Abattoir Blues

4.5
48 reviews
$40 and under
Breakfast
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 48 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottBenjamin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for summer Sunday brunch. Service is lightning fast and the food exceeds expectations every time. Highly recommended!

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, loads of character, great food, great music, amazing service.. best house-made pasta!

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RikK
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is always great and service is great, always great value for money.

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AndyE
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Half the menu was unavailable on a Tuesday after a heavy weekend. Service a little slow when busy but a nice venue.

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DiannaG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Freshly made pasta dishes where Devine, and the Tuesday 2 for 1 prices are a fabulous deal, we will need to make this a regular weekly event !

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Michael
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location good service and good food. I am sure it gets busy but it was the perfect venue for a business meeting on our visit.

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GRAHAMP
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

a casual meal at Abattoir Blues is excellent before a match at ANZ!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great experience all round, the team had taken the time to read notes on our booking and made every effort to make sure our visit was everything we needed, nothing was too much effort ... and the food was delicious! Thank you so much.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was lovely. Limited menu but well worth the visit.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, ambience, food is good value 2 for 1 pasta on tuesday.
Portion for large looks small but filling.

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JayH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
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.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Jay, This is certainly not the standards we'd like to be know for upholding and sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations. We'd be forever grateful if you could reach out using the contact us form on our website? Unfortunately we cannot provide our email on this platform. Looking forward to looking into this a bit further! Cheers - AB team.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Anthony, We're over the moon with this feedback! Thank you so much. We're super proud to have earned your best 5 stars. Come on over again soon. Cheers - AB team.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

We love Prosecco so we're pretty darn glad you enjoyed one of our favourites. Thank you for the genuine feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the pasta and service. Come on over again soon. Cheers - AB team.

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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.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Cathy, This review is just about as super as YOU! Thank you for the kind words, our doors always open. Come on over 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.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Eurotrash, We're head over heels for this review. Make sure you pop in again soon. Cheers, the AB team.

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ScottBenjamin
San Francisco
13 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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DavidT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe and setting with friendly staff and tasty food. Will dine here again at some point and highly recommend.

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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

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Karen! Thank you so much for this fab review - we can't thank you enough. Be sure to check out our Great Southern Nights live music happening this November. Details on our website. Make sure you pop in again soon, Cheers - AB team.

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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.

Abattoir Blues
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hey Kanishad, So glad you enjoyed your meal, coffee, service and the visit! We're over the moon! Cheers, the AB team.

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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
14 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. 😀🥂🍴

FAQs

Abattoir Blues is rated 4.5 stars by 48 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.