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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.
This is a nice waterside park running down a hill to a point with good views of the harbour and of planes landing. Even has a small beach at the bottom of the cliff, plus Dawn Fraser baths are next to it. Has toilets but they're pretty dodgy.
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.
4 of us went reef fishing last week. This was mt first time fishing and my first fish was hooked in just ten minutes! It was easy and full of fun. Although the sea became quite quiet later, we still brought some nice fish home for dinner. Adam was very knowledgable and his explanation was easy to understand for non English...
"Bad experience in the harbour but don't judge all boab on this guy"
reviewed 13 September 2017 by Jennyjovi
We have hired Boab boats regularly for years and have loved them. They are a great day out on the harbour. The franchisee for Sydney Drummoyne has changed. The new man was really rude to us. He charged us a lot extra ( no discussion) for marking the boat with the fenders rubbing against the boat and the wharf.
"A warm welcoming home like atmosphere with fine dining"
reviewed 1 week ago by mr_markara
When we first walked into the restaurant my daughters first reaction was, this place is so home like, and it smells just like your cousins house! Fruity and fragrant. The service was warm and very hospitable.
The highlight of the evening was the Iskender. Made in the traditional way with hot butter poured over the dish at the table. I...
A favourite haunt but usually go with friends or family. A big thanks this time to the staff when I was entertaining clients.
The staff went above and beyond in service as always and my clients couldn’t thank me enough.
Fantastic wines matched perfectly with the always outstanding food.
Highly recommend it for entertaining clients and kind on the wallet...
I’m basically Italian, based on the amount of pizza and pasta I’ve eaten - having also been to Italy a few times, I know my pizza. This place is the one. Not only are there pizzas always consistently high quality, the ingredients are clearly top notch, they have creative pizzas on their specials (favourite was a caramelised fig and prosciutto)...
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.