Nestled away inside Sydney’s Olympic Park on Herb Elliott Avenue, in an old 1900s abattoir building, Abattoir Blues is an eatery with tonnes of hip appeal. A cross between a bakery, bar and deli, Abattoir Blues serves up Australian cuisine with everything from breakfast to burgers, pastries and other baked goods. With a large outdoor area, this place is perfect for relaxing on a sunny day – there’ll be no blues in this abattoir.
With white-painted brick walls and industrial-chic decor, a nod to the buildings former past, this spacious eatery has lots of style. Its name may take inspiration from the melancholic Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds song, but a trip to this trendy Sydney Olympic Park cafe is a much more joyful affair. At breakfast time you could tuck into some smashed and smoked toast (smashed eggs, smoked salmon, julienned Lebanese cucumbers and Spanish onions on quinoa sourdough bread) or feast on the hot breakfast (toast, eggs done your way, bacon, paprika infused chorizo, grilled tomatoes, chunky lemon avocado and Pepe Saya butter).
Or, sink your teeth into a gourmet burger like the classic cheeseburger, a juicy patty topped with double red cheddar, Coney Island mustard and pickled cucumber in a milk bun. You’ll also find main course dishes, as well as in-house baked goods and specialty coffees. Located inside Sydney’s Olympic Park on Herb Elliott Avenue, Abattoir Blues is a popular choice whether it’s for dinner or a caffeine fix after a stroll around the park. To guarantee a table, book in advance.
Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Even though it was busy the staff were friendly and there was prompt service. Had the burger - delicious!
Service great got a booth food very good price reasonable location handy music good no waiting for seating food came quickly staff very helpful and friendly
Fantastic, was going to a concert, everywhere was packed having a table booked here saved us and meant we got to sit and eat! Food was great, service was great!
Perfectly poached eggs, good coffee, great playlist and friendly staff. If I lived closer, I would definitely be a regular. Thank-you for a great start to my day! Donna from Perth :)
Booking online was easy. Amused first off by the idea that a reduced menu was on offer because it was an 'event' night - does anyone seriously go to eating establishments in Olympic Park when there isn't an event on? Anyway, burgers and a couple of pub staples. Having a single queue to order everything seems inefficient. Limited beverages on offer, bottled beer and wine mainly. That's ok I'm not there for all evening. Burger was so-so, all $18 with some chips. A much nicer setting than most can offer at Oly Park. Don't know what it's like when it's a 'regular' night but if I had the choice to eat elsewhere (and let's face it, there's plenty of good choice elsewhere in Sydney), I can't understand why anyone would actually come to this part of town. But if you are there, and you don't want to pay high-end prices, then Abbatoir is as good as it's likely to get.
It was an event night at the stadium - we went there because you could only get expensive hamburgers at the stadium - not much different here. Long queues to order food and beer that wasn't cold. It's a lovely little place but seemed very disorganised. Didn't seem to be able to cope with the high volume of people. We had a booking but had to wait in line for those that didn't who were waiting for a free table. The food came quickly but one person was finished their entire meal (a pie and mash) before the other meal arrived. The food was OK but expensive for what you got. I'm not sure what it's like on an "non-event" night- much more organised and hopefully a greater menu selection I would think. It's definitely a cutesy little place and the harried staff were very pleasant.
Staff were so lovely and accommodating. Atmosphere was buzzing and the food was both delicious and good value for money. We will definitely be going to Abattoir Blues again next time we're seeing something at Homebush!
The menu is simple, and the meals delicious & fresh. There were five of us & we mostly ordered burgers which everyone enjoyed, the grilled salmon was very generous & delicious and everyone agreed the chips were fantastic! Among the best I've had. Overall simple, tasty food very well executed which is exactly what you need when you are having a quick meal before a show or sporting event at Olympic Park!
Abattoir Blues has great atmosphere, good service, the food was delicious and it was reasonably priced. Will certainly recommend for anyone who wants a bite to eat before an event at Olympic Park
Our group of 14 are here just before a show at Qudos Arena. It was so easy to book for a large group. The food, which was ordered at the counter so no lengthy wait for table service, was delicious and healthy and was served really quickly. Reasonably priced. We will be back!