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The Glenmore

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The Glenmore Hotel was built by Brewers Tooth & Co in 1921 and has been an Aussie icon ever since. It is one of the last surviving pre- Harbour Bridge buildings on Cumberland Street, north of the Cahill Expressway. The site is known to have been occupied from the early years of 1800, although it is likely that, like the other ridges of The Rocks, it was occupied by the encampment of settlers in the first weeks of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. With its colonial old English charm and character, The Glenmore has been a popular watering hole, which has survived depressions, wars and plagues. This hidden gem in The Rocks was starting to show her age and in early 2012 it was closed for refurbishment
$14 - $25
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Pub, Australian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great location for a party or night out. We booked the Opera House view private space on the rooftop and it was the perfect location for my party. The staff were great ensuring we had everything we needed on the night. Drinks & food were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jenny12B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A little bit off the water, the rooftop terrace has an amazing view. It's a busy/happening/loud place -so only go, if that's your scene. The view is unbelievable.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nedelakttraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glenmore was recommended to us as a must do, and we were not disappointed. Its situated at a high point in The Rocks district, was easily accessible from our hotel, The Travelodge on York St. The 3d floor rooftop bar provided a fantastic view...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LKCalwood
Reviewed 1 week ago

great typical Aussie bar, great range of local and international drinks good fast and efficient service nice place to grab a beer

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TheMohawkSingapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s an iconic “Rocks Hotel” and a must not miss location but if you are looking for a quality meal on the cheaper side of the ledger this is not really place.’it’s more of a meeting place for a drink and move on to another...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank coll612
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting this pub when in Sydney. Staff are great, foods terrific and plenty of drinks to choose from. This million dollar view of the rooftop bar is the clincher!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kevjmurph76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great staff , great views hello australia. Was catching up with family that live in Aus was a good introduction to the views of the harbour I definitley knew I had landed excellent staff, fairly priced food nice meeting place, thumbs up from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wandererJeff81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the rooftop, with pleasant views (of the harbour and Opera House if you are lucky to find a seat on that side), beside the street or in a number of pleasant rooms, this is a good place to enjoy a drink and the extensive...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy especially as parasols we’re umbrellas and therefore roof top of restricted benefit. Ate outside, garden salad was really good and burger was very tasty. Seemed to be a first day on the job for one of Bar staff, rabbit in headlights - she...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank stephendH5799QP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held our annual friends catch up here and it was most enjoyable. Booking for 12 was well managed, we had great views save for the cruise ship. Everyone could order & pay for what they wanted - both food & drink. Great value for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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November 16, 2018|
Response from WShortHotelGroup | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for thinking of the Glenmore! We have fully sold out of our New Years Eve event this year, however we still welcome people to come into our public bar and enjoy a drink. Please look out for our tickets in the... More
April 12, 2018|
Response from talias_top_tips | Reviewed this property |
It is all available online on the Glenmore website :) I’m unable to post the link here, but a quick search for “The Glenmore menu”, and you will find it straight away :) Enjoy your meal!
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