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Exchange Hotel in Balmain (Sydney)

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Exchange Hotel

Balmain's iconic Exchange Hotel re-opened in July 2005 after a $2 million dollar makeover, with thanks to the decision of its new owners Joe and Peter Polifroni and licensee Simon Trippe.

The refurbishment has preserved the historical elegance and nature of the hotel's origin, whilst at the same time emphasizing different styles and periods to reflect the sensual, eclectic and bohemian spirit of Balmain. Carefully restored over 6 months,

The Exchange Hotel now boasts the new Zettal Room restaurant, 4 bars including the famous Safari Bar, 2 function rooms, live entertainment and of course the magnificent heritage verandah.

Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel
Balmain's iconic Exchange Hotel

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[street view]
94 Beattie Street
Balmain, Sydney
New South Wales
Phone:
02 9810 1171

The Safari Bar
For many years the Safari Bar was adorned with hunting memorabilia. After it's lavish refurbishment, the Safari Bar has a new modern day take on the traditional Safari Bar, with a more sensual and luxurious feel. Its understated elegance is reminiscent of Casablancan and Moroccan gin bars of the 1930's. The bar has a warm and inviting city atmosphere and the elegant heritage listed verandah opens up to spectacular views, perfect for a pre-dinner drink, a long night on the sofa or night out on the town.

Phone 9810 1171
Open Mon – Tues 12noon until Midnight
Wed – Fri 11am until Midnight
Sat - 12noon until Midnight
Sun- 12noon until 10pm

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Zettal Room Restaurant
The Zettal Room Restaurant is located on level 1. The interior is opulent, contemporary and warm, carrying a sense of surprise to marry with the chef's menu. Head Chef Timothy Standing and Pastry Chef Belinda Shea come together to offer a delectable Modern Australian menu with French influences, creating delightful combinations of food flavours.
Spacious and relaxed for lunch, elegant and intimate for dinner, the outdoor verandah offers spectacular views of the city and creates a truly memorable dining experience.

Open: Wed and Thurs 6:30-10pm
Fri 12-3pm and 6:30-10pm
Sat 6:30-10pm
Sun 12-3pm
Ph (02) 9810 1171

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Exchange Hotel c1920's.

The verandah on the right is part of Dick's Hotel.
This Hotel, situated opposite Dick's Hotel was established in 1886. The Hotel has under gone an extensive renovation back to its original elegance and is a credit to the owners. In the hotel's earlier years it was a meeting place for union members, especially the Balmain Labourers Union. It is not known when the top verandah was removed.

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