Sydney’s best Gastro Pubs
Pub food has come a long way since the old counter meal days. Gone are the self serve salad bars, now we are in the era of the ‘gastro pub’.
Gastro pubs have upped the anti serving up restaurant worthy dishes, whilst retaining the relaxed feel and casual atmosphere of your local. Paddington and Woollahra have proven to be a mecca to the new breed of gastro pub and are home to many of our favourites. Lucky locals!
Check out our Top 10 best Gastro Pubs:
- HOTEL CENTENNIAL
Chef Justin North serves up elegant seasonal pub grub along with a relaxed, yet grown up atmosphere.
Read our review of Hotel Centennial
88 Oxford Street, Woollahra
- THE PADDINGTON
Merivale recently transformed the old Paddo Arms Hotel into The Paddington. There’s a British twist to the menu with rotisserie meats a specialty.
Read our review of The Paddington
384 Oxford Street, Paddington
- THE UNICORN HOTEL
The Unicorn Hotel was recently refreshed by its new owners and is now featuring honest ‘Aussie’ food along with exclusively Australian wine and beer selections.
The Unicorn Hotel website
106 Oxford Street, Paddington
- THE DOLPHIN HOTEL
Surry Hills staple The Dolphin Hotel has had a fresh new makeover and is sporting a stellar new food menu.
Read our review of The Dolphin Hotel
412 Crown Street, Surry Hills
- THE TILBURY
Much loved long standing Woollomoloo local. You can choose to eat in their downstairs dining room or head upstairs and straight to the terrace.
Read our review of The Tilbury
12-18 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo
- BISTRO MONCUR
One of the original gastro pubs attached to The Woollahra Hotel. Bistro Moncur has been going strong for years and has gained a loyal following.
Bistro Moncur website
116 Queen Street, Woollahra
- FOUR IN HAND BY GUILLAUME
French Chef Guillaume Brahimi has taken over the reigns from Chef Colin Fassnidge to create his version of a ‘gastro pub’ with a French twist.
Read our review of Four in Hand by Guillaume
105 Sutherland Street, Paddington
- THE CARRINGTON
Refurbed Surry Hills local serving up comfort food, generous servings and good old fashioned hospitality.
Read our review of The Carrington
565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
- EAST LONDON
Head upstairs at The London Hotel and you will find East London serving up a modern Chinese menu featuring Shanghai and Sichuan cuisines.
Read our review of East London
The London Hotel, 85 Underwood Street, Paddington
- THE NEWPORT
Another Merivale success story. Justin Hemmes has transformed The Newport into a new hotspot for those North-side. Think burgers, pizzas, seafood, salads and alfresco dining.
Read our review of The Newport
2 Kalinya Street, Newport
Note: We regularly review our Top 10 Series to ensure we serve you current content.
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Image courtesy of Hotel Centennial.