A "hidden gem" is probably the best way to describe this restaurant. My partner took me there for our anniversary and since then we have patroned the restaurant many times and not just for nostalgic reasons. The food is European and I dont mean ordinary bangers and mash! There is a good selection of Eastern European delicacies and western ones too- though I have not yet gained the confidence to try the snails (escargot). The food is awesome and filling... If you order a starter and then a main, you can be sure you will be taking some of your main home- so I suggest you share the main between two. To be fair, its not very cheap with meals starting from about $25-$30 but its sure worth it! I have never regretted spending money there and this from a self confessed penny pincher! The staff who are always friendly and customer focussed also have a way of making your experience at La Boheme unforgettable!
another little hidden gem which you would never pick from the street. The entrance is through a little arcade from the street and voila there is what looks to be an old church that has been converted into a split level restaurant.
Bookings definitely recommended on Saturday nights as there are 2 seatings, 6pm and 8pm. Don't worry about eating lunch beforehand because there are so many options to choose from and the servings are huge. We tried out the pork knuckle, feast platter and mussels. There were no complaints from our table! We skipped entree as we wanted to try out their desserts: hot apple strudel, hot raspberries with ice-cream and chocolate mousse. We rolled out of that place.
Unless you knew about this place - you'd never stumble upon it. Hidden down a little alleyway - it opens up to what turns out to be a Balmain gem! The food is fantastic - though be warned on the huge serving sizes. You will be full for days!
I've been living in Balmain for over year and I only just discovered this place. Not really surprising when you consider it's hidden off the main street. With just an unassuming sign on Darling St you're lead to massive two level restaurant, larger then most in Balmain. The food is stodge at it's best - lots of meat, weighty veggies washed down with plenty of beer. I was basically given a sword to cut up my pork knuckle!! Rounded the evening off with an absinthe. Will be back.