Bartender — I’ll Have a Sydney on The Rocks


Campbell's Cove

Campbell’s Cove

There is an area in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge known as “The Rocks.”  It lies, more or less, in the area from Circular Quay along the western edge of Sydney Cove to Dawes Point.  It is here that the first settlers from England set up home back on January 26, 1788.

George Street, The Rocks

George Street, The Rocks

Contained within The Rocks area are winding streets, charming façades, and reasonably priced dining establishments (comparatively speaking).  That last item is no small feat in overpriced Sydney, which is now many times more expensive than it was on my previous visits.  One such dining establishment is inside the Harbour View Hotel on the corner of Lower Front and Cumberland Streets.  Make your way upstairs to the third floor for a fun outdoor dining experience (if it’s not raining, as it was on our visit), or sit inside near the bar.  Both Ursula and I had pizzas.  Her toppings included kangaroo — tasty, but a bit on the springy side as it kind of bounced back on you when you chew.  Sorry.  Couldn’t resist that one, but it was on the chewy side.

I hope you enjoy more shots of The Rocks area in today’s photo gallery:

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