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An ending of sorts at All Bar Nun

By johnboy - 30 January 2012 11

police at all bar

Last night was last drinks at All Bar Nun in O’Connor.

As the home to our rugby podcast I’ve spent a lot of time there.

In many ways it was the first decent bar in the Inner North.

My favourite night would have to have been on the Brumbies mad monday when they took ove the courtyard room created a bowling alley by moving tables together in a long strip, with bacardi breezer bottles as pins, and a guy in a pink pig suit as a bowling ball. (at the end of which hilarity they asked for a broom and cleaned up after themselves I should note.

I stopped in for a couple of pints yesterday afternoon and signed the condolence book. As you’d expect there was a strange mood.

Perhaps fittingly we hear it culminated in a big fight in the small hours of the morning. A reader has sent in the above picture of the police presence. ACT Policing had this to say on the matter:

ACT Policing responded to a disturbance at All Bar Nun in the early hours of this morning involving five men.

No formal complaint was received by police from the victim.

They will be opening soon two doors down where the Marinetti italian restaurant has been doing not much for years, which will be interesting if the building owner does open up a bar in the old site.

all bar nun condolence book

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11 Responses to
An ending of sorts at All Bar Nun
colourful sydney rac 12:16 pm 31 Jan 12

dpm said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

the skylight tavern.

That was it! 🙂 Wasn’t around too long though….

Always felt a bit safer there than at the crown 🙂

dpm 11:53 am 31 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

the skylight tavern.

That was it! 🙂 Wasn’t around too long though….

colourful sydney rac 11:49 am 31 Jan 12

dpm said :

PigDog said :

I’m going to follow that off-topic. Will someone please open a pub/bar in Weston Creek? It would be very handy for us Creekonians. Maybe close one of the 5 Thai resturants and make one a bar?

There’s been some classic places there in the past! Remember the Rose and Crown, or Matilda’s, or the recent Pendos pool hall? None were exactly yuppie or metro establishments though! Hahaha!
There was even a bar once where Kingsleys/Crust are now. Can’t remember the name of it…

the skylight tavern.

EvanJames 10:16 am 31 Jan 12

I was just thinking of Matildas. We used to go there for family feeds, and later on me and schoolfriends would go there, loved those alcoholic coffees in the big mugs!

dpm 10:07 am 31 Jan 12

PigDog said :

I’m going to follow that off-topic. Will someone please open a pub/bar in Weston Creek? It would be very handy for us Creekonians. Maybe close one of the 5 Thai resturants and make one a bar?

There’s been some classic places there in the past! Remember the Rose and Crown, or Matilda’s, or the recent Pendos pool hall? None were exactly yuppie or metro establishments though! Hahaha!
There was even a bar once where Kingsleys/Crust are now. Can’t remember the name of it…

PigDog 8:41 am 31 Jan 12

I’m going to follow that off-topic. Will someone please open a pub/bar in Weston Creek? It would be very handy for us Creekonians. Maybe close one of the 5 Thai resturants and make one a bar?

M0les 1:59 am 31 Jan 12

Sorry all, please forgive this mostly-off-topic aside

Holden Caulfield said :

…I waited for many years to try Marinetti’s after hearing poor reviews. After relenting last year some time, I was only ever going to go once…

Anyone who’s been to Marinetti’s in the last few years and been disappointed and bewildered at why some have raved about it – I suggest you go to d’browes in Narrabundah. The chef, Damian ran Marinetti’s back when people raved about it.

Menu’s the same as ever: Stinco d’angelo; Snails; Bongo bongo, y’know. Service is a bit more up-market.

Token back-on-topic: Yes, very sad about The Nun. I wish I could have gone there more often (but it’s not really handy for me here in Weston Creek).

toriness 12:33 am 31 Jan 12

marinetti’s was an old sentimental favourite of mine for years (i went there first in 2000 or so) then it suddenly went downhill – the reason being the head chef pulled up stumps to establish his own restaurant in inner south. IMHO of course.

Kerryhemsley 5:59 pm 30 Jan 12

I agree wholeheartedly with Holden Caulfield on the food at ABN and Marinetti’s and ABN. If you use quality ingredients and don’t muck around with it too much you will most likely produce a quality meal. Marinetti’s is not cheap but their meals are very ordinary at the moment. sames was the case for All Bar. I also agree that the food at Edgars has improved over the last year and is a good place for a beer and a bite.

EvanJames 3:38 pm 30 Jan 12

So, were four men fighting one victim, or what? Maybe the Victim was embarassed or unconcious and so not able to lodge a complaint. I want to know about the fight.

Holden Caulfield 3:25 pm 30 Jan 12

A shame, I guess.

But a very interesting tidbit there JB. I waited for many years to try Marinetti’s after hearing poor reviews. After relenting last year some time, I was only ever going to go once. Nondescript food and poor service is rarely a winning combination.

I enjoyed a very nice lunch at Edgar’s Inn on the weekend and hopefully a smaller venue will allow the ABN crew to focus on quality. IME their food was well below the standard of Edgar’s.

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