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Paddington Green
Dark, comfortable and getting busier all the time
(3.474)


Oxford Street, Paddington (opposite Victoria Barracks)
(02) 9332 3133
(02) 9332 3122




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There was a time, when I was working on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, that I'd walk past the Paddington Green quite regularly. It had been fairly recently refurbished, having been formerly the Greenwood Tree, a tatty little establishment. It wasn't looking busy. I never actually saw more than ten people there at any one time.

Recently, though, it's really started to pick up momentum. To be fair, converting the Greenwood Tree into a swish Paddington yuppie bar, especially in the no-mans land between 'boutiqueville' and Darlinghurst, was always going to be a tricky job. But they've pulled it off well.

Our most recent visit was as part of an extended crawl home from the city, so we only stopped for one, but we could tell that the Paddington Green is really picking up. plenty of 20-somethings in office clothes, obviously earning a fair bit. Have they found their target market? Seems so.

The first floor has recently opened as a 'clublet', and there are regular appearances by hip DJs, there's a decent menu, good cold beer and a pool table. There's premium comfy seating near the window, and plenty of tables, even if the crowd prefer to stand.

Not bad. We'll keep you posted on its progress.
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Jo from Paddington
This place used to be SOOO much more accessable to everyone when it was the GreenwoodTree. The pros now are the seating and the big screen TV that helps pass the time while waiting for a Wokstation delicious Laksa. I agree, the staff are arrogant (why I don't know). I think if they changed their staff (attitude) it would make a huge difference overall but who cares really when there's such a huge selection of pubs within walking distance.
27 May 2004

Ben from Paddington
I used to go to the Paddington Green a few years back and found it to be one of the friendliest pub around. I went there recently and encountered heavy handed doormen and bar staff with egos larger than the beer prices. I think a serious overhaul is needed by the bars management, bring back the old Green.
2 Feb 2004

Pub bludger from That pub u no the one?
Never been here but die yuppie scum:)
28 May 2003

James from Sydney
I just called to book a function, they were not very helpfull on the phone.
date unknown

neal from naremburn
A nice pub, but its only a pub, there's no need for over powering doormen finding petty reasons not to let you in. Don't worry I won't be back again, there are plenty of pubs near by with a welcome deserved to my custom.
date unknown

Paul from Sydney
Has gone way down hill over recent months with, in my view, the most undeservedly arrogant and up them selves staff in the E. suburbs. Keep walking up the road to the Paddo Inn for a decent atmosphere and level of service
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Pool: one table, $3Food: a fairly typical paddington menuTV: Big screen in the main bar
 
 
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