The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel

4.2
41 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Solerpower
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Sagar
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rooftop at The Light Brigade hotel is spectacular.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was excellent and the service was wonderful to

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Responded on 8 November 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 10 October 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 13 October 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 8 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Responded on 13 October 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 23 September 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 16 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great rooftop area and good value for money food.

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Responded on 13 October 2020

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

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KarinaB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 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

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Responded on 13 October 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 5 September 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 9 September 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
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

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Responded on 5 September 2020

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

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hannahm
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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

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Responded on 5 September 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 25 August 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!

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Responded on 5 September 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 18 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Absolutely no service

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Responded on 5 September 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 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Responded on 5 September 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 31 July 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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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 23 July 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!

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Responded on 5 September 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 8 July 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 5 September 2020

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

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Maddi
1 review
Dined on 4 July 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 5 September 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 23 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Responded on 5 September 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 18 June 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 5 September 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 13 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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Responded on 5 September 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 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night. Friendly professional service. Highly recommend

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Responded on 5 September 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 4 June 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.

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Responded on 5 September 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 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service around Safety for social distancing

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Responded on 5 September 2020

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

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AgroLocal
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 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.

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Responded on 5 September 2020

We apologise that this was your experience.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on 23 May 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

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Responded on 5 September 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 29 February 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 8 March 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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Craig
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Father's Day special was advertised to me by email so we decided to book. Upon arrival we checked in and asked if we could sit on the rooftop, was told "sure". Secured a table and settled in, only to be booted downstairs after 5 mins because children under 18 not allowed on rooftop. Hmm, not a great start. Went back down stairs, basically the whole restaurant had been booked out for a rugby function, so our table was right in front of the kitchen, with walkie-talkies blaring as staff communicated between themselves. Ambiance sucked. No one approached the table so after 15 mins we asked if we could get a drink or a menu, and we were told "sure, you order over there". Nice of them to tell us! By now we had a good feeling for the place. Then the rugby function kicked into gear with speaker, awards and microphone blaring. Lunch was like a bad joke, cost $151 for the family and was a terrible venue to celebrate Father's day. Not recommended.

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RLWeb
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

the bistro was nearly empty. lacking atmosphere. the GF pizza was shocking and as soon as it was served to my partner I thought it looked terrible, and then once she cut into it, I took it back.
the staff were very good. funny. pleasant and friendly and dealt with the exchange of meal (pizza for a roast veg salad) very well.

TV's don't match the warmer deco. What is this place trying to be? it seemed lost in the middle.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was exquisite, service (particularly the bar staff) was awful.

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TrishS
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The new decor is great. The staff were lovely. The food was way to rich for our group of 3. Everything we ordered came swimming in a heavy sauce. I hope they can get it right .. it needs a lighter touch on the food. It could be a great neighbourhood restaurant.

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

This was our third dinner - our first two were very enjoyable. We live very close and ate with neighbours so last Saturday was very disappointing and we will probably not be back. Not enough staff and the one poor waiter was very apologetic - it wasn’t his fault. Food was quite nice but we ordered 7 x the banquet and there was not enough food.
Overall it was a very disappointing night.

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anniepat
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Very disappointing. The bread with olive oil was really good - and alas! the only item (of four) that we could say that of. Dishes were far too salty, and the prawns, though very crispy, we're so over-spiced as to nearly destroy their delicate flavour. In addition, the noise made conversation impossible.

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MarkR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Justin Schotte is a great chef bringing his flair to Spanish cuisine, both the turbot and swordfish dishes arrived at table hot and tender and incredibly tasty. A fun night out and wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food that is better with timely delivery of cocktails to the table. And Stealth Margaritas at $18 ea. are good...but better when made consistently with same ingredients and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, tasty and varied menu, good wine list and excellent service. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the perfect place to get your friends together and share a meal! We enjoyed the ‘Chef’s Selection’ which provided us with more than enough food! The little peppers and olive with chilli were addictive. Enjoyed the specials for the evening which were the pork belly and snapper. Loved the octopus and the peppers stuffed with blue swimmer crab. The tortilla was inhaled by our group! The salads are fresh and colourful. The lamb cooked to perfection. Our group loved the flavours and looking forward to returning soon! Make sure you leave space for dessert...all of them are delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

There were 7 of us so we were able to try a variety of dishes. We had 3 pinxtos, manchego croquettes, the ham bocadillos and the Spanish tortilla. Some tapas were small while others were more substantial like the sirloin steak and the lamb ribs. Everything was very tasty. I particularly liked the chorizo with eggplant purée, the salt cod tapas, and the stuffed peppers. We were given a jug of Sangria on the house (which is offered when you make a booking online). Very nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish that came out was beautiful presented so we knew we were in for a treat and the flavours followed suit. The food was tasty and delicious and our meal experience was exciting from beginning to end. Highly recommend for group dinners.

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The Rooftop at The Light Brigade Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 41 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.