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The Hero Of Waterloo

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic pub, fantastic staff and fantastic food. This is our go to place for work and play. Better than the rest. Beautiful building, decor and a great pint of Guinness.

Thank Matt K
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here in a group dinner on our last night in Sydney. The ambiance is great with the vibe of the historic place the building is. I had fish and chips which were just ok. Service was excellent. Its is also in a quaint part of town.

Thank jtbeknott
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our city tour guide pointed out this historic, haunted pub and prompted our plan to return to explore. 1843 was the date this location came to life in Sydney. I had to try the Hero Burger--angus beef with onions, beets, tomato and more--with chips (fries). Very good bar food! The bartender gave us insights into the woman who was pushed... More 

Thank 262DianeV2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girl thought we would drop into the oldest pub in Sydney on our way home from the Glenmoore Hotel....a little night cap! But power tripping bouncer with shaved head and ego the size of his stupid head decided we have had enough to drink. Oh really, 5 drinks over 5 hours and a meal is too much??... More 

Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest pubs in Sydney situated in The Rocks. Sit at the bar and enjoy a beer or have a meal in the dining room,there is sometimes live music.Was once linked to the harbour via a tunnel where drunk sailors were smuggled onto competing ships. Rumoured to be haunted.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, good beer selection, and great ambience. Apparently haunted too but we left before sunset :)

Thank Paul A
Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great pub in fantastic spot. The bar tenders were not overly friendly, which took the experience away.

Thank Col T
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A cozy old time pub with a good beer selection. A fine stop when you are walking around at the Rocks.

Thank JiiBird
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Situation in the last remaining popular quarter, it offers a fresh shelter from the summer heat and offers a nice range of beers. Not do easy to find.

Thank Paul D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great experience visiting this venue. Always such a happy and friendly atmosphere. Great staff, whiskey steak was sensational and always fresh cold beer. I recommend to all locals and tourists alike. Thanks and I will be back!

Thank emailjulesy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 4553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?