We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Imperial Erskineville

Closed Now: 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Review Highlights
A Memorable Evening

Made the pilgrimage with my husband and 10 year old daughter in honor of Priscilla. Tried to make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buddyinbedtimes
,
Calgary, Canada
Great food and great entertainment!

The venue has an amazing atmosphere, the drag shows are top notch and the food is delicious! Would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aavvcc
Read all 62 reviews
19
All photos (19)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“drag queens”(3 reviews)
“inner west”(2 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
See all hours
Contact
35 Erskineville Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2043, Australia
Newtown
Website
+61 2 9516 1766
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Sydney
from US$43.88
More Info
from US$32.18
More Info
from US$72.40
More Info
from US$54.85
More Info
Reviews (62)
Filter reviews
61 results
Traveller rating
37
11
4
2
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
37
11
4
2
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews imperial hotel drag queens inner west great fun priscilla stage movie
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 61 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Went for drinks on a Friday evening - drag shown advertised for 10.30; 11.30 and 12.30 - left at 12.10 when second show had not appeared (no reason given?) 2 schooners of Hahn premium also escalated from $13 to $20 at 11pm. Not sure that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kym F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue has an amazing atmosphere, the drag shows are top notch and the food is delicious! Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aavvcc
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the glowing recommendation! We will pass on to our glamorous Kweens that you loved it and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

a group of 6 of us attended a casual dinner, on a busy Friday night. we`ve been dying to try priscilla's since it opened and unfortunately we will not be going back, here are a few reasons why. First of all, the drink orders. they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank willcapri
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Will, it's really disappointing to learn you and your party didn't enjoy your recent experience at our venue. Rest assured we fully appreciate your feedback and have passed it on to senior management. We pride ourselves on the freshness of our food so we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dines at Pricilla’s for my birthday and we had a very good experience. The refurbishment of the Imperial Hotel is beautiful. The food, service, and experience were outstanding! We cannot wait to go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SMEMBoston_Ma
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well Happy Birthday again sugar blossom! We loved having you and we love this review, it means so much to supporting our beautiful rainbow venue and we really can't wait till you come back with some friends! All our love - The Imperial!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the pilgrimage with my husband and 10 year old daughter in honor of Priscilla. Tried to make reservations on line - didn't work - then pay phone - line cut out - so took a chance on just showing up for Dine and Drag....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Buddyinbedtimes
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Buddyinbedtimes thank you so much! We love Adrian he is an amazing human and completely solid gold! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, we can't wait to welcome you back. Love The Imperial xx

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With celiac and nut allergy dinners eating out can be rather difficult . The staff here were excellent in regards to insuring us what dishes was safe. One of the first questions from the waiter was 'was there any dietary requirements'. The staff were extremely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott W
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya Scott! we know how stressful food allergies can be, we are glad that your experience was a pièce de résistance! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we're blushing! So glad to know we're ticking the boxes and keeping the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Priscillas at The Imperial Hotel is a great night out. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is fun and the staff are super friendly. The intermittent drag shows are a must. If you are looking for a fun night out, don't go past The Imperial...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PRT000
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! thanks for this glowing right up darling! We are so excited that you loved the drag shows and that - The ongoing support of our local and LGBTQIA+ community is so important to our business and we will pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Refused to serve me a bottle of sparkling wine I wanted to share with three friends on a Saturday night. Walked out in disgust having queued for 20 mins to get served. Won’t be going back and don’t recommend.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank pickett_mark
Julian K, Marketing at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Mark, it's really disappointing to learn you didn't enjoy your recent experience at our venue. Rest assured we fully appreciate your feedback and have passed it on to senior management. We sincerely hope to see you again soon, to prove to you our dedication...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

Was taken here by my kids for "drag and dine" on Tuesday night for my birthday. What a fantastic makeover!!! We got there early and took a look around to check out the refurbishment. The old pub atmosphere has been upgraded with modern facilities, walls...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emmdee9
ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Emmdee we are so glad that you enjoyed our venue and entertainment. Firstly, thank you for the time you took to write this glowing review. We are so glad your family enjoyed their time and the food and entertainment. We love Vegan food and are...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The menu is extensive in small shared plates with spicy Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. Main dishes delicious as well ranging from mild to spicy. Excellent table service and queer drag performances for entertaining. Ideal venue for a fun, special occasion for small groups.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antony S
ImperialErskineville, Manager at The Imperial Erskineville, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Cheers Antony, we love all the flavors of the food rainbow! Including the tasty treats served up by our wonderful performers.Please come back any time it was a pleasure having you! Best - The Imperial

View more reviews
Nearby
Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative
music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a
multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance
spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the
best live music venues in the city, shows can be found
everywhere from the official theatres to the
neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a
neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 191 nearby hotels
The Urban Newtown
573 reviews
.56 km away
Royal Hotel
13 reviews
1.12 km away
Newtown Space
69 reviews
1.23 km away
Quality Apartments Camperdown
179 reviews
1.33 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,960 nearby restaurants
Delhi 'O' Delhi
188 reviews
.30 km away
Cuckoo Callay
117 reviews
.33 km away
VargaBar Espresso
43 reviews
.32 km away
Chicken Shop
5 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,837 nearby attractions
Camperdown Cemetery
23 reviews
.56 km away
I Have a Dream Mural
39 reviews
.39 km away
The Massage Shop Downtown
7 reviews
.56 km away
The Buddha Bar
15 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
gonelly
4 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from RossJG | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in replying. We were on holiday so didn’t drive in this area but if I remember correctly I think there was plenty of side streets that you could park on.
1
Vote