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The Carrington

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563-565 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 497 952 889
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was full house on the Friday evening that we went there. Seems popular with locals. We had the salmon and the duck which were both delicious!

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Thank Rirji
Sydney, Australia
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190 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Carrington has been many things over time but for now it has settled again as a local pub. It's a little more on the quiet side than years gone by but there is still something happening most nights of the week and with a strong local clientele it has settled into a new and relaxing time. This is one... More 

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Thank MyKitchenStories
Andie W, Marketing Manager at The Carrington, responded to this review

Hey MyKitchenStories, thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to The Carro and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Moorooka
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Great to walk into a clean pub that smells clean!! Awesome food ( burgers and chips $20) cold drinks and lovely staff!

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Thank Gavin K
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Its a hole in the wall type pub. The food out the back is good, by all reports. It was closed for a couple of years, and it climbing back up to it's old level.

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Thank Timmo222
Sydney
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

After hearing great things about The Carrington we decided to try it out the other day for lunch. The food was very good, I had the schnitzel and my husband had the steak. Just thought that it was overpriced, the schnitzel was $25, the steak a more reasonable $17. It was a good pub but I won't be eating there... More 

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Thank MaisyB
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to have a Sunday dinner! Food was cooked immaculately and the service was friendly and informative! Choice of beer and wine was totally adequate for a local. Will definitely be back for more.

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Thank Andrew V
New South Wales, Australia
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Renamed The Carrington this is one of the increasing number of pubs that do not have pokies. Went on a Surry Hills walking tour yesterday and this was one of the stops. Manger gave a chat as did tour guide regarding history of hotel etc. A good range of beers wines etc. had two schooners and a local Shiraz. Did... More 

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Thank Rob2219
Aix-en-Provence, France
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's a pub, it has a good steak special, an Australian only wine list dominated by south Australia, it sells a bowl of salted nuts for $7 and $11 for its cheapest wine by the glass so is unsurprisngly overpriced. Its disappointing that the menu isn't more dynamic and exciting, and that the wine list isn't more extensive and broader.

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Thank mastiquer
Kilmacolm, Scotland
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent returned local pub with gold grub, small but good choice of beers and wines, and some really interesting spirits, e.g. Islay Botanist gin. Had really nice special fish curry, full of chunky fish bits, good steak and nice, moist chicken.

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Thank cml017
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For $19 I herd the Carrington did a Sunday Roast. A group of 7 of us arrived and sat down. We asked for menus as no staff member had talked to us. It was very much a help your self response. The Sunday Roast included a Yorkshire Pudding, not the Aussie Sunday roast I was expecting. The Cafe is Dog... More 

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Thank Jason C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563-565 Bourke St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 497 952 889
Description
The Carrington is Surry Hills' oldest pub - built in 1877. Sydney Swans Clubhouse. All about steak & wine. Dog friendly. Great for small to large functions.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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