The Australian Heritage Hotel is in a beautiful heritage listed Edwardian style building and has been around for over 100 years. Located in the far depths of The Rocks, a short stroll from Circular Quay.
This place has been a favoured watering hole for many generations. Inside is your typical pub with both bar stools, tables and the TV blaring your local sporting match. Outside is alfresco style dining, absolutely idyllic in the summer, and even quite pleasant during winter with heaters aplenty. This is where we enjoyed our dinner.
We started off with chicken wings marinated with manuka honey, soy and chilli sauce. Just the right levels of sweet, spice and stickiness on the outside, with tender juicy chicken on the inside.
You know you’re onto a good thing when a pub does calamari right. Came with coriander, chilli and garlic lime aioli. One of our favourite dishes of the night with soft, tender, perfectly cooked calamari. Delicious!
Our healthy hit came in the form of a quinoa and rocket salad. Roasted sweet potato, feta, avocado, cranberries, cashew nuts and lemon dressing. It was light, refreshing, and gave the much needed hit of greens and grains!
Another favourite was the crisp fried cone bay barramundi with Thai curry sauce and steamed rice. You get bang for your buck with this dish! A very generous cut of barramundi with a very crispy skin and a delicious Thai curry sauce. The sauce is absolutely delicious! A highly recommended dish!
A pub feed would not be complete without some pizza. They have a wide selection to choose from and we opted for the tiger prawns with baby spinach, slow roasted tomato and goats cheese. Fabulous large meaty tiger prawns and pockets of delicious melted goats cheese between the tomato segments.
The Australian Heritage Hotel is an institution. One that has been around for as long as time, serving up good pub grub and bevvies to the locals and tourists alike. If you’re up for a solid pub feed in a truly beautiful spot, then this is your next pit stop.
The Australian Heritage Hotel
100 Cumberland Street,
The Rocks, Sydney 2000
Contributed by Susan, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys