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Abattoir Blues

4.5
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38 reviews
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$40 and under
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Breakfast

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Abattoir Blues is Sydney Olympic Park’s notorious, fully-licensed, boutique diner hidden away in a historic 1900’s abattoir building. Capturing the heart and soul of the Park, Abattoir Blues is a restaurant, café and bar experience worth discovering.

Our menu features high quality comfort food including specialty coffee, classic hot breakfasts, hearty lunches and a selection of fresh bakery goods – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week.

The Pasta House by Abattoir Blues is a new and exciting night time concept started by the team here at Abattoir Blues. Our menu features fresh, handmade pasta by our head chef, and a variety of traditional and unique sauces.

We are open for all events in the park, and extend our trading hours to accommodate patrons and punters before a concert, sporting event or whatever reason you are in the park. We are the locals choice dining spot, and a hotspot for those visiting the park.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Great Southern Nights

Nov 6-27, 2020·Fri 19:00-22:00

Join us weekly as live musicians, vocalists, performers & bands take over the courtyard for Great Southern Nights.

If you didn’t have a reason to catch up with mates and dates and family, this is your perfect night out.
The Abattoir Blues team will be serving up our classic dishes and have beverage packs on offer for those really looking to make a night of it.

2-4-1 Pasta Tuesday

Starting Sep 8, 2020·Tue 11:45-14:00 17:00-21:30

Carabavores and all those in between, this is for YOU!

Enjoy TWO delicious pastas for the price of ONE!

Menu includes:
Gnocchi Four Cheeses & Walnuts, Broccoli & Salsiccia, Tagliatelle Bolognese, Casarecce w/ Tomato & Ricotta & Gnocchi Napoletana.

$15 Burgers on Monday!

Starting Sep 8, 2020·Mon 11:45-14:00

Mondays are a whole lotta madness so we're here to make Mondays easier. Grab a $15 burger between 11.45am - 2.00pm, fries included.

What 38 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
Service
4.5
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4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JayH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Fish and pulled pork were cold. Fish and chicken Nuggets tasted as if they were frozen and heated up. Waitress delivered a glass of sparkling wine instead of sparkling water as ordered. Waitress expected me to stack her trays for her.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing. Have been multiple times and never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Small menu but lovely homemade pasta and the house Prosecco was very drinkable. Friendly service and we were well looked after.

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nestled in the centre of of the Sydney Olympic Park, is a chilled sanctuary where I can catch up with friends and family over a cold beverage and delicious meal. Service is great, value is excellent.

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ScottBenjamin
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem in Sydney Olympic Park - creative food options at great value. Outside dining is cozy and private with elevated views of the park and the gardens. Weekend breakfast is recommended highly.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hey Scott, This review is legendary. Thanks for the kind words, be sure to pop in again soon! Cheers, AB team.

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Eurotrash
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice spot with great historical surroundings. Especially if seated outside. Service was great. Selection for breakfast could have had a bit extra.

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Quick dinner before attending the footy. The place is nice enough, quick service but the events menu needs a few extras added to it.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hey Lee, We've taken your feedback onboard and can't thank you enough for giving us a positive review. Pop in again soon! Cheers, AB team.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in the historic Abattoir precinct of Olympic Park. Had a long relaxed lunch there with family before the preliminary final. It will be great when they can again have live music there. Cool atmosphere

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kanishad
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Even better service. The atmosphere and location we’re perfect for a quiet catch-up and strong coffee.

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JuliaE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous location great staff I’ll be back very friendly staff and great food

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AmandaL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything fresh. Salad exotic and very quaint cafe one can talk without shouting.

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Maydah
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place
Only that we went on labour day so couldn’t eat a lot

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sharonl
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot on a lovely day service was amazing and no time waiting for either food or drinks

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Kiana
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Highly recommended. They staff were very friendly and service was fast and efficient. Definitely will go again!

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 September 2020

Hey Kiana, Thank you so much for this fantabulous review! We're so glad you all enjoyed the wild mushrooms and the service. Be sure to pop in again soon x Much love, AB team. x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just discovered Abbatoir Blues and it might just become our new fave spot! Love the outdoor space as it means we can bring our pup along for dinner. The food is delicious. Definitely recommend the 2 for 1 pasta nights on Tuesdays. Great value for some delicious tasty pasta! Staff are also super friendly and accommodating. Will be back for sure!

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hey there, We're over the moon with this AMAZING review, we're absolutely chuffed with what we've read! Thanks again, The AB team.

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Taylor
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, exquisite food and incredible outdoor atmosphere.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 19 September 2020

Hey Cookster, We love this review, we hope date night was a treat! Love, the AB team x

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BerryDelicious
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, very tasty breaky of smashed avocado, poached eggs, dukka, pomegranate and rocket with a mixed berry smoothie.
Great range of breaky options.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 19 September 2020

Hey Berry, This review got us in the feels, thanks for the amazing feedback! See you around soon. Love, the AB team x

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with family For a Father’s Day brunch
lovely location delicious food and beautiful service
Well definitely be back
Great coffee too

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 7 September 2020

What a fabulous review! We can't thank you enough for this stunning review, it genuinely means the world. Looking forward to having you around soon :) Much love, the AB team x

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LisaI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This beautiful cafe/restaurant was exceptional. The salmon had the best flavours I've ever had. The Blues burger and fries were also excellent. The restaurant also had a beautiful outdoor courtyard area to sit on a sunny day and the inside was equally as inviting. Will definately come back again!

