The Lord Gladstone

The Lord Gladstone has amped up the entertainment with more live gigs, parties and art exhibitions.
Daniel Herborn and Marissa Ciampi
Published on May 01, 2023
Updated on August 14, 2023


On the edge of the rapidly gentrifying Central Park area, lies The Lord Gladstone. Now in the hands of the OG crew (Benny Johnson and Mitchell Crum), the pub had a makeover of sorts back in 2019.

While its retained its old-school feel and general laidback vibe, the boys have amped up the entertainment with more live gigs and parties, plus more art exhibitions in the upstairs gallery space, Goodspace.

But still, the stern visage of The Lord Gladstone hangs outside tiled walls with a big screen showing sports on one wall while the Regent Street traffic buzzes outside. It's a laidback space, perfect for locals to congregate for a midweek dinner.

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In the kitchen, chefs are turning out all your pub favourites. Expect a solid chicken schnitty or parmie, lamb chops, fish and chips, nachos, a house curry and a few burger options.

Drinks include some (very) local craft beers, such as Young Henrys, 4 Pines, Resch's and Akasha. There's also a short wine list and espresso martinis on tap.

With a dedication to live music and an existing killer sound system for the purpose, the Lord Gladstone seems comfortable in its skin, neither trying too hard for design magazine hip nor chasing the food trend of the month. From the graffiti-strewn courtyard to the tartan carpets in the front room, it's an approachable pub set to be a reliable local for years to come.

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