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Old Fitzroy Hotel

City East
Bar, Pub, Australian
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Shop 129, Dowling St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9356 3848
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fortunately the restaurants and pubs in the wharf area were very busy so we walked up a couple of blocks and found The Old Fitzroy Hotel. We had just missed some live music, but there was still a great atmosphere with both lots of locals and visitors like ourselves. There is a great selection of craft beers although we had... More 

Thank TasmaniaJames
Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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368 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We enjoyed our brief stop at the Fitzroy. Meals from the kitchen looked great and generous. Came for the beer and they had lots of variety, maybe 16 on top or more.

Thank Tree56LO
Baulkham Hills, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Got there early (6pm) and found a seat in the small eating area.Ordered the Barramundi,chicken schnitzel and 2*gnocchi's.All came out promptly and where more than pleased with the quality of the cooking .Probably the best pub(its better than simple pub meals) meals we have had in a while.The pub had friendly staff and the theatre show was great.Will be coming... More 

Thank sdur463667
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food was a big disappointment. We ordered the halloumi salad which was ordinary (average dressing, overcooked and soggy pumpkin) and the fish, which was a disaster (half was overcooked and mushy, and half was so chewy and rubbery could not cut it with a knife). The sweet-potato chips were ok. The drinks from the bar were good, and the... More 

Thank Giorgio M
Katoomba, Australia
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201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink after strolling around Kings Cross. Enjoyed a couple of beers and a chat with the publican. Great to warm by the open fire, good atmosphere.

Thank Narelle B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a great Saturday night at the Old Fitz. We had booked to see the play 'Low Level Panic' in the basement theatre. We ate before the show & I was able to take my wine in. Apple crumble to finish. Fast and efficient service and the food was delicious. The theatre is small and intimate... More 

Thank Vicki C
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326 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Looked this place up as have been in the area many a time. Apart from all the roadworks going on right a door things looked promising. Having never been before asked the female behind bar for a wine list one around here somewhere the answer. Next food kitchen still open yes. Went to place my order you order round the... More 

Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
Nice, France
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Wednesday evening and stepped into a quizz evening. It was a lot of fun. There is a theatre too. The price per pint are between 7.5 and 12.5dollar.

Thank Phil6676
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We came here for a late lunch kitchen was closed but the chef was so helpful and offered to make us the special on Thursday, "chilli mussels and beer" only $20. OMG best mussels ever, the favour was amazing! Service with a smile and regular patrons to help you select your beer! Would highly recommend!!!

Thank Joxy101
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

James the chef cooked me the most fabulous genuine Italian made macaroni pasta with squid and mussels fresh from the market this morning. His sauce was tomato based with real tomatoes. He cooked it to order. What a wonderful meal and a beautiful experience.

Thank HappytravelerSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 129, Dowling St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9356 3848

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