Cat & Fiddle Hotel

Promising something for everyone on the corner of Darling and Elliott Streets.
Orlaith Costello
Published on April 02, 2024
Updated on April 24, 2024


Whether you're looking to sip or sup in Balmain, you'd best call in for a sip or sup at one of the local's favourite watering holes, Cat & Fiddle.

This independently owned and operated establishment has been a mainstay in the locale since 1920. It's undergone numerous facelifts and rejuvenations but remains a local favourite with its Trivia Tuesdays, Monday Bistro Family Night (hospo workers get a free drink on the house), live music, bottomless brunch weekends and, of course, happy hour from 3-6pm Monday to Friday.

The bistro is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner — 12-3pm and 5-9pm — serving up Mediterranean-style pub grub with eats inspired by cuisines from France, Greece and the Amalfi Coast. Pop in for some loaded hummus, 'Greek Style' grilled octopus, crab linguini, woodfired pizzas or your classic pub fare, with chicken schnitty, burgers galore, sausages and mash, steak cuts or fish and chips on the menu.

Wash down your feast of choice with an Australian vino. Cat & Fiddle's wine list is brimming with wines from coast to coast, whatever your preference — bubbles, white, pink, orange or red.

If you're more of a cocktail-girlie, you can opt for a classic or amp up your choice with the venue's signature cocktails, like Mr Rose, made with Archie Rose Gin, elderflower syrup, fresh strawberries and lime, or Jalapeño My Way, made with 1800 Tequila, Cointreau, shaken with fresh lime juice, jalapeño-infused sugar syrup, and a Tajin spice rim.

Images: Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce


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