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The Mercantile Hotel

#490 of 4,722 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
25 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 3570
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“irish stew” (4 reviews)
“veggie burger” (2 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
25 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had shepherds pie and a beer in this beautiful old hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful and the selection of beer was varied. Give it a go before a walk across the bridge.

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little Irish pub in the heart of historic old Sydney. Best value meals and plenty of Guinness. Live music to boot.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Called in twice during our stay in Sydney, found it by happy chance. Brilliant atmosphere, good craic and food that is so good ! Home made Cottage pie, Irish stew, and the soon to be famous Shamrock pie. Just sitting outside and watching the world...More

Thank ARIEL606060
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We called in for lunch after a day sight seeing and it was great friendly bar staff pulled us a very nice Guinness and then we ordered food which was excellent my steak was beautiful and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the food great service...More

Thank paulhobbs
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Go there fairly regularly, Irish band is good for a listen and laugh. Good, hearty pub food, great atmosphere, friendly, never see any trouble.

Thank John C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Found ourselves lingering longer as the musician played favorite and sentimental songs. Good beer in the happy hour. Good place to relax after lots of walking.

Thank Marzena K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We weren't expecting Canberra temperatures in Sydney, so when the temperature dropped it was time for comfort food. Bangers and mash. Yes! We checked out several menus at pubs in The Rocks, but the only one that offered what we were looking for was The...More

Thank BizzyLizzyGoodThings
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The Mercantile Hotel is a great Sudney pub with lots of history and fine beers/food. Definitely worth a visit when in the Rocks area.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We wandered into the pub at the Mercantile Hotel when we first visited the market at The Rocks, Sydney. Great place to stop and have a pint or a schooner. Choose from a wide variety of Austrailian and import beers. Food was pub fare and...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Worst service I have experienced. 1.5 hour wait for food for a family of four. Only decided they should get their act together after the THIRD visit up to the kitchen to complain. Tried to redeem themselves with free drinks (that we didn't want) and...More

Thank Lauren B
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 3570
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