The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel

4.1
54 Reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Sitting 83 metres above sea level, Brigade Rooftop boasts a stunning urban outlook. Take in spectacular views of Sydney while relaxing on our leafy terrace, grazing on one of our signature wood-fired pizzas. Day or night, it’s the best place in the east to dine alfresco with a view.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 54 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Experience was not very good as we booked a table on the rooftop but some tables are directly in the sun with zero percent shade. We had to drink our drinks as quickly as possible and left after five mins. Customers should be notified in advance of this or be offered an option to book a table with cover when booking, if all tables aren’t provided with some sort of cover.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your valued feedback re shaded areas. It helps us to continue improve and we will be sure to discuss with our management team.

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JillR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous small bar ..ideal for meeting a friend for an after work sundowner...pizzas are good ...best to book !

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing the Brigade Rooftop Jill! We hope to see you again soon!

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LeonaK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Some of the staff were lovely but the more senior staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful speaking to all of our group in an incredibly condescending tone of voice.

Further to that, my friend and I both ordered a rare steak. We were given well done steak. We kindly asked for this to be redone and the waiter sorted this quickly however the second steak we were given was also well done. Not even medium, it was well done.

I appreciate the mistake the first time but how can the mistake be made a second time? We ate it so as not to waste more food but I was not impressed with this and the service over all which is a shame as it is a lovely venue which I had been looking forward to going to for a long time.

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Leona. We are upset to read about your experience. It is important to us to to deliver you a wonderful experience and it disappoints us that we have let you down. We will be sure to address with our management team and revisit our customer service training.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

First of all there was an error with our booking and the staff did not try to accommodate us and got our backs up straight away as they did not deal with myself and my friends in the best way. I understand there was an error with the booking but there was no middle ground or they weren’t that bothered about helping us out. We then ordered food and the steak was over cooked and after waiting nearly an hour for some food, the gnocchi was burnt. The staff did assist and refunded this meal but it’s not what you want when you go out for a meal with friends.

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Responded 5 days ago

We are so disappointed to read about your experience Nicola and that we have let you down. We will be sure to discuss with our management team and revisit our customer service training to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice spot, lack of music is noticeable.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your valued feedback. Unfortunately our license doesn't allow for music on the rooftop.

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Lack of music gave bit of a weird vibe. But good service

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Max. Thanks for your valued feedback. Unfortunately, our license doesn't allow for music to be played on the Brigade Rooftop.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience on sunset. Beautiful fresh salads. When it got a little cold they turned on portable heaters

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks Rebecca for your great feedback regarding your visit to the Brigade Rooptop!

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GilbertR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I'm always opting for well ventilated venues during Covid and the rooftop was perfect. The staff were friendly and Covid Safe aware. Overall a good choice

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Responded 5 days ago

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Brigade Rooftop!

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great on the rooftop! food was delicious!

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on January 8, 2021

We are so happy to hear that you love the Brigade Rooftop! Thanks from all of the team for your great feedback.

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JforJocelyn
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For a group of 12 people to be eating dinner around a very small coffee table which would have only just accommodated 4 people, it was quite an intimate affair and included a lot of lap eating = awkward. The view from the rooftop is/was spectacular but not viewable from where we sat on low chairs. The different seating options were insane actually - we had a combination of super tall bar stools, low couches, very low metal chairs, medium height stools. It was all very mad hatter Alice in Wonderland. Overall it was an enjoyable night but next time I'd prefer a dinner table with normal chairs and out of the way of big noisy groups. The chicken snitty was excellent. The happy hour drinks were great value but having to go down to the ground floor each time was a bit much for many in our elderly group.

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback which we will be sure to discuss with our management team. It helps us to continually improve.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were looking forward to an evening out at the pub yet when we arrived were told our table had been given up. Which left us without a booking for the evening.

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Responded on January 8, 2021

We are very sorry that this was your experience and apologise profusely.

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I loved the look and service of this bar, but no music was played which made it very awkward.
I highly suggest that some background music should be played.
It was awkward hearing other groups conversations

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on January 8, 2021

Hi Alyssa. Thanks for your valued feedback. We wish that we could be unfortunately our license prohibits playing music at the rooftop.

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JenL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the rooftop, good value and a very nice venue

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Responded on December 2, 2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Brigade Rooftop Jen!

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Solerpower
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing view and ambience up there. Food was so delicious too!

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Responded on December 2, 2020

We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the view and experience at Brigade Rooftop!

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Sagar
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop at The Light Brigade hotel is spectacular.

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Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We will be sure to pass a well done onto our team who we are very proud of.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent and the service was wonderful to

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Responded on November 8, 2020

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and service at the Light Brigade Sharon!

