Not all heroes wear capes. Some serve up excellent food, drinks and non-stop entertainment like the folk at The Hero of Waterloo in The Rocks neighbourhood. For over 170 years, this iconic Sydney establishment has welcomed locals into their home on Lower Fort Street. Boasting a prime location, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge looming overhead, The Hero of Waterloo is also enviable for its bar and restaurant offering, smooth live music and even historic ghost tours. However, there’s nothing too scary about the place, what with such lovely staff running the show. Despite its old world charm, the restaurant menu is anything but outdated. Instead, it’s full of modern Australian dishes, contemporary tapas and canapés, a killer wine list and kid-friendly eats too. Tables fill up fast inside the cosy sandstone walls of The Hero of Waterloo, so booking a table is essential if you want to enjoy a hearty meal by the log fire.
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We arrived at the restaurant and the staff wouldn’t let half of our group in and left them out side because we had ‘too many people’ (had 10 people). We ordered our food and had the order repeated to us prior to preparing and an extra plate came out. The staff then told us that we had to have more food because of the people but didn’t tell us this prior to ordering. The wait staff refused to take the plate away that we didn’t order. It seemed like they didn’t want us in the restaurant the whole time.
Great service and food would highly recommend very easy booking
We were expecting to hear music but we forgot about Covid restrictions. The service was excellent and the food superb. Congrats to the chef as the chilli gave extra edge to the duck ragout which I didnt expect. Well done and please keep doing new stuff.