Woolly Bay Hotel, Woolloomooloo NSW

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Woolly Bay Hotel, Woolloomooloo NSW

The Woolly Bay Hotel is a hotel located in Woolloomooloo, New South Wales.
They have an average rating of 4 out of 951 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Woolly Bay Hotel is in Sydney so why not stop by when you are there next.
My third time back since the major overhaul / refurbishment. Still impressed. Very warm and inviting. Very comfortable. As someone with 16-plus years in the Hospitality industry, albeit some 12 years ago, I'm forever monitoring the service from Bar to Floor to Door and repeat. You can paint a smile on a dial but you can't fake a sense of urgency or effort. The service is very much a reflection of the establishment. Still impressed. Well done.
2 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Clubs and Pubs in Woolloomooloo

Including this venue, there are 7 pubs in the Woolloomooloo area

Latest reviews for Woolly Bay Hotel, Woolloomooloo NSW

Dr Sam Hay (Dr Sam)
25/02/2024
Cracker of a venue, and amazing service. We really must commend the politeness and attentiveness of the staff. Well done. Great fit out, amazing well priced menu. Do it. And the bar downstairs: great for families on a weekend arvo.
Daniel Gomez Delgado
18/02/2024
Very disorganised service. We ordered 4 chicken parmigiana which took them 50 mins to cook. They actually messed up our order, if I hadn't said anything, we wouldn't have eaten. They also didn't have cutlery?? so when they served us we couldn't eat! Very annoying. At the end, we had to leave and ended with an overpriced takeaway box of parmi with chips, which by the way, we didn't even order. We only wanted salad. Very bad service tonight.
Jacob Cox
01/02/2024
We had a few drinks and bites on the balcony, absolutely loved it. Oysters especially were next level and the manager was super kind with a great tip for us out of towners. Couldn't have been a nicer experience, from food to ambiance to service. 5 stars
Robert Bixby
31/01/2024
We stopped by for lunch after checking out the hoity restaurants across the street. I had a really nice Nicoise salad with perfectly blanched green beans. The staff was really helpful and friendly. I was really impressed with the remodel. They preserved the flavor of the old hotel while giving an up to date contemporary touch. The old terrazzo and tile floors are beautiful and they still have functioning double hung windows with ropes and weights.
Dona Fraser
08/01/2024
Hi,

I have been over visiting my sister and she stated we should go for a walk starting from Woolly Bay Hotel all the way to Sydney Concert Hall. It was a beautiful day, and we did the walk. Got to the Concert Hall, had a fantastic glass of wine and then we decided to head back.

we then stopped in to the Wolly Bay Hotel for lunch, we went upstairs to the second floor and asked if they had any tables outside, the lovely Federica said we could have this table which gave us beautiful views of the wharf and all the beautiful boats.

she advised us we wouldn't need to move, she then set off to bring us some amazing cocktails. Our waitress Vanessa was just beautiful and very attentive also taking our order for food and anything else we would like.

the FOOD was amazing you could not fault what we had the drinks were also wonderful,

the place is a credit to Mason and these wonderful ladies, as their attention to detail regarding not only the service of food or drinks but to check to see if we required anything more.

The whole team just rock this place.

When I fly back later in the year yes this is a place I will be back to and if you can get there make sure you do.

Not only the great walk but you also come back to the wonderful food and service.

thank you, beautiful ladies, and thank you Mason you would be lost without your team :).

