Fresh Flavours at the Octagon

Taking their fresh flavours down to the Octagon, No. 7 Balmac are ready for a three-month pop-up, while they revamp the restaurant following a fire two weeks ago.

Despite the shock of recent events, No. 7 Balmac owner, Katrina Toovey said the pop up is an exciting new opportunity to bring the restaurant’s neighbourhood bistro vibe to the heart of the city.

“We’ve picked the favourites from our menu and will present a well-considered selection of ten items which reflect the essence diners know and love about No. & Balmac. We’re looking forward to opening from noon to late as we serve our community who have been super supportive not only over this difficult time but over the last nine years,” said Toovey.

No. 7 Balmac operates with a zero-waste ethos, serving vegetables grown in its kitchen garden alongside premium ingredients sourced from local suppliers, and will continue working in this way in its temporary locale.

The restaurant at No. 7 Balmacewen Road will be closed for three months following the fire in mid-August, while they restore and refresh the space. Toovey is pleased to have use of a venue that allows the restaurant team to continue to work through the disruption. She is excited to bring special events such as the winemaker’s dinner down to the No. 7 Balmac Octagon pop-up, following overwhelming support from customers and friends.

“We’re delighted The Regent Theatre could support the team at No. 7 Balmac by providing somewhere for them to operate from while the restaurant is renovated. It’s a complementary relationship; theatre-goers share a love of great food, art and culture with the customers of No. 7 Balmac. We’re delighted that for the next three months those attending shows at The Regent have another option for pre- and post-show refreshment,” said The Regent Theatre director, Sarah Anderson.

From Thursday 6 September at noon, No. 7 Balmac in the Octagon will open and will operate from noon until late, Wednesday through Sunday, until December.