Eat & Drink

Fortune of War Hotel

135 George Street
The Rocks
Opening Hours
9am - late​ daily
Map, showing Fortune of War Hotel

Visit Sydney’s longest continuously licensed pub, operating since 1828.

This iconic pub and hotel built an enviable reputation for its warm traditional service in and cosy heritage bar. The Fortune of War is where old-world charm meets modern comfort.

Hearty pub fare is served daily from noon, with 16 beers local and imported beers on tap so can linger on an old favourite or sip something new.

Live music plays Wednesday to Sundays and you’ll also find the First Fleet Bistro out the back with a relaxed kid-friendly atmosphere.

*Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

ES & AC Bank - 137 George Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

The only known surviving example of a stone Gothic Revival bank building designed by Wardell in NSW.

It is one of only three known bank buildings (Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney) designed by Wardell in this style, of which only two survive. (The Adelaide building was demolished.) The building is significant as it demonstrates Wardell's individual interpretation of the Gothic Revival style at a time when eclecticism and historicist approach to design was prominent.