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PJ O'Brien's

#280 of 5,196 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guinness pie” (9 reviews)
“fish stew” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
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LOCATION
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here in the middle of the week for some drinks and loved the decor right away so we decided to stay for supper. The menu isnt large but has exactly what you would want in a Irish pub, they had good amount of beer...More

1  Thank sens115
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi sens115, Thanks for this fantastic review. We’re glad you’re a fan of our pubs traditional décor and happy your group decided to stay for supper. Beyond food and drinks we have great live musicians grace the stage each week. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there Monday at 7 pm. Downstairs you find a table and order from the bar. We climbed the steep stairs for table service. The restroom was upstairs too. The waitress was quick and very good. We both ordered the Irish beef pie that...More

1  Thank Mike L
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thanks for leaving us this review. We’re pleased you and your wife enjoyed our Irish fare and we hope to see you back again soon. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a franchise Irish pub at all. We had beautiful food, the Irish stew was DEVINE! and although we didnt have beer, we had a very inexpensive bottle of 821 Sauv Blanc - I will return here thank you for the great service (and the...More

1  Thank Portlibrarian
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Portlibrarian, Thanks for the lovely review, our chef is very happy to hear the feedback. Whenever you’re keen for a drink and some Irish banter, you know where to find us. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We attended for dinner on a Thursday night. I must say the dinner was fantastic we had cheese garlic bread, seafood chowder, beef burger and Irish schnitzel all the food was fantastic and tasted so good also reasonably priced. The only thing that let this...More

Thank borgas c
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi borgas c, Thanks for this lovely review. Great to hear you and your family enjoyed some hearty Irish fare with us. On Thursday nights the band draws a crowd and once the music starts it can get loud, other nights are a little tamer....More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This pub was attached to our hotel (Grace Hotel) and we frequented it during our stay. Great pub food, reasonable lunch combos, and comfort soup after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. Very friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank candyworthington0704
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi candyworthington0704, Thanks for visiting us during your time at the Grace Hotel. We’re happy PJ's could be a nice little refuge for you to enjoy some nice meals and drinks after days exploring the city of Sydney. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Dropped in to watch the footie and have a meal. Lovely staff, food was fresh and tasty and service fast.

1  Thank Frances T
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Frances, Thanks for leaving us this review. Our team in the kitchen are glad you had a good meal and we hope you got a good result in the Footy. Cheers, The team at P.J.O’Brien's

Reviewed 23 September 2018

I must be getting old, but I am finding the noise level in pubs like this at night is too loud for my liking. I had the very ordinary soup of the day, because I was starving and there was nowhere else open nearby!More

Thank John G
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Hi John, Thanks for leaving us this feedback. Some nights the noise level can get high, especially when the band on stage gets the party going. It’s a shame we did not win you over on this occasion with the soup of the day but...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

had dinner on a saturday night, I had guiness & beef pie & it was very tasty. Vegies were perfectly cooked, gravy was tasty. We ate downstairs so we ordered at the bar & within 15 minutes we had our meal. There was an Irish...More

1  Thank Lyn B
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Lyn, Thanks for leaving us this review. Our team in the kitchen are happy to hear you enjoyed our beef and Guinness pie, a perfect match for a nice creamy pint of Guinness. We are lucky to have such a quality roster of bands...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Gammon isn't a common dish in Sydney and as it evokes memories of pubs in England, I had to order it. It was superb, probably the best I've ever had in Sydney. Very large portions for a miniscule price. Pub is always buzzy, beers are...More

1  Thank Roz L
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Roz, We love putting authentic Irish pub dishes on the menu, it’s surprisingly hard to find some of the classics here in Sydney. If it’s the buzzy atmosphere you enjoy please be sure to pop in while we have live music on the stage...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

The service was great even though it was really busy. The atmosphere was really loud. It was a Friday night and heaps of people were there after work so it got louder and louder as the night went on which didn't bother us. It got...More

1  Thank Gail A
PJsObriens_Syd, Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Gail, Thanks for the great review. Friday nights are a favourite, the live acoustic music always brings a good crowd and good craic. Glad your enjoyed our chefs famous Steak and Guinness pie. Please visit us again soon and try some of our other...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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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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