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The Australian

4.1
4.1
140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Australian

A Little Snippet Of Australian Culture In The Heart Of Nyc. Located Minutes Away From Times Square And Theatre District. A short walk from Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Ultimate sports bar with 22 tv's and the place to watch Live Rugby and Cricket! A great spot for birthdays, and corporate happy hours.

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What 140 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.0Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely amazing! The service was super quick, and the portions were huge. Definitely worth every dollar spent. They also have a cute bar scene if that’s what you’re looking for.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great casual dining and loads of fun. Crowd watching, sports watching etc. The staff is top notch.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Bit expensive

  4. AJ

    AJRyer

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Australian is always a fun spot for a new take on the sports bar/ pub. But trivia with Rus takes it to a new level. Love it!

  5. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    My boyfriends dinner consisted of meat pies, stuffed sausage roll, potato wedges and fried mozzarella sticks. I ordered the lamb roast with seasonal vegetables. My only complaint is that the lamb was a little tough. I expected it to be very tender and was disappointed that it wasn't.

  6. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was good with one exception, the coffee was over strong & almost cold

  7. R

    Romeosubi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was fantastic, very helpful and friendly:)

  8. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoyable meet up spot in midtown. Great service as always.

  9. B

    Blackie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    When we come to Manhattan, we are always looking for new and different dining experiences. The Australian was no exception! The food was delicious and the service was attentive but not to the point of hovering. We had a great time and can’t wait to return!

  10. m

    mattywhits

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the service was impeccable, the food was yummy, the drinks were fantastic, and we had a great time. Brought a group from my job and everyone loved the place. Many mentions of how cute the decor is and how strong/delicious the frozen drinks are. Will be back!!!!

  11. m

    mattywhits

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a wonderful time at the Australian. Food is delicious, cocktails fabulous, and the atmosphere is always fun. Loved PRIDE trivia as well. 5 stars!!!!

  12. G

    Gillette

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed the food very much . The staff was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was cheerful and inviting. The pricing was reasonable too. I definitely would recommend this restaurant .

  13. GT

    GraemeT

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    The whole experience was ok... Not great, not bad, just ok. The ambience was pretty good - I could watch AFL my friends lamb was overdone and a little tough. They were also out of stock on some of the beers. They were going thru a menu change so this might have been part of the problem. I'd go back but only to grab a beer and watch sport. There are better restaurants for the same price point in NYC

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The good - 1) Nachos 2) Tim Tam Sundae 3) The service and servers The bad - 1) The chicken schnitzel is not actually schitzel, they serve you fried chicken which again, is not chicken schnitzel

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We went for trivia and it was a blast! We’ll be back again for sure!!!

  16. MR

    MiRa

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had 12 people and 3 kids under 1 years old, our waiter was spectacular and they basically let us occupy 3 tables to make things easier on us. A+

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! And the food is delicious

  18. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Australian burger is always awesome. Trivia night was unexpected but very fun

  19. IC

    IanC

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We're from Australia and now live in upstate NY so having been there on a couple of occasions, especially Jan 26 (Australia Day) when on a Saturday, we knew there would be a party atmosphere. We took friends with us to experience the crazy Aussies and our unique food. Kangaroo, meat pies and sausage rolls washed down with Cooper's Ale and Lamingtons - can't go wrong!

  20. RB

    1tRy2BnIce

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I didn't expect this place to be so much like an American sports bar. I put 3 stars for each category because nothing was bad, nothing was excellent, just fine. Mostly my friend and I wanted to try something different for Restaurant Week. We expected we would be provided a different menu from their normal daily menu but this was not the case. We were ready to throw down some extra cash for this annual event and found the food and service not worth the bill. Next time I do Restaurant Week I will call and ask if a special menu is provided or discount deals at a good quality restaurant.

    The AustralianResponded on February 24, 2019

    Hello there, I apologize for any misunderstanding about restaurant week. I understand how frustrating it can be to go out to a new place and expect something different that they don't offer, but unfortunately we don't participate in Restaurant week. We may in the future but we have chosen to opt out every year so far. May i suggest next time Restaurant week comes into town, check their website for a full list of participating restaurants and also a list their special menus as well. Cheers!

  21. SP

    StephenP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    This bar is what it is, noisy, though not as noisy as what it should be for Australia Day, or the day before, and we contributed to the noise. Food is passable, and a bit better than previous, but you go there for the ambience, good friends, and drinks. The bar staff are attentive and efficient, and always willing to help.

  22. ML

    MarionL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    We were a little dissapointed with the Ambiance of the place They didn't have 2 of the more popular Australian beers and the,menu,was limited...

