With Anzac Day just around the corner, we thought we would put together a list of a few of our favourite pubs. So get your mates together, play some two-up and enjoy a fine meal at one of Sydney’s best pubs.
With Two Chef Hats to its name, The Four in Hand is a far-cry from your standard pub. While meals are exxy, the bistro-style dining room still has the charm and character of a pub and Chef Colin Fassnidge’s food is definitely worth it.
Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel is one of the more casual pubs in the Eastern Suburbs serving classic Mod Oz pub fare, at reasonable prices. Overlooking the water with the Botanic Gardens just a short walk away, this is a great pub to take tourists.
Uncorked at The Union Hotel is one of North Sydney’s best kept secrets. Decked out with white leather booths, black wood panelling and hot red carpet, Uncorked offers a French-inspired menu.
Located in the grand heritage-listed Exchange Hotel, Bistro Balmain offers a chic dining space a menu that offers everything from tapas and beer snacks to elegant Mod Oz dishes. Boasting city views, the outdoor verandah is ideal for balmy summer nights.
One of Paddington’s beloved heritage pubs, The Bellevue has undergone a serious makeover. Tucked away at the back of the Bellevue, the light and airy dining room has a relaxed and welcoming environment, making it a favourite among the locals.
Tucked away in the backstreets of Paddington, the Grand National Restaurant offers a casual bistro-style menu. The daily blackboard specials are worth a try.
Standing proudly on the corner of Oxford Street and Jersey Road, The Light Brigade is a Paddington stalwart. Fitted out in Art Deco style, the restaurant offers impressive pub fare.
Forget Jump On It or Spreets, The London has some of the best meal-deals around and you can actually get a table. On Tuesday you can get a pizza and drink for $14, on Monday the menu is $15 and from Sunday to Thursday, between 5-6pm, kids eat for free.
As Australia’s oldest pub, this wouldn’t be a pub-guide without listing The Lord Nelson. The elegant upstairs Brasserie restaurant features exposed convict quarried sandstone , creating the perfect setting to soak in the history of The Rocks. Great for tourists.