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The Hero Of Waterloo

#437 of 4,972 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$, ,
81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
“whiskey steak” (2 reviews)
“hero burger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't eat, but we did stop in for drinks and just loved the place. Great history, cool atmosphere.

Thank BB in KC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very enjoyable Friday evening here recently. Food was fantastic,both the mushroom and pumpkin risotto and the lamb shank. Good selection of beer and ciders. We were lucky to watch the duo of Norfolk n Goode whose music made the night extra special. A...More

Thank scraphappy54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to take in some early Australian History and enjoy a great feed with quality beers. Staff are friendly and the service is great. It's one of those places that you can just sit in and enjoy the day. Live music and a...More

Thank OzCulprit
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I got the Rooster Burger and it was absolutely amazing. Maybe I was just super hungry, but it was definitely satisfying and the staff was very nice. When we arrived, no one was behind the bar, so we waited a little and finally got to...More

Thank WretchedArt
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We are tourist from the UK on our 8th trip to the rocks. We love the atmosphere and the lovely welcome you get from locals. We have been to the HoW many times before and it has always been great but this morning we called...More

2  Thank carolinnes2011
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went for a drink and lunch and it was great. Service Fast, staff to please. Food came out hot. Taste was great. Will go back for Dinner. Ate at the bar area but they do have outdoor seating and indoor regular tables. Looked at dinning...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Hot Australia Day needed cold beer! The hero was well worth the visit. Service was friendly and efficient. Getting a table was (obviously) harder but we succeeded fairly quickly. Jazz band kicked off as we were leaving. Recommend.

Thank richmet
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the oldest pubs in Australia that has operated constantly since it’s opening in Colonial times.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This place was just terrible - it was even a bad tourist trap. The waitstaff was rude/disinterested, the food ranged from tolerable to completely inexorable and it took over an hour to get when there were literally 3 other patrons. Stop in for a beer...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Found the Hero on our walk around the 'back' of the Rocks. Really cool old pub. Great for a beer during a sightsee walking tour !

Thank AussieRicho1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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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