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The London Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Australian
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234 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

9 of us had great food here last Friday night. There was a big private function going on upstairs which made the kitchen very busy so we were prepared for an average experience. Everything was FANTASTIC!!! The service from Deb and Chrissy was excellent and the food blew us away. The Eye Fillet Tartare and Gravlax of salmon, beautifully presented.... More 

Thank SueDen27
Willemstad, Curacao
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay in Balmain we went there twice. Once for Lunch and once for drinks. Both times it was awesome the plate sizes were BIG. There was a problem in the Kitchen and our food took a little longer than expected. But the staff handeld that to perfection. so we went back for drinks and had some nice beers... More 

Thank Niels A
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The London is a great local pub with a good food selection in both the bar and the dining room. Good slection of beer and cider both on tap and bottled. Dog friendly and friendly service.

Thank Paul L
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with family on a rainy afternoon. We had a table booked for early evening at a nearby restaurant so didn't eat here, simply ordered a few beers and took in the views from the balcony, watching as the sky gradually cleared, bringing us a fine evening. This has to be the cleanest Bar premises I've visited in the Sydney... More 

Thank arto51
Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went there as a group of four for a lunchtime visit, having not been there for years (I worked over the road about 15 years ago). Delighted to see that Coopers was a featured range of beers and the various tastes in the group were well satisfied with several different brews. We only wanted bar meals, not the restaurant, and... More 

Thank awpursey
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We love visiting the London hotel. The outside verandah is a great place to sit and enjoy a drink, with its views of the Harbour Bridge. Nice range of wines served in classy glassware. Very attractive interior decor too - typical of an upmarket British pub. The back restaurant is of a very good standard. Had lunch there in December-... More 

Thank janeyypops1
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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

There is some good pub food to be had in Balmain and Rozelle, sadly not at The London. I really would waste your money and go elsewhere to eat

Thank wally1
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I tend to find that pub food falls into one of two camps: The lashings of food mum's home cooking model, and the more refined gastro pub variety. The London Hotel tries to fall into the latter category, but alas the quality of the food does not come up to standard. Servings are small and prices are high. My fish... More 

Thank Di R
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

went to the london for the tuesday pie special and ate it out on the balcony with a nice wine. the pie was large but a bit bland, not much flavour and a longish wait for a simple meal.

Thank david m
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Always a great atmosphere especially if your a Brit the suburb is full of you lot. U can sit out front and still see bridge . The award winning chef is back so good food and good beer great view prices not to pricey the place is usually packed. Like you can walk up darling street from east pier and... More 

Thank sue a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: 9555-1377

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Balmain

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
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