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recommended pub Australian
a superb selection of beers, and gourmet pizza to boot.

100 Cumberland Street,
The Rocks

(02) 9247 2229
(02) 9241 3262

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An atractive, wedged shaped building situated on Cumberland Street at the top of the rocks, within spitting distance of the Harbour Bridge, The Australian is a very popular destination. While space inside is at, shall we say, a premium, plenty of seating is provided outside on the pavement, and this is the place where everyone wants to be. The street is a quiet one, the sun beats down and all is right with the world. Until your round rolls on. The beer selection is excellent, and the food has a great reputation, though we can never seem to get there in time to get a decent seat during service time. Story of our lives, I guess.
review by: Jason

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Dan from Summer Hill
More an eaters pub than a drinkers pub. Great place to take some out-of-towners though. Especially people from overseas as it serves unique dishes like emu and kangaroos pizzas. Book ahead.
8 Aug 2006

catchscott from Sydney
Zank Phillips comment...are you serious? I think this comments sheet is for people that don't own/work the pub! Good pub though, esp for trying different Aussie beers. I had the chicken salad too, was great. Not open very late though (like everywhere in the Rocks), but def worth a visit!
1 Sep 2004

Jonas Hartzler from America
Real nice atmosphere with bi-level seating choices. Great Beer selection!
1 May 2004

Lance Driver from Pyrmont
Unreal pub if you can get a seat!
6 Jan 2004

Zank Phillips from Bondi Junction
Easily the BEST SELECTION of high quality Australian beers anywhere in Sydney, or probably even the country. Usually more than 95 different bottled beers in the fridge. At least 15 different tap beers. Regularly rotating guest tap beers as well. Only pub in Sydney that pours 'Scharer's Lager' and 'Burragorang Bock', microbrewed in Picton at the famous George IV Inn. 'The Aussie' is a BEER LOVER'S PARADISE!
8 Aug 2003

Anthony from Kirribilli
A walk across the bridge on a Sunday to the Australian is always worth the trip. Relaxed crowd, friendly bar staff, good food and a great selection of beers. The hard part is stumbling home...
20 Jun 2003

Brad from the Rocks
The Aussie is the only pub to drink at... g'day boys and girls
19 Jun 2003

James from Neutral Bay
It's good to see a pub carrying small-release beers instead of the usual shite. A great pub, can be packed out on Fri/Sat though.
1 Jun 2003

Matt Slade from North Sydney
Although the beer was nice a pint can set you back $6.50 depending on what your after. Beware of the cockroaches.
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Food: excellent gourmet pizza and much moreOutdoor Area: there's plenty of outdoor seatingATM: standard 'pub' ATM
Accomodation: Bed and Breakfast availableBottle Shop: The Australian Wine Emporium is attached, on Gloucester street
Our Comments

Jason says:

Finally got to try the pizzas on Monday - the small size is small in diameter, but the toppings were thick enough to make it a weighty little meal, and very tasty indeed.


Jason says:

Only Pints or Half-pints here - no schooners (and certainly no schmiddies)

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