Shopping in Balmain
Browse Darling Street for your fill of retail therapy at galleries, bookshops and homeware shops. In narrow back streets, you'll discover architectural styles typical of the 1800s and early 1900s.
Balmain is one of Sydney City oldest working-class suburbs, a 10-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Today, it's a colourful and artistic suburb, home to some of Australia's best-known writers, actors, film directors, musicians and artists.
Food and wine is a highlight with some of Sydney's most stylish cafes, bistros, pubs, restaurants and produce stores. Food connoisseurs will want to taste one of Adriano Zumbo's renowned desserts at his patisserie or feast on a Middle Eastern brunch at Kazbah, both on Darling Street. On weekends Balmain Markets and Rozelle Markets offer an eclectic mix of fashion, food, bric-a-brac.
Balmain's nightlife is a magnet for a cosmopolitan crowd who enjoy partying with DJs, jazz and bands at local pubs. Hit the 3 Weeds, one of the inner west's original pubs, established in 1881.
Sunday 17 May to Sunday 17 May 2015
Goat Island picnic and tour Join our Discovery guide on a fasci
Sunday 10 May to Sunday 14 June 2015
Goat Island heritage tour Join our Discovery guide on a fasci
Swimming at Dawn Fraser Pool, Balmain. Image 3 Stroke Photography
Sunrise over Sydney Harbour from Darling Street Wharf, Balmain East, Sydney (Inner West).
Dogs waiting patiently for their owners on Darling Street in Balmain. Image James Morgan, Tourism NSW
Efendy exteriorm, Balmain
Adriano Zumbo, Balmain
Friends shopping at Balmain Markets, Image 3 Stroke Photography
Efendy Turkish restaurant. Image Efendy Restaurant