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Excelsior (Glebe)
A live music supporter and $5 food's next great hope

101 Bridge Road,

(02) 9660 7479

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We're rapidly drifting towards the opinion that Glebe is Sydney's top area for pub culture, and a recent Saturday visit has served to strengthen this. Our second pub of the afternoon, The Excelsior, while rather unprepossessing in decor (in stark contrast to the cluttered madness of the Friend In Hand) is a pretty darn good pub. We were in the market for food, mostly, and of course Sydney has gone $5 meal mad over the last while, with competition being very intense in our local stomping grounds of Surry Hills. Well, the Excelsior has managed to beat them hands down, with a large selection of good food, very well presented. Choose from Grilled or Tempura Fish, Chicken Breast or Schnitzel, Steak or Lamb Shanks. Sophie went for the Tempura Fish, myself for the Lamb. Sophie was enthused with the salad dressing and impressed with the serve size - I was impressed with the quality, having had worse Lamb Shanks for more money more than once! Having determined we really liked the place, we hung in Drinking James Squire and reading the paper for a few more hours. Jason, the licensee, stopped by and we had a chat about the place. They're quite a big sports pub, with an ongoing soccer war with the Nag's Head, and tonight a minibus full of locals is off to watch the super-12, which is gracing the big screen. Live music also features very prominently, and there's a growing emphasis on functions, with plenty of choice if you're booking a party. The service is friendly, the food is good, the beer is cold and it does what pubs are supposed to do. What more do you want?
review by: Jason

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Alice from Springs
Always good atmos...bands are always the same, Better now that renos are done.
13 Oct 2003

Pissed off from none of your fuckin business
Nice cheap food but the barman who swings his key ring everywhere should never have been promoted... What a nob jockey!
3 Sep 2003

Boris from Glebe
Great Pub, Great Service, terriffic music, must go there
date unknown

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this place rocks!
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Food: The food is excellent (see review)Live Music: Regular Live music - check website for detailsQuiz Night: Quiz Night is Tuesday night
Pool: Shoot some stick hereJukebox: Video Jukebox, free on mondaysBottle Shop: Bottle Sales available
ATM: ATM and Eftpos both availableDisabled Access: Wheelchair Accessible (main bar and restaurant, plus amenitiesTV: Big Screen action, with sport being a mainstay
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