Highly regarded as one of Sydney's social focal points, The Balmain Monkey Bar is set to a backdrop of rich flavours, a comfortable atmosphere, lively entertainment & a service level second to none.
Located in the centre of Balmain, our venue incorporates a main bar, function rooms, bistro with adjacent courtyard area, tab & bottle shop facilities.
Combining the elements of sophistication, relaxation and modern decor, the Balmain Monkey Bar is a great place to meet old friends or find new ones.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Dicks Hotel, for the best beer, delicious meals and friendly service. Born in 1874, Dick's is the best sports bar in the suburb. It has its feet firmly rooted in tradition, where locals are known by name. Trivia is on a Monday and happy hour (Mon–Fri 4pm-6pm) reigns supreme.
The Exchange Hotel is the largest and most elegant hotel in Balmain. Built in 1885 this heritage listed, iconic establishment stands tall and proud amongst the streetscape of historic Balmain buildings and boasts a long history of being Balmain’s favourite meeting place.
Today, the Exchange offers a great mix of bars, sun-filled balconies, elegant function rooms and a smart new restaurant to ensure that the hotel continues the fine tradition of the place to relax, unwind and mix with friends.
Mix it with friends at the Balcony Bar
Located on the first floor this stunning bar space spills onto long, wide verandahs. Here, on low ottomans, lounges and chairs – inside and out, you can sit back, relax, order your favourite cocktails, beers and wines and indulge with our new bar menu.
Gorgeous interiors and sun-filled verandahs make this the place to be at any time.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The London Hotel is one of the favourite locals for Balmain residents, a standout pub in a suburb renowned for its excellent pubs. Founded in the late 1800’s, The London hotel has withstood the test of time and looks almost identical to its original incarnation… a place with history written all over it.
It’s a pub that reminds you that the simple things in life are often the best, good company, good beer and a great view to while away the afternoon or the night.
The London is renowned as a premier spot for pub functions in Sydney.
This heritage-listed pub epitomises old Balmain. The various themed nights keep the place feeling fresh and make it perfect for meeting friends, playing pool and being merry.
Established in 1880, the Riverview is a meticulously renovated historic hotel, a local landmark, nestled in the heart of Balmain.
A favourite of locals since its inception, and situated over 2 levels in its cosy, quiet locale, the hotel combines bar, dining and lounging, creating the perfect atmosphere for all occasions.
The "Riv" has evolved through changes spanning a couple of centuries, to become one of Sydney's favourite hotels, melding its rich pub traditions with a quintessential local experience that only a true Balmain pub can offer.
The Riverview is, and will continue to be, all about enjoying great food and drink at good prices in relaxed, comfortable surroundings - just what you'd like your favourite local to be....
Established in 1876, this famous and fabulous pub balances delightful old world charm with cutting-edge design. Enjoy delicious mod Australian cuisine in the impressive conservatory style restaurant and an extensive range of the best boutique wines and beers.
Our Balcony Bar combines spacious open areas, small intimate rooms and a large sundrenched balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of busy Darling Street.
We offer free room hire and don't require a minimum spend. Our rooms can be dressed up to suit any occasion.
Whether it's a quiet drink, small get together or something big, the Balcony Bar's the place for you.
The Town Hall Hotel offers a series of delightful art-deco spaces that, together and individually, are perfect for promotional events, parties and private dinners. The Town Hall team caters for parties as small as ten (for dinner), and as large as 250 (for cocktails), and is equally at home serving nibbles and cocktail finger-food, as three course luncheons and dinners! Room hire is free.
The Unity Hall Hotel has been a spiritual home to Sydney Jazz and live music fans for more that 40 years.
A historic landmark with a modern approach provides a warm atmosphere with fantastic live music and iconic Sunday afternoon Jazz...
A great meeting place for a drink or two before dining in one of Balmain's local restaurants.
Conveniently close to Balmain wharf providing easy access to the city and many major tourist attractions.
Make the Cat and Fiddle the venue for your next function. With a comfortable semi-secluded area, it is perfect for intimate gatherings or big birthday bashes and other celebrations.
Food and beverage packages are available and our friendly staff will work to ensure that your evening is a success; they can even co-ordinate entertainment based on your needs as well as decorate the space for you.