x
Justinas Norvaišas
20/09/2023
Not friendly at all, they asked us to go outside because we were smoking and we did after ten minutes they asked us to move again, quoting "right now"' not In a friendly manner. Staff definitely should be more friendly and empathetic with customers.
kkimars
20/09/2023
The management was extremely rude.
First told we cannot smoke on the rooftop and should move to the main floor (to smoke). Once we got there, he said we can't smoke here either. And after, kept eyeballing us for no reason. Just unprofessional and mean. Tell us where to smoke if there is a problem. Tell us what we are doing wrong for you to keep checking on us.
Lauren Phipps
17/09/2023
Hi, we were a group of mixed ages that had booked a section on the roof top for a celebration. We were denied entry because security assumed one of our party was intoxicated - she was not.
The treatment by security and your front of hour representative was unacceptable and demeaning. I strongly suggest some retraining and for the boys to lighten up. I know it's hell out there but these guys were party poopers and really ruined our night at that point. Cheers to The Tilbury around the corner that made us feel welcome and even shouted us a round of drinks. S E R V I C E !! Needless to say we will be giving the Woolly a wide birth for future celebrations.
Cath Roberts
16/09/2023
Worked here on a floral install in the upstairs restaurant & had lunch after with my colleague. I had the chicken schnitzel & chips - she ordered the mushroom pasta. Great food, one of the best schnittys I've ever had. Service and atmosphere were great.
Sean Deering
20/08/2023
Came here for food and drinks. Friendly service, nice atmosphere and the burger and fries were delicious. Cool spot to kick back and enjoy some drinks and the food is great too. Highly recommend!
Christian Frateur
21/07/2023
Nice place to have a drink.. BUT if you are foreigner and not perfectly fluent in English, probably better to avoid... indeed the ginger hair bartender has been arrogant and disrespectful... her behavior was totally unacceptable. Because of her attitude, we changed our mind and didn't order for food.
Nicki Jackson
17/06/2023
Great spot sitting outdoors overlooking harbour. Ordered food using QR code. Quick service, looked and tasted delicious. Had take home box for leftovers. Friendly.
Geoffrey Ong
12/06/2023
The plastered finishes in the Arturo rooftop bar just makes the room. On the walls, bar and seating as well. Tough and beautiful. I will use that for my house and entertainment area. The ambience is premium a hint of Asian lux with modern Australian twist backed up by tasty morsels of Italian inspired cuisines . A venue in the sky overlooking the finger wharf ... a location with to impress.
Grace Moufarrege
05/05/2023
We were fortunate enough to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday at the newly renovated Woolly Bay Hotel. This venue was perfect! Stunning location and views, the room was spacious for our guests with a fully stocked bar, ample seating and space for a DJ and dancing. The staff were very helpful with organising the party and most accommodating on the night to ensure that our event ran smoothly. The food was delicious too. All in all - a very successful function and we were thrilled to get such positive feedback from our guests! Highly recommend Woolly Bay Hotel for your next function.
J K
29/04/2023
Nice venue but basically no vegetarian and no vegan options. It's very easy: add some Arrabbiata pasta with mushrooms and olives, add a chickpea patty burger, add eggplant schnitzel... anything besides a gawd damn salad please. Came here once and have never returned because everything here is meat and seafood, so take my meat eating friends and I elsewhere.
Kate Harris
25/04/2023
Nothing on the bar staff, but the manager blatantly ripping off patrons just because he can has definitely soured my experience of this place. We went on a Saturday afternoon, for which every drink/menu item ordered, we were charged a 1.5% surcharge despite there being no public holiday or Sunday rates. When inquiring about it we were told that the staff were unable to override the costs on the till, and that only the manager could log in and action this for us. It was a bizarre experience to say the least, and I think the staff were just as over it as we were given they had no power over the charges either.

We ended up getting a refund but only because we spoke up about it, so it makes me wonder whether they add surcharges on for everything every day of the week, just in the hopes that people will be too drunk to notice.

