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Balmain Blu

333 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
(02) 9555 4334
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Ranked #27 of 74 restaurants in Balmain
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Mar 24, 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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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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Negombo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

I had eaten at Balmai Blu a few times but after today never again. After paying for grilled fish and salad, I couldn't believe I was served up what must have been only 100g of fish and a salad that was 99% rocket. Ripped off.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Simple,delicious food at a very reasonable price. Consistently outstanding food especially the fish and chips..piping hot fish,crispy batter and chips,plus great specials. Highly recommended...a Balmain treasure.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

I can't rate the food here- the guy wouldn't let us join tables together to fit 6 of us and when asked what he suggests we do he would not help us! Don't bother coming here if you like friendly service.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Yes, we love fish and chips. But this place offers great quality and variety of seafood meals. you can even have a wine or two. As a local, we think it is superb blend of food, good friendly service and and right in the heart of Balmain.

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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

I've been to this place twice now. It's really good. It's well cooked, nice and crispy and well priced. Only complaint would be that it could have been a little bit hotter when it came out.

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