The London Hotel – a place to make friends and stay friends
Some things never change, and in some ways, Balmain’s The London Hotel is one of them. Sitting on the corner of Darling Street since the 1870’s, the colonial era building with its charming veranda and sandstone walls are a great reminder of times gone by. As you sit outside enjoying an ice cold beer, you could be forgiven for thinking that you have stepped back a decade or two. After all, where can you have a quiet beer in Sydney overlooking the Harbour Bridge? Step inside and you are transported into a world of South Australian Jarrah timber and brass, with decor that is fitting for a traditional pub, but with a modern feel.
Banter and laughter aplenty, in The London Hotel you can make friends and be welcomed by all. We also show all major sporting events, but we do not let the volume overtake the buzz that is created by people who make The London Hotel what it is.
But we are more than that. The London Hotel has been owned by the Stevens family for close to 30 years. Our resident chef Steve Wellstead has created an impressive bar food menu, and our fine dining experience offers that something extra. Five days a week, we offer you deals on our great pub grub and some of our finest ales and wines. If they do not take your fancy, or you prefer something non-alcoholic, you can always swap out.
But, we pride ourselves on our impressive range of beers on tap. The London Hotel has very close ties to the Cooper’s Brewery and the site was once part of a Cooper’s Brewery Complex. We have a grand total of 16 beers on tap, and among them, we feature Cooper’s IPA, Celebration Ale, Vintage, as well as mainstream brews. That’s not all. We have a whole range of Australian and world bottled beer and we even have light beers and a gluten free option! If beer is not your thing, you can choose from our extensive selection of red, rose and white wines, ciders or one of our killer cocktails. We are very dog friendly, so if the mutt is part of the family, then bring him or her with you. We are always ready to welcome puppies with a fresh bowl of water.
The London Hotel is all about having fun over great food and a good chat with friends, old or new. We offer a refuge from the daily grind in a relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for a venue for a function, then our upstairs function rooms are exactly what you are looking for. With a fully stocked bar and five beers on tap, your party or gathering will be a guaranteed success here at The London Hotel.
And our little secret? If there are fireworks going off over the Harbour Bridge, then this is the place to watch them !