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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 commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
"Ideas for getting there...walk down from main St (Darling St)"
reviewed 10 November 2018 by NotMolly
Balmain is a gorgeous (now v popular) historic village (close to the city) which was once a working class area near the harbour. My mother grew up in East Balmain (near the wharf) - her father was a fisherman from about 1900. There’s a small park near Balmain East wharf (regular ferries from Circular Quay) but if you take the...
"Convenient well-kept park in the centre of Balmain"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by mrdom
A good chunk of the park is taken up with a school and a bowling club, and you don't get the water views of the harbourside parks in Balmain, but I was impressed by the quality of the grass and most of the maintenance (the toilets near the bus stop aren't great). It makes a good spot to relax or...
Balmain is probably the perfect place for such a gallery - you tend to associate this area with the artistic and literature so it's got a head start. Not necessarily world standard but some interesting works to look at in between your coffee fixes.
Very professional people. Small but nice facilities.
Sailing Cat was great . I would recommend to anyone wishing learning sailing. Great place to start. Sydney harbor has a lot of traffic and buoys to learn from!
Thanks / Bernard
Just checked out the new 506 in Balmain and had a 1 hr Swedish-style massage that was absolutely brilliant and very relaxing. 506 have a signature offering where you can choose the kind of massage oil you want, the music, the type of massage, where more or less time should be spent etc. I had a rough day so went...
Five of us for dinner; the shared platters of fresh delicious Turkish food just kept coming, the service was seamless, the wine flowed freely - a very pleasant way to spend an evening catching up with friends.
Efendy has been here ‘forever’ and continues to please. Highly recommended especially for larger groups.
The food was authentic and tasted amazing. While there wasn’t a big selection for children, they were more than accommodating in cooking some pasta and cheese for my miss 3.
The staff were lovely and welcoming and spoke Italian which was excellent for my non English speaking, Italian family.
5 stars ⭐️ plus!!! Just bummed we didn’t find this place...
It´s perfect place for enjoy with friends. The hotel is located in the best famous street in Balmain. This place is close for everything, transports, supermarkets, a lot of stores and boutiques. Easy to go and back.