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Sir William Wallace
...but they'll never take our freedom
(4.591)


31 Cameron Street,
Balmain

(02) 9555 8570



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Ah, Anzac Day, when we remember the heroes of past wars by drinking a lot and throwing coins around! The William Wallace was our second stop this Anzac Day, and since Will had never been we stopped for a couple. The Wallace has won awards for 'best burger', and as I stood at the bar waiting for a brace of James Squire's finest, I saw why. Enormous burgers packed with fillings, in the solid, home-made style with chunky chips - mouthwatering for sure, but was it too early for us? unfortunately yes, we'd had lunch about an hour before, but in the back of our minds we resolved to return. This time out the pub was rapidly filling and we were lucky to get a seat. As oprevious observations have borne out it's certainly a place for locals, and today they all seemed to arrive in force. It was too early for two-up just yet, so we decided to move on, but later we found ourselves back in (or more accurately outside) as darkness was falling. The atmosphere had moved up a gear, the bar was packed and the two-up was in full swing, and we somehow managed to get ourselves one of those burgers. Well, it sure was worth it. If you're a burger fan and happen to be hungry in Balmain, make the trip down the hill from Darling Street and give it a go here!
review by: Jason
 

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PubGoer from Balmain
A great local pub, but the food side did drop off last year after the burger king left. Still a good pub for the locals to have a few good ales. I like the place.
21 Dec 2004

Pub Bludger from Uknow
Hey simon!! long time no see...Still playin pool?I will have to come and rob the Balmain pool comps again someday soon....
12 Oct 2004

JAMES from SANS SOUCI
GREAT LITTLE PUB, FRIENDLY STAFF AND WELCOMING LOCALS. ONLY COMPLAINT IS THE DRAIN OUT THE FRONT, CERTAINLY TOOK ME FOR A RIDE WHEN I WAS TRYING TO PARK THE CAR, GOT THE SPORTS CAR ONTO 3 WHEELS, MUCH TO THE AMUSEMENT OF THE LOCAL GUYS HANGING OUT THE FRONT.
28 May 2004

Simon from Balmain
Oh Cookie! Where are you? You've been gone for about 6 months now. Please come back, I visited on Sunday for a roast having given up on you returning - and it was alright, but who can compete with your amazing culinary skills? Still a nice spot, but without the jewel in the crown - I miss them burgers, never mind pie night!
20 Apr 2004

Burger Lover from Sutherland
The Burgers were great!!! Friendly staff and a good place to have a quiet drink.
29 Aug 2003

Peter from Concord
A great Pub that hasn't gone down the horrible trendification fashion. Stay as you are!
30 Jul 2003

Pub bludger from That pub u no the one?
One of the all time great pubs i love the locals in Balmain and i have been to every pub in sydney "no shit" best kept secret in sydney. Keep up the local only theme so i can come bak again to this little gem.
28 May 2003

Bear from Ryde
What a great pub and the hamburgers are the biggest and best i've ever had ...thanks cookie...
24 May 2003

Joanne Atkinson from Warrington England
What a lovely friendly pub, the Land lady Jodie made us more than welcome from day 1!!!!
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Miss Miyante from Balmain
Agree with Jason ... it's for locals. They do a great roast lunch though. Warning, this pub is sweltering in summer.
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sheryl from gold coast
enjoyed every minute of the locals hospitality. will be back to do it again, next time in sydney
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lin from gold coast
loved you all
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Pool: pool table in the main barFood: 'Cookie' whips up the grubJukebox: on our visit, it was belting out some old classics
 
 
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Jason says:

Yes, the burgers are awesome - the claim to be the best in Sydney can't be far from the truth

 
 
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