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HannahR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop was a wonderful location to celebrate, with lovely views, great food and wonderful service! Will be returning!

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Responded on October 13, 2020

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brigade Rooftop Hannah!

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BillS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for a sunny evening, 1.5 hrs is too short to enjoy yourselves properly

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Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your great feedback Bill. We hope that Covid restrictions ease soon so that you can enjoy more time at the Brigade Rooftop.

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Annabel
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was not fulfilled. We were turned away as there is a “flaw” in the system that overbooks the space...so the booking system is pointless. I could book a table for 2 weeks time and show up for this to happen again. Hope you resolve this

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Jeremy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great rooftop area and good value for money food.

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Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for your great feedback Jeremy! We appreciate it.

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KarinaB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I know that you’re probably not allowed music on the roof top but it would make a nice addition if you were allowed to have it.

I also love that you’re open on Monday’s!!! So thank you

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi Karina. Yes, unfortunately music is not permissable on the rooftop. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

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LeahL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There was No background music Playing which made it feel ever more empty and not as great ambience.

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Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Leah. Thank you for your feedback. Our liquor license has strict rules regarding noise levels on the rooftop which we must adhere to.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked online & received confirmation but when arrived was told no availability.

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Responded on September 5, 2020

We are sorry to hear that this has occurred and will thoroughly investigate.

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hannahm
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

No wifi for customers
Waitress was cold and rude on the rooftop
everything else was good

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your valued feedback which we will discuss with our management team.

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PaulaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great spot, meals were great value as we went on a Tuesday and there was a 2 for 1 offer- I had the chicken salad and it was great!

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review of the The Light Brigade Hotel Paula! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Absolutely no service

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your valued feedback which we would like to learn more about.

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LeanneW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a great feed and nice to be back, safely social distanced so I didn’t feel uncomfortable.

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for such great feedback Leanne! We hope to see you again soon at the Light Brigade Hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, booked rooftop which was then closed which is understandable due to weather, however bar manager was extremely rude and even when the rooftop opened told us we would be the last to go up there even tho we had a booking. Nothing like the experiences I’ve had before here

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Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your valued feedback which we will discuss with our management team to ensure that it does not happen again.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spot! Stunning rooftop to enjoy beers in the sunshine. The staff were incredible and the food was delicious. Couldn’t fault our visit. Highly recommend!

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

That is so wonderful to hear! Thank you Anna. I'll be sure to pass a well done onto our team.

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SarahP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant did not have my reservation. It was lucky that they had availability when I got there.

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your understanding Sarah. We hope that you enjoyed your visit!

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Maddi
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I requested to book a table on the rooftop about 10 days before my reservation with a large group and was told that I had no choice when I arrived but to be seated in the downstairs Bistro. This was disappointing considering the significant advance of the booking. I then went up to the rooftop a few hours later only to see a few small groups and be told we could stay for half an hour as there was another reservation arriving. All in all, frustrating and we would have gone elsewhere on a sunny day.

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Responded on September 5, 2020

We are sorry that this has occurred Maddi. We are doing our very best to adhere to changing government regulations during Covid.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value, great food and cosy atmosphere on a Wednesday night

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Responded on September 5, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals at The Light Brigade Hotel!

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MaccaA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend - rated lower on food only because my burger wasn't done very well (thats what you get when you order the dinner special, they'd be churning them out!) Other people's food was very good though. Good vibe, nice staff, good sporting pub!

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your valued feedback regarding the Light Brigade Hotel. We hope to see you again soon!

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MonikaMalo
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great views on the rooftop :) really friendly service

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you Monika! We appreciate your great feedback regarding the Light Brigade Hotel.

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CathF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night. Friendly professional service. Highly recommend

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your recommendation of the Light Brigade Hotel! We appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The venue and the service was great. The burgers were just average and we were glad that they were on special that night- otherwise would have been disappointed with the price. Overall, reasonable pub grub in a nice venue.

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your valued feedback. We appreciate it as it helps us to continually improve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service around Safety for social distancing

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Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for your five star review and great feedback of the Light Brigade Hotel!

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AgroLocal
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

After receiving confirmation of booking I clicked on Menu which showed 4 or 5 entrees and main courses + a Pizza Menu. When we arrived there was only a Pizza menu. Disappointing! Service was not great, had to ask a few times.

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

We apologise that this was your experience.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, love the pizzas and focaccia! Great wine selection of any variety. Friendly and very welcoming waiters and manager. Will definitely becoming back

The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel
Responded on September 5, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you loved our pizza and focaccia Joel! Thanks for your great feedback.

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Camila
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent staff were lovely friendly food awesome. Wish the kitchen stayed open longer though

Great venue. Brilliant service
Thank you

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you for your great feedback regarding your visit to the Light Brigade Camila! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

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The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.