The Cat And Fiddle Hotel

The Cat & Fiddle Hotel has something for everyone, whether you’re a local, a tourist, or a destination diner. With a rich culture, heritage, and boutique offering, our charming establishment is widely regarded as one of the best pubs in Sydney.

The Cat & Fiddle Hotel in Balmain is a must-see for anyone looking to immerse themselves in authentic Australian culture. Our bistro serves classic pub meals as well as modern Australian cuisine. Furthermore, if you’re searching for the perfect night out in Balmain, keep an eye out for What’s On at the Cat & Fiddle with plenty of specials and events to fill in your calendar.

Much like the popular nursery rhyme that lends itself to the hotel’s name, you’re certain to stumble across a few surprises at the Cat & Fiddle Balmain.

And while “Cows Jumping Over Moons” may not be one of them, the Cat, offers something even better … good friends, great music and an amazing atmosphere – always accompanied by friendly welcoming staff, keen to make you feel like a local.
Located less than six kilometres from the Sydney CBD and primely positioned on a corner of Balmain’s celebrated Darling Street, the historical, brick, two-storey hotel is not unlike its nine-lives feline namesake – undergoing numerous facelifts that have revamped it, refurbished it and ultimately resurrected it into one of the suburb’s premium gastro-pubs.


Great Friends, Food And Live Music
Ultimately, whether you opt to sip or sup there, a visit to the independently owned and operated Cat & Fiddle Hotel offers a truly unique opportunity to lose yourself amongst Balmain’s inimitable charm and discover why this purr-fect inner west institution really is #notjustanypub.


From bubbles and roses to classic reds and white (we stock semillon blancs, rieslings, chardonnays, pinot noir and cab sav from coast to coast), or something “a little bit weird and wonderful” (like our Hutton Vale Farm Eden Valley, SA Grenache, Mataro 2012) you’ll be sure to find a creation that pairs perfectly with your Med-inspired meal.
Cheeseburger – Beef Patty, Cheese, Ketchup, Chips
Cheese Pizzetta – Stretchy Cheese, Tomato Sauce
Ham and Cheesy Pizzetta – Champagne Ham, Stretchy Cheese
Chicken Schnitzel and Chips
Fish and Chips – Batter Flat Head, Chips
Kids Pasta – Plain Butter / Tomato / Beef Ragu

Drinks (We have Full Cream Milk, Soy, Almond)
Coffee – our coffee is roasted fresh by wood roasters who are one of the original
roasters in the coffee storm that Sydney is, full flavoured robust blend.
– Small $4.50 – Large $5.50
– Ice Coffee $8 – Hot Chocolate $5.50 – Ice Chocolate $8

Breakfast of Champions
Adults only from 10am on Saturday

Bloody Mary – House Vodka, House Bloody Mary Mix Garnished with Tajine Spice Rim, Olive, Chorizo, Cornichon Spiced to your liking $20 

Irish Coffee – Brown Sugar Dissolved In Espresso Shot with Jameson Irish Whisky and topped with Cream $20

Breakfast Martini House Gin – Cointreau, Lemon Juice, Marmalade, Shaken and Garnished with an Orange Slice $22

Bellini – Piper Heidsieck topped with Peach Purée and Vanilla Syrup $22

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