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The Fax Bar

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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27 O'Connell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8214 0400
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had a flat white early in the morning. My brain only started working after the first sip of coffee, delicious.

Thank maurorisch
New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stayed at the Radisson Blu and ate at the bar once and breakfast twice. The night bar menu is the same as room service and the food was good. I had a chicken salad and it was cooked nicely and tasted great. Bar staff were attentive and helpful. Breakfast was a standard hotel continental and buffet style. Eggs and omelettes... More 

Thank taggs_explorer
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Great chicken pie! Drinks are good but very pricey! Service is good as well. I wish it wasn't talked in the back so not very good for people watching, but great atmosphere v

Thank Ryan S
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Excellent choice of snacks, meals and drinks with excellent service. The atmosphere in this bar is excellent.

Thank June E
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I met a friend on Saturday afternoon. We ordered coffee and cheese toast with chilli. The coffee took 20 minutes. The toast 40 minutes and when it arrived it was chewy dry and doughy. Very disappointing all round, service and food well below expectations.

1 Thank Frankypeblos
RadissonBluSydney, General Manager at The Fax Bar, responded to this review

Dear Frankypeblos, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on Tripadvisor regarding your experience at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney. Your feedback is particularly important in helping us to achieve our goal of 100% guest satisfaction. Upon reading your completed survey, I was concerned to learn of your comments in relation to the level of service that... More 

Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Excellent bar men with knowledgeable advice on the wine list. Relaxed and welcoming ambience. Happy to go again :)

Thank samkerri2015
Solon, Ohio
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153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Tried the Fax Bar for a late nite dinner in the hotel. Tasty Risotto and friendly staff. Bartender let me sample a few wines before choosing which was nice. Typical decor for a hotel bar, but food is better than many. Would recommend trying if you are staying in the hotel or nearby

Thank OnAPlane2Day
Meerbusch, Germany
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have had 2 excellent meals in The Fax Bar (to be found in the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel). The staff are friendly and the food is really good. I can recommend it for anyone wanting a relaxed meal of good quality and with friendly service.

Thank Keith S
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

I would definitely visit again. Food and service consistent. Space to have dialogue without having to shout at your guest.

Thank Janne L
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

The Bistro Fax serves a good breakfast for the Radisson Blu Hotel but also has a great bar service at night, the staff are attentive and aim to ensure that you enjoy your stay with them, a good addition to the Radisson Blu experience.

Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$41
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 O'Connell 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 8214 0400
Situated on the lobby level of Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, The Fax Bar is the perfect meeting place in the heart of the CBD. Whether you wish to unwind with colleagues over an evening drink or sip your morning coffee, The Fax Bar is a chic, relaxed venue. Dine in a relaxed bar setting with a full menu offering anything from bar snacks to main meals. High Tea is also served in The Fax Bar. OPENING HOURS 06:30-late (Mon-Fri) 10:30-late (Sat - Sun)

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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