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“Very average”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tommy's Beer Cafe

Tommy's Beer Cafe
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Ranked #816 of 5,832 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$21
Cuisines: Bar, European, Czech, Central European, German, Eastern European
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Glebe
Description: Czech and Slovakian restaurant/bar in the hard of Glebe. The best selection of Euro beers on tap.
Springwood, Australia
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We ate here due to recommendation and the result was mixed. The service was fine and the decor suitable for a central European beer cafe. The coffee was bland but hot. On a mid-winter's day, the plates were not heated. My wife had a chicken schnitzel with a very tasty mushroom sauce that was freshly cooked. Her meal was quite good and she enjoyed it. However, my meal left much to be desired. I had a mixed platter of roast duck, pork belly and a small schnitzel. The bases were cabbage, mashed potato and sauerkraut. On a cold winter's day it sounded great. The vegetables were fine but the duck and pork had to have been yesterday's unused portions. I've never been offered either duck or pork that were so dry and overcooked. The pork was only just acceptable on the surface but hard underneath. The duck was truly, truly dreadful. This was the most expensive main on the menu and it was simply unacceptable. The portion sizes were fine but when you can't eat the offering it makes the size pointless. Maybe others knew more than we did. While we were waiting for our meal, three groups sent to the rear room departed soon after being seated without eating for reasons unknown to us. Based on one meal being good and one being dreadful, I rate this place as very average and we will not be returning here. Very disappointing.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good German restaurant in town”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Ambience is quite nice. Reasonable prices. Don't miss their schnitzels. They come in massive sizes. Staff is very friendly. This place has very nice atmosphere. Good restaurant for catching up with friends.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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“Fantasic food and Beer!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Fantastic food great service and friendly staff. Went with a group of guys for lunch and stayed all afternoon! The pork knuckle was the best I have had. Great variety beers and all reasonably priced. This is a small venue so be sure to book if you are going with a group.

  • Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best roast duck!”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Came here with a few friends, food was great! Portion sizes are great, you definitely won't leave hungry!

Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Friday Knuckle”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Been a while since I had tasted a Budvar but it was contemplating the Friday special, Pork Knuckle, that made the return visit so much more special. I was still on holiday and so a quick drop-in to check to see whether the Tommy and staff magic was still there. This Beer Cafe is smaller than the previous version in St Leonards but the atmosphere, good beer and food, not only lives on but has matured into a worthy cult bar. The Pork Knuckle was well cooked, crunchy crackling, moist and flavoursome. The pickles, sauerkraut and mustard were fine accompaniments. I'll be back :)

  • Visited January 2014
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