Customs House Bar

Editor's Pick

The Customs House Bar in Macquarie Place might be one of the oldest pubs in Sydney, but it dishes up one of the most delicious and generous and great value pub meals around.

But let start with the drinks. When we visit, around us most people are drinking schooners. We take our dranks up a step and order the Customs House Bar special of the night. The tonic is withheld a little letting the gin remain the hero. The melting single round of ice lends a hand at making this an extraordinary G&T. The ice was frozen over three day, with a layer of lemon zest, a layer of orange zest, and a layer of lime zest. Any number of signature or classic cocktails can be ordered also, and there is also a good selection of wine.

For the food, the menu ranges between the bar suitable shares into salads and generous mains and sides. The share plate Buttermilk fried chicken has an Indian spiced crumb that lingers long on and satisfyingly on the palette. The 48 hour marinated breast has soft and succulent fall apart flesh that tangs with the buttermilk.

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19 Macquarie Place
Circular Quay
+61 2 9259 7317

Mon – Fri midday – 10.30pm