Balmain Restaurants

Balmain is a hip inner city enclave just to the east of Sydney's CBD. With some of Australia's best chef's taking up residence in the suburbs kitchens, Balmain has established itself as one of the best dining strips beyond the city centre filled with great restaurants.

With a rich multicultural history, the main strip of Darling Street is filled with Italian eateries, as well as a growing group of East Asian, South Asian and Mediterranean restaurants. Located in old Victorian era buildings, or tucked into corners of this historic suburb, the dining experience in Balmain is heightened by the wondrous settings.

If you're looking for a taste of something sweet, there are a number of a number of bakeries and patisseries in Balmain. With hand-crafted parcels of flaky goodness on offer at one of Australia's most famous patisseries, Balmain will sate the cravings of even the most ravenous sweet-tooth.

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  1. Rosso Pomodoro

    Rosso Pomodoro

    Renowned across Australia for its authentic pizza, Rosso Pomodoro is a stalwart in the Balmain dining scene. Awarded the best "BYO Restaurant of the Year" in the 2012 Good Food Guide, Rosso...

  2. Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant Balmain

    Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant Balmain

    Built in 1879, The Royal Oak Balmain is today regarded as one Balmains great pubs. Balancing old world charm with modern day design, the pub is a popular destination for locals and a magnet for...

  3. Soho Balmain

    Soho Balmain

    Soho Balmain brings a modern twist to 1920s glamour in its home on Balmain's Darling Street restaurant strip. The menu features an array of share plates inspired by traditional Middle Eastern...

  4. Spice I am Balmain

    Spice I am Balmain

    With queues lining out onto Darling Street, Spice I am Balmain is the latest addition to this renowned Thai- restaurant family. Spreading its wings from the East to the West, this Balmain outlet...

  5. Stars at Gigis

    Stars at Gigis

    Gigis is a family owned pizzeria operating in the heart of Balmain for over 20 years. Serving traditional Italian food, all ingredients are fresh, with pasta and pizza dough made in house. Perch al...

  6. The Balmain Hotel

    The Balmain Hotel

    The Inner West is home to the hip Balmain Hotel. With its weatherboard-beach-shack meets inner-west-bar feel, The Balmain Hotel offers three bar areas, plus, the quirky pink flamingo room, which...

  7. Alegrias


    Located on Balmain’s vibrant Darling Street, Alegrias brings authentic Spanish tapas to Sydney shores. Chef Javier Sevilla has fashioned a menu of bold classics like gambas al ajillo, the famous...

  8. Balkan Bake

    Balkan Bake

    Balmain's Darling Street is home to specialty pastry shop, Balkan Bake. As its name suggests, Balkan Bake's artisan pastries are made from age-old recipes originating from the Ottoman Empire. Known...

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