The Riverview Hotel, Balmain.

I’ve found someone new. And I’m smitten.
He’s been knocking about for a while. A bit of an old boozer.
Yet he looks as good as ever. A charming silver fox.

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But it’s what he does in the kitchen that really makes me swoon.
Frying me into submission with the best fish and chips ever to cross my lips.

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Beer, well he knows it has uses other than drinking – like in a crisp as an autumn leaf batter.
And those chips, well he’s good with his hands is all I will say.
Crunch, crunch.

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He’s also abreast of current trends, yet knows how to wear them in a way befitting of a man of his age.
No, you’ll find no hot sauce here – though these wings will still etch their memory on your lips.

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Calamari with harissa is how I know he’s up for adventure.

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And his classic grown-ups steak tartare seals the deal.
The deal being 3 bar snacks for $20, yes he’s a cheap date too!

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After getting rather hot under the collar it was time to cool off in the harbour before boarding a ferry for home.

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Gobbled_Gulped_SeaGobbled_Gulped_FerryI’m sure I’m not the first to fall for his charms. Nor will I be the last.
All I can hope is he’ll never change.

You can find (and I suggest you do) The Riverview Hotel at 29 Birchgrove Rd, Birchgrove/Balmain

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NB. We ate from the Riverview Hotel bar menu not the upstairs restaurant, cutlery being optional downstairs :)

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