The Observer Hotel flourish

An Iconic Bar in The Rocks

The Observer is an iconic Sydney Pub that has been around since 1848, when the Moore family originally ran the hotel. A fresh new life has been pumped into this classic Rocks bar, celebrating life’s greatest pleasures, eating and drinking.

Located in the heart of the historical Rocks area, the hub (our public bar) offers a range of craft beers, on-tap cocktails with delicious, fresh flavours, whilst the curated menu has a classic style with a modern twist and a range of standard pub fare. There is something for everyone from tourists to locals alike.

The Observer Hotel flourish


Offering lunch and dinner, our chef curated menu has an array of familiar favourites with a modern twist, from the classic chicken parma, to our 300g rib-eye.


Come in and enjoy an array of nice cold beers or refreshing cocktails on-tap at The Hub (public bar). All our beverages are fresh in flavour served from the vibrant contemporary bar.


With a range of areas to be enjoyed, there certainly is something for everyone at The Observer Hotel – from a quiet ale in The Hub (our public bar), to a hearty meal in the dining room or an al fresco Sunday session out in Mill Lane – we’ve got you covered!

The Hub - The Observer Hotel public bar

The Hub

With a vibrant make over, this contemporary Rocks bar is the social hub to pull up a seat and enjoy a beer or wine or one of the many cocktails on tap.

The Courtyard - The Observer Hotel

The Courtyard

Soak up the sunshine nestled under the leafy canopy provided by our trees, enjoy a drink or two and a relaxing dining experience with a meal from the kitchen.

Mill Lane Dining Room - The Observer Hotel

Mill Lane Dining Room

Enjoy a meal in our light and fresh Mill Lane Dining Room, with a menu focused on the standard fares with a modern twist. A la carte bar service.

Mill Lane - The Observer Hotel

Mill Lane

Our Mill Lane outside tables provide a perfect people watching spot as The Rocks foot traffic flows by, all while enjoying a drink from our curated range of beers, wines & more.


The ideal location for your next function.

The perfect spot for a special occasion or corporate event.