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scruffy murphy

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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 2002
09:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 06:00
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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in there on my first night and on getting my second drink i handed over twenty dollars to a small dark haired girl from Northern Ireland. She gave me change from Ten dollars, as I was still getting familiar with the Australian currency she caused me to doubt myself on i said nothing. I went back to Scruffy... More 

Thank John3519
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for a drink whilst out an about in Sydney. Really an average place, could do with a good referb as it looks tired in the bar. The men's toilets are in desperate need of some TLC - broken fixtures and graffiti all over the walls & cubical - not very pleasant! Drinks reasonably priced compared to rest of... More 

Thank Chris A
Brisbane, Australia
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Scruffys because we were after a bite to eat and a drink. Decor wise Scruffys doesn't seem great just looks a bit old. Drinks were really cheap and the food was really good. Had a guiness steak pie. The steak just melted it was delicious. If you just want a classic pub atmosphere this is a great little... More 

Thank Lee T
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Great bar staff, great live music. Yes- So lively and fun and we are getting on a bit. Food served is excellent bar food. The place is scruffy, of course but don't be fooled because it's well worth a visit, especially Monday evening with a free pizza when you buy a beer. Love this place.

Thank catmitch62
Bellingham, Washington
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616 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This place seemed to have potential but soon afterwards you'll see it is overpriced and indifferent in its approach and attitude, I'd go elsewhere if I was you. The menu seems ok but when you get your entree it is small and very overpriced for what you get in comparison to the cost you paid. And the meal was so... More 

Thank KweqSmanit
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This was recommended to us by someone else and is what you would expect from an Irish Pub - dont be put off by the exterior. The 'pub' is downstairs and there is a bar upstairs where you can sit and eat. You wont find tablecloths here and it is darkish inside but the food is great and very reasonally... More 

Thank r0se46
Caloundra, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Good place to go on a Friday Saturday night with your mates, we only used the bar which was fine. Good music being played, the Guinness was excellent and cheap $6.50 a pint which is very good ! Not a place I'd take the kids but I'm sure the lounge or restaurant would be very suitable. Good spot.

Thank Ian4551
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

an Irish Bar near Darling Harbour. they do meal deals. rump steak mash and veg, with a pint of guiness, cheap as chips as the saying goes, brilliant

Thank davyw92
Mornington, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Guinness is a great price during happy hour. And on Wednesdays, it's a funny show when the old men dress up as old ladies and host Karaoke, which is a popular night, I've been twice now! There are reviews about the bouncers being tough, don't be a jerk, and everything will be OK. It seems that all of Sydney is... More 

Thank Jeff B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner and drinks while staying in Sydney as it was close to the hotel. Although we were hesitant of the quality of the food after seeing the steak and pint deals come out ( just a steak on some chips). We were very happy with the quality of the meals we received and the price of them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Bar, Irish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 2002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?