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The Paddy Field
Editor rating
 
1.8 User rating
 
3.8 (1)

Restaurant Details

Cuisine Bar and Grill
Meals Served LunchDinnerDessert
Delivery No
Take-Out Yes
Outdoor Seating No
English Communication Hit or Miss
English Menus Yes
Parking Street

Location

Address 38 Hua Le Lu
City Guangzhou
Province Guangdong
Postal Code 510060

Contact Info

Phone Number 020-8360-1379
Website http://thepaddyfield.com/

Popular Irish pub featuring Guinness, Kilkenny, and Carlsburg beers.

The Paddy Field is an authentic Irish bar and grill offering a wide selection of imported beers and mediocre food.  Recommended for those who like to drink beer and don't particularly care about the quality of the food after they've had a few.

Editor review

Paddy Field for Those Who Must Have a Cold Guinness

Overall rating: 
 
1.8
Food:
 
2.0
Ambience:
 
3.0
Service:
 
1.0
Value:
 
1.0
Reviewed by Dr. Greg
February 06, 2010
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Last updated: February 19, 2010
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A friend of mine suggested we meet for lunch at the Paddy Field a few days ago. Apparently, this is one of his favorite spots and he couldn't recommend it highly enough.

I decided to check out their online menu and was excited over the prospect of having a real pastrami sandwich again. This proved to be a temporary lapse in judgment as I've been in China long enough to have known better.

I didn't eat breakfast that morning and was hungry. I ordered the Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Red Wine Sauce, thinking that I might try the Rachel sandwich later if I was still hungry.

The lamb chops were very unsatisfying. They were virtually tasteless and a little tough, and, at 100 yuan, certainly overpriced.

Still hungry and most definitely unsatisfied, I ordered the Rachel sandwich. In its authentic form, the Rachel--sister of her famous brother, the Reuben--is a delectable concoction consisting of piles of pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island Dressing. What the Paddy Field loosely calls a Rachel is two thin, dried-out slices of domestic pastrami (meaning far too lean and tasteless to really be called "pastrami") with a hint of melted Emmenthal cheese smothered in piles of cole slaw (not sauerkraut). It's basically a close slaw sandwich on Rye bread and, at 50 yuan, constitutes petty theft.

I found the chairs we sat in for several hours to be uncomfortable: inexpensive wooden chairs with a thin seat cushion that had seen better days.

Although we were the first ones to arrive and were more or less alone for the initial 30 minutes or so, we needed to leave our table and track down one of the three or four waitresses on duty that day whenever we needed anything.

Despite my considerable dissatisfaction with just about everything, my friend couldn't stop raving about the place, emphasizing how both he and his wife felt the Christmas dinner they had recently eaten there was the best of their lives.

I guess the trick to appreciating the Paddy Field is to load up on a few mugs of beer before ordering any food and to keep drinking, heavily, until you leave. This is a place to consider when you want to hang out with friends and drink, not eat.

Review

Good Points Wide selection of imported beers.
Bad Points Uncomfortable seating, mediocre, overpriced food, and unavailable wait staff.
Recommend No
 
 


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Overall rating: 
 
3.8
Food:
 
4.0   (1)
Ambience:
 
3.0   (1)
Service:
 
4.0   (1)
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4.0   (1)
 
 
Overall rating: 
 
3.8
Food:
 
4.0
Ambience:
 
3.0
Service:
 
4.0
Value:
 
4.0
Reviewed by sinobear
February 19, 2010
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

To be fair to Greg, Paddy's didn't seem to be in full form that day. To be fair to Paddy's, never take a Greek from New Jersey to an Irish Pub for lunch.

Review

Good Points It's as close to an authentic Irish pub as you'll get in GZ. The Guiness Pie, Irish Stew and even the Fish & Chips (and I HATE fish) are excellent.

It's a great place for a QUIET lunch and an excellent venue for a small business dinner.

Darren (the manager) is friendly and will 'go the extra mile' to insure patrons enjoy themselves.
Bad Points Doesn't always open punctually at 1130 hrs.

Staff can be 'shy', but I prefer that to having people hovering over my table.

I'll admit that your lamb chops seemed closer to lamb 'fingers', and the waitress forgot to ask your bread preference, but you really have to give it another try for dinner.
Recommend Yes
 
 

Comments  

 
# RE: The Paddy FieldDr. Greg 2010-02-19 20:10
How many times do I have to tell you that I am not from Jersey? Although I imagine to a Canadian, Queens, N.Y. is close enough. :roll:

I guess with a place like this, it all really depends on what you order.

The Rachel sandwich was a heart-breaker though.
 
 
# RE: RE: The Paddy Fieldsinobear 2010-02-19 21:06
Who said I was Canadian? I'm from Quebec :P
 

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