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.
Delicious Food Great Service We will make this restaurant a local favourite to where we live at Sydney Olympic Park Would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Great pub food at good prices. Perfect location to grab a bite before heading off to an event at the Olympic Park. Friendly staff makes the dining experience even better
Abbatoir Blues is a great restaurant to go for a beautiful breakfast at a reasonable price. The staff went out of their way to give us what we wanted and it was just a short stroll across the road from the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park.
Very easy process to book, arrived with immediate sitting and the food was very limited but fantastic food. Will be rebooking this venue again as it made life easy
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.
Abattoir Blues has a wonderful courtyard area and it was buzzing with the pre-Robbie Williams crowd. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. Food was delicious - we went with the simple chicken schnitzel and chips option and couldn't fault it. Overall an easy and tasty pre-show experience.
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!
Staff were really friendly, food was great, good selection of offerings for an event day menu. DJ music was far too loud for a meal period, better suited to later in the evening. However staff were helpful when asked to lower the volume. I am so happy I booked ahead as the que out the door was massive, obviously worth the wait for those lined up!
This was our 4th or 5th visit and again we were not dissapointed - I think the motto here is “Keep it simple” - brief but adequate menu / polite staff / nice ambience / quirky fit out . if I have one criticism it is that the music can be a little loud for a venue where most people are trying to converse - the music choices are fine just a little less volume