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PJ O'Brien's

#278 of 4,705 Restaurants in Sydney}
€€ - €€€Irish, ,
57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9290 1811
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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57 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spend a great evening at PJ O'Brien's while staying at the grace. Classic, friendly Irish pub. Got a little busy around dinner time, so we moved upstairs and ordered dinner. Food we very good (especially the calamari), plentiful and reasonably priced....More

1  Thank thebosn119
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at The Grace it was so convienient food was so good the best pork belly I have ever had staff friendly lived it

1  Thank Freddy19612014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Irish bar in the heart of Sydney CBD. Good range of drinks and snacks. They have Tayto crisps - yum!

1  Thank ByrneA34
Reviewed 28 September 2017

If you chose to eat here you will not be disappointed. We have eaten here on a number of occasions. The food is good quality pub food. The prices are reasonable around $20 to $25. There is a daily special - the chicken curry on...More

3  Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were a table of eight who walked in on a Saturday night and we all had a really good experience. I have said in other reviews that the contrived Irish Pubs are not always that good but this exceeded expectations. The steak was really...More

1  Thank LizzyLeeton
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

P.J.O'OBRIENS Irish Pub York Street Sydney Recommended by the concierge at our hotel, we dropped into P.J. O'Briens Irish Pub for a late dinner. We were greeted by a noisy, busy pub filled with customers. We went upstairs were the noise level wasn't as high...More

1  Thank michelle t
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped by on a Saturday afternoon for some food and a couple of beers. The Guinness was great, enjoyed that loads. Food came reasonable quickly and was good pub fare. It's not standout food, but it's good enough for a pub. I'd go back for...More

1  Thank Nick M
PJsObriens_Syd, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hi Nick M, Thank very much for taking the time to review us! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Guinness and our food. We are always looking to improve where we can so we appreciate your feedback on our food. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered the eye fillet steak with mushroom sauce, chips with garden salad. Fair to say, it got the job done. Steak was listed as 250 grams, but seemed more like 180g to me. Ordered a few glasses of the Vic Stag chardonnay which was quaffable....More

Thank Nickistar
PJsObriens_Syd, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi Nickistar, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us! Regarding our steaks, they are all weighed by our supplier to ensure that each cut is 250 grams, so we can assure you that each cut...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Sent email three months in advance to confirm the live Irish music on Sunday nights. They confirmed and asked if I wanted to reserve a table. Great. Done. Arrive and have lunch there the day before and I ask Manager Carrie if I can pick...More

1  Thank 777mechanic
PJsObriens_Syd, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi 777mechanic, We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! We are happy to hear that your booking was accommodated to your liking and that you enjoyed our Trad Sunday Session. Your positive comments will be passed over to Ceire. Thanks again....More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a very good meal after a busy and hectic day of walking and sightseeing. Seafood chowder was like no other I have had. Not overloaded with potatoe, but lots of fish, vegetables and wonderfully creamy - worth trying

1  Thank LoveTravelling15
PJsObriens_Syd, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi LoveTravelling15, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our Seafood Chowder! Your comments will be passed on to the kitchen team. Kind Regards, The team at P.J.O'Brien's

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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