Newtown Hotel

4.4
27 reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
Located on Newtown’s vibrant King Street, The Newtown Hotel is one of the area’s most iconic venues and has hosted parties, served up quality food and poured ice-cold drinks since 1887. The Newtown Hotel is a snapshot into the rich and vibrant history and culture that is Newtown.

Experiences

  • Trivia Night

    Multiple dates available

    Book now for our trivia night!
  • Drag Show

    Multiple dates available

    Drag shows every Saturday 7pm and 9pm. Bookings essential.
  • Newtown Hotel dinner booking in the Trolley Bar

    Multiple dates available

    Order from our menu of pizzas, burgers & pub classics with seating in our upstairs Trolley Bar.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Energetic
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianaE
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were extra lovely! Especially because it was just prior to the easing of restrictions. They were very diligent with covid requirements but also understanding that everyone wanted to dance in their seats. Bar staff also made some exceptional mojitos!

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KylieW
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything there!
We had an amazing night and will definitely be back next time we are in Sydney
Thanks Guys 😃

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Liam
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff from start to finish. Great service great food and a nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome fun at the Saturday night drag show!

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Loulou
London
36 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The drag show was awesome. Great food and vibe.

LC
LisaC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely staff and venue. Great atmosphere and drag show was fantastic

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Ztj2702
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience3

I booked a section for 15 people from 6pm for my birthday drinks. Everything was going well until a staff member came over to inform my group we only had an hour left before the next booking. I had no idea my booking was only going to last two hours. It was extremely stressful and we ended up having to go back to someone's house as there was no way to accomodate our group past 8pm. There had been NO clear notification about this at the time of booking. And later in follow up emails there was also no clear indication that I had booked a table from 6-8 only. Later on after scrolling to the bottom of the email I saw in small writing that all bookings were for two hours only. Would have been so much better if this was clearer as it was my birthday and it caused unnecessary stress and upset. I won't be using this service again.

JM
JaneM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pub food. Great atmosphere. Love the caravan.

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SmithaS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I booked a table for 14 people last minute . Our experience was amazing . We had one particular staff member and she was amazing !! Kicking myself for not asking her name . She was so nice and considerate to my mates one of who was pregnant and the other had a newborn . We were moved to our own room and throughout the night this superstar helped us out and made us so comfortable , we had the best night .

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great choice of food which covers a lot of dietary requirements. Lovely staff. Adhered to COVID Safe requirements.

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BradleyM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After calling up 20 minutes late, I was assured over the phone that if we came now our table would still be available. We went straight there as quickly as we could, getting there less than 10 minutes after being assured our table was there when we were not let in. Why say our table was available when it clearly was given away?

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AnthonyN
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

RIPPED OFF: Us 8 were charged a $50 function booking fee to dine on your balcony for lunch on Thursday 26 September. There was no need to book as we were the only customers on the balcony in this period. What service did we get for our so called function fee $50? A big fat zero. There was no staff upstairs. We had to traipse downstairs each time we wanted a drink and to order our meal.

It is therefore requested that the so called function booking fee of $50 be refunded.

Anthony Nicod 0481117300.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Ww will be back every after a nearby meeting every Thursday evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was a big group of us on a Friday night for a leaving do. I had booked quite a bit in advance and had requested a table upstairs but when we got there were given a table outside, downstairs in the courtyard. I had booked online but also called to confirm. I spoke with the events manager and she sorted us out in 5 minutes with a table upstairs. Great night had by all, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ten person business dinner, everyone happy! Good food, service and beers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good service, great place for big groups, we got a big table in the restaurant upstairs, the waitress was nice and the barman was lovely. Totally recommend!

EK
EmmaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Really disappointing lunch. Service was terrible and food average.

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LucyL
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good food and nice service. The company that has taken over this restaurant also has one in Perth and the food is creative, fun and very tasty. The concept here is sharing dishes, which makes it great for groups as you try lots of yummy dishes.

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DidsD
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friday night catch up with friends in the upstairs restaurant - book early to snag a missed balcony table - Our waitress made some great recommendations from the menu. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Liam was very polite, helpful, friendly, good energy and we were not waiting for more drinks at any point.
Perfect evening.
Thanks, see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2016
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We were expecting bistro pub fare and were pleasantly surprised with the Thai menu. The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would like to say a big thanks to the waitress that served my friends and I on the 21st of October, last Friday. She was absolutely lovely, very patient with all the request, and made us feel very comfortable and happy! I

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RubyG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2016
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Didn't feel that the structure of the menu worked for me and how I like to order. Only one vegetarian dish & no carbohydrates- a side of steamed rice would have been good. Also desserts were totally over the top and didn't connect with the style & flavours of the mains and side dishes in any way.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely time, food was nice and service was great!

SM
SusanM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2016
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Touted as a cider pub, i was disappointed at the lack of ciders on the menu. Only three available and two of them were not ones I have enjoyed. The idea of moving along after 1.5 hours was rather ridiculous considering the place was empty. Just lucky the food was good.

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RuthW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2016
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

very lacklustre service in a cold, drafty room with overly loud music.
I wouldn't bother going back, which is a shame because this place used to be good

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant to share plates with friends. Food is good quality and inexpensive. Wine by the carafe.Love the environment and music selection. A little noisy, so not the best place for a romantic dinner.

FAQs

Newtown Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 27 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.