Beer and pizza. What better way to spend a weekend.
A catch-up with an interstate visitor means showcasing the best that Sydney has to offer. For a lazy lunch with a good selection of local beers, we headed to the historic Australian Heritage Hotel at The Rocks.
The Mexican was put onto Little Creatures Pale Ale. I was on a newly available beer on tap, Sydney Rocks Brewery’s Red Ale.
Moroccan lamb pizza $19.50 large
with lemon, garlic, eggplant, goats cheese,
roasted vegetables and cous cous
It didn't take me long to convince the Mexican to order a large pizza each. It was only five dollars more than the small size, I reasoned, and it was worth it to get essentially double the surface area of topping.
He chooses the Moroccan lamb pizza, a Mediterrean combination of lamb slices, roasted pumpkin, tendrils of rocket, spoonfuls of couscous and creamy blobs of goats cheese.
Roast duck pizza $21.50 large
with mushroom, Spanish onion, Asian greens,
shallots, sesame seeds and plum sauce
I can't resist old faithful, the roast duck pizza. It doesn't fail to please. Piled generously with succulent morsels of Chinese roast duck, there's plenty of tasty duck skin to go around, the richness of the duck tempered with a hoisin plum sauce, curls of green onion and freckles of toasted sesame seeds.
Three schooners later we've all but finished our pizzas and caught up on four years of news. We leave the quaint and cosy Parlour Room with reluctance. If only those walls could talk.
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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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