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The Commons Local Eating House

#187 of 4,626 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9358 1487
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My business partner (GF) and I (VEG) had a great experience at the restaurant thanks to the lovely manager (Sara) and waiter (Josh). The food was really good so was the general atmosphere at the restaurant. Thanks again for great hospitality and service- this is highly appreciated!

Thank yan2022
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Worth writing a review. Always love their mussels and chocolate ganache doughnuts. They source local Aussie produce and staff actually know the menu. Wine menu to inspire.

Thank