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The Beresford

$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
Bar, Pub, Australian
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354 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9254 8088
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Jerrabomberra, Australia
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247 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally found this place which is clearly a local favourite. Lovely outdoor area and packed with a youngish crowd. Great vibe...very friendly and everyone doing their thing with no hassle. Bar staff efficient and friendly. Meals were good (we had steak) but needed a sauce of some kind. Not sure what happy hour rules are but our first two pints... More 

Thank Jerraquaffers
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a group of friends here for a quick lunch and a few drinks before a footy game at the SCG. Loved the location, the decor, the service, the food was good and drinks cold. A great place to meet friends.

Thank Kazzymarie
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I go there with a friend. We have just an hour and half for have a lunch and we enjoy it really. Good food but maybe a little expensive. Awesome tap beers. And the terrace is lovely.

Thank Guillem R
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I popped in here on Saturday night for drinks. It was extremely hot in Sydney that day, and the front bar was so cooool. However my drinks were in the bistro area...and the rear doors wide open. There appeared to be no air-conditioning at all. I sat there sweating until I'd had enough, and wet to an air conditioned pub.

Thank Jim T
Hobart, Tasmania
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340 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had two visits to the Beresford during the rugby 7s. Our strategy is to spend a couple of hours at lunch out of the worst of the heat, and then return to the ground mid pm. It's only about a 15 min walk to Allianz - perfect. Reasonably quiet in the bar area. Friendly staff, tvs (for the games) and... More 

Thank richmet
Gosford, Australia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The Beresford never disappoints! The food is always wonderful the staff are always welcoming and the atmosphere is always inviting!

Thank Tarnisha B
Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite waterhole in Sydney, if not entire Australia. They have an awesome backyard garden right in the midst of the city and you usually find a young- mid aged hip crowd and decent music. Best is the every day happy hour including Pints of various beer or the great James Squire Apple Cider for only $6 from 6pm to... More 

1 Thank sydneyberlin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Waited 45 minutes in a queue for a drink, when I finally got to the bar I ordered a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and was told it had to be poured into a large wine decanter, not given any reason as to why, just policy? What's the difference between a bottle and a glass decanter. Won't be going back.

1 Thank Spencer M
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

$18 for a side of chicken wings that were barely room temperature and $10 for a side bowl of mc cain frozen oven fries that again werent hot or even cooked properly. Then oddly to see people here with babies and dogs too? In a bar??? Cmon Beresford dime a dozen pubs around Surry Hills do much better than that.... More 

Thank Anzai88
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly service from young waiters. Sit inside or out in the garden space. Great vibe and delicious food in good portion sizes. Timely in service - ordered at the bar and paid at time of ordering. Husband ordered Chicken Burger with avocado, aioli, iceberg lettuce & chips while I ate a tasty beetroot salad with hazelnuts, spinach leaf and red... More 

Thank Deborah T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9254 8088
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern Italian trattoria. The Beresford kitchen offers everything from a simple bowl of fries to wood-fired pizza, salads, steaks and schnitzels. Drop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy some of these great meals in our bistro or courtyard. The Beresford has a number of sections for patrons to enjoy, from the front bar area, dining section and our fabulous outdoor courtyard area. Don't forget Happy Hour 6-8pm daily and free kids meals from Monday through to Thursday.

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