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rewarding ourselves

When we reach our milestones, we reward ourselves with the food and good company of Tom and Dan... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
LSD_011111
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Birchgrove, Australia
Delicious food in a lovely relaxing setting

I love this place. I have been many times and never disappointed. The food is exceptional. My... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
HollyB2430
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U 3 415 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived there at opening time of 4pm on Wednesday 30/5/2018. Security gate/grill was only slightly open so we waited 5 minutes on the wild and wintry street. Security gate was still only slightly open so I squeezed past it and poked my head inside...More

Thank HODV
Reviewed 24 May 2018

When we reach our milestones, we reward ourselves with the food and good company of Tom and Dan. The menu is gorgeously simple, but encompasses complex ingredients; e.g., samphire or octopus confit

Thank LSD_011111
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I love this place. I have been many times and never disappointed. The food is exceptional. My favourite sort of food-small plates to share. The manchego puffs are delicious. I also love the salt cod croquettes. There is a great wine list with lots of...More

Thank HollyB2430
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We caught up with some friends yesterday at The Lodge and decided to have the long lunch. We sat on the balcony in the warm afternoon sun and we all to started with a cocktail, they were all very tasty and a great way to...More

Thank NandyB
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Dropped in the kids (adult), for a pre dinner aperitif. Great advice resulted in lovely wines and cocktails!

Thank Sando3110
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Petite, cool wine bar with great selection of nibbles and small plates. The wine list is small, excellent and changes regularly.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Tom really knows his wines. Just leave the selection to him and you won’t be disappointed. As for the food, I’m amazed at the quality and variety on offer considering the tiny kitchen. The service is knowledgable and attentive yet you hardly notice the staff....More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I really love this cosy bar. Great service, interesting wines (never had a bad one) and a small but satisfying menu.

Thank MelindaSeed
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great little bar for a Sunday session. A little dark inside, but would create the ambiance at night. Only holds around 45 people and has a cool little outside area to sit in the sun. Couple of beers on tap. Run by a couple of...More

Thank SteveDWS
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Visited by chance with a friend on a wild, rainy night with unsure expectations. But happy to report, like the lashing conditions outside, we were blown away by great service, perfect negronis and unctuous small plates of food. The surrounds were warm and cozy -...More

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Balmain
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
...More
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