Sydney's Inner West
The Balmain Hotel is a funky kid friendly pub in the heart of Balmain.
The interiors have a vibrant, South Pacific look with bright colours and quirky touches including the artistic palm trees painted on the walls and a pink flamingo room that gives a nod to the pub as one of the first in Balmain to have a ladies parlour.
From the outside, the pub looks deceptively small, but once you head inside, there is lots to discover! The hidden courtyard areas look like the perfect place for an afternoon lunch when the sun is out. The main dining room has an open fire, which provides a cosy backdrop on a cold night.
There are two main bar areas, the top bar, the West End Bar in honour of the pub's former identity, and a larger bottom bar.
Boasting the biggest beer garden in Balmain and focusing on a casual bistro vibe, the menu has an Asian street food style with an emphasis on steamed buns and sliders designed to share.
Open for lunch, dinner and drinks, they take reservations, walk-ins are welcome, great for groups, good for kids and a lovely outdoor seating area!
The kids are well catered for with a great kids menu which includes grilled fish with sweet corn peas and fries, Steak and sweet corn peas and fries, battered fish and fries, mini cheese burger and fries - kids meals are $12 which includes a show bag and a drink.
For the grown ups, there is a wide selection of food to choose from - we sampled the chicken schnitzel, slow roasted lamb and one of the home made pizzas. We topped the meal off with the salted caramel sliders (Yum!).