Established in 1878, The Como Hotel is a Como icon and fit for dinner and drinks. On Cremona Road, not far at all from Como train station, the main bar at The Como Hotel is a prime spot for a craft beer and the footy, while The Como Grill is perfect for a casual bite to eat with views out over Scylla Bay. Set and function menus are available but the regular menu here consists of some pub classics done right, so think options like sundried tomato and feta-stuffed chicken breast, baked Atlantic salmon and lamb shank pie with roasted root veggies. There are burgers, steaks and little plates for the kids as well, making The Como Hotel a real little gem in this part of suburban Sydney.
The Como Hotel being as old as it is means there’s quite a dose of history behind it. Originally built as a club for Germans working on the construction of the railway, since then it’s seen everyone from the legend of Australian rugby league Arthur Beetson to poet Henry Lawson walk through its door. These days, The Como Hotel and indeed The Como Grill together form a Como and Sydney icon, so if there’s a special occasion you need a space for or you’re just after a chilled round of drinks or some damn good food, there’s really no need to look any further than this here spot on Cremona Road.
The main bar at The Como Hotel is well-stocked full of every craft beer or tipple you might fancy, then the The Como Grill right down the road – regular courtesy busses are available in case you don’t feel like walking – offers an a la carte menu brimming with quality Australian fare. We recommend starting with the sizzling garlic prawns or the beetroot arancini, then follow up with the marinated lamb salad for something light or the beer battered flathead with seasoned fries for a proper fill. Either way, you’ll be relaxed as anything and in the mood to put your feet up – chilled vibes are guaranteed at The Como Hotel. Head to Como armed with a reservation and take the edge off.
Food was quite good except someone ordered a hamburger and the mince was raw. Dessert menu was limited and unappealing. Have eaten here many many times before and it seems to have gone downhill in the last year or so.
It was clean and tidy, plenty of space between tables and more importantly the food was great, hot and freshly cooked. I will visit there again.
4 friends for catchup dinner: quiet so we could talk: nice change from noisy restaurants with wooden floors and loud music. service fine. menu fine. We'd go there again.