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Monday, November 22, 2004

PJ O'Brien's, Sydney

We grabbed a quick pre-movie dinner at PJ O'Brien's.

Located in the elegant art deco building the Grace Hotel (originally built in the 1930s as a headquarters for the Grace brothers--really pre-Myer!), PJ O'Brien's has plenty of olde world charm. The menu here is significantly expansive; a dizzying choice from ten entrees, ten pizzas and fourteen mains.

We opted for comfort food: burger, bangers and Irish stew.


Ballymun Tower Burger $13.00
100% beef burger served with chips and salad


Irish Pork Sausages $13.00
With roasted onion, creamy mash and stout gravy


Grandma's Irish Stew $14.50
Stewed lamb with floury potato and vegetables in a thick broth served with brown bread

Irish stews are never exciting or dazzling. It's all about lining the stomach for Guinness one suspects! We found this stew comforting, wholesome and filled with plenty of lamb morsels. The sausages were fair but now that we have the Porterhouse sausages as a benchmark, we have definitely more picky and spoilt.

The winning meal was probably the burger which was simple but effective and arrived with the largest portion of chips we've ever clapped our eyes on!

If I came back, I would probably go for the burger, or maybe I should try the beef & Guinness pie or the steak sambo. Or the chargrilled eggplant pizza. Or the...

Pub grub with potential.

PJ O'Brien's
57 York Street, Sydney
Tel: 02 9290 1811
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