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Smart , chill , quiet but charming

Great restaurant above a pub . Very smart and elegant looking but the feel is warm and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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A historic building you should include on any Rocks visit

This review focuses on the Lord Nelson as a great piece of Sydney's history. A lovely old building... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lissel A
Brisbane, Australia
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Kent and Argyle Streets | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant above a pub . Very smart and elegant looking but the feel is warm and welcoming. You can eat down in the bar but food up at the brasserie is a different class. Great menu , very yummy and tasty , served by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review focuses on the Lord Nelson as a great piece of Sydney's history. A lovely old building housing the longest continually licensed hotel, it is beautiful to look at and if you pop inside, has some lovely historic photos around the walls to appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lissel A
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Great microbrewery located in a quaint old hotel off the beaten track in "The Rocks" area. Great selection of beers and the bartenders are a friendly bunch. The have some nice curries in their food menu. I will be back to give them a try...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Lord Nelson is a wonderful historical pub. Nice friendly staff but I agree with earlier poster that beer style might need an update to a more strongly flavoured hop-driven style. Beers were ok though. Food not bad - best was Halloumi salad. Pork pie good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rich M
Reviewed June 27, 2019

The Lord Nelson is a historic pub with plenty of charm in The Rocks. That was the main interest for me. Service, food and beer were average/disappointing.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

This place has missed the craft beer revolution boat that has passed completely! I bought two pints last night of their “seasonal” 111 IPA and my friend and I left with our pint glasses 3/4 full still with beer because the beer was so horrible!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Review is only for the beer. The best one was the porter, had decent flavor, but the rest of the beers where not very impressive. They do offer tasting paddles which I appreciated.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chris L
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Americans living in Sydney, we love this pub for its comfortable vibe, great food and low key atmosphere. We always order the dark ales, cold, interesting and creamy. The cab sauv red was deep, intense and a little sweet. The prices are excellent- we ordered...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Visited this historic pub upon recommendation from a friend. The pub was very busy so we headed upstairs to the restaurant. It was more upscale than we expected but comfortable. I had the vegetarian curry, my husband had the fish curry - both were great....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant midday drink on arrival in Sidney. Excellent beer selection, friendly staff lovely decor . This is the oldest hotel in Sidney and a Historic site although I did not stay here, I would have if I had spotted it. Very popular with...More

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January 6, 2017|
Response from AucklandNicolaM | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, The Lord Nelson is a pub that serves great beer and what looked like good food as well. We were not interested in clubs and nightlife, so cannot help you with that, sorry
July 19, 2016|
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Response from ibaas2016 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, it has no parking at all that we know of, there is some street parking, contact them by email to ask personally....