Bellevue Hotel

Find us a pub in Sydney that doesn’t do a cheap steak. It’s one of the most tried and true methods of getting people through the door on a quiet night. But not all pub steak specials are made equal. Some end up so small you toy with the idea of ordering two; some come with no accompaniments; and then there is the question of sauce, the great downfall of so many simple meals. But if you head to the Bellevue Hotel on a Wednesday night you won’t be disappointed. We’re not saying it’s a life-changing steak, but it is a well-cooked rump with mash, salad and a real mushroom sauce for $12. As it’s a pub in a nice part of town the bar menu here also features duck-liver parfait, wild mushroom linguini and a cheeseboard, or you can fancy up your evening by getting a table out in the elegant restaurant up the back. Up the black-carpeted staircase there is a second bar with a private dining room, lots of well-worn Chesterfields and an Astro-Turf terrace that is open to the heavens, but we prefer to find a comfy spot down in the public bar. Classic rock is playing on the stereo, there are leather benches against the wood-panelled walls and the solid timber bar is only too happy to furnish your drinking hand with a Reschs, VB, Carlton or Coopers. You can pore over the framed newspapers from 1914 or the sports memorabilia on the walls while you drink, or just settle in to watch the footy or the trots. It may be in an up-market area and have a pretty name, but the Bellevue Hotel is just an honest old pub. 

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Bellevue Hotel details

159 Hargrave St

Paddington 2021

Telephone 02 9363 2293

Price per person including drinks $51 to $100

Open Mon-Fri 11am-midnight; Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-10pm

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