BBQ emu pizza $14.50 small
with Spanish onion, fresh basil leaves and cherry tomatoes
There are few things better than beer and pizza with friends, bathed in a late burst of autumnal sunshine in the bliss of a long weekend.
Crispy bacon pizza $19.50 large
with mushrooms, tomatoes, spanish onions
and tasty cheese
The Australian Heritage Hotel has long been a favourite with locals, office workers and tourists. Standing tall at the triangular intersection of Cumberland and Gloucester Streets, the impressive Federation-style building is lined with outdoor tables. There's a signposted Parlour Room, a bar offering a golden haze of beers and, my favourite, a cubicle in the ladies bathroom that comes complete with plaster statue and antique chest of drawers (an elegant storage area for toilet paper, I discover).
Moroccan lamb pizza $19.50 large
with lemon, garlic, eggplant, goat's cheese,
roasted vegetables and cous cous
We while away a lazy Saturday with an assortment of pizzas smothered in topping. Famous for their kangaroo, emu and saltwater crocodile pizzas, my favourite is actually the roast duck pizza, a delightful ensemble of juicy duck pieces generous with crispy skin.
Baked pumpkin pizza $19 large
with fresh rosemary, garlic, paprika and marinated feta
Not far behind is the seafood devil's pizza, ringed with plump prawns and tender scallops with roe still attached.
Seafood devil's pizza $26.50 large
with smoked salmon, scallops, prawns
and topped with bacon
The pizzas aren't enormous in size (the large pizzas are probably 24cm in diameter?) but this only means a better topping to base ratio. Dr Atkins would approve, and so will your pizza stomach.
Roast duck pizza $19.50 large
with mushroom, Spanish onion, Asian greens,
shallots, sesame seeds and plum sauce
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The Australian Heritage Hotel
100 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9247 2229
Open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-midnight
This has been included as an Intrepid Eat on Grab Your Fork's Top 10 Sydney Eats for Tourists. Read the entire list here.
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