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Forest Lodge Hotel

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
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117 Arundel St | Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 1872
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Very cosy bar. It's not very pricey and the food is delicious! Trivia is so much fun here cause it's an amazing atmosphere! I would recommend this place.

Thank Tina H
Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This noisy pub (very noisy on Tuesday trivia night) was, surprisingly, a good place for a family dinner with four young children. One did not have to worry about the yelling of the kids, as their voices did not rise above the din. Very accommodating staff. Good selection of draft beer. Food was good and not unreasonably priced.

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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Within walking distance from home and on a " i don't want to cook tonight" day, we invaribly end up here. I love the food, ambience and the great staff. Yes, this is an instituation and yes, we the locals DO get p....d off when we can't find a table, invariably because the place is full of professionals and students... More 

Thank Kerrien
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is around the corner from my office, so I'm here for lunch all the time. $10 lunch specials, great tab beers, and the staff are super efficient. The food is always fantastic btw, every visit I try something different and am never disappointed.

Thank Katherine R
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Close to Sydney Uni, and popular with students and locals alike. Good food and an ever changing list of local beers. Ask for tasters before you try any of the really wacky beers. Buy in jugs if you are there with lots of friends. Smoking area out the back is popular, and plenty of tables inside. Pool table and kid... More 

Thank Sharonkitch
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I like the pizzas they do here but the real winner is the schnitzel. Great big generous serve, and delicious as well.

Thank Jon M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This bar really does have it all. Great craft beer with all taps being changed over at least weekly always ensures there is something new and tasty on tap. Forest lodge also prides itself on its variety of cocktails and has a respectable wine selection. The food is fantastic I have tried most of the menu items and many of... More 

Thank samturner127
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great pub great food. They do $10 weekday lunch specials and the Friday fish n chips is very good. I like to eat there with a group of friends.

Thank YuyuCai
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Had a number of lunches here with friends during February and May. Meals generally OK, nothing great. Do not order grilled fish - it won't be grilled. Heated under a salamander and no grill marks nor grill taste. Cheeseburgers good, chips great, pizzas looks ok too. Pleasant decor and priced reasonable.

Thank Mark L
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends who are regulars. Great atmosphere and lots of different spaces. Dinner was really lovely - try the two different arancini to start. There are lots of different mains from healthy to downright deliciously naughty- such as the fried chicken pocket. Staff are efficient and friendly.

Thank LondonMoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $21
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Arundel St | Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9660 1872
  • This restaurant is at Forest Lodge
The Forest Lodge specialises in craft tap beer, single vineyard wine and artisan Australian spirits. We believe in supporting the local economy and have regular events showcasing local liquor. Our pub food is fresh produce with many house made specials including gnocchi, pizza's aranchini' & donuts to name a few. 'The Flodge' as it is affectionately known among local families and Sydney Uni patrons, has a great line- up of weekly events including Sydney's best trivia on Tuesday nights with Matt Madness, Jack Pot Poker on Wednesdays, student discounts on food and drink, raffles, and great music every day. Come in and decide for yourself.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?