The Palace Hotel on George Street was first established in 1877, so these guys know a thing or two about tasty food. It’s no surprise to find then, that their menu is top-notch. Pub food is often hearty, but it’s not always first-class degustation. The Palace Hotel has gone that extra mile, though. With an extensive menu that caters to all tastes – and that includes vegetarians – not always the case in pubs – their offerings will have you going in circles trying to decide what to match with the equally impressive list of wines and craft beers. Choose from speciality dishes like stir fried sweet potato noodles, potato and egg croquette sandwich, and slow-cooked crispy skin pork belly; or tuck into old staple favourites such as a steak sandwich, chicken parmigiana or beer battered fish and chips. For the elegant foodies, there’s also a selection of deluxe nibbles including locally sourced marinated olives, prawn linguini, or lamb ragu with penne pasta.
730-742 George Street Haymarket. 9212 2111. palacehotelsydney.com.au