SOHO Opens In Balmain

Last night we were lucky enough to attend the launch of a new wine bar in the quirky and artistic suburb of Balmain, Sydney, Soho in Balmain brings a modern twist on the 1920s to the area.

Justin and Ronite, the owners of Darling Street’s ‘Soho’ spoiled us with delicious share platters and drinks, that had a distinct Mediterranean feel. Soho is layered with talent behind its doors with head chef Steve Koster heralding from hatted restaurants Black by Ezard, Fratelli Fresh, Bathers and Bird Cow Fish.

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Much of the talk of the night was around the quaint venue’s stylings, executed by interior designer Ronite Hammond, that had the vibe and classy cool of a 1920s boutique hotel. Hammond, a prominent Sydney interior designer and head of Design 4 Space led the distinctive look and feel of the venue.

Soho in Balmain is my take on what a boutique hotel in Soho, New York, would have felt like in the 1920’s. We balanced it with a clean and modern twist to blend the two inspirations and to ensure the overall effect was chic and luxurious,” she said.

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This bar is a must visit, and I definitely recommend the exotic lychee, Prosecco and mint cocktail, as well as their take on everyone’s favourite ‘Cheese on Toast’ (because who doesn’t love haloumi!)

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Soho in Balmain will open from 5pm till late Tuesday to Sunday.

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by Nadia Ali 

Contributing Editor Rogue Homme