Sunday was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and I was off to Balmain to meet a friend for lunch. The first great thing about Balmain is that you can get the Ferry there from Circular Quay, and on such a gorgeous day there was simply no better way to travel.
Balmain has a really nice vibe about it - laidback, friendly people, lots of cafes and some great shopping. We decided on a pub lunch at the London Hotel on Darling St, a pretty cool old pub with a nice local feel and good service behind the bar.
One of the most noteworthy things about the London Hotel is that it is dog friendly and I don't just mean it's okay to have your dog on the outside balcony, but inside as well!
We were sitting at a table next to a lovely black Labrador and his owners and there were a few other domesticated dogs wandering around as well. So anyway, if you feel like taking your dog on an outing one day or to perhaps celebrate his or her birthday, then this is the place to go.