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The Doss House, Sydney, AU-NSW

The Doss House

4.4
4.4
275 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
  • Lively
  • Charming
  • Great for creative cocktails

The Doss House - where fine whiskies and cocktails meet the historical char of one of the oldest suburbs, The Rocks. Combine this with one of our famous Cheese Boards or Ploughman's Platters from our ever-changing menu and you might have just found your perfect spot to spend the day sipping on premium spirits. Tugged away between George St and Kendall Lane we're right there but so hidden at the same time.

Recapturing the convivial spirit of Sydney’s formative years, the original sandstone walls of The Doss House bring warmth to our unique basement bar which features a beautiful terrace area and rare original fireplaces.

Built in the 1840s, what we call The Doss House today has been the home to a rich, eclectic collection of tenants including a boot maker, boarding house, doctor’s surgery and opium dealer, some which have been entwined within the interiors of the five, cosy bar spaces.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Tapas / Small Plates, Fine cuts
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    0450 196 477
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Whiskey Masterclass 2024

    A$99.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 28, 2024 - Jan 1, 2025
    Perhaps you've never considered whiskey to be your drink of choice but allow our ambassadors to change your perspective. Their extensive knowledge spans a compendium of distilleries and their unique creations, offering you a personal tasting voyage that unveils the multifaceted flavours from across the globe. During this 90-minute experience , you'll be treated to a cheese platter that perfectly complements your whiskey adventure. So, whether you're a seasoned whiskey connoisseur or a novice seeking to expand your palate, join us for the "Around the World Whiskey Masterclass" and discover the world of whiskey in a whole new light. 18+ only. Available for private classes via info@thedosshouse.com.au

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

275 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely evening spent enjoying the trad music. An ambience like no other found in Sydney. Would definitely recommend a visit

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful bar but security unfriendly. Took a while to get my friends in because they didn't believe that my friends were with me even though I had a booking, I had to verify that they were part of my booking.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the ambience of the place. Loved the drinks they had, and the friendly staff service. Will be back again 😊

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We approached the Supervising tam the night before on 14 June with some complex and specific needs for our large group for a joined Bux/hens party. They had an absolutely wonderful attitude doing everything they could to accommodate and were so willing to help. You honestly made our night - thank you so much!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    After booking weeks in advance for table located in front of live music for family visiting from interstate. Only for reserved table to be located out the back where music could not be heard and table service was scarce. Special mention was noted when booking was made, requesting reserved table to be located where band could be heard. Just how early do bookings need to be made for special requests to come into effect..?

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My 21st Birthday custom cake from last night was not stored correctly and was damaged before being brought out. The cake was brought out in the box, not on a cake stand or plate. The candles were not lit or not put in the cake and the table was not wiped before the cake came out. The box was then discarded and I was very upset about the service and condition of the custom made cake. The delivery of the cake went good and there is proof that the cake was in the best condition on arrival. It was the venue The Doss House that did not take care of the cake I spent many weeks being so excited to have with my friends. I lit the cake myself and the cake had been put in the freezer, so when I saw the cake, the cake box was freezing with condensation and the cake was not as soft and fluffy. The box was discarded and I needed to take the other half of the cake home and there was no box to take the cake home in, there were two small containers given to me that the cake then travelled home in. There was no cake knife or sharp knife and the cake had collapsed and the layers had slid. The entrees were nice and there were however no small plates to eat the sourdough bread and olives on. My friends and I were given napkins instead of plates for the bread with olives and dip and the drinks menu prices were not the actual price. Some drinks on the online website drinks menu where unheard of to the people working behind the bar. The Scottish highland port cask $30 was unheard of and when I ordered a $25 drink, the price was actually $44 which was not displayed on the menu. The menu prices were not accurate.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't eat there but everything else was outstanding especially our waiter

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  8. Kurrong

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is not an ordinary eatery/restaurant. The Doss House should not have been searchable on open table.

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  9. Rodmc69

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food, whiskey and great ambience. Worth a booking for sure.

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  10. Coelacanth

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails, food, and ambience were very good, but service was a bit disappointing, as front-of-house staff frequently forgot to follow up on routine matters.

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FAQs

The Doss House is rated 4.4 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Doss House

77-79 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Rocks
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Tapas / Small Plates, Fine cuts
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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