October 9th, 2013

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - The Australian Heritage Hotel

With an illustrated menu depicting every tourist’s fantasy of Sydney – the golden sands of Bondi Beach parked right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge – this historic hotel is obviously keen to woo international visitors.

They offer up the chance to eat Saltwater Crocodile Pizza ($19.50/$25.90) in an Australian locale where it’s unlikely to be trying to eat you first!

I was sorely tempted; but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to eat the Coat of Arms ($19.90/$25.90) - a plump pizza bearing both emu and kangaroo, which leans more toward gourmet than Italian.

In the drinks, you’ll find an all-Australian selection of wine and beer; and with craft brew fever gripping this city, that’s a wide selection indeed!

You’d be best to explore them in the Aussie Beer Experience ($14), a paddle bearing five unique brews.

My favourites were the Feral Hop Hog; Murray’s Angry Man Pale; and Byron Bay Pale Lager, which may become my light summer quaffing beer.

To make selecting easier, every menu item – from the popular Roast Pork Belly Pizza ($17.90/$23.90) with crackling, to the hearty Beef and Bock Pot Pie ($18.90) with chips and salad – is matched to a beer.

Actually, bugger leaving it to the tourists: this egalitarian, hundred-year-old hotel offers up something we’d all enjoy!

*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 13th October, 2013: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-october-13

The Australian Heritage Hotel
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Ph: (02) 9247 2229

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