The Unicorn Hotel

3.8
13 reviews
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$40 and under
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Bistro
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
THE UNICORN HOTEL IN PADDINGTON IS A PROUD BOILING BILLY OF AUSSIE WINE, BEER, MUSIC, ART, FOOD AND CONVERSATION.

The first beer was poured at the Unicorn Hotel, Paddington, in 1941, after a rebuild of the Croft’s Family Hotel, which had stood on the site since the mid 1800’s. After many years of service to the locals of Paddington, the Unicorn Hotel is now owned by a ratbag crew of mates from some of Sydney’s most iconic hospitality names Porteno, Mary’s and Young Henrys. We look forward to pouring you a beer soon.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Unicorn Hotel can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 13 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
Food
3.7
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place for our mothers day lunch with our doggo.

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere was punk/rock & roll, loud and fun. The food was good, but pricey for what it was. Having to order everything from the bar got tedious, but fit the set up for less table service. And the food delivery service and bar service was good except for one bar tender who seemed stoned.

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K
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service and food were pretty average. We tried a couple of the natural wines and all suffered the most excruciatingly awful hangovers.
Certainly disproportionate to the amount of alcohol we consumed. Stick to the beer!

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F
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Nice casual place for dinner and drinks. Didn't have my booking though which was disappointing and didn't really have a solution for not having it?

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Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly staff, good food (pricey for a pub) and cool ambience.
We absutely loved the piano man.
But a bittle of prosecco was 60 bucks!!

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JD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Possibly the greatest venue in the history of Hospitality

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MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food and atmosphere. Warm friendly staff.

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Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Second time here great basic food done extremely well

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Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Very disappointing experience. Food on specials was not available, no champagne in hotel, ran out of savingnon Blanc & questioned did they have to open a bottle of mineral water, resch's beer was flat & outdoor heater did not work so we froze as it was too noisy inside. Will not be returning!

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C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We had a terrible lunch experience at the Unicorn and will NEVER come back. We ordered two fish meals, one pie and one steak - pretty standard pub fare. but after over one hour of waiting and asking, we had to leave without anything being delivered. Yet we were right next to the kitchen and could see HEAPS of burgers and schnitzels going out. this was the WORST service we have ever experienced and totally uncalled for. We had booked, we were not advised to steer clear of any dish, yet we couldn't get to eat anything. We had to leave for a rugby game near by but the kitchen was clearly overwhelmed and couldn't cope with our order. Understandable - but why didn't they warn us on order? Or why didn't they come and tell us we would have a longer wait? This really is inexcusable and we will not come back here EVER. Terrible service, lovely waiter who tried hard on his first day, appalling kitchen service, should have known better. I will go out of my way now to tell all my friends to steer clear of the Unicorn PUb for ever!

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OT
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for a Sunday lunch pre rugby.

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T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Just joyous.. great old fashioned mums grub but with a wonderful wine list and such brilliantly knowledgable staff ... who would have thought that a Reisling was perfect for a plate of sangers!

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Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was terrific and my chicken schnitzel was the best I have had . It was a complete meal with no need for extras .

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