Positioned in the heart of Leichhardt, The Royal has been a community icon & destination pub since 1886.

The Royal joined W. Short Hospitality portfolio in July 2013. Since the acquisition, the family owned Group has completed stage 1 of the refurbishment project with the opening of The Royal Botanical bar, dining and terrace on level 1.

Having been at the heart of the Leichhardt hospitality scene for over 125 years, W. Short Hospitality has made sure that the community remain at the core of the pub and who we are. By giving the venue a fresh new look, a fantastic new menu and a wider selection in the bars, the Royal is breathing new life back into the pub scene on Norton Street as well as the hospitality scene in the Inner West as a whole.

royal botanical


What people are saying about The Royal

We went to the Royal for the second time just last week. What a great place, with fantastic service, great food and friendly staff.

We were introduced to the Royal Hotel in Norton Street Leichhardt by some friends about a year ago, and have been regular customers ever since. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, and always go the extra mile to make your visit perfect.

While taking care of a friends house I have been stopping by. The management and staff have been amazing,making me feel welcome and at home. It is a clean, friendly place with good food that I will miss when I leave.


Boasting spectacular district views of Leichhardt and a unique botanical interior, the Royal Botanical on Level 1 is the ideal space for your next event or dining experience. The Botanical offers a range of high end spirits, tap beers, craft beers as well as a variety of Botanical themed cocktails and cocktail jugs.


Surrounded by more than 100 lush herbs and edible plants, this is a garden oasis perfect for any occasion. With a louvred roof, this space can be enjoyed in any weather conditions.


Our 3 dining rooms are perfect for a private celebration, corporate meeting or casual dining, especially The Grand Dining Room and Club Room. The Wheel Room is perfect for 
cocktail functions, intimate dinners or meetings. Audio visual facilities available.


Located on the ground floor, the Main Bar offers customers a welcoming community atmosphere. With multiple high definition television screens, newly refurbished TAB facilities, and Fox Sports, the Sports Bar is the perfect place to catch up with your mates and follow your favourite sporting events and teams.