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Balmain Blu

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333 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
(02) 9555 4334
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, good seafood

Balmain Blu is convinientely located on Darling St and is the perfect location for some easy fish and chips where they will let you BYO bottle of wine to enjoy as you watchthe crowds pass. Great for a quiet low cost evening and also great take away,

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
James O
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balmain Blu is convinientely located on Darling St and is the perfect location for some easy fish and chips where they will let you BYO bottle of wine to enjoy as you watchthe crowds pass. Great for a quiet low cost evening and also great take away,

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a simple meal for a date. The place has some nice street side tables which were good for eating our seafood platters with some reasonably priced cold asahi. Will be back

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Come here with my girl and also with my mates to grab some seafood every few weekends. Place is reasonably priced and has good quality seafood. Service is of the fish a chip shop variety so its great for grab and go or sit and chill.

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Thank Bigsteve84
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Walking along Darling Street one day, we felt like fish and chips for shop. We saw Balmain Blu and decided that this will do. Expecting to get the usual fare. Lo and behold - we were so very pleasantly surprised that the little corner fish shop served fresh quality stuff that were scrumptiously delicious!!! We could taste the freshness in... More 

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Thank whiteroses
Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Balmain Blu is a little corner fish and chip shop that cooks up some great value for money dishes. A major plus is that Blu offers a good selection of fresh fish all cooked to order. The cooking is generally simple which, in my opinion is how fish should be cooked. The chips are good and the salads are light... More 

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Thank IvanEats
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Great for a quick and cheap fish and chips.. Which is surprisingly hard to find on the peninsula.. We also had seafood for Christmas supplied by these guys and the quality was excellent. Highly recommended and at a reasonable price!!!

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Thank Chancar1
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

There are your run of the mill fish and chip shops and there are your fish and chip shops that make this simple fare into something special. Balmain Blu is one of the special ones. I really enjoyed watching the Balmain locals wander by while eating fresh tasty fish and chips

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Thank Barratt67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Balmain Blu has been around for a while and for good reason. Their fish specials are great. The dish is usually on for a week and is a meal in a polystyrene box. I've often wondered how it is cost effective because you couldn't hope to buy the ingredients for less than the $14 or $15 you'll pay for it.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Simple, beautifully cooked salmon is my favourite. Welcoming owners and staff make it a pleasure to dine in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous fresh fish and seafood, from classic fish n chips to lobster & salad there is something here for everyone. Eat in, takeaway or buy and prepare yourselves this is a great find in the heart of Balmain.

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  • Address: 333 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: (02) 9555 4334

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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Balmain
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.