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Customs House Bar

#439 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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19 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 7000
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
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Bozeman, Montana
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After arriving late in the evening on the train from Melbourne we needed at quick meal. The Custom's House is a little gem tucked away at the back of the Marriott. Service and food was excellent.

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Thank BozemanMike
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a plate of Pork and lamb ribs with a side of fries. Both were amazing but the Pork was the stand out. Went back on Easter Sat night but they were unfortunately closed. Disappointed as we live in Perth and wont be back for a few years.

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Thank Liz J
Goa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This old institution in Sydney is fantastic- it's got a great selection of beers almost 20 off he tap and good pub food to go along with . I had a great meal and the prices are great . Try and sit outside it has a ringside view is the Sydney vibe .

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Thank Gaurav W
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this bar by chance, as we were actually looking for another pub but couldn't find it. We both had the 3 cheese and bacon burger and it was amazing. It was very flavourful. They have 20 beers on tap, almost all Australian based beers and they will let you sample as well. The peculiar thing about this... More 

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Thank Ottawa_Golferguy
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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181 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Meet friends here for lunch last Thursday. We spent a few hours eating and enjoying their company. The food, from a limited menu, was what you would expect from pub food. The price of the bottles wine was a little over the top and the price of the beer was quite high. I know you have to pay for location... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by chance after walking around in Sydney all day. They managed to find us a table outside which was nice. The staff were really attentive and friendly. My partner and I ordered the three cheese and bacon burger, I had sweet potato fries and he had Parmesan fries. When the food arrived it looked wonderful. It... More 

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Thank bella_opia
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

In addition to a serviceable menu and beer selection, I was able to watch the World Series here, too. So, aces.

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Thank R C
Lees Summit, Mo
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769 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,294 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is part of the Marriott and is a great place to have a drink. The food is fabulous and the service good as well

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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861 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My first time here his afternoon between meetings for a quick pint of beer - tried a new brew (for me) called Endeavour Golden Ale - asked for a taste first.... The Customs House Bar is supposed to have been established in 1846 and today is part of The Marriott Sydney Harbour near Circular Quay. They have a lively outdoor... More 

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Thank AshleyAzavedo
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Customs House Bar is connected to the Marriott Circular Quay Hotel. It is in a great location to have a drink prior after work. The outside seating area is quite nice and comfortable. Many different ales are on tap and the food menu consist of good bar grub.

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Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Macquarie 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 9259 7000
Description
Situated within the leafy bounds of Macquarie Park, just a stones throw from Circular Quay lies 160 years of history. Customs House Bar, an open air venue is one of the city's great public houses. The menu features an a la carte selection of seafood, succulent steaks, stone baked pizzas, burgers and much more. The expansive selection of draught beers served by the pint and friendly service combine to make this a vibrant yet casual Sydney watering hole.At Customs House Bar you can eat, drink, watch live music, catch the game on the big screen or simply meet with friends for an after work drink.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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