...More

1  Thank Jacques258
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family and I ate here on Monday evening. What a great venue. The service was exceptional. We decided to head upstairs with our 7 and 6 year old girls. Kirsty was a delight as was the other Irish Las. We will be heading back...More

1  Thank NarelleZ75
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a proper Irish pub, not an orish pub out of a box like most 'Irish pubs'. The Guinness is good and poured properly and they have a wide selection of other beers and spirits. The food is pub food but well cooked. The...More

1  Thank Bill S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 King St, 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 9290 1811
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Located within the Grace Hotel complex on the corner of King & York Streets P.J.O'Brien's offers a taste of Ireland in the heart of the CBD. The warm glow of the open fire and traditional Irish music drowning out the hustle and bustle of city life. As daylight fades the 'craic' begins, settle in with a creamy pint of Guinness or one of our many beers, wines and spirits. Our kitchen offers a variety of savoury Irish dishes, pizza and contemporary pub meals. Let the friendly staff at P.J.O'Brien's make your day or night an occasion to remember, come in, kick back and discover the 'craic' that P.J.O'Brien's is famous for