About Us

Nestled in the village atmosphere of Balmain’s main street, Blue Ginger is a South-East Asian restaurant with its main focus on quality of food and service standards.

Behind the 150 year-old carved and brass-bolted temple doors, Blue Ginger portrays a calm and spacious oasis, that is until half-way through the evening when it literally can be overflowing with diners. It is well-recognised as a jewel in the crown of the Inner West of Sydney and an institution for high quality South-East Asian food.

Since opening in 1996, Blue Ginger has received many awards and accolades.

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Michael Corrente

Michael Corrente

Owner

Michael Corrente is no stranger to the Sydney restaurant business, starting out learning the basics in a busy, high-volume function centre over 25 years ago. It was not long before he opened his first restaurant on Norton Street – the successful and popular Café Norton.

Since then he has been involved in 18 restaurants – notably Café Norton and Luna Blu on Norton Street, and Big Mama’s in Woollahra. Then, 17 years ago, he opened Blue Ginger in Balmain, his longest-running success story.

Michael is passionate about great food and wine. Travelling frequently to Asia and elsewhere on culinary tours, he keeps in touch with Asian cuisines worldwide. A lover of flavoursome street food using local produce and handmade ingredients, the inspiration for the creation of Blue Ginger is evident.

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BLUE GINGER BALMAIN. We are accepts reservations of all sizes.

*** We are a fully licensed restaurant and therefore do not accept BYO. ***

*** All table requests We will do our best to satisfy your requests. However, all table request unable to GUARANTEE. ***

***All cakes there will be a $2.50 cakage charge per person. ***

Lunch:

Tuesday to Sunday: Closed

We are able to open for lunch for the private function or group booking of 10 people or more (Banquet Menu Applies). A 10% service charge applies to the total bill for Lunch Booking.

We have the restaurant available 1pm - 4pm as we will require the restaurant to be vacated by that time so that setup can commence for dinner service.

Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 6pm – 10pm. (Dine in)

Booking times: 4 Sitting Time Slot

6pm to 7.30pm. , 6.30pm to 8pm.

7.30pm to 9pm. , 8pm to 9.30pm.

All reservation are restricted to 90 mins dining experience from their booking time. This is particularly important on Fridays and Saturdays and extra busy periods.

If you are running late please give us a call.We Hold tables for 15 minutes unless we hear from you.

Any reservation of  9 people or more guests will be seated on the allocated COMMUNAL TABLE. For groups of 10 or more are required to choose an offering from our banquet menu; $50 Banquet , $60 Banquet or $70 Banquet.

Available for Takeaway pick up or delivery to homes between 6pm - 9pm.

Private Dining (Back Section) | Friday -Saturday The room accommodates up to 40 guests seated and 50 guests standing for a cocktail function. There is a minimum spend of $5,500 for exclusive use of this space and a 10% service charge applies in addition to the final bill.

Private Dining (Back Section) | Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday. The room accommodates up to 40 guests seated and 50 guests standing for a cocktail function. There is a minimum spend of $4,500 for exclusive use of this space and a 10% service charge applies in addition to the spend.