About Us


A local favourite, The Exchange Hotel in Balmain is an intimate, Victorian-style establishment which invites guests to enjoy quality time with friends and family in a relaxed environment. Originally opened in 1885, The Exchange Hotel was the last pub to be built during the local boom of the 1880s and has always been known as a community meeting spot - a reputation it is proud of to this day.

Today, The Exchange Hotel is not only a bar, but also a restaurant and cafe. Opened in 2019, Pulcinella at The Exchange is a family-friendly Italian restaurant serving wood-fired oven pizzas, fresh pastas, salads and desserts. Open for lunch and dinner, the space also features a kid’s playground, the perfect way to entertain the little ones.

Beattie Cafe and Vinoteca is a European-inspired space, ideal for coffee, breakfast or lunch. From fresh pastries, Breakfast Lasagne, Red Velvet Pancakes to Ancient Grains, there’s something for everyone.

All dishes, along with a selection of antipasto plates, can be enjoyed in the main bar, complemented by a diverse selection of international wines, beers, spirits and cocktails. All venues in the hotel are available for private functions. Please enquire for further details.