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
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
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
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 offer...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/spice-i-am-balmain
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 fr...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/stars-at-gigis
Just five minutes from the CBD, 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...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/the-balmain-hotel
Set in a Victorian building, this charming colonial-style small bar in Balmain features a domed pizza oven out the back and a casual, breezy atmosphere. The interior has been designed by none other th...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/the-cottage-bar-and-kitchen
Part vintage collectable store, part coffee shop, The Old City is a jiving café on Balmain's Darling Street. The interior is made up of retro furniture, a grand piano, shelves brimming with old c...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/the-old-city-cafe
Dawn Fraser's old pub, The Riverview Hotel Dining Room has been meticulously renovated, combining modern yet classic design elements to create an elegant space. Spanning over two levels, with dining, ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/the-riverview-hotel-dining-room
From the team behind Darlinghurst hot spot Lo-Fi comes The Workers on Darling Street. The fit-out is a mash-up of eclectic styles including portraits of Bob Hawke and Gough Whitlam, green feature wall...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/the-workers
Nestled within the vibrant hub of Darling Street, inside one of Balmain's oldest hotels, The Unity Hall Hotel is an iconic Balmain figure. With recent renovations, Unity Hall Hotel has re-established ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/balmain/restaurant/unity-hall-hotel