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Heritage Bar & Restaurant
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 37
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
135 Harrington Street
phone: +61 2 9241 1775
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The second Belgian Beer Cafe to open in Sydney a fair few years ago after the original in Cammeray. Both have a similar fitout. Plenty of breweriana adorning the walls, with metal signs, flags and the like. Plenty of wood, with booth seating and tables in the dining area and impressive carved stools at the bar. Good range of beer specific glassware available to serve into.
Big old building, high ceiling and part of it has a mezzanine level for additional dining. Alright feel when its quiet, but can be cramped in the narrowish bar walkway area during busier times.
Beer options on tap sit at 5, with Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde & Brune and Belle Vue Kriek to pick from. Bottle selection is solid, if a little predictable. Based around AB Inbev, but having all the more common trappist brews (Achel, Rochefort, Chimay, Orval and Westmalle) plus Timmermans for lambic, Duvel, Karmeliet, Kwak and Chouffe amongst others.
Take away beer and wine is offered, which is good and a welcome surprise.
Prices are expensive, 250ml servings on tap range from $7.80 to $8.60. Bottle prices are high too at pretty well double Australian bottle shop rates (Orval $13.70, Chimay Blue for $14)
Service is abrupt, no pleasantries. No smile and words seemed like a hassle, so no point talking beer. Pour was good of Belle Vue, however.
A better showcase for Belgian beer than the Bavarian Bier Cafe's do for the Germans. More styles, better bottle list at the expense of a pretty so-so by 2012 standards taplist. Decent place to visit, especially for introducing people to Belgian beer. If you are in Sydney though, there are a few better places to visit.
11-09-2012 01:44:27 |
More by MrKennedy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Great pup in Sydney's rocks area. A big range of Belgium Beauties available as well as Aussie regulars and even some good beers for the ladies. A good atmosphere, with nice rustic but well cared for decor. The building is in an old school hall and really adds to the old beer hall feeling you get from this place.
The bar staff are knowledgeable and friendly. This is one of Sydney's top picks for a quality craft beer.
The food is nice and the menu features a unique selection but choose wisely as the meals range from pricey to way over priced.
10-31-2010 11:02:29 |
More by Finite
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Standard for US, but good Belgian selection with the usual local (Sydney) suspects available as well. I hadn't had a Belgian Ale for a few months so on a relatively cool evening this place hit the mark. Nice atmosphere and great service. Good food, notches above pub grub. Frites and mussels were very good. Another good choice in the "Rocks". I found the Heritige food a bit pricey, but the atmosphere and the availabilty of the well cared for (at least the ones I quaffed) Belgians made the check not too hard to justify.
07-22-2005 19:38:46 |
More by MarineHokie
Heritage Bar & Restaurant in The Rocks, Australia