Riverview Hotel

29 Birchgrove Road Balmain, New South Wales 2041

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Opening hours Mon-Sat 12 Noon – 12 Midnight, Sun 12 Noon – 10:00 PM
Features Accepts bookings, Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Family friendly, Outdoor seating, Licensed, Wheelchair access, Private dining, Romance-first date, Events
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9810 1151

A dramatic stag antler chandelier lights the main bar, and whether you sit under a stuffed climbing squirrel or the bust of a ram's head, there is seating in every nook and cranny of this historic pub, and it's needed. A trio of mushroom and pinenut arancini balls, house-made pork terrine and spiced chicken wings show great skill in the kitchen with nods to Blighty influence. The lamb Neck and Shoulders Pie is bubbling and rich, while a tumble of hand-cut chips cascades from a little box with the battered fish and crushed peas. Pizzas are popular but with cooking this good why would you?