    The AustralianResponded on February 24, 2019

    Hi Marion, What beers were you looking for? We carry every Aussie beer that's available for import. We've been trying for a while to get more over here but most of the Aussie brands won't ship or if they do it's not reliable. Same thing goes with the Bundy, we only have it in stock anytime we have a mate smuggle some over. We try our hardest to give NYC a little piece of home. I do hope you give us another shot in the future, Cheers!

  23. PM

    PaulaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely awesome a friendly bar. Would highly recommend all Aussies and everyone visit the Australian pub.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    The guy who served us amazing and it’s a really cool bar but boy does the food let it down. I had the buttermilk chicken burger, which was ok but the fries!! I’m really not sure how they can be burnt and soggy and still raw at the same time. My husband had the fish & chips, which was a disgrace, three fish finger like things on top of the same disgusting fries, very dissatisfied

  25. IT

    IanT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service from all the staff in the bar, great range of food although it would have been nice to have had gravy with the meat pie, great range of drinks and ales on offer also

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place!!!

  27. Z

    Zhao

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here on a Sunday night. Got seated right away. Everyone was very nice the moment we got in. The server made sure we ordered the best dishes and everything tasted great. Would definitely come here again!

  28. j

    joye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The two owners, waiter, and waitress were friendly, accommodating, and periodically checked in with us as we waited for a table. The variety of food which included grilled kangaroo skewers peeked our interest in having an authentic experience in NYC. And even though the rugby fans filled the restaurant one early Saturday morning and cheered on their favorite team, our overall experience was still superb.

  29. S

    Sadonna

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    We went there for a 90s Trivia Night and felt that our age group was not something that the Australian catered to. Many of the questions were for an older generation which is a shame because we were very excited for weeks for this.

  30. BB

    BethB

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    I met a former client after work to catch up. I picked this place, because I've been here several times before, mostly for lunch. It was Friday night, so it was super-noisy. It was difficult for us to hear each other. The food is great, and the happy hour deals are pretty good, although some portions are small. I'll be back, just probably not on a Friday night!

  31. NV

    NatalioV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    I LOVE RUGBY! Great atmosphere and food! For any occasion Keep it up!!!

  32. GW

    GrahamW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place to watch your favorite sport with good ambiance, beers and food. Definitely will be back there soon.

  33. DT

    DianaT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    take forever to get our food...the 3 tables came after us but got the food before our table. even one of our friend who came after us got her food before us.

  34. T

    Toccnugent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted a place to watch the Australian NRL games. They were very accommodating and put JT /Cowboys last game on for us at our table and at the bar prior! We had meat pie and it was delicious. We will go back one more time before leaving NY! Try to go here if you want a good sports bar with a great vibe.

  35. EG

    EdG1111

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Seven of us came for an early lunch. A large group had just left, so we had the back of the place to ourselves on a Saturday. Multiple TV screens showing various sports events; we requested a rugby match between the New Zealand All Black and an Aussie team. Other screens were showing American football and other rugby events. Not being rugby watchers, we learned a bit while checking out the game, but, mostly we were involved with ourselves. Everyone liked everything - except a few of us, all trying vegemite toast for the first time, who didn't like the product. All in all, a comfortable, enjoyable experience with good food and an ample selection of beers, etc... And kangaroo, if that's your taste (not mine, so I can't comment on that..)

  36. N

    Nahrobson

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Easy location and good sports coverage. Hot wings are exactly what it says on the tin!

  37. JC

    JerseyCityBaz

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Sadly the night we went they were out of kangaroo, out of lamingtons, and out of Pavlovas. If you are going for those items call ahead top check. Matt the owner was warm and friendly. Andrew the waiter was what you would expect and so much more. This is a lovely pub. The lovely Aussie beer and great happy hour is well worth the visit. The staff makes up for any shortcomings.

  38. A

    Armando

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for watching World Cup, very lively crowd. The place was packed and our service was still outstanding. Great food too with kangaroo on the menu!

  39. SJ

    SJMK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Was looking for an interesting place to take out of town guests. Based on reviews The Australian seemed like a solid option. I knew it would be a pub in an overpriced area but I was still disappointed. Table service was sporadic. Food overpriced and tasteless. Rather than an interesting place it just seemed like an overpriced sad bar. 😢

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a Villanova Game Watch and had a tremendous time. Great environment, excellent food and beverages and a special menu for the game with outstanding prices on select drinks and food items. The owner came over and introduced himself and shared stories about his Villanova affiliation and was appreciative of the affiliation. Great experience!

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