St James Hotel

Bulk on that protein with buy 1 get 1 free or $6 steak and chips, $6.50 fish and chips, $7 chicken schnitzel, $8.50 grilled salmon and $6.50 meat lovers pizza every Thursday and Friday from 5pm at St James Hotel.

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“Eat, drink & play”at St Jame’s Hotel. Opened October 2006, Sydney’s latest hotel is a stunning, 700pax, 3 level bar, bistro, function, and entertainment space located in the heart of the CBD. Unique and glamorous, with three distinct levels, each evoking a different atmosphere and experience – the bistro in the lower ground floor, street level bar and on the first floor, the stunning Mirabelle, a cocktail lounge of unequalled indulgence with a focus on a diverse range of entertainment in moody and sexy surrounds.

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Literally a 2 minute walk from St James Hotel (duh), this simple restaurant and bar is pretty much ‘what you see is what you get’ venue.

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The signs for $4 wine, beer and spirits is cleverly displayed at the front. Perfect for those who want to know what’s on the menu without needing to go inside. Thursdays are your lucky days!

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Heading inside, its dark but lit up with screens and candles on the table.

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Upstairs gives a more classy look with function space available.

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The first time I went with a couple of friends from overseas, the bar tender took our wine order and made us pay full price and probably took advantage of the fact that my friends had a strong French accent. I complained and there was no refund given.

Apparently the $4 drinks only apply upstairs. I was NOT happy with this service, charging us over double the price.

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We headed end upstairs for the drinks and ordered our meals downstairs. Kitchen is only available on ground level.

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I went to Woolworths just to check out how much meat would cost if we went ourselves. $11.95 for 2 steaks and chips is pretty cheap and easy if you can’t cook! Here its $4.75 for 350grams as opposed to $6 for 250 grams meat + chips.

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The chicken schnitzel was a bit dry and there was an option for sauce for $2.50. At least it came with salad and chips.

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We stocked up on drinks just before 8pm.

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There is also a balcony area for the smokers behind the pole in the photo.

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Remember: upstairs and downstairs prices differ.

Review Rating: =D  =)  =|  =(

Product (Buy 1 Get 1 Free St James Hotel meals): =)

Ambience: =|

Service: =(

Value: =)

Would I to to St James Hotel every day? I’m not a meat person and sometimes find it difficult eating a steak but there is variety with the salmon, chicken, pasta and all which is a plus! Meals are cheap but eating pub food every night is not the best. At most once a week.

Would I pay full price for the meal? Not that I know my French friend got completely ripped off for buy 3 drinks at full price! I guess I should’ve paid for the first rounds instead. Anyway, I like a cheap meal and if it was $12 for a steak and chips, other places like Cargo bar, and a few around George Street offer $10 meals so I would reconsider coming here. The $4 drinks is a great incentive.

Highlight: the drinks! We went a bit crazy but bare in mind they only finish at 9pm!

Suggestion of improvement: it would be absolutely fantastic if you could specify where to order the drinks and food to get the discounted goods! We were so nervous that the meals were not buy 1 get 1 free the second time round after the drinks disaster.

Ends: never

Angela Bee

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