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PJ O'Brien's

#243 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Irish, Bar, Pub
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57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pretty poor by local standards ... tables, floor etc all pretty messy , staff were nice though , shame about the interior

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Thank pat m
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is oily, sloppy and overpriced, would not spend money on food here again. The Guinness is good though

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Thank Jasee00
Warkworth, New Zealand
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service, good sized drinks, nice food, family friendly. Great atmosphere, loads of room and ambience.

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1 Thank SandiPandy
LONDON
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived bright & early this morning in Sydney. Nice atmosphere competent bar staff mixed ages clientele TV showing sports background music is just that not overpowering. We have not eaten but lots are. Recommend a visit if in area.

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2 Thank GTO52
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy pub with great ambience. Food is good and plentiful. Decor is interesting and is is in a great location in the heart of the city. Staff was friendly and efficient. I went on a Monday night and it was still busy...

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1 Thank Florence M
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great the prices were very reasonable. The atmosphere was fun and the bar staff were excellent. I would recommend this as a great place to get together with friends for lunch or dinner and a few pints of Guiness as well.

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1 Thank Nadine691
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Loved it here - very friendly staff and very nice affordable pub grub. A live and was playing on Sunday evening and the Sunday roast looked amazing. Quite big with plenty of extra seating up stairs. A really nice friendly pub slap bang in the city. If you are in Sydney - well worth a visit and a bite to... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

PJ O'Brien's is a lively noisy pub with great pub food in the centre of Sydney. There is 2 levels and table service is available on the second level. Their Beef and Guiness Pie does not dissapoint neither do their prices. Our waitress was friendly and efficent and we didn't wait long for our meal to arrive. I would definitely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We couldn't decide, menu exceptionally good. Curry chicken, seafood chowder, Irish sausages, beef and Guinness pie and barramundi; all were fantastic. Fresh, hot tasty and I had a bit of each to be sure, to be sure. Pint of Guinness and a Kilkenny; the staff were attentive and beautifully Irish. This would be my local if I lived in the... More 

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1 Thank Jeff P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, staff very friendly. Superb food and live Irish music, a winning combination! A place I would come to agsin and again.

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1 Thank Neil M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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

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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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