Dick's Hotel

89 Beattie Street, Balmain Balmain, NSW 2041

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Opening hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm,Sat-Sun noon-10pm
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments Diner's Club, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9818 2828

Dick's Hotel, which has been trading since 1874, calls itself 'The People's Pub' - and why not? The people certainly come here. An extensive menu offers starters to share, tasty sides and a good variety of mains. The parmesan-crusted veal with smashed spuds and the braised lamb shoulder brochette impressed. The blackboard specials are great value, with $12 rumps from Monday to Wednesday and $12 schnitzels for Thursday lunch and dinner. There is a good selection of beers alongside an interesting wine list, all of which can be enjoyed inside or out in the huge heated and canopied beer garden.