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Today 7:00 am - until late

Mon-Sat 7:00 am - until late

Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm


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252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Bookings & Enquiries
+61 2 9240 3000

Group Bookings

We love a party at Merivale. Enquire about a group booking and our team can help with everything from beverage tabs to food, or you can just reserve a space.
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Getting Here

Secure Parking
Get 10% off Secure Parking when booking with Merivale.

By Car
Located at 252 George Street, there are various Secure Parking stations close to the venue. Find out how to get 10% off Secure Parking here.

By Bus/Train
The closest station is Wynyard Station take the George Street exit, turn left and walk down George Street until you reach number 252.

By Ferry
Establishment is a 10min walk from Circular Quay wharf.

With everything from a fine-dining restaurant and a landmark Sydney bar, to a subterranean speakeasy, we have all your entertainment needs covered in our historic CBD building.

Venues at Establishment

Set within a heritage dining room with soaring white columns, est. delivers fine-dining on a grand scale.

A dimly lit, opulent bar with attentive table service; hemmesphere is just the place to settle in for the evening.

Mr. Wong does Cantonese-style food in a larger than life way. Seating 240 people over two levels and serving up a selection of up to 80 dishes, it’s a big affair. Yet somehow the restaurant still manages to feel intimate, with nooks for two, dim lighting and moody jazz.

An underground prohibition-style bar, celebrating a time when booze was banned, yet free-flowing.

An elegant space that knows its way around a party, Establishment is the grande dame of Sydney bars.

Tank Stream Bar is just the place for a fine glass of wine and hand-selected cheeses.

Sit at our long, marble bar and watch edible works of art being made with precision.

The story

Establishment is a vision brought to life by Merivale owner and CEO, Justin Hemmes, and while it may look stately, don’t be fooled; we know how to have a good time. It’s hard to believe it was once the burnt-out ruins of the old department store, George Patterson House.
Retaining many of its original grand 19th-century features, this impressive reincarnation is home to the iconic Establishment Bar, the prohibition-style bar Palmer & Co., hemmesphere, an opulent cocktail lounge, the intimate Tank Stream Bar and world-class restaurants – est., sushi e and Mr. Wong. Establishment also boasts a stunning boutique hotel for when you just never want to leave.
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Planning an event?

For those seeking a unique space to host their next event, Establishment is home to myriad spaces where decor, service and culinary offerings are of a world-class standard.