Satasia, in the heart of Balmain, has been a favourite among Sydneysiders since opening in 1982. Featuring dishes from Asia, the menu is as diverse and enticing as our cosmopolitan city.
With seating capacity for 150 people, the restaurant has a main dining area, an upstairs area for parties of up to 50 people and a balcony that seats 20 people with views of Balmain, the city and North Sydney. The restaurant is fully licensed and accepts BYO for bottled wines and beer.
Bistro Bruno is the local eatery popular with people from other neighbourhoods. Located deep in the heart of Balmain we are committed to providing a warm and friendly dining experience for our neighbors while delivering the high levels of food and service that make us a destination restaurant. Housed in a classic period building Bistro Bruno continues a long tradition of restaurants at these premises. Our focus is on fresh ingredients presented as simple and tasty bistro dishes; big on flavour and value. Made up of a number of separate areas Bistro Bruno is a flexible user-friendly restaurant ideal for dinner with friends, larger event dining and corporate lunches.
Nestled in the village atmosphere of Balmain’s main street, Blue Ginger is a South-East Asian restaurant with its main focus on quality of food and service standards.
Behind the 150 year-old carved and brass-bolted temple doors, Blue Ginger portrays a calm and spacious oasis, that is until half-way through the evening when it literally can be overflowing with diners. It is well-recognised as a jewel in the crown of the Inner West of Sydney and an institution for high quality South-East Asian food.
Nood first opened its doors in July 2000, under Owner/Head Chef Suchada Pumcharoenwattana.
Suchada's passion for Thai cuisine began at home (Bangkok,Thailand) in her mother's kitchen and from there right around the world. From her travels she has gained a wealth of knowledge in Thai cuisine and also asian noodle dishes. There is one thing that Suchada has learned from her experiences and that is this, "THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE FRESHEST AND FINEST INGREDIENTS' being used in all of her dishes. From the freshly sourced local produce to the imported dry goods.
Sofie has once again opened the doors to the Greek restaurant she first launched in 1975. Now located UPSTAIRS a world away from the bustle of Darling Street, the restaurant is sure to become synonymous with hospitality and excellent dining.
The smashed plates from Greek restaurants all over the world which adorn the walls add to the distinctly Greek ambiance.
Pomegranate is located in one of the most vibrant Inner West suburbs of Balmain.
Since it opened it’s doors in 2005, it has been included in publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Cheap Eats and in numerous other publications such as SMH Good Living, SMH The Sydney Magazine and others.
Pomegranate stands out as one of the best Thai restaurants known for its innovation by using fresh ingredients and traditional Thai cooking techniques.
Some of the dishes created by Prasit Prateeprasen (now retired in Thailand) some 20 years ago, are still in the menu and still popular with the locals. Such dishes are Lamb in Massaman Curry and Banana Flower/Blossom Salad. Under the direction of Eric Sudardja the restaurant flourishes with new talent in the kitchen creating new and innovative dishes.
Look out for the blackboard specials.
If it's delicious, authentic Thai cuisine you're after, then look no further than Viva Thai Restaurant. Viva Thai Restaurant is located in the heart of Balmain. We have a courtyard and a balcony overlooking Darling St and the Harbour Bridge and a function room able to seat up to 35 guests, making it the perfect place for corporate and social gatherings. At Viva Thai, every meal is cooked to order, using only the freshest ingredients with no artificial colours or preservatives. If you would like a meal extra hot or a little less spicy, please let us know, as most meals can be adjusted to your taste.
At Marina Lunga we pride ourselves on doing things the "old fashioned way"!
Regarded amongst the locals as " Balmain's original woodfired pizzeria", we believe in great home style food cooked fresh and with a smile!
From mixing the dough to rolling out your pizza, our tools of choice are a rolling pin and manpower, and of course, we only use a 100% woodfired oven for real authenticity.
Come and dine in our relaxed restaurant and enjoy a 3-course meal or simply coffee and gelato. Either way we would love to see you.
Welcome to Little Darling Diner, a French inspired diner, Open for breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Sunday and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Little Darling Diner is where old world charm meets modern sophistication and as part of that old charm we have Live Jazz night every Friday and Sat night.
There is a light and airy lounge area at the back which flows on through to the sunny court yard.
If you are after something more formal there is a private dining room down stairs which can sit up to 30 guests comfortably for your next special occasion.
Private functions and high teas are available, for more information please ask your waiter.