Halfway across the world, Sir William Wallace – known to many as The Wally – is flying the flag for superlative Scottish pub eats in the heart of Sydney’s Balmain. Found along Cameron Street, the heritage-listed building that houses the pub was constructed in typical 19th-century Victorian style as is indicated by its ornate cast-iron filigreed verandah. Taking its name from 13th-century hero Sir William Wallace, the folks behind this cosy pub and restaurant are proud to showcase their Scottish heritage through authentic foods and drinks, traditional decor and friendly, knowledgeable service.
Built in 1879, the building that houses Sir William Wallace is of great historical significance in Sydney, standing as a stunning example of preserved Victorian iron filigree architecture. Known affectionately to locals as The Wally, the Balmain pub features numerous events throughout the week like free pool on Sunday, trivia night on Monday, darts night on Tuesday and the always popular meat raffle on Friday, as well as live music throughout the month. Owing to the popularity of these events, booking ahead is recommended.
The menu at Sir William Wallace on Balmain’s Cameron Street features typical Scottish pub fare like bangers and mash, homemade pies, lamb shank with creamy mashed potatoes, fish & chips, and Australian favourites like burgers, barramundi fillet, and the succulent 300g rump steak. The pastas and pizzas at Sir William Wallace are also on point – try the penne carbonara or margherita pizza if you feel like going the Italian route. Kids can join in the fun with their very own menu, and health nuts are spoilt for choice with several different salads to select from. Round it all off with an order of Sir William Wallace’s famous Spanish churros served with white and dark chocolate syrups and prepare to enjoy sweet enlightenment at this Sydney hotspot.
We received fast & efficient service with reasonable prices & the steak was cooked as ordered. Convenient parking out the front. Recommended eatery & watering hole.