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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Balmain has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in Balmain via location, cuisine or features.
The Riverview Hotel
Established in 1880, The Riverview Hotel is truly one of Sydney’s classic pubs. Tucked in the tree-lined back streets of Balmain, this local watering hole has become an institution for locals of the inner west and visitors alike. The Riverview is consistently rated as one of the best pub dining rooms in Sydney.
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.
Spending the first 25 years of his life in Turkey, where his mother was a successful restaurant consultant, Chef Sivrioglu grew up around the vibrancy of urban Turkish cuisine. It is these early culinary experiences, combined with his many years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, that gave Chef Sivrioglu the inspiration behind Efendy Restaurant.
Sofie's Greek Restaurant
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. The blue room which holds 20 people sit-down and 30 stand-up cocktail style for a private function has a comforting palette of rich vibrant coloured cushions, silk walls, candle light and is separated from the main restaurant by silky sheer curtains. In total, Sofie's can accommodate 84 sit-down (150 cocktail style) patrons. You will enjoy hearty traditional Greek dishes and exciting contemporary creations. Sofie and husband Peter are caring friendly hosts who provide service with attention to detail and will make sure your dining experience is unforgettable. They take pride in what they do, with utmost enthusiasm and professionalism, striving for excellence offering you and your guests service second to none. Sofie's is great for a romantic dinner for two or a big celebration. For a quieter night with background music Tuesday to Friday OR Saturday evening a party atmosphere with stylish Tsifteteli dancers complimenting the evening with a brilliant floor show.
Indian Palace Restaurant
Balmain's very first Indian Restaurant, Indian Palace, opened its doors in 1984. Since then it established a solid reputation as a sophisticated Indian restaurant with a relaxed dining experience at very reasonable prices. Our reputation is well established and spans 28 wonderful years of serving fine Indian food to Sydney-siders