Australian Food: 5 Great Pubs in Sydney
The Australian food scene is lined with ample amounts of pubs, or “hotels,” as they are called in Australia, as they were once home to functioning hotels that were similar to diners in the States. Pubs are a very common dining option, ubiquitous around the country and serving a variety of much-loved foods in Australia, including steak dishes, pies, pizza, and the like.
One of the greatest pubs in Sydney for a meal is The Shakespeare, a pub located in the Surry Hills area. The Shakespeare has some of the city’s cheapest meals and is known as the home to the “$12.50 meal,” a difficult find in Australia. You can get everything from a salmon steak to a burger to lamb kebobs.
Another pub to visit in Sydney is the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, which is a short ferry ride away from the city center. Perched right on Watson’s Bay, the pub offers sweeping views of the city’s skyline and is typically a popular spot, especially on a Sunday during summer.
The Coogee Bay Hotel is another wildly popular hotel with stunning views of the Eastern suburb’s incredibly popular Coogee Beach. At Coogee Beach hotel you will find a menu with teeming with nachos, pizzas, burgers, steaks, and other common foods in Australia.
The rooftop bar at the Glenmore Hotel is one of the most sought-after spots in the city as it also offers incredible views with a major spotlight on the beautiful Sydney Opera House. You’ll find not only a great time here, as well as street seating on the ground level, but also good feed like a pulled pork roll or short ribs and great drinks on offer.
One last great pub to visit when in Sydney is The Clock Hotel, located in just near The Shakespeare in Surry Hills. The Clock recently underwent a major renovation and features a large, indoor courtyard. This iconic Sydney pub is great for a weekend out or to grab a good meal like fish n’ chips, burgers, or other usual suspects found on a pub menu.