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#386 of 4,466 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Brew Pub
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19 Kent St | The Lord Nelson Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Quick, polite service. Wines were nice. Meals were nice. I had the lamb cutlets - the winter vegetables were divine - the highlight in fact. The cutlets were done medium rare as ordered. Again nice - but nothing special. This restaurant was upstairs (above a brewery) - so not certain about accessibility.

Thank SamJackson133
Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Great well priced food and good wine selection. Service was also excellent in a cosy and intimate surrounding

Thank Raknal
Ciaran G, Marketing Coordinator at Upstairs, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review our venue. We love hearing from our customers and are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

I greatly enjoyed a few drinks with colleagues at this fast and fresh pub. It is in the quaint old part of Sydney not far from the CBD but a world away in many respects. The home label beer was good - I wish I could remember the beers we had- Looks like I'll have to return to try some... More 

Thank Richard C
Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. The pub attracts tourists and locals. They also have a screen to watch the footy. Service is good. I would go back next time I'm in Sydney.

Thank AhmedAssar
Port Stephens, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went here for a function and the choice of beer brewed on site was great. They had pale ale and dark which was excellent. Finger food at Function was fresh, wholesome and just kept coming.

Thank Neil H
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Located in the historic Lord Nelson's hotel and above the Pub, we joined friends for some of the best steak we've ever eaten - huge piece of grass-fed beef, perfect to share, with crispy chips, fresh steamed peas and green beans. White linen table cloths and comfortable seating made it a perfect stop following The Rocks Walking Tour of historic... More 

Thank Sheri B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great old pub with their own beer. Was a little too busy for my liking on the wednesday eve we stopped by, we were waiting close to 10 mins to be served (people pushing in etc) More of an after work drinks or a quick one before you head out for dinner. Glad we came by on our travels to... More 

Thank Rebecca G
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

I had The Lord Nelson on my list of places to try in Sydney. I ordered the Fish and Chips and was very disappointed. The fish was kind of wet and the batter was gross inside. Maybe it was an off day for them or something but I wouldn't go back and order that again, that's for sure. Other than... More 

Thank drica K
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to a family birthday at The Lord Nelson last night and it was a great venue from start to finish. The team were on hand to make sure they had the hosts wishes just right, suggested some ideas for the bar tab and when the food arrived during the party it was well and truely tasty and top... More 

Thank Lis H
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

A must visit if you like beer. We took the time to sample all the beers, so we could make a qualitative assessment for the benefit of others. The only pub we visited twice while in Sydney, great atmosphere, good food and excellent beer.

Thank Paudux

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $27
Bar, Pub, Australian, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Kent St | The Lord Nelson Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 61292514044
Modern Australian cuisine Situated on the first floor with its large expanse of convict-quarried sandstone, the Restaurant is renowned for its innovative and eclectic Australian cuisine and expansive wine list.

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