The Clock Hotel

470 Crown Street, Surry Hills Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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02 9331 5333
Opening hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 5pm-10pm,Sat-Sun noon-10pm
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Visa, Diner's Club, AMEX, Mastercard

This is a popular, smart pub where the stools on the balcony overlooking cosmopolitan Crown Street are highly sought-after. Service is helpful and friendly - staff bring your meals to you. The 300-gram Angus steak was ordered medium-rare but arrived medium and a bit tough, while a chicken breast came on a tasty sweet potato mash and, with the mushroom farce stuffing, was the better of the two. Dishes are plated restaurant-style rather than the usual slapdash bistro approach, and the sight of the good-looking meals being walked around encourages you to order one with your drink.