The Courthouse Hotel

202 Australia St Newtown, NSW 2042

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Opening hours Thurs-Sun noon-2pm,Wed-Sat 6pm-8pm
Prices Cheap (mains under $20)
Payments eftpos, Visa
Phone 02 9519 8273

For years the Courtie, hidden in Newtown's back streets, was a local secret kept tightly under wraps. But word is out, and you'll want to arrive early if the sun is shining to secure a table under the giant frangipani tree in the fab beer garden. You rarely find great pizza at a pub, but here the margherita is delicious, with juicy slices of fresh tomato, basil and a little sea salt. The vegie burger is made with a real patty (no bubble and squeak) and the vegie stir-fry is easily big enough to share. The steaks also come highly recommended.