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“Not as good as its reputation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nelson's Brasserie - The Lord Nelson Hotel

Nelson's Brasserie - The Lord Nelson Hotel
19 Kent St - The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9251 4044
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Ranked #173 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Australian, Brasserie, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Treorchy, United Kingdom
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92 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Not as good as its reputation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Bar and restaurant is based in Brewery, their 3Sheets lager is good grog.
The restaurant is on the first floor and choice is very limited and more expensive than other similar places around the Rocks.

Visited July 2013
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A dissapointing experience for the $$ you pay for”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Myself and 4 others, friends of ours from WA visiting Sydney, had dinner at The Lord Nelson Brassiere restaurant last Saturday night and although the food was generally good, two of us had their steak. It was tuff and grisly, could not cut it with the knife. What a disappointing experience. We did not say anything on the night, you know how it is, you don't want to spoil your night out, but I left a message on their website the day after, no response. That was even more disappointing.
However their desserts were fantastic and well worthwhile.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tascott NSW Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fine dining in historic setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel is Sydney's oldest continually licensed hotel. A charming English pub-like atmosphere with an excellent menu and ambiance. The beautiful old hand cut sandstone walls and large beam ceiling add such a sense of history. Don't bother coming if you want to drink VB or equivalent, it’s a brewery with some excellent in-house brews. Also quite a good wine list for those who prefer a grape variety. The menu, although not extensive, had a good choice of meals and our group had the fish, sausages, Nepalese curry and finally the chilli crab pasta. All meals were excellent. A great place for lunch in a warm cosy environment in front of the fireplace with friends. Could not think of a better way to spend a cold wet Sydney weekend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Recruitment Policy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a great location in the Rocks within easy reach of Circular Quay. The place looks great and has a long heritage as Australia's longest continuous licensed premises. The ambience is buzzing and the beer, brewed on site is excellent. We ate upstairs and the food was fantastic and the service very good - all of the barmaids and waitresses a absolutely stunning!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Good food and beer at decent prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Writing as a Pom away from home this has the feel of a decent English pub and it does good food at decent prices.

I just had the pie, mash and mushy peas ($14) with a pint and it must have gone down in about 3 minutes flat - fantastic.

Great place for travels/business types to sit back and read the papers over a beer and late dinner (food is on until 10.00pm most week days) - loved it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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