The Australian Heritage Hotel strikes a comfortable balance between historic tourist stop, and a pub that hard-bitten Sydneysiders still want to frequent. They have zero interest in your traditional Neopolitan pizzas here, preferring a bizarre array of flavours like Peking duck, tandoori chicken, chilli beef and refried beans, smoked salmon and the famous coat of arms pizza with emu and pepper kangaroo meat.
Or you could just keep hand and jaw busy with a packet of spiced, local jerky while you peruse the impressive craft beer collection in the double door fridges. All six states are well represented and the staff are a friendly bunch who are happy to walk you through the options. Of course, there’s just as much fun to be had by randomly picking something and discovering a new favourite from the 50-odd breweries available.