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The Hero Of Waterloo

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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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Gladstone, Australia
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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227 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
Courtenay, Canada
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584 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a beer and a tapa for it was too early for a proper lunch. We had the baked satay eggplant and the chicken wings - both were good. The fifty lashes ale was excellent!

Thank Smoltman
Detroit, Michigan USA
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171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Ate here with a group. Historically and construction-wise this is an interesting location. The history and the ambiance out-weighed the food. My wife and I had the lamb shank. Served rather cold it was tough and tasteless. Others seemed to accept their food - but no one was excited with the restaurant. Perhaps this is a spot for drinks and... More 

Thank Martin G
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you only visit one of the pubs while you are in Sydney make it The Hero of Waterloo. This historic pub has a fascinating history and if you ask the bartender, he will show you the basement where unsuspecting drunk patrons were dropped through a trap door and then sent out through the tunnel to wake up on a... More 

Thank Cheryl C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Anyone who knows this pub intimately knows the "little" doorman. He likes to stop tall people from coming into the bar. Never in my life have i ever been subject to such a negative reception. Despite having consumed only two drinks i was accused of being drunk. Shame on you !!

Thank Ian H
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I live in Sydney and work near the Rocks. It's great to be able to pop to a classic pub that is pretty unchanged from its opening, some 100 or more years ago. The Hero is one of those pubs. Great sandstone facade, set in lovely old streets with blooming jasmine vines and flowering jacaranda trees everywhere-the atmosphere as you... More 

Thank CClifford-Smith
Seattle, Washington
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543 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had heard so much about this restaurant, but it did not live up to expectations. The food was barely average and the service was slow. We started with mushroom soup, which was good, but only tepid. The drinks weren't served until after the soup course. I ordered the chicken, which was very overcooked, but the vegetables were good. The... More 

Thank Sandy N

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, 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?