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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverview Hotel

Riverview Hotel
29 Birchgrove Rd, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 84 Restaurants in Balmain
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Auckland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Why can't all inner city suburbs have places like this, Fun buzzy local pub downstairs great restaurant upstairs. As a visitor from across the ditch it made me wish i have moved to Sydney all those years ago.

It had the true "local pub' feel and is obviously well patronised by locals. If you are looking for somewhere to go in the Balmain area this is a must try

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The menu whilst small was interesting and diverse. The Lamb shoulder served on a wooden board surrounded by roasted veggies was to die for - falling off the bone. The service was excellent and it was very affordable, Great ambience, will definately retrun.

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Fantastic Function Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband recently had his 30th birthday at The Riverview. The service, the atmosphere and the food were exceptional. The super friendly staff went above and beyond to be helpful and make it the great night it was. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Great Little Neighborhood Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a great little pub with really good food. This is a great place to stop in and get a beer and a little food if you're shopping in Balmain. It's an easy walk from the ferry pier also, so you can just hop over from the city.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Rustic Pub. Good Service. Great Food. Extensive Tap Beer Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Dined at Riverview twice and looking forward to the next. Both meals were the pizza's where flavour combinations are adventive and generous with toppings. Tap beer is cold, well poured and offers a wide variety. Can get noisy in the main bar but that only add's to the atmosphere. The small room to the right of the bar is quaint with an open fire place. Vintage chairs are comfortable and give the room some rustic charm. Enjoy the fact it is a small establishment.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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