Poor Toms

4.7
40 reviews
$40 and under
Brewery
Visit Poor Toms Gin Hall to try our range of spirits, chat to our hunky bar staff about new distillery releases, nerd out on all things gin.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Catching up with friends and the service was excellent and we had a great night

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Great hidden bar, very simple, enjoyed it alot

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Carla
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gin cocktails, great Covid safe venue with friendly staff to top it off!

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Belly
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poor Tom's was a really fun afternoon experience for my group of friends and me to taste the different type of gins plus a few cocktails...

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Foodie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to get together and have a drink and conversation with friends. Great selection of gin drinks and cocktails. Fantastic service!

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Good place to try their Gin. Cocktail menu is very original. Not the sort of place I'd frequent just for lack of variety in drink selection and because of the limited tables but a good place to taste their product.

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Benjamin
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience3

Can’t fault the gin, however the service was pretty spotty and at times just plain rude.

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Kaitlin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the drinks and the gin flight! Great service, knowledgeable team. Will be going back!

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AngeloT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience and of course produce (Gin, glorious Gin!)

Highly recommend

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DeltaO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered flights and got the cost back when buying bottles. These guys are Gin-stastic!

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FoodWench
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely venue. Cocktails are good, but some better than others. Great for a night out with friends or a date. A little annoying that you can only book for 1 hr 15 min at a time, would feel a little rushed if you wanted to try a few different things.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

What a hidden gem, not far from great eateries and breweries of Marrickville. We started our night here with a few signature cocktails. I ordered the gin tasting, sampling their various products! A pretty cool in store promo is that u get $15 (?) off a bottle if you ordered the gin tasting. I left with a bottle of their awesome strawberry gin!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We didn't have food. It should be optional in this survey.

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kc1989
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food1Service3Ambience4

Great place for excellent tasty gin! Some food boards would be a great addition

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vipLovefood
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

To sum this up... it was Poor at Poor Toms. From the service being hard to catch as all the bar staff were standing around the bar chatting and you weren't allowed to go to the bar... to then being asked to leave early because the next group arrived early... it was underwhelming. Even if the gin was good... which it wasn't... I wouldn't have wanted to make a purchase here based on the experience. There are much better gins around so I recommend going somewhere else!

Poor Toms
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Lovefood, We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Poor Toms. Maintaining our covid safe policy is important, and this includes table service and an 85min time limit for sittings. Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It enables us to improve and provide a better service!

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Barb
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time to Poor Toms, I had arranged to go there as a surprise for my husbands birthday. The drinks were fantastic. Some of the best I’ve had in Sydney, a direct message from my husband, who loved it. We bought a bottle of gin as well. Thanks again!

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DanielaM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar to catch up with friends for a drink , easy relaxed atmosphere. Service was friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
26 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Amazing gin and great original cocktails

Poor Toms
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks for coming! Our cocktail menu changes monthly, so come back soon to try something new.

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Keeks
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

It was table service due to COVID rules which is cool but we did not get checked on regular bar staff just stood at the entrance. 20 mins before the end they said they would come back and grab our last drinks order and instead they just brought the bill.

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kc1989
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Great place to explore some amazing gin! An inner west gem

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oysteraddict
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find in the inner west. Amazing gins and great service. I highly recommend the gin flight. I'll be back.

Poor Toms
Responded on 27 October 2020

Glad you had a good time, thanks for the kind words!

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Chris
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Nice venue with a great aesthetic. 85 minute table booking time is way too short and service was abrupt and not very timely (with only table service available). Would not recommend if you are looking for a relaxed place to catch-up with friends as you will be asked to leave after you allotted time and then you are stuck away from most places. Cocktail list was concise but interesting with some creative (and yummy) options.

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LiviaT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It's our second time at Poor Tom. We loved the cocktails they had on the menu, they all sound very creative and fun. We enjoyed the industrial decor and chill vibe the place had too. Due to COVID19, they limit the number of people but it was good in a way as it felt very spacious. Would be great if they start serving small eats as well.

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JoshuaS
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome and warm atmosphere

DB
DannaB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Yummy cocktails, fantastic staff with a great customer service attitude!

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TessB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool industrial space, great cocktails and lovely staff. A local gem!

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Catch
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

No food service but the gin is amazing!!!!!!! HIGHLY recommend.

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Danie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

I really recommend Poor Toms. The cocktails were delish and the service was exceptional. It's hard to find but worth the adventure.

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Dandans
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazingggg in every way, my favourite place in the inner west

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Door
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place luv going there great staff great Gin!
But yet to have a sandwich.

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JessieS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! We were running a bit late which we felt really bad about, but the whole team was so nice and accomodating. Great Kiwi Cocktail too! Will be back

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CazS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Handling Corona well with 9o min sittings and efficient And friendly service

CC
ChrisC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sandwiches we're delicious, but it's all about the cocktails and the gin.

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NatashaS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great fun at Poor Tom’s. Great drinks, staff and atmosphere !!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service in a very cool venue with delicious gin.

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TinaC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved my first night out of iso at Poor Toms! The service was amazing with great recommendations.

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PeytonS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Poor Toms!! First cocktail bar we made resos at post Covid-19! LOVE IT

LJ
LukeJ
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing Cocktails with great service! Very informative and fun staff

MP
MelissaP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to go for a pre dinner drink. Great service, drinks were amazing.

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amyw
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

great vibe and fantastic service under such uncertain times.

FAQs

Poor Toms is rated 4.7 stars by 40 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.