A place that is currently exciting locals and visitors alike in the heart of Chippendale is Broadway Crown. Located just down the road from both the University of Sydney and UTS, this haven for students has drinks galore, great food, and a fun and chilled atmosphere.
Sydney pubs have undergone some huge transformations in recent years and Broadway Crown is one of those establishments that offer more than just your average schnitty. Although if you’re a fan of those and are feeling adventurous, make sure to head there on a Thursday to experience their ‘Giant Schnitzel’. The gastro-pub movement has elevated the standard of food offered in your local watering hole, making culinary delights accessible and affordable to all.
After recently changing ownership, Broadway Crown now offer better food, drinks and overall experience, while maintaining the fun, cosiness and quirkiness of the original. The interior décor features stained wood, old school dark leather lounge chairs and exposed brick, in addition to outdoor seating. It’s a quiet oasis away from the bustling Broadway outside.
The food is great value too and features pub classics as well as a bunch of sharing options which are perfect when drinking with mates. Think Chicken Wings, Homemade Tacos, Cauliflower Bites, Mexican Nachos, Fries, and Wedges.
For something more substantial, there’s pizza, some signature burger options, and classics such as Chicken Parma, Grain Fed Sirloin Steak, Spaghetti Napolitana, and the Grilled Barramundi which is our top pick. The Barramundi is locally sourced and served with baked potato, seasonal vegetables, Salsa Verde and fennel salad. We found it to be a very generous portion when compared to some other establishments. A highly satisfying dish that was belly-filling and super appetizing.
For the health-conscious, there are also healthy salads to enjoy and we chose to indulge in the Extra Mile – a vegetarian and gluten-free option with shredded kale, zucchini, broccoli, carrot, chickpeas, red cabbage, quinoa and poached egg. We found the combination to be just perfect – nutritious, packed with deliciousness, and one that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
If you have a sweet tooth and are up for dessert, the Triple Chocolate Brownie served with vanilla ice cream and Belgian chocolate is highly recommended. But you can’t go wrong with the Brownie Swirls and Sticky Date Pudding either. Wash it all down with one of the many beer or wine options or live dangerously and experience a cocktail favourite such as the Aperol Spritz, Negroni or the very special Fairy Floss Martini which will add some theatre to your day.
Broadway Crown has a lot to offer so when you’re next in Chippendale’s university district, do yourself a favour and head on over for some great food or a session on the ales.
166 Broadway, Chippendale
Open Mon-Wed (11.30am-11pm), Thur-Sat (11.30am-12am), Sun (4pm-10pm)