Is it macaron or macaroon? If you know about Adriano Zumbo- then you will definitely know that the answer is macaron (minus the "ooh" sound). It was a MasterChef challenge which introduced Australian'...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/adriano-zumbo-balmain-patisserie
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.
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 fo...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/balkan-bake
Bar Contessa is a local favourite, serving up dishes that take their influence from cool cafe culture in New York and owner Marco Adoncello's Italian background. You can find classic burgers, meatball...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/bar-contessa
There's always a line at Balmain's Beroni Casalinga, but what's inside is worth queuing. Found in the heart of Darling Street, this warm and welcoming eatery serves excellent coffee and home-style Ita...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/bertoni-casalinga-balmain
The Exchange Hotel is the largest hotel in Balmain; built in 1855, the iconic establishment has long been a local favourite. The Dining Room is located on the first floor with an outdoor veranda and c...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/bistro-balmain-at-exchange-hotel
Some say Blue Ginger serves up the best Asian food in the inner-west area; foods with freshness, speed and friendly service, teamed with casual style in a buzzy ambience. Blue Ginger, one of the most ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/blue-ginger-restaurant
Organic, chemical-free, dairy-free, additive-free, low GI and gluten-free – Brioche Bakery in Balmain is a health nut's paradise. Under the direction of Fiona, a coeliac herself, the menu at Bri...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/brioche-organic-bakery
The team behind Rozelle's Corner Bar bring a taste of Mexico to the streets of Balmain with their fun-loving Cantina Bar on Darling Street. In accordance with Sydney's present fondness for Mexican cui...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/cantina-bar
Standing proudly in a restored Victorian mansion on the corner of Darling and Elliot Street, Efendy restaurant is one of Balmain's most popular restaurants. With a loyal local following, Efendy's mode...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/efendy-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 v...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/indian-palace
Kazbah, a fabulous North African, Middle Eastern and Moroccan restaurant in Balmain scores top points on all fronts for atmosphere, service and cuisine. Kazbah is predominantly a dinner restaurant, ho...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/kazbah-balmain
Diners of Balmain are making friends, Spanish-style, over delicious plates of La Sangria restaurant's authentic tapas with, of course, a drop of sangria....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/la-sangria
Located in the centre of Balmain, just a short cab ride from Sydney's CBD, Le Pub Balmain offers a casual and relaxed dining space. With live music and bar and function areas, Le Pub is a popular week...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/le-pub-balmain
Littler Darling Diner is a charming cafe by day, lively French bistro by night. The old world interior, checker board tiles, timber floors and chocolate leather couches take guests to a more sophistic...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/little-darling-diner
Our Place Cafe is fast becoming Balmain's regular haunt for the locals and visitors to the Balmain markets next door which are held each Saturday. The courtyard overlooking the church is perfect for p...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/our-place-on-darling
The old fashioned Aussie seafood restaurant lives on in this romantic, if somewhat quirky, establishment. Pellegrini's Seafood restaurant is set in a lovely location in Balmain overlooking the westerl...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/pellegrinis-seafood-restaurant
Just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay to Balmain East Wharf, Picada is located in a beautiful, heritage listed building with some serious kitchen credentials. The kitchen is run by Vladimir Alema...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain-east/restaurant/picada
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 Pomodoro i...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/rosso-pomodoro
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 visito...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/royal-oak-hotel-and-restaurant-balmain
Located on the bustling dining strip of Darling Street, Balmain, Sofie's has relaunched as one of Sydney's favourite Greek restaurants. Adorned with smashed plates from Greek restaurants all over the ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/sofies