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Amazing pub in the Rocks

Well worth the climb up the hill from Circular Quay,a great atmosphere and good food .Some really... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Kirkham, United Kingdom
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Exceptional food and service

I simply had to write a review on this brasserie as my husband and I found the food truly amazing... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Kent and Argyle Streets | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9251 4044
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere in this heritage building never fails to disappoint nor does the excellent beer they make. Lunch was a mixed bag the Cobb salad was tasty but the prawn and chorizo pizza was luke warm and lacked flavour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Well worth the climb up the hill from Circular Quay,a great atmosphere and good food .Some really nice beers on offer to slake your thirst after the climb

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Blodge27
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

I simply had to write a review on this brasserie as my husband and I found the food truly amazing. The brasserie is based above the Lord Nelson pub very close to The Rocks but a little way away from the huddle and bustle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MariaDiPigna
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Wonderful place to enjoy some great food and beers. Plenty of choice,great atmosphere and location is easy to find. The ploughmans is definitely one of the best around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MeganJetgirl
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We dined here for lunch. The fish and chips were yummy and the chicken Nepalese curry also. Plenty of beer choices too. Staff were OK but could put on a smile and conversation to lift things up a notch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 20 September 2018

My favourite pub in Sydney, I visit without fail when I'm in town for the excellent pie and mash washed down with some of the excellent ales brewed on site. The second oldest pub in town, the sandstone walls still show the chisel marks of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank canthox
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In 1994, my family visited this pub. So when my wife and I returned to Sydney in February, we had to come back to see if it had changed. To our delight, it looked just as we remembered. We enjoyed two excellent beers here before...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

After walking through the markets at the Rocks on a Saturday, it is well worth heading to the oldest pub in Sydney for a Saturday lunch. The food and atmosphere was great . We stayed on for the afternoon 'jazz' band session which was brilliant.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank derekav2017
Reviewed 14 August 2018

As part of my 50th Birthday mini-pub-crawl I finally patronized the famous Lord Nelson pub as was not disappointed. 3 Sheets Ale was refreshing and crisp and the food was delicious: enjoyed a Grass-Fed brisket sandwich with rosemary chips. Service was solid. I even purchased...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank skwogler2
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

All it needs is a fire and black Labrador. Lovely cosy feel and fantastic craft beer on tap. Food and service excellent. If the sun is shining they have great outdoor tables.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank smackinlay
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6 January 2017|
Response from AucklandNicolaM | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, The Lord Nelson is a pub that serves great beer and what looked like good food as well. We were not interested in clubs and nightlife, so cannot help you with that, sorry
20 July 2016|
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Response from ibaas2016 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, it has no parking at all that we know of, there is some street parking, contact them by email to ask personally....