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Forest Lodge Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
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117 Arundel St | Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
61296601872
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Katherine R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Sharonkitch
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Jon M
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank samturner127
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank YuyuCai
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Mark L
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank LondonMoi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Students congregate in the strange central courtyard which seems more like a room, so it can be quite irritating that smoking's allowed there. Otherwise, it's more of a family pub. The food, especially pizzas, is quite good and there are regular cheap specials. There is a large range of trendy craft beers that mostly taste the same and are surprisingly... More 

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Thank mrdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

There are some basic fundamentals to the hospitality industry including having a competent duty manager. This afternoon is absolute chaos.

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Thank InnerCityMFG
Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice Pub, with friendly cooks and waitress. The food is very excellent, the prices are absolutly ok. I will come back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
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: 61296601872
  • This restaurant is at Forest Lodge
Description
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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