The Riverview Hotel
29 Birchgrove Road, Balmain
When you walk into ‘The Riv’, as it’s known by locals, it’s not hard to see why this much-loved little gem was awarded best casual dining venue for 2015. As they say, first impressions are everything, and the staff at Riverview win diners over with a genuinely warm welcome upon entry. The menu changes regularly according to seasonal availability, diners can expect modern European meals, proudly served by friendly, attentive and enthusiastic staff, amongst olive green walls and naked, dark-brown tabletops, in a room full of private little nooks and crannys, making it a perfect venue for a first date, date night, or any other intimate occasion. Tucked in the tree-lined back streets of Balmain, this local watering hole has become an institution on the Sydney pub scene, and is most definitely one to tick off your dining list.
Enjoy a free bottle of wine here by ordering a minimum of one main course per person and paying with your Citibank card.