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“Fantastic!”
Review of The Lodge Bar

The Lodge Bar
Ranked #30 of 142 Restaurants in Balmain
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Neighbourhood: Balmain
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Neighbourhood: Balmain
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I've lived in Balmain for over 10 years and only discovered this wine bar which has been around for a few years last night. A group of 8 of us attended for my birthday dinner & it was perfection. The food was outstanding - we ordered the manchego cheese balls, the chicken liver parfait which was stunning, the jamon, the beef ribs, clams, gnocchi, broccoli, cauliflower, hand cut chips & beef tartare (pretty much sampled the entire menu!). The only dish I didn't love was the clams, otherwise everything was 10/10. Great wine, great vibe. Loved it & will be back!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Again I went back, and again I experienced what has probably got to be the best food in Sydney. Also the value here is outstanding, I would expect to pay a lot more to get this kind of experience in Sydney.

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Thank Stafford W
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went back a second time to experience the rest of the food menu after previously discovering their amazing beef cheeks dish. That dish is no longer on the menu, but it doesn't matter, the replacement beef dish they have is as amazing and quite frankly every dish we had on this visit was superb on its own.

This venue doesn't seem like a place to go for dinner, but the calibre of food here is among the best available in Sydney. Cheese dumplings, jamon, lamb ribs, snapper, beef shortrib - each one was an absolutely stunning dish.

Cocktails were on point and the meal was paced expertly.

Bartender was initially a bit gruff, they'd run out of blue cheese, and the website menu doesn't reflect the current menu - but these small items were nothing compared to the terrific food and beverage adventure we experienced. The value for money here is incredibly high, we will definitely be back.

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Thank Stafford W
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went to this bar in a group; some of wanted food while others wanted wine. When we requested to be seated and informed the waiter of what we were after, he responded by saying "we're done with food" in a curt and short tone and nothing else. Even if only bar food (not lunch) was available, we would have been happy.

As a result of that waiter's behaviour, the bar missed out on our business. We caught Ubers to the Vinery in Annandale where we sat all afternoon and deep into the evening; ordering food and several bottles of wine; and having a great time.

Just goes to show that service really makes the difference in hospitality.

Thank Vishal S
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place is quite swanky and is very neat to take a look at. We sat outside on the couch and shared a bottle of wine and a cheese and meat platter and watched the sunset. The view is like a portrait, god had painted himself and handed down to us. I would recommend everyone to stop by this place for a drink.

Thank Marcos F
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