So this this the first time in history where my parents recommended something to me, seeming to be in the know first. Word on the street was that this was a great pub with excellent food, what would be described as a gastro pub.
The pub is certainly historic, one of Sydney’s oldest pubs, having been licensed and in operation in Pyrmont since 1841.
As we walk around the pub, we appreciate all the history documented through photographs and captions highlighting the checkered past throughout of the area. For some time (1984-2018) it was closed and in disuse and it has since been revived into this beautiful boutique pub.
The pub has a few separate areas to socialise and dine, such as the ground level around the bar, small rooms and a semi outdoor area, entered via the upstairs space. We love that the courtyard is also dog friendly.
Plenty of cocktails, beers on tap, wine and bubbles.
The food menu has been designed by Colin Fassnidge with plenty of upscale pub classics such as burgers, steak and chips, salads and and a number of daily specials. Their entree list is also much better than most pubs with kingfish sashimi, a suckling pig sausage roll and mushroom croquettes.
For our mains, we had the special market fish – a beautiful cooked trout with a tomato and chickpea sauce. Another special we opted for was the steak and fries, served with a chimichurri, lettuce and a beer!
In addition, their chicken schnitzel was a generous size, served with slaw, lemon and fries, and the fries here are darn good.
We couldn’t go past a dessert, my favourite of all time, donuts! At the Terminus Hotel, the large cinnamon donuts are warm and served with chocolate sauce. These are a must order.
We look forward to returning to trying more of the menu, as well as doing some trivia, which is held a few nights during the week.
61 Harris St
Monday – Saturday: 12pm to midnight
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm