A handsome sandstone building on Darling Street in Balmain, The London is a perennially popular place for Balmain locals and weekenders. Last time we were in Balmain was a weekend - we approached the pub but it was really something of a lost cause - there was no way we were battling through the number of people crammed into this place. Second attempt however, on a Tuesday night met with more success.
It's an intimate little pub, all dark wood and dusty light - you get the impression everyone in the building can hear your conversations, but it doesn't stop you blabbing on regardless. After al, you can hear what they're talking about...
The restaurant at back looks neat, there are a few pool tables, but mostly the emphasis is on conversation. a very convivial spot for a few.
review by: pubguide staff