The Chelsea Hotel in Chatswood has a fun and vibrant atmosphere. The modern setting suits all seasons with both indoor and outdoor seating. There are DJs every week who play the latest house, dance and pop tunes or if you're after a good laugh try the comedy trivia night on Tuesdays. Promotions include $3 glasses of bubbles on Friday night.
I quite like the Chelsea - nice outdoor areas for both smokers and non smokers. Bulmers on tap and a good selection of pub food. The nachos here are actually the best I've had anywhere - not soggy but crunchy and fresh. Staff are always really friendly too which is great.
Having been there at least once a week for the last 10 years. I have seen it at its best.. and over the last 16 months at it's not so great phase.. Cocktails are good. Food is neither here nor there. However the service from the staff is a miss. Even though they perform the physical function of pouring the drink, their focus is mostly around the more important conversation they are having with their co - workers. In some cases the arrogance, narcissistic demeanour of the staff is deplorable and they find it difficult to hide that end of uni can not come fast enough because clearly, they have better things to do than get paid to stand there and pour you a drink. I find-with the exception of one "O.K" staff member- The only thing that makes the experience a pleasure is the other patrons and the fact that you can sit out side..