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 13 September 2020

Hey Lisa, This review means the world. Thank you so much for the dazzling words, we're so glad you enjoyed the experience. Pop in again soon! Much love, the AB team x

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FatimaT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere!

Would go there again.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Fatima, Thank you endlessly for this beauty of a review. Our doors are (nearly) almost open! Much love, the AB team x

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AllenH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and fresh food. Haven't tasted pasta like this in Australia in a long long time. Worth a visit and a repeat stay!

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hey Allen, You're just as awesome as this review. Let's do it again soon. :) Much love, the AB team x

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mimi
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great, quiet environment & amazing food! Will definately recommend to my friends :)

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hey Mimi, This is the kind of feedback we LOVE! Thanks for the beauty of a review. Much love, the AB team x

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JustineH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Thank you for your excellent hospitality - inviting atmosphere, and friendly staff with yummy food! Will come again.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hey Justine, Our doors (nearly) always open. We'd love to have you back again. Much love, the AB team x

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BaaBaa
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Long queues out the door for drinks and food the whole time with not enough staff serving, and ran out of beer at about 7pm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and atmosphere just the live music was a bit loud made it hard to have a conversation with friends will come back again!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great feel and service the guy playing was a tad load and music could of been turned down a notch as it made hearing and conversations at the table at yelling point to one another, music should be heard in the back ground not over powering ones conversations.
Otherwise service food and drinks were great.

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DebraE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another opportunity to eat here. It’s my go to place whenever I’m at SOP. Massive night with two major concerts on at ANZ and Qudos arena and despite a full house at Abattoir Blues, the service was great. We had a table of five. They have a restricted event menu which works really well for them and us as patrons. I had the grilled chicken burger which was absolutely delicious. Andrew and Michael are great hosts regardless of how busy there are.

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AnnetteB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

I had booked a table for lunch, with high top seating. But when we arrived, we were sat right near the very noisy kitchen, on a table that wobbled badly every time you touched it! The place was nearly empty, so I don’t know why we were seated there? I had looked at the menu online, and we were both looking forward to the shared Deli Board plus other things. But the menu we were given was very limited and small, and nothing liked what was shown online? The service was good, and that was probably the only redeeming thing about the whole scenario.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always dine here when we go to concerts at ANZ stadium or Qudos Arena. Food is always super fresh and tasty. Service is prompt. There is a limited menu on event nights however you will be hard pressed not to find something you will enjoy. Alcohol is also reasonably priced. 😀🥂🍴

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had beef burger and the chicken schnitzel. The food was very good. The burger might be the nicest burger I’ve ever had. The schnitzel was good. It was a busy night - pre Elton John show. They warned us that it was a 40 minute wait for food. They were almost accurate to the minute. Staff veered cheerful and welcoming. The boss was relaxed and reassuring that we would make the show. The beer garden setting is pleasant until you get a rowdy group in the space that seem to get tanked up before the show. Other advice. Book. Allow 1hour and a 1/4 if you have a deadline and don’t want to be stressed. Would happily recommend and go again. 2 meals and a coke $44.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly & efficient team who coped with large volume of concert patrons. Food was very good & reasonably priced. We will go back when next at Olympic Park precinct.

The website makes no mention that they have a liquor licence. They are selling themselves short.

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DebraE
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the 4th time I’ve had drinks or preshow dinner here. It’s a fab place to get you in the mood. I’ll be back again in a few weeks for the Queen concert. Andrew and Michael along with their staff great hosts.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Debra, So glad to have you back here again and again - really looking forward to having you here prior to Queen! Kind Regards, Andrew | Management

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Cris
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was very average. Had the salmon which was supposed to have a bed of salad. A few leaves of green does not a salad make. Quinoa was mentioned ? I needed to scrounge through the leave to find a few specks. Was there a shortage on the avocado and other ingredients? You have a captive crowd I suppose, so this review really wouldn’t matter. Won’t be back . Certainly won’t be recommending neither.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Cris, Your review certainly does matter! It's feedback like this that helps us grow and develop. We will pass this feedback onto the chef and relevant kitchen staff. I apologise for your bad experience at our establishment. Please feel free to message me on our social platforms to see if we can rectify this experience. Regards, Andrew | Management

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

As it was an event night restaurant was full - service was good and food was quick and tasty

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Carolyn, Appreciate the review and glad you had a great time at our establishment. Swing by again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew | Management

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Booked indoor table but unfortunately had to sit outside. Service was slow but staff very friendly.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Diane, Pleasure having you here and apologise about the seating arrangement. We've just recently made the switch over to Opentable and working on these teething issues. We will ensure that we will work on this for future bookings. Hopefully we will see you next time you are in the park. Regards, Andrew | Management

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Really lovely sitting outside on a warm summer's evening. Staff were great. Would absolutely recommend making a booking when major events are on in the area, we did and walked straight in! Our food was delicious, however, my pie wasn't extremely hot. I'll definitely go back!

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Paula, Pleasure having you here - noted regarding the pies. Hope you see you here again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew | Management

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JulieB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not bad but not amazing. Works for going to a concert at one on the arenas

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Julie, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. It can get quite busy prior to concerts here so thank you for booking through our new open table reservation system. Kind Regards, Andrew | Management

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AlisonJ
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had great food, great service at a great venue. We would definitely go there again and definitely recommend it to friends.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 14 January 2020

Alison, Very glad you enjoyed your time here and looking forward to having you back here soon! Kind Regards, Andrew | Management

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FAQs

Abattoir Blues is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.