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The Hero Of Waterloo

#449 of 4,932 Restaurants in Sydney
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
81 Lower Fort St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 4553
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 28 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
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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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