Fortune of War, The Rocks NSW

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Fortune of War, The Rocks NSW

The Fortune Of War is a hotel located in The Rocks, New South Wales. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.3 out of 2508 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 2 to 5.
Fortune of War is in Sydney so why not stop by when you are there next.
What a classic Aussie pub! Great simple food paired with a great drinks list! Such a cool old pub with a very nice open and modern outdoor eating area! Whilst still keeping the old school style pub alive on the inside! Had the chicken parmigiana, fish and chips and hamburger! Great food! Staff where very kind and friendly! Will definitely return at some point!
137 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Latest reviews for Fortune of War, The Rocks NSW

Star Cooper
08/03/2024
Wow! What an awesome bar! We found this gem in Sydney. Went there every day! Cold beer, wonderful staff and excellent food. Don't miss out!
Beatrice Magno
13/02/2024
They have a wide selection of beers! You can even have a taste first before committing to a pint ? Pretty cool to visit since they are the oldest pub here! They also have tables outside the pub if you want to eat and a live performance as well ??'?????
NATALIE Curry
09/01/2024
We've been here twice now in august 2023 and today January 2024 while staying in Sydney. Service is outstanding, food is incredible ( best steak I've ever eaten), garlic bread is so good and we'd personally like to thank Charlie she was 10/10. Second day working in dining room her manager told us. This is our favourite place to now eat. Massive thank you ?
Ruben Sanchez
19/12/2023
Great place to go for a drink and eat.
Usual pub food.
Perfect location and very nice outdoor area.
Staff is very friendly and kind.
T M
04/10/2023
Sydney's oldest pub. I stopped by on my way back from sightseeing around the Opera House. It was very crowded, probably because it was a holiday, but the staff were kind and helpful. The rump steak was recommended, so I ordered it, and as it was recommended, the meat was tender and the dipping sauce was excellent. This is a store I would like to visit again.
Nicole "TheRealNicoleBling" Davis
01/09/2023
This was our first Pub and Dinner spot. We enjoyed the food! My fish filets were cooked to perfection! They are extremely crispy and seasoned. I was able to eat them later and they still were nice and crispy. They didn't provide salad dressing. I was able to eat the bed of salad of my Aoili salad. My hubby ordered the Parmesean chicken, it was really tasty. Could of used a little more sauce but was cooked really good. Wish they had a pasta option. The fries didn't pair well. Our freinds got shrimp and pasta. Some of the shrimp had veins in it still. The salmon was seared very crispy. The drink was good as well. Be prepared to get your own utensils and condiments. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Nicole "TheRealNicoleBling" Davis
01/09/2023
This was our first Pub and Dinner spot. We enjoyed the food! My fish filets were cooked to perfection! They are extremely crispy and seasoned. I was able to eat them later and they still were nice and crispy. They didn't provide salad dressing. I was able to eat the bed of salad of my Aoili salad. My hubby ordered the Parmesean chicken, it was really tasty. Could of used a little more sauce but was cooked really good. Wish they had a pasta option. The fries didn't pair well. Our freinds got shrimp and pasta. Some of the shrimp had veins in it still. The salmon was seared very crispy. The drink was good as well. Be prepared to get your own utensils and condiments. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Julian Si
07/08/2023
Delicious food and fairly priced too, steaks at AUD 35 and Pasta linguini circa AUD 28. Good cheese burger too. Great music as well!
RC
15/07/2023
Sydney's oldest pub still has that character and feel of the classic English pub that's becoming rare in the ever-changing city. Missed the more "hardcore" pub grub previously that included crocodile skewers and kangaroo sirloin (above), or the Aussie BBQ Plate that combined both. A drink or two in the welcoming bar though is always a pleasant experience.
Shannon Oh
13/07/2023
Went there for a late dinner with my family came from overseas. Nice weather with fantastic atmosphere. Really nice food we had were Sirloin steak, fish and chips and grilled salmon with tap beer also a bottle of pink sparkling Moscato. Only thing was that there was a rat running around to take food from the floor ?
Neo
30/06/2023
We found this gem when we were walking around the street and realized this is the oldest bar in Sydney.

But the service we find is quite disappointing, guess the waitress name is Melanie if I remember correctly. Not really friendly. Wanted to use the heater and she told us the heater is run out of gas and they don't have anymore gas left. Later on we approached another waitress and she was very helpful and she managed to get another gas and light up the heater for us.

The environment is great. Love it. Food is good too.

Everything is good just the service is disappointing.
Robyn Pizzoni
12/06/2023
Had a good look around at the oldest pub in Sydney. Tiled walls and original bar. The memorabilia on the walls were great. If you know the history behind the tiled walls, I wouldn't recommend that you lean against them at all cost! Enjoyed the beer here!
Ranjith Menon
20/02/2023
Sydneys oldest pub! View is great as it overlooks the bridge. Try the chicken schnitzel and order the hommus as a side.. well worth it!
Peter Fountain
08/02/2023
If you have a drink at the place recognized as the "oldest bar in Sydney," how can it not be a great experience. For me, the only thing needed for 5 stars is cold beer. Ha! ("Your mileage may vary"). A great collection of locals willing to chat about events of the day and places to visit. It has all the art, architecture, and smells that you'd expect in an "old bar"- use your imagination. If I could afford it, I'd make a day of it - alcohol is very expensive in Australia. Drink up! Enjoy!
Jo SB
25/08/2022
We came across this pub accidentally as we were looking for a place to grab a drink and food.

In this old-school pub, you are transported back in time. The Fortune of War dates back to 1828 and is Sydney's oldest pub.

We ordered the Cheese Burger - beef patty served with melted cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and chips on the side. It was yummy!

Their great selection of beers kept us coming back for drinks throughout our stay in Sydney.

A must-visit!
G Yours
11/06/2022
Great food, excellent location and live music - ticked all the boxes for us, and we managed to get a seat outside next to a heater. I know you didn't come here for a history lesson, but what looks like a typical Victorian pub back in England, was actually established in the Georgian era, or to be more specific, the Regency era. Lesson over. It's a fantastic pub and well worth a visit. ??'?
Brian Drinkwater
11/06/2022
Great food, excellent location and live music - ticked all the boxes for us, and we managed to get a seat outside next to a heater. I know you didn't come here for a history lesson, but what looks like a typical Victorian pub back in England, was actually established in the Georgian era, or to be more specific, the Regency era. Lesson over. It's a fantastic pub and well worth a visit. ??'?
Ashley Sim
20/04/2022
Great little pub on the rocks, a must visit. They have additional setting outside now and have been doing some great live music. Would strongly suggest for some afternoon drinks.
Haz Films
27/03/2022
What a classic Aussie pub! Great simple food paired with a great drinks list! Such a cool old pub with a very nice open and modern outdoor eating area! Whilst still keeping the old school style pub alive on the inside! Had the chicken parmigiana, fish and chips and hamburger! Great food! Staff where very kind and friendly! Will definitely return at some point!
Trev Smith
03/01/2022
It's an amazing venue, it's the oldest pub in Sydney. The staff are fantastic and live music in the beer garden. Good vibes in the heart of The Rocks
Ben Rains
27/06/2021
We were lucky enough to visit not long before a lockdown. There weren't too many patrons. A few locals added to a great Monday afternoon atmosphere. The added bonus was great beer 🍻!
julie fitzgerald
17/05/2021
Lovely old pub with great atmosphere. Wonderful welcoming staff, very attentive. Steak cooked to perfection, friends parma was delicious. A wonderful find while in Sydney, well worth a visit for a great meal or just a drink.
Anthony Tok
27/04/2021
Aside from Security personnel, this place has nice food especially the Guinness Stew and the wait-staff are all very friendly and well mannered.
The Hotel is well positioned, the menu is quote broad and has much variety.
The food portions are good and the prices are very reasonable. Especially given the location.
On the night I went, there was an issue with meal delivery times but I'm guessing this may have just been a one off or a Kitchen issue. This place shouldn't ever won't have problems with filling up with Tourists but as a local, it's unlikely I will return after the issue at the door and the poor communication skills by a select few which could have resolved these issues in the first instance.
5 star if improvements can be achieved with Security knowing how and what to ask appropriately at the entrance door without offending anyone.
Melissa Holmes
10/04/2021
Really nice place to have dinner.
We didn't have to wait too long for our meals. The salmon was really good & the price was reasonable for the city.
Staff are friendly especially Julie.
We would come back again.
Would like to see more gluten & dairy free options.
Chad Holmes
10/04/2021
The location of this pub is great.
Very friendly staff especially Julie.
The menu has a great selection to choose from
& we didn't have to wait to long for our meals. The steak was great & the prices are reasonable.
We would come back again.
Anthony O'Connor
19/09/2020
Friendly staff, superb pint of Guinness and an outstanding Irish stew
Edward Moloney
15/09/2020
Great food, excellent customer service and nice old pub.
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