The London Hotel
A colonial-era building complete with sandstone walls, The London Hotel boasts beautiful harbour views from the verandah. If you’re feeling peckish, take a look at the bar menu which is all about traditional pub grub, or step it up a notch with a fine dining experience in their modern Australian restaurant.
The Balmain Hotel
The Balmain Hotel is an oasis where you can escape the urban hustle and bustle. An Asian-fusion style menu brings fresh, high-quality ingredients to the fore, and relaxing under a thatched roof cabana in the brightly styled Pasifika beer garden with the kids and pup is the definition of a Sunday well-spent.
Affectionately called ‘The Riv’, the Riverview Hotel is an enduring Balmain institution with a reputation for its relaxed service and cosy ambience complete with open fireplace. Known for its Modern Australian cuisine, the Riverview Hotel isn’t messing about when it comes to their food.
The Lodge Bar
A classy drink can be found at The Lodge, where leather booths accompany an extensive wine list and impressive liquor cabinet. A seasonal menu keeps the hungry happy who can pair wines with shares plates. Locals love The Lodge for a mid-week nightcap and out-of-towners come for the Sunday long lunch.
In Balmain, Wilhemina's is the ultimate bohemian-chic haunt. Set in a Victorian building, the restaurant-slash-bar serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner most days. The menu is creative and celebrates local produce, and is made even better by the fact you can enjoy it with your pup by your side.
The Cottage Bar & Kitchen
A beautiful cottage on Darling Street turned bar-slash-restaurant, The Cottage has a Grandma’s farmhouse kinda feel with a vintage chic vibe. From the courtyard and garden to the modern Australia share plates and cocktail menu, there is much to love about this humble, local hangout.