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The Hero Of Waterloo

#438 of 4,737 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$, ,
81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“whiskey steak” (2 reviews)
“hero burger” (2 reviews)
“lamb shanks” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually eat here, but as I had never been to this establishment, I wanted to experience it. From the security guard out the front rustling up seats for 3 kids and 2 adults, to the staff, band that was playing and the patrons...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A traditional pub in the Rocks area with some great beers. It is a place especially to go to for drinks and more so if you are a beer lover. The IPA was really nice.

Thank Dick Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the whiskey steak, which was ok, a little cold. My friend had the barramundi which she thought was ok. Food nothing to write home about, but wasn’t bad. The staff in the bar were cold and unfriendly. It’s like they didn’t want to...More

Thank Fungeesue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an eclectic, quirky historic pub with great atmosphere. You go up the skinny stairway and are surrounded by history. The service is very good, the food is excellent. A really neat place. A lot of Pub food offerings, all good. A fun place...More

Thank canada777-1207
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We visited the Hero of Waterloo on a Sunday night. It is an excellent pub with an interesting history. The atmosphere is pleasant, interior fun, and the staff friendly and efficient. I had fish and chips, and my husband had lamb shank. Both dishes were...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Unless you want to hear the worst voice in Sydney, avoid on a Sunday, couldn't believe how truly awful this persons singing was!!! Good music Friday and Sat though

1  Thank dinkydoo2017
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent pub that has an interesting history, good atmosphere, quirky design, pleasant staff, nice James Squire beer selection and very good food. We chose prawns and garlic bread for entree, ribs and pasta for mains and sat outside on a balmy evening enjoying 3 beers...More

Thank coffeenut64
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Up the old narrow stairs just near Sydney Theatre Company’s Roslyn Packer and Wharf Theatres is a lovely, cosy place for some good honest pub grub before a show. Good wine selection and a few options for eating spots. The staff were very helpful in...More

Thank onebun2017
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Initially came here as part of a Rocks walking tour for pubs and got to see the downstairs and everything, and thought this was a cool enough place to come back. Definitely a lot of great character and history to this place, and the people...More

Thank Riptor3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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