Rag & Famish Hotel
What better way to enjoy Thursday evenings with friends than to head upstairs to the restaurant for two for one steaks and a bottle of red... or two.
They forgot one of our mains, didn’t keep us informed, didn’t offer a solution and so we ended up sharing mains-They then didn’t discount the bill
The service and food was very good and the overall atmosphere was cosy and classy
Consistently serve top quality food at a good price. Staff fantastic. A winner every time!
This sas great for a client lunch. Food was great and there was something for everyone.
Ordered the rib eye steak and was disappointed.
Steak was cooked okay - but sauce was minimal and flavourless, chips looked / tasted like frozen supermarket brand, dish had little effort for presentation.
Most disappointed was the red wine jus.
Escaping the Friday night madness of the downstairs bars and up into the Anchor Room restaurant was much more pleasant.
Food was good - a daily special lamb ragu and pasta for me - very good and a big serve, a rib eye fillet for my wife - cooked to perfection - not easy to rare side of medium rare to her satisfaction. For dietary reasons a white wine- Pikes Pinot Grigio- went down well.
Service was pleasant and friendly.
An enjoyable meal.
Good high quality food in the upstairs restaurant. The service was good and the room had a nautical theme.
Ground floor is the bar and bar food.
It would depend. Definitely not on a HOT day like Friday. It was so humid and the doors to outside were open and so as a result the aircon had zero impact. Assuming there is aircon of course. If not - please put some in and close the balcony doors in intense weather.
Food and atmosphere otherwise were lovely. Good service.
Couple beers downstairs, then went up for lunch. Wine quite expensive for what was on offer
Great food and service at a reasonable price. Nice Cozy atmosphere upstairs. A go to restaurant for me when I'm in North Sydney.
The Rag & Famish offers outstanding service, a very impressive selection of beers, wines and spirits and possibly the best steak in New South Wales. The environment for business networking, after hours meetings, or even an afternoon lunch is absolutely the best. Easy, welcoming and comfortable with a wonderfully friendly staff, who could ask for more?
Great meal upstairs. Steak very good. Quiet upstairs. Good for a special dinner.
It is a great place to meet friends for lunch. It is in a central location. It has a great menu and wine list
The service was good, the food was good - it felt a little over-priced but OK.
The annoying element was the unnecessary music playing. It was bloody awful, too loud and forces everybody to speak over it... raising the noise levels generally. It's not an easy restaurant in which to have conversation. It's quite a while since I've eaten there but the staff and the food were both good enough for me to consider a return visit soon. And, finally, you DON'T NEED THE MUSIC. No-one is listening, anyway.
We had previously enjoyed two excellent steaks under the Thursday night 2 for 1 steak offer. This was great value and the service was overall very good, but exceptional by its friendliness, treating us older folks as if we were human beings (maybe this is just elderly paranoia, of course). It also had very acceptable noise levels being in the upstairs restaurant away from the main bar. (Why do restaurants drive away the half-deaf monied old folks by unacceptable noise levels?)
We therefore proposed it as a venue to visit with two friends, again taking advantage of the 2 for 1 offer. The service was again friendly and everything started fine. But the steaks were not in the same class as previously, being gristly. If the steaks had been OK one would then not be alert to other shortcomings. We were rather slow eating, maybe partly for the above reason, but the dirty plates were left with us for a long time. Then I do not recall us being asked whether we wanted anything else, not that we did. So things seem to peter out as though the job was done once our main meals had arrived.
We will probably try again at some point as the ambience is great, (not "ambiance" would Open Table please note!), but would not risk taking any guests.
Hi, I was the host of a table of 3.
In short the meals were all good and the service was great except, one entree came out wrong and the waitress not only insisted that was what I ordered but wanted to argue about it. So I ate the pumpkin salad instead of the wagyu bresole I ordered and actually wanted. This avoided further issue and embarrassment in front of my two guests. I really do not know why the person did not just replace the plate or offer me a credit or something simple. Instead they wanted to insist and argue. My guests were even surprised and they are local business people. I paid for the whole meal without question of course.
So in short, would I come again of course but I would check my order twice and hopefully not be served by the same staff member as last time.
The other lady that greeted us made a point of apologising as I paid the bill which was very nice that the incident was understood. Note I never told her about it, but someone did. Overall it was a good experience
I wish you all the best. For a famous pub in North Sydney, this is something you should fix
Excellent food and service - love the ambience - great spot for lunch in North Sydney!
Our neighbourhood fave with an exceptional kitchen that keeps us coming back. Quality food every time.
Always reliably good. My office is in Berry Street, so even better.
For friends catching up this was an ideal location. It was a good atmosphere and quiet so you could speak with each other. The food and service was great.
Always enjoy the Rag & Famish. The best steak ever.
Food (steak) was perfectly cooked and the service was really good
This was a great venue. Food was good quality and well presented. Our host Valeria was engaging and responsive throughout the evening. I'd recomend the venue to everyone
Food was great, service OK. Be warned: the OpenTable website mentions a surcharge for 'bookings over 12' but the restaurant actually charges 8% extra for 12 people. They are aware it is incorrect on the website but make no effort to correct it. If you turn up with 11 and don't let them know about the changed numbers 30 mins beforehand they charge you for 12 (and leave the chair at the table). Also, if they need to contact you they will only call - even if they can't get through - resorting to SMS or email doesn't seem to be an option.
We all enjoyed ourselves and the food was great. We were a little disappointed that the wine we were ordered was not available. Overall very good service.
Great service, fantastic food and reasonable prices. Relaxed but classy atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Great steak in a great pub. Dining room is the best food. Pub is the best atmosphere.
The meal was beautifully cooked and the service unobtrusive, but excellent, even to the good night offered by a staff member going off duty
A venue I frequently book for business lunches, service, food and ease of booking, as well as convenient location is why I keep coming back. I also appreciate staff who remember a returning customer.
It was very good, though they were having issues with their phone system leading up to my client meeting so there was a bit of miscommunication regarding food and drink packages which was frustrating. Staff were very friendly and accommodating on the day. The first-floor restaurant and lounge area was very nice and created a great environment for my clients.
Had the two for one steak, steak cooked perfectly, great value for money. Service was overall good