Would not recommend and will not be going here again in future.
Sam Jackson
06/04/2023
My third time back since the major overhaul / refurbishment. Still impressed. Very warm and inviting. Very comfortable. As someone with 16-plus years in the Hospitality industry, albeit some 12 years ago, I'm forever monitoring the service from Bar to Floor to Door and repeat. You can paint a smile on a dial but you can't fake a sense of urgency or effort. The service is very much a reflection of the establishment. Still impressed. Well done.
Stacey Turnbull
06/02/2023
Had a team dinner here on a random Tuesday night. There were about 20 of us and we just had the absolute best time. The food was amazing. The drinks were delicious. The staff was friendly and accommodating - even with all of us there to help!! Would definitely come again the next time I'm back in Sydney.
Larri MacMillan
29/01/2023
Went today for a big birthday, stayed 6 hours, as you do. Love the renovations on the rooftop bar. Bar staff pretty friendly too, in a tough staff market. Only downside was the minimal menu. We saw pizzas and schnitzel go by, but for staff meals only or the lower level. More substantial food needs to be available upstairs. And the air con certainly doesn't cut it on a hot day, needs extra fans inside and umbrellas on the west side.
Martin Burzon
14/01/2023
Looked more promising than all the other fancy restaurants whilst walking on the pier so we popped in for a drink. We ended up staying there for half of the afternoon watching cricket and basketball and had a delicious pizza. Nice atmosphere, lovely decoration, friendly staff and they even had live music.
Lynne S
11/12/2022
My husband had a Christmas party here today. Food was great and the servers were very friendly and caring (some bar staff may need to improve on this) and so was Marwin the security guard. He was very understanding and caring with the guests of our party. Completely down to earth.
Marwin, thank you for checking in with us and for giving us reassurance of the assistance we could receive if needed, even after we were outside of the venue.
I haven't always had great interactions with security guards, but you can tell this man makes sure patrons are safe and well. We would very much appreciate if the feedback was passed on to these staff members.

Thank you again!
Karl Herold
30/09/2022
First time there since the renovation and the place looks great. It has a limited lunch menu but the quality of the food was a pleasant surprise. Had the best Chicken Parmigana I've had in a long time.
Davyd_E
12/09/2022
Had lunch here in a Saturday. I ordered the Beef burger. For $23 I expected more. The patty was half the size of the bun. However it was seasoned just right. Our food service girl was a little rude and just throw the food on the table without asking who has what. Not sure I would order food again from here.
Roger Lawrence
02/09/2022
Ah, the view, the vibe, the food. What to say, it's a great place to while away a Friday afternoon with a friend. Definitely get the burger, although my friend got the pasta, so definitely get that too.

Access is easy. Service is friendly. Prices are $$$ but not too over the top. It is Woolloomooloo after all.
Michael Lawton
07/08/2022
Stumbled into the Woolly Bay Hotel after work drinks on a Friday and definitely didn't give us a reason to continue on to other spots. Found a nice corner and enjoyed the $15 salted caramel espresso martini. If you're in the area it's definitely worth stopping in with some mates if you want to chat without being drowned out by sound.
Miriam Kennedy
15/07/2022
A very enjoyable time spent at Wooly Bay Hotel on a very cold night. Only intended to have a drink but staff were so friendly and feeling comfy sitting next to the fire decided to have something to eat. Food was great as so we're the staff. I will be back.
Mark Proffit
16/05/2021
Great location with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoyed a drink and snack on a sunny autumn day. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Ian Len
31/03/2021
Definitely lost its vibe. No more seafood platters, Woolloomooloo burgers. This place was famous for their platters. The menu is just the same as every other pub in the area as is the decor. Definitely lost its original character.
Mark Titley
19/02/2021
Very average pub with not much going for it. The upstairs balcony is a good spot but often closed. The outside seating downstairs is predominantly a smoking area & thus only a small area to eat. Quite a good selection of beers on tap. Food is good pub food, annoyingly you have to pay for sauces. Could be a lot better!
Johnny Versalez
05/01/2021
We came in last night for after dinner drinks celebrating a mates birthday. It was the end of our night and we were seeking a few cocktails to end the night. Security was really friendly and the place was quiet but had a good vibe.there were 2 young girls. They were friendly and quick in making us 9 cocktails. We were pleasantly surprised when we started singing a song and they put it on for for us. It's great to receive such attentive and friendly service despite the times we are in đź'Ť
Watson Pike
11/12/2020
It's a good value alternative to the wharf across the road with pretty much the same views!
michelle rollason (lidcombe towing)
09/09/2020
Great location
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