The Doncaster Hotel

Upgraded outdoor dining terrace NOW OPEN, as well as new bar layout and improved outdoor areas on the ground floor. Check out the newest changes to our lovingly renovated and heritage designed building.

The Hotel that has it all.

Offering several bar areas (new layout), as well as pool tables, TAB facilities, five Function Rooms, Brasserie and upgraded outdoor Dining Terrace, the Doncaster blends an intimate and sophisticated design into one of Sydney’s largest Hotel venues.

Fresh, generous pub-style meals offer fantastic value for money as well as quality and variety. Rich in racing heritage, every care has been taken to accommodate both the seasoned punter and novice race-goer at the all-new Doncaster, with sensational race and sports betting facilities. With huge LED screens visible from every seat in the Hotel, it is impossible to miss the race, or the big game.

Fireplaces, sandstone columns, leather armchairs, ambient lighting and rich timber paneling are but some of the many features that make the Hotel well worth the visit. Ornate glass windows, landscaped gardens and the original retro-style elevator running up the middle of the Hotel highlight the effort that has gone into retaining the heritage-listed qualities of this beautiful building while transforming the entire Hotel into a modern and popular venue.

Just a short stroll from Randwick Race Course and easily accessible from Anzac Parade, the Hotel currently trades until midnight on weekends, closing slightly earlier during the week.

*Strict dress regulations apply.



Enjoy some of Australia's finest and freshes beers...

The Doncaster boasts many areas to relax and enjoy a drink. We have a huge sports bar and TAB, intimate lounge bar on the Ground Floor, as well as outdoor terrace and brasserie on the First Floor. For groups of 20 or more, view our Function Facilities, which cater for up to 250 guests. While the setting and refurbishment set the Hotel apart and will amaze first time patrons, all bars also feature a smooth blend of current and classic music, and enormous LED screens visible from every seat.

With plenty of local and imported beers on tap, we pride ourselves on serving fresh, icy cold and well presented draught beer. Alternatively, try a glass of wine from our extensive list, carefully selected to suit all budgets and tastes, or sample our huge range of pre-mixed drinks, bottled beers, spirits, juices or soft drinks.

The Doncaster is the perfect local venue for all occasions, from a quick drink after work to your next social gathering.

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Open for lunch and dinner 7 days

An extensive cook-your-own bbq menu is complemented by a large selection of a-la-carte meals, as well as daily blackboard specials, kid’s meals and desserts. A huge wine list and plenty of beers on tap, as well as fresh coffees available all day complete the bistro.

The brasserie itself is an incredible venue, set in the sensational refurbishment that has transformed the Doncaster into a landmark in Kensington. A double sided sandstone fireplace, deep leather armchairs, Western Australian jarrah tables, and walls adorned in hand painted jockey colours are but some of the features of the brasserie. With plenty of inside seating, as well as huge outdoor dining terrace complete with landscaped gardens and water features, the area is suitable for all weather conditions. Large LED screens ensure you’ll never miss the big game, and the retro style lift running up the middle of the building allows easy access for those who struggle with stairs, while the grand entrance foyer and staircase make the brasserie perfect for your next organised dinner. Children always welcome.

Call in tonight for a casual meal, or feel free to book a table online or call (02) 9313 6333 to ensure your space. For larger events or booking visit our Functions page.

Opening hours
Lunch Dinner

Mon - Sun
Noon - 2.30pm

5.30pm - 9.00pm

Tue - Sat
5.30pm - 9.30pm

5.30pm - 9.00pm

Tea and coffee are served at all times.

Please click on the icons below to download a PDF of the new dining and wine menu.
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functions Functions

The Doncaster Hotel offers a variety of Function facilities, catering for groups from 10 to 250. We have multiple rooms and areas, and allocate space based on guests individual requirements. The areas all feature LED screens, booth and stool seating and antique Chinese sideboards for food service.

All functions are fingerfood style, but can easily serve as a full meal depending on your selections.

A common bar services all guests, while fireplaces, balconies and a beautiful design make the areas unforgettable. Access can be via the retro lift running up the centre of the Hotel or via the main staircase, and trading hours are negotiable.

Private dining available - with personal table service, white linen presentation, and exciting menu and wine options. Please open our function package for further details.

Ideal for:

  • Christenings
  • Fundraisers
  • Birthday parties and 21sts.
  • Engagement parties.
  • Farewells and work social occasions.
  • Small conferences or meetings.
  • Bucks parties.
  • Private dinners.
  • Post-race get-togethers.
  • Sporting or social club celebrations.

Click here for a pdf copy of our current Function Menus, or drop in and ask to view the areas first hand. Our Functions Manager will handle all your questions and tailors every event to meet the high expectations of our customers. Contact (02) 9313 6333 to make an appointment, or email

For any enquiries please email our Functions Manager at

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Anzac Day – 2 Up from Noon.  Bistro serving lunch and dinner.  Come in Spinner!

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We are introducing live music at the Doncaster!  This guy, Mark Travers, is a legend!  Every Thursday night from 7.30pm in our Lounge Bar.  Starts 6 April.

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$4 house spirits from 7pm until close!  Conditions apply.  Check in and like us on Facebook for more offers.

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Only 200m from Royal Randwick, the Doncaster has a safe and friendly atmosphere, multiple levels and bars for every mood.  Celebrate with the DJ on the ground floor, continue a punt in the sports bar, recharge in the restaurant, or kick back in the terrace beergarden.  Open early every race day until late.



Every game live in high definition, with detailed signage explaining which screens are showing which games.

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NBA – live on ESPN high definition, with sound where possible. Live betting available in the venue. Contact the Hotel for details.



Kings poker kicks off at 7pm in the Lounge Bar. 6.30pm registration, $1000 guarantee. Numbers are limited to be early – restaurant opens at 5.30pm and meals can be eaten anywhere in the hotel. call (02) 93113 6333 for more details.





Special applies to full priced COOK YOUR OWN steaks only. Served with full buffet salad bar. Cheaper steak free.

Offer on condition of drink purchase per steak. This is incredible value so be early.

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Multiple terminals including self serve Ezybets. Touchscreen. Huge screens and surround sound. Free sausage sizzle and finer food available.



All meals on our kids menu are free all day. Each child is entitled to one children’s meal when purchasing in a group of at least one paying adult. Only available to children under 15 years old, limit one meal per child, limit of two free kids meals per main meal purchased. For a limited time, conditions apply.

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Join to receive FREE offers and special members only deals.  NO spam, NO marketing, just FREE stuff every month!

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$50 entry, runs through to Grand Final.  All  money returned to punters.  Easy online tipping.  Ask at bar for details.



Upgraded outdoor dining terrace NOW OPEN, as well as new bar layout and improved outdoor areas on the ground floor. Check out the newest changes to our lovingly renovated and heritage designed building.

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DJ playing every Randwick Race Day – the lounge bar is pumping every Saturday Randwick Race Day, with our resident DJ’s spinning the best classic hits and new music.  Kick the party up a gear and stroll down from the track to the Donny!



Our parking is NOT affected by the light rail construction. Huge carpark located off Doncaster Ave under the Capella Apartments. Parking is FREE for Hotel patrons.



Now hiring bar and bistro staff. No experience needed, but must be friendly, fast, well presented and have RCG. Flexible hours and a great team. Would suit uni students. Contact Matteo in person Monday or Tuesday at the Hotel.



The Doncaster Hotel Loyalty Card is available for purchase for $10. Benefits include $10 credit for every $100 spent, with no limit. Applies to bar and bistro purchases only. Additional promotions and giveaways throughout the year. Sign up today to effectively get 10% off your next shout at the bar!

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Named after one of Australia’s most famous and richest horse races, the Doncaster is the ultimate punting enthusiast’s Hotel. We offer huge Tab facilities, with over 30 LED screens up to 80 inches covering the walls. Easy access to form and multiple betting terminals, as well as crystal clear sound from any part of the bar, make the experience complete. The ability to have a drink while watching the race sets us apart from TAB agencies, while our staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

The Hotel is a short stroll down Doncaster Avenue from Randwick Racecourse, and has quickly established itself as the premier pre- and post race venue for Sydney’s racing crowd. With plenty of taxis available from the Hotel, plan your next visit to Randwick to end at the Doncaster. Why battle the crowds and transport chaos when you can relax in Sydney’s true home of racing. Princesses welcome!


Great value, friendly service and an accessible location

Great value, fast and friendly service, convenient location easy layout and great range, it's why the drive in bottleshop at Doncaster Hotel is so popular.

An extensive and competitively priced range of beer, wine, champagne, spirits and mixed drinks is complemented by great value weekly beer specials.

We offer discounts on bulk wine purchases and can order any alcohol on request.

Visit us today and check out our premium wine range.

Easily accessible from Doncaster Avenue, just a few metres from the hotel itself, we offer a true “drive through” service as well as plenty of park and browse spaces.

The Doncaster Hotel bottleshop is open at the following times:

Sun & Mon  Tue & Wed  Thu to Sat
11.00am - 9:30pm 11am - 10pm 11am - 11pm

Contact Us

Contact Information

The Doncaster Hotel

268 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033

Phone: (02) 9313 6333

Facsimile: (02) 9313 7047

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