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THE LORD ROBERTS HOTEL

For the connoisseur of the quiet beer, The Lord Roberts is where it’s at. One of the great things about this little-known pub is that the best features aren’t immediately apparent. Admittedly the drink shelf knickknack collection is impressive, but head upstairs (with your beer) and you’ll find a huge outdoor deck and adjoining rooms, perfect for drinking undisturbed with a few mates or grabbing an al fresco meal. The real winners food-wise are pub favourites, and the drinks selection is head and shoulders above most locals especially for Aussie beers and wine. The Lord Roberts is an oasis of calm and friendliness amongst lesser CBD watering holes. (NH)

64 Stanley Street, East Sydney, +61 2 9360 9555, www.lordrobertshotel.com.au