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Grand Hotel (Hunter Street)
Traditional no-frills town pub, with an upstairs bistro

Hunter Street,
CBD North

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I'm sitting in the Tank Stream Bar - it's very british in it's feel, and while no-one is really that sure where the tank stream goes these days, it's a fair bet that it runs, if not under, then at least very close to this building, situated as it is at the bottom of the shallow valley traverses by Hunter Street.

Yes, the Grand is a very central spot, and although tonight it's not particularly busy, I have seen it packed out with people. It seems a bit too British for this part of town, dominated as the CBD is by swish chrome-and-wood bars, but it seems to be doing fine. The bistro menu looks good and reasonably priced. The only thing I could complain about was the music - crappy R&B. Sometimes it seems like this music is following me around.

Toohey's New is being pushed quite heavily - posters and table cards extol the virtues of the brew. The pokies are well separated, and all in all I recommend it if you're in the area.
review by: pubguide staff

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Frank from Deutschland
I come to this pub often after work for a few bevvy's. Lovely barkeeps and pretty good beers. Wish Emily would come back. She was a sweetheart.
30 Mar 2005

Hugh Jarms from Gymnasia
2 Dec 2004

P.O.D. from Coogee
2 Dec 2004

Bronz from Queensland
I reckon they'll start sagging in 5 to 10 years though...
2 Dec 2004

Dirty Spud from Opportunity
By Crikey, how good were those JUGS last nite!?!? Couldn't find any Milli Vanilli in the jukexob though...
2 Dec 2004

Dirty Spud from Opportunity
This jukebox better have some Milli Vanilli Haydo!
2 Dec 2004

Energizer Bunny from Santa Cruz
Can you afford to come out, Hugh, after the block of ice you bought the missus for her ring finger a few days ago?
2 Dec 2004

Haydo from Tasmania
There are pokies there - and Chumbawamba's second single (the name of which escapes me at the moment) on the juke box…
2 Dec 2004

Package from Erko
Time to get back on it fellas.
2 Dec 2004

Colin from Texas
Hey, Who has stayed at this hotel, and how did you like it? Thanks, Colin
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