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PJ O'Brien's

#272 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
13:00 - 02:00
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Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want a basic feed in a basic pub with basic beers this is for you. It has all the confected atmosphere of an 'Irish' pub. The live music is ok. The screens are ok. The dining area is ok. You won't be wowed, but the service is fast and good, it gets an Average because the good fast... More 

Thank MrOyvind
Sydney, Australia
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434 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and a pint. Staff not as friendly as on previous visits. The sweet potato and chickpea burger wasn't that great (lacked flavour and soggy therefore unable to eat without a fork and knife) - a disappointment compared to their old veggie option of vegetable pie.

Thank nick164
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in looking for dinner, what we found was a place with good food - we had the Irish stew and Beef & Guinness Pie - great beer (Guinness pint of course) and a bustling feel as people caught up with mates, family or couples enjoying a night out. Worth the visit!

1 Thank Jacques258
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I ate here on Monday evening. What a great venue. The service was exceptional. We decided to head upstairs with our 7 and 6 year old girls. Kirsty was a delight as was the other Irish Las. We will be heading back here on our next visit to Sydney.

1 Thank NarelleZ75
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a proper Irish pub, not an orish pub out of a box like most 'Irish pubs'. The Guinness is good and poured properly and they have a wide selection of other beers and spirits. The food is pub food but well cooked. The Beef and Guinness pie has an excellent pie and well cooked vegetables. The staff are... More 

1 Thank Bill S
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meals and Irish drinks in town. Beats allot of the higher priced establishments and they have wonderful staff with genuine accents. Generous meals and generous people. I will be back!

1 Thank Simon O
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Irish Pub with good food, good drinks & good band. Probably one of the more affordable places for a decent meal in Sydney city.

Thank Pmarn
Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on a Sunday night. Sat at a table upstairs but had to go downstairs to order as they weren't doing table service despite having a waitress upstairs. Ordered the rump steak, asked for it to be cooked medium, and pre-paid. The steak came 25 minutes later completely cremated (see picture below). Waitress did not come back to ask... More 

Thank johnty91
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crazy pub. Was there for St. Pats day this year and it was jammed. Every night the place was hopping. If you stay at the Grace hotel it is attached to it at street level. Food was good too

Thank Gary K
Sun City West, Arizona
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1,006 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Typical meaning dark wood interior, very crowded and noisy. Come early for a table for dinner (upstairs is quieter). Daily specials. Good food and friendly service.

1 Thank Soulefulltraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 02:00
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
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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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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