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Steak and Guinness pie with creamy mashed potato, Dutch carrots and jus. Traditional Sunday roast beef with baked vegetables, seeded mustard jus, Yorkshire

About The Riverview Hotel & Dining

Circa 1880, the charms of historic venue, The Riverview Hotel & Dining on Birchgrove Road in Balmain remain, frequented by locals in search of icy beverages and sumptuous cuisine. Split into varying spaces, The Riverview offers a casual bistro setting on ground level for after-work drinks and tasty bar snacks, while a second story embraces a refined ambience for family and friends to dine at leisure, surrounded by elegant décor in Birchgrove restaurant. Embark on a memorable culinary journey with grilled Yamba prawns, lemon myrtle butter, fresh herbs and grilled lemon; before pork belly, pomme purée, apple sauce, crackers, Dutch carrots and jus. Perhaps lamb curry with Himalayan spices, saffron rice and papadum tempts, finishing with sticky date crumble, butterscotch sauce and ice cream.

Location & Map

29 Birchgrove Road, Balmain 2041 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Tue  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Wed  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Thu  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Whether you’re hosting a laid back gathering, or a formal or corporate event, we have the flexibility and a space for your special occasion. The hotel can cater for smaller, more private gatherings, for up to 10 guests as well as larger groups of 125 people, subject to seating configuration. Specialising in private functions and bookings, The Riverview has several function spaces available to suit your requirements.

  • Up to 110 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (2)


Love, love, love!
I absolutely love this gem of a pub! It is a hidden little treasure in Balmain. Attentive service, gorgeous decor, wine list is amazing and best of all, the food is brilliant. I have been a few times, and thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Roast beef, with a Yorkshire pud!! My other favourite is the crispy duck salad, absolutely delish and they make GREAT cocktails - try the Aperol Spritz. We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday and was able to enjoy some great live music by some very talented Sydney artists.

Go visit if you're looking for a smaller pub, with charm, great fun staff and live music; you won't regret it!


This is a beautiful old building, gorgeously decorated. the food was stunning, made you feel all cosy and warm. the service was very personal and all in all made for a very enjoyable evening.