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The Royal Hotel

Rise to the top of this Five Ways pub for incredible views over the city.
By Natalie Freeland
October 07, 2014
By Natalie Freeland
October 07, 2014

The rooftop at The Royal Hotel in Paddington is a favourite among pubgoers. After a decent trek up a few flights of stairs, juggling coldies, you're rewarded with an outstanding view of the city, the bays and the harbour — an amazing setting to watch the dusk wash over Sydney.

You can't eat up here, so you'll have to head downstairs to one of the pubs other large spaces — perhaps the main bar or the verandah bar where you can eat on the wrap-around balcony. The menu features traditional pub food at a decent price ($26 steak or $24 pasta).

Either way, get in there early, because the rooftop ain't too big, and it fills up quickly for summer sun downs.

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