Australia > Sydney
myrvoll (1) Trondheim, Norway | October 6, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Just as much focus on the food as on the beer, but now worries - both were great. As a part of their menu they provide "tasting planks" where four small dishes are paired with four beers on a small plank. The planks comes in seafood/meat/vegetarian and cheese varieties.
In addition to the meat plank, which had an Octoberfest theme with German food and beer, I tried their Special Strong Bitter. Beautiful, full bodied with heaps of hops and a grapefruity aroma.
ltdan546 (27) | August 11, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
The biggest thing I love about brewpubs is how fresh the beer tastes. The Redoak was no exception. Their bock and porter were excellent (and paired nicely with my sausage and mash) and the hefeweizen was one of the best I’ve ever had. Much more a Brasserie-style place than a typical pub.
jdpeebs (18) Sydney, Australia | May 8, 2012| Updated July 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good location in the city for a few great beers after work. good service and great food, but a little pricey. Overall a great place too go and enjoy some great beers.
Luu777 (16) California | October 28, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent selection, especially for Australia. A bit crowded, especially during happy hour, but if you can get a place the service never suffered and the bartender always had time for a chat.
Most of the beers come from one local supplier, and I must say his brewing skills are excellent!
hawthorne00 (43) Melbourne, Australia | July 5, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Brightly lit, mirrors, pressed metal ceiling and stripped floors - perhaps overly keen to emphasise that it’s a Europhilic brasserie and not a hose-down-the-walls Sydney bloodhouse. Beer prices range from reasonable to hold-my-sides, with most things I wanted to drink sitting at merely fairly expensive even for a nice place in Oz. Tasters seemed to be offered to all comers without having to request them and the staff were friendly - at least on the quietish night I visited. I can only imagine them being quite so eager to tell you about the awards they’ve won due to much of their clientele needing to be told they’re drinking something good. But the beers _were_ good, and so was the food.
fletchfighters (82) , Australia | May 30, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Great location in the CBD. Otherwise worth missing.
Overly lighted and very sterile. Service can be brilliant and can be unhelpful. Want to buy a glass from them good luck.
All their own beers and some vintage stuff from them. Can be good and can be awful.
Food is very average but better than some other beer places in Sydney.
No value in their bottle prices. Silly is the word I would use. $30 for a 280 ML bottle is shocking. Tap beer prices are a bit high.
My last two trips to red oak were not good and will not be back. Wanky attitude and do not show an attitude that customers come first. Can always look at all the awards they have won though and be told how great they are.
ndon (52) London, England | February 13, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beers, right in the city. Barstaff seemed uninterested and were a bit rude to our group. Otherwise good.
Sevenlee (69) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | January 23, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great location and a really nice place for a few beers. Of course the star is possibly some of the best beer in Australia. Can get a bit pricy but it’s expected for the location and high quality of the beer. Food is great and bar staff know their stuff. Highly recommended.
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | January 3, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
A must-try for the Sydney craft-beer lover. A broad selection of Redoak beers are available, service is excellent and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. An upscale interior leaves a bit to be desired in terms of privacy and comfort, but the clientele are friendly and I usually was able to strike up a good convo. The Redoak beers are fairly standard examples of their respective styles in most cases, but they occasionally strike a significant note just right. For example, coming from the PNW I was disappointed in their IPA but pleased with the Oatmeal Stout and a few others. One of my favorite CBD stops on Thursday nights in Sydney.
jonno (123) , Japan | October 9, 2010| Updated June 27, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pluses - Many styles of beer, fresh and reasonably well made. Good service. Interesting Decor. Minuses - Expensive. Unnecessarily so. A bit upmarket for a beer establishment. Too focused on awards and brewing to style (could be a plus as well!). Overall a nice stop in Sydney.
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