Established over one hundred years ago, the Royal Cricketers Arms in Prospect is a delightful pub that occupies a historic Australian homestead. This establishment prides itself on providing a down-to-earth, wholesome environment, with no gaming rooms or pool tables on site; this offers patrons a chance to sit, talk and reconnect with family and friends. Meanwhile, the restaurant serves a range of Modern Australian cuisine dishes.
- Business Functions
- Private Parties
- Christmas Parties
- Wedding Receptions
- Club Events
- Birthday Parties
- Beer on Tap
I love the atmosphere of this pub. But today my husband and I went for lunch with friends. The other couple received their order at least 15 minutes before us even though we ordered first but more importantly, the food was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. I ordered King prawn spaghettini @ $32. I got 3 lousy prawns the pasta was dry and I was at a loss to taste any chilli - a total rip off.
It should be noted I am not a person that writes reviews but I feel compelled to do so. Both our meals were so bad I was left wondering if it was because I asked if our meals were forgotten as the other couple had finished eating
Where can I find a traditional pub? It’s a question many of you have asked, and sadly the answer seems to be getting further and further outside of Sydney. One exception, tucked inside the Sydney metro limits, is the Royal Cricketer's Arms. With a beautiful historic frontage (it was first licensed in 1880), and a large, gently refurbished beer garden, it’s a top place to kick back over Scottish Cream Ale and take in a Ploughman’s Board ($23). With cold cuts, cheeses, rye bread, piccalilli, a boiled egg and a traditional English pork pie, the highlight of this nicely presented meal is the tart, dark, Branston pickle, full of vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. In the entertainment stakes, there are cook-your-own steaks on a wonderfully high-temperature outdoor grill and live music, rather than the incessant jingle of pokies. If you’d rather leave your steak in the hands of experts, the kitchen puts out a Petite Fillet Mignon ($24), wrapped in smoky bacon and dripping Cafe´ deread more
Very, very disappointed with the experience. Booked a table by the fire - no fire, didn't have any wood. Asked if there were heaters - no heaters, didn't have any gas. Bar staff rude and told off another staff member in front of patrons and the care factor for customers was zero. Took our dinner for 6 around the corner, which was busy, friendly staff and great food. There will not be any more dinners there - shame, since it was a regular.
The bar service is very slow and the food is quite disappointing. I have eaten here 3 times now and each time the food has been luke warm - almost cold - when bought to the table. I for one won't be going back for something to eat here! Quite a shame really as the pub is lovely ...