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Published February 12th 2019
Escape the hustle & bustle of the city by indulging your senses


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Ticking all the boxes and being located within a stone's throw away from Broadway Shopping Centre, Chippendale and Central Train Station, the lavish art deco Broadway Crown (formally known as The Broadway Hotel) certainly offers something different from your standard local pub and is a must visit, whether it is for some after-work drinks or a hearty bite to eat.



Decor / Ambience

Upon arrival, you cannot help but notice that this pub is no ordinary pub. There is a cosy feel to it and the art deco certainly adds homey quaint vibes.



The interior is darkened and relaxed with lashings of exposed brick walls, framed photographs, and lush green ferns, making the ambience casual and somewhat intimate without taking away from group gatherings.

It can get quite crowded quickly, however, the vibes still remain cosy and relaxed.

It certainly does offer a cosy refuge away from the hustle and bustle of Chippendale!



Menu

The menu is contemporary as well as being quite captivating with offerings of handpicked craft beers, signature cocktails and a food menu, which not only offers pub grub favourites, but also tastes from Asian and Mexican cuisines with foodie dishes including Chorizo Quesadillas, Crown Fajitas, Mexican Nachos, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, and Peking Duck Pizza.



The classic pub food menu includes Chicken Parma, Schnitzel, burgers, pizzas and steaks.

The menu also features fancy salads and a tasty dessert menu too.

The beverage menu is extensive and offers a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and cocktails.

There are daily specials as well as a lunch special menu too.

The Lunch Special Menu


Drinks

There is plenty on offer at the Broadway Crown to satisfy every taste bud when it comes to drinks.

If you are a cocktail fan, then you do not want to miss Happy Hour (weekdays) from 4pm-7pm with Cocktails at $12 each.

The Colonial Sour Beer & The Fairy Floss Martini.


We tried The Fairy Floss Martini ($16) and Colonial Sour Beer ($12).

The Fairy Floss Martini was a cocktail that took me back to my childhood memories at fairs and fetes where we will indulge in the sugary sweet goodness of fairy floss, but putting my childhood nostalgia aside, this cocktail was purely for adults only!



It showcased Vodka raspberry with blood orange and vanilla syrup topped with Persian Rose Fairy Floss.

The flavours worked tremendously well together, creating delicate and somewhat floral notes with the textural feel from the elegant Persian Rose Fairy Floss.



Food

We decided to order the Korean Fried Chicken Wings ($11) from the Share Menu to begin our culinary journey. We chose this dish as we found it to be something different from your normal pub feed.



The Korean Fried Chicken Wings with sweet and sticky sauce, sesame and shallot was exactly as described and true to its name. They were sweet and certainly sticky! You also got a slight hit of heat on the back of your palate.

The Korean Fried Chicken Wings


They were gooey and quite tasty and the chicken was moist and cooked well. The only downfall to this dish was that we both found it to be a tad over salted.



Overall, it was a welcoming entree that was packed with flavour and texture.

My partner trying not to get his fingers sticky ;)


For our mains, we ordered Mighty Crown Double ($22) and Crispy Peking Duck Pizza ($20).

The Mighty Crown Burger included double beef patty cooked to perfection (medium), Double American cheese, crispy bacon, cider pickles, fresh tomato, potato wedges and Broadway Crown's signature Crown Sauce served with steak chips.

The Mighty Crown Burger


Wow, the Mighty Crown Burger is every burger lover's dream come true! It was the 'ultimate' burger that left you craving for more.

It was perfection packed with burger favourites; it was saucy, juicy, cheesy, and meaty and the addition of potato wedges took this burger to a whole new level of deliciousness!



The special sauce oozed out onto my fingers as I took my first bite into burger heaven and realised I was in a foodie wonderland.

The beef patties were cooked perfectly, as promised on the menu. They were juicy and packed with flavour and had the right amount of seasoning as well as being charred just right.

The sauce was packed with flavour and creaminess and complemented the burger ingredients and it was not overwhelming or drenching the burger.



The bread was perfect and held its shape and did not go soggy.

The addition of the potato wedges surprisingly worked well with all the ingredients.

The side serving of steak chips were cooked perfectly too; they were soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.



Overall, all the components of the Mighty Crown Burger were not overpowering and all the ingredients worked perfect with each other, creating one 'burgerlicious' feast.

The burger came together like a dream come true. It was everything it promised to be and it left your mouth watering over the aromas, textures and flavours. Without a doubt, Broadway Crown certainly do know how to cook up a 'mean' burger that will be remembered for quite some time.

The Crispy Peking Duck Pizza was served on a hoisin base with duck meat, cheese garnished with cucumber, shallots and coriander topped with orange cinnamon glaze.

The Crispy Peking Duck Pizza


The Crispy Pecking Duck Pizza stood out from the other pizza offerings, just like the Korean Fried Chicken. It sounded fancy for pub grub, so why not try it?

The base was thin with brown crisp edges and certainly was "quaking" with flavour. It might not look huge, but it did not lack what a pizza needed to be!



The addition of cucumbers and coriander really added the freshness to the pecking duck, which was seasoned with a generous helping of hoisin sauce.

The flavours worked well together and the base being thin (I love thin pizza base) allowed the toppings to shine and to be enjoyed without the overwhelming thick dough distracting the topping flavours.



It was a different take from "normal" pizza toppings and offered a gourmet pizza experience with Asian notes and it worked scrumptiously well.

We finished off our pub grub feast with the Brownie Swirls ($10).

The Brownie Swirls were served with vanilla ice cream and Belgium chocolate.

The Brownie Swirls


Honestly, we both did not know what to expect here. Were they going to be like cinnamon swirls but with chocolate? Maybe they were brownies in the shape of swirls? We discussed how these Brownie Swirls were going to be, till they hit the table...

We both were taken aback by this Brownie Swirl dessert. They looked like mini sausage rolls but in a sweet version and I was instantly looking forward to sinking my teeth in their chocolatey goodness.



They might not have been swirls or brownies, but they were still delicious.

The pastry was cooked right (a couple pieces were slightly overcooked) and the chocolate inside was heavenly and the drizzle of Belgium chocolate on top of the "Brownie Swirls" with the serving of vanilla ice cream combined together in one mouthful was quite delectable and enjoyable.



Overall, our experience at Broadway Crown was pleasant and certainly offered a perfect escape from the busy Chippendale precinct.

The place does buzz with crowds and it is certainly one of the better pub feeds I have had.

So if you are keen for a pub feed, head to Broadway Crown where you certainly will not be disappointed!
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When: Mon-Wed: 11:30am-11pm, Thurs & Fri: 11:30am-12am, Sat: 12pm-12am & Sun: 11am-10pm
Phone: (02) 9211 5993
Where: 166 Broadway, Chippendale
Your Comment
I've never seen a duck pizza before. It looks fab.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12243) 34 days ago
Great pictures! Well done on your gold award.
by Michael Genrich (score: 2|981) 34 days ago
Thank you, Michael Genrich :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|407) 34 days ago
Me too! That's why we had to try it. Thank you, Bryony Harrison :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|407) 33 days ago
Thank you, deebs :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|407) 32 days ago
Excellent work as usual!!!
by deebs (score: 0|2) 32 days ago
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