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The Imperial Erskineville

35 Erskineville Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2043, Australia
+61 2 9516 1766
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The doorman pictured was extremely aggressive and aggravated. We were a group of 4 gay guys who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
simoncox1973
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Fantastic

The food here was absolutely amazing. I went with s group of friends and we are already planning to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew O
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Since 1983 The Imperial has become an icon and an institution. After a much needed nip and tuck, it’s finally time to welcome a new era for the Imperial Erskineville! Unique in style, diverse in culture – we invite you to drink, dance, drag & dine...more
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35 Erskineville Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2043, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The doorman pictured was extremely aggressive and aggravated. We were a group of 4 gay guys who arrived in an Uber. He didn’t like where the Uber driver stopped to drop us off which was not really something we were able to do much about....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was absolutely amazing. I went with s group of friends and we are already planning to go back. The Wagyu minute steak is a must!

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hiya Andrew O - We cannot wait to have you back in our arms! Thank you for taking the time to review us and share your experience online, we're very pleased you enjoyed it all... Team Imperial xxx

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place that has it all. Delicious food, fabulous music and a great vibe. Our party of 10 had a fantastic night. Highly recommended

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sweet Caroline! Thank you for sharing your feedback online, it sounds like you had a wonderful time in our little slice of paradise and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon xxx Team Imperial

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend Priscilla's at the Imperial to anyone. The food is fabulous with an incredible selection of vegetarian options. The service is fantastic - so friendly and attentive. They've done such a great job in preserving the community vibe and keeping it 'local'. We enjoyed...More

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

TravellerToni! Thank you for the 5* review and taking the time to share your feedback online. We are over the moon with excitement to be welcoming back old friends and growing our Imperial family! The support of the local and queer community has been wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here 4 times now. Without exception the food has been delicious each time. The vego dishes are outstanding. I am happy to come back. Would give 4 stars but for the service.Staff are clearly new and not experienced with drinks often forgotten but...More

Thank Chilli6629
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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hiya Chilli6629. thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate your loyalty and honesty as we work through some of the challenges of training some of our newbie staff members. Your comments have been shared with senior management to action, and we certainly hope to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic location from ‘Pricilla’ is a big fun place to hang out. There’s a really buzzy atmosphere, the bar is huge with friendly staff and the decor is unusual (in a good way). Shame Terrence Stamp didn’t roll up and do a turn.

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Deetee100, we're so happy that the buzz had you vibrating with good vibes! Thank you for sharing your feedback online (albeit Bernadette didn't rock up for a drink-off!), we certainly hope to see you again soon xxx

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Wow. Personally I love the renovations. The downstairs dance area is also great. I’m loving the events that they are now hosting - giving the alternative types an appealing place to party.More

Thank Damien G
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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Damien! Thank you so much for your 5* review and feedback, it's really encouraging to know that we're on the right track and providing a safe space for the community to celebrate and enjoy! There's so much more to come and we look forward...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Absolutely loving the new vibe of the place! So light and colourful, it's divine! The staff are so vibrant and willing to help - especially our new favourite bartender, Piper. We'll be back every weekend for cocktails and beautiful veggy food.More

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello JamesJacobson90, yaaasss Queen! So pleased you're loving the vibe and new look, it has been an absolute honour to restore the old girl back to glory and unite the queer community in celebration. Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback which we'll share...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Big busy bar/restaurant. Think we were lucky to get a table. I would advise book in advance if eating. Imperial Hotel’s Priscillas restaurant is named After the Aussie Movie and you are entertained with performances while you eat. Drag and dine! Unfortunately on this occasion...More

Thank Ross G
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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hiya Ross! Thanks darling for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we're so chuffed that you chose to stop by and enjoy our little slice of paradise. Minute Steak and Skinny Fries are ALWAYS a winner! We do have performances 7 nights...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I had a fantastic night with two girlfriends at the newly renovated hotel. It was packed and the atmosphere was buzzing. We had a great meal at Priscillas the restaurant. The service was second to none. Fantastic team working there. Will definitely go back for...More

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ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear VAW16, thank you for the 4* and taking the time to share your experience online. We look forward to seeing you again gorgeous x

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