Well this pub was great!! there's a funky little cocktail bar called bar seven out the back of the pub, best cocktails I've had for a while!! The bar girl was so friendly and made a cocktail to suit my taste. The tequila shooters with tomato salsa chasers are the best!!! We also had fish and chips for $2 (what a bargain!!!) in the codswallop restaurant upstairs which has it's own separate bar. They also have pool tables, TAB facilities and if your into it a pokies room. The staff are really friendly and helpful and lots of fun!
Needless to say the gang had a great night out and we will be heading back to get our $2 fish and chips on a regular basis!!
the new regulars !!
review by: fashionsucks
TLR used to the regular pub of the East Sydney publishing company I worked for, for 3 and a half years. Recently however, (Thursday 13th Feb 2003), we had farewell drinks there for a colleague who was leaving. There were about 10 or so of us in the upstairs bar in the side room, off the restaurant. The side room has coffee tables, couches and bean bags on the floor.
We had only been there for an hour at the most before what we can only assume was the upstairs bar manager came in ( he did not introduce himself). It was about 6pm. He literally screamed at us at the top of his lungs that we were making too much noice and perhaps we should go elsewhere. He said we were "laughing too loud". He had not given us any prior warning or indication that we were making too much noise. We politely thanked him for his excellent standard of customer service, and left.
The company is no longer patronising The Lord Roberts Hotel.
My advice - if you appreciate at least a basic level of civility from bar staff, GO ELSEWHERE.
review by: renno
The Lord Roberts was a revelation to me. I've been living in Sydney for just around two years now, and since I live in the Eastern Suburbs and work in the city, I've walked past this pub literally hundreds of times and never actally felt like going in.
The front bar is probably what put me off. It's small, scruffy, unpreposessing and usually very full when I've walked past, and it never looked to my taste. Well, I was proven wrong. Once you get through the still-unrenovated front bar (still replete with drunken mumbling locals) and make it into the larger part of the bar, you're transported into a different world. From spit and sawdust to cocktails and expensive shoes - Bar Se7en at the rear is dark, intimate and well laid out, and also very popular.
A light wooden staircase leads up to the rooftop garden area which is extremely popular in summer, and thence through to the restaurant where the food on offer is startlingly cheap, but looks great. It's so much more than you see while walking past from Stanley Street, and it really was a discovery for me. Very glad I finally made the effort.
review by Jason
review by: pubguide staff