Riverview Hotel & Dining

4.5
17 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Known for our history, friendly atmosphere, fantastic pub food and fine dining restaurant, The RiverView Hotel is truly the hidden gem of Balmain Pub culture.

Our Restaurant is award winning, our fireplace is celebrated, and our intimate setting and great staff are the reason so many of Australia’s well known drop in for an ale or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The Layout at The RiverView is typical of old Balmain, making it the perfect location for a get together with friends, that special dinner, corporate functions and special events.

Multi award winning venue with a exceptional wine list, beer and cocktails accompaniments. Our staff and chef are constantly challenging ourselves to deliver a superior customer experience, we are proud to offer consistent and fabulous food and beverage experience. Why not book a table today?
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AP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had the Duck my friend the Barramundi. Everything was great.

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CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent semi-fine modern Australian cuisine. Delicious food in a comfortable pub style atmosphere, absolutely would recommend.

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JS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

One of the last hidden gems of Balmain...please keep it secret

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Q
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very nice place to dine.
The choices of food and wine were excellent.
The lamb pie is a winner!
Being able to sit and chat easily with friends was fabulous.
Having the pub downstairs with a vibrant hum, very much in the background, meant their was atmosphere but not noise.
The staff are attentive but not intrusive.
Our second time back and definitely more visits to come.

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ZB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here specifically for the Sunday Roast and it did not disappoint. 3 of our group of 6 were an hour late and there were no issues from the staff either - in fact, the lovely waitress even went along with our jokes towards the latecomers.
It was more expensive than some of the roasts we've been to but it was worth the extra.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The absolute best roast of the day!! Highly recommend it! The staff so friendly & added to the ambience

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MA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food with excellent service
Would recommend for date night
Very busy bar downstairs

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JL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Neighbourhood Gem, recommended as great fora good for a Sunday roast, only the had run out!
So we headed upstairs and ordered at the restaurant. More expensive but chef went to the trouble to make sure our lamb shoulder had the trimmings of the roast. Will make sure we come earlier next time to try out the Pub Roast.

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JS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Top class menu and service. The lamb shoulder..to die for.

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SD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Beautiful hotel but service a bit off and no red wine glasses for our $70 bottle of Shiraz only white. Also I had to ask the waitress to provide new clean glasses for the red. Lamb shoulder was absolutely superb though.

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C
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Have been going to Riverview for 10 years but have been away for 5 months. Good to see the quality is still the same (Pls don't change too much). Food was excellent and service was good. A few more good red wines would help.

Chris R

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LM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything great as usual apart from the cold addition when it should have been room temperature. But that doesn’t happen often.

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ST
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place to have drink and good food with colleagues and friends

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KH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Small menu but each dish is incredible.

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RH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful way to celebrate Mothers Day. Friendly attentive service, matched with fantastic food. Love this old pub!

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TJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely night! 8 old friends, one over from Ireland! We could all chat, eat a great dinner and enjoy ourselves!

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent pub food, good & pleasant service. Stairs are a bit of a problem for 'oldies'.

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