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The Beresford

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Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
Bar, Pub, Australian
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354 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9254 8088
Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited 45 minutes in a queue for a drink, when I finally got to the bar I ordered a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and was told it had to be poured into a large wine decanter, not given any reason as to why, just policy? What's the difference between a bottle and a glass decanter. Won't be going back.

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Thank Spencer M
Sydney
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

$18 for a side of chicken wings that were barely room temperature and $10 for a side bowl of mc cain frozen oven fries that again werent hot or even cooked properly. Then oddly to see people here with babies and dogs too? In a bar??? Cmon Beresford dime a dozen pubs around Surry Hills do much better than that.... More 

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Thank Anzai88
sydney
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service from young waiters. Sit inside or out in the garden space. Great vibe and delicious food in good portion sizes. Timely in service - ordered at the bar and paid at time of ordering. Husband ordered Chicken Burger with avocado, aioli, iceberg lettuce & chips while I ate a tasty beetroot salad with hazelnuts, spinach leaf and red... More 

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Thank ellietrunk
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel with decent meals and good choice of beer collection. happy hour is great and friendly staff. The downside is there is no sign for the pub/ hotel... you won't even know it is a pub until you get inside. Toilets are near and tidy...

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Thank Swamy S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a non smoker I was pretty disappointed when at 5pm my outdoor table was given an ashtray and the no food signs went up. Apart from a random smoker from the other areas no one seemed to be smoking and in fact were hiding ashtrays... something to think about!

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Thank Kathy R
Bronte, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Beresford on a Friday for a close friends birthday, friendly employees and cool decked out area up stairs. The place was cranking and hard to get a drink at times, but all in all nice pub.

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Thank Jack L
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The RUDEST bar staff I have come across. Will never go back! Terrible place and A-hole bouncers.. worst experience in Sydney. Night ruined

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Thank Jackie H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Would not come back here. Bouncers think they own the place. Food is below average and the lines to go to the upstairs area are ridiculous

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Thank Emily C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited for midweek drinks and meal with a friend who lives locally. Fairly empty for midweek but no complaints as we found a table with no issues, order drinks and food at the bar. Calamari + Ham Hock Croquettes 2 x Lam Shepherds Pies 1 x Beresford Burger Service was fine as was the food. Large bar which is probably... More 

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Thank AHWBeverley
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The Beresford was our first local on moving to Sydney and 8 years later we're still back on a regular basis. Great food and drinks. But most important, incredible friendly, welcoming and family feel of service. They do the Merivale group proud. Highlight is going on one of our hundreds of beautiful days in Sydney and heading out to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Bourke St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9254 8088
Description
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern Italian trattoria. The Beresford kitchen offers everything from a simple bowl of fries to wood-fired pizza, salads, steaks and schnitzels. Drop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy some of these great meals in our bistro or courtyard. The Beresford has a number of sections for patrons to enjoy, from the front bar area, dining section and our fabulous outdoor courtyard area. Don't forget Happy Hour 6-8pm daily and free kids meals from Monday through to Thursday.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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