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Riverview Hotel

) #10 of 92 Restaurants in Balmain $$ - $$$ , ,
29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Half an hour stop at this Hotel. Friendly staff. Aroma of Parmesan cheese was not so pleasant. Apart from that it had s good atmosphere

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

good menu, well presented, very good neighbourhood venue, good service, good wine list, relaxed dining

Thank wanderer6149
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback we are pleased that you enjoyed our menu, service and wine list we look forward to welcoming you back soon! I will pass your feedback onto our team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We go regularly for family celebrations. We think it is a little bit special, well that is the way you are looked after. One of the family has some dietary limitations, staff and the kitchen are always accommodating. The menu is interesting are hearty. I...More

Thank Sando3110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit that I'm combining my two visits into one review...but both are excellent....!! First off...these guys do the absolute best Sunday Roast around. It was in the Pub part (not upstairs restaurant) and it is fabulous! Fresh veggies, amazing roast potatoes along with more-than-enough...More

Thank DickieWynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away from the main hub is this tiny, cosy, very bussley old world hotel, Great food. Great character. Also has function rooms available at no cost!!!!!!! :o An amazing walk from the ferry and just around the corner from Darling St. A feel good...More

Thank Jill F
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank You Jill for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed our great food and great character. I will pass your feedback on to our team , we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Had eaten here two years ago and enjoyed it. This time it was a disaster, Took one hour to receive entrees, they were cold and pork belly was dry and tasteless. Scallops were cold and sliced so thin you could hardly recognise them. Mains -...More

Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We are local and finally got around to trying the restaurant. With soo many choices in Balmain, it is hard not to go back to tried and tested good quality restaurants. Here; The portion sizes are tiny and when you pay $35-$45 for a main,...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Jimmy the owner sent me a Happy Birthday discount voucher - I was delighted! My husband and I came for a Saturday lunch to celebrate and indulge in the great vibes, wonderful food and top class service that this place never fails to provide. What...More

Thank ANNE B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Back in 2013 I reviewed this place as magnificent. Today I have just had the worst Sunday Roast in years. People have changed what has gone on with a Roast over the years but COME ON GUYS - replacing gravy with a second rate Dijon...More

Thank Mike l
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant We're sorry to hear that your experience didn't 100% live up to your expectations, as our passion for exciting food is at the root of what we do and we always strive to ensure that...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Dinner for 6, we all came away hungry or dissatisfied with the food. Portion size mainly. The steak cost $44.00 and was so small it was a joke, if it came with nice vegetables, or a salad, that would fill a gap. But on the...More

Thank jacqui255060
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review our a la carte restaurant. We offer two dining experiences at our Hotel and Dining Room. In our Bar and Lounge areas offer casual bistro food and our Dining Room offers a full a la carte menu...More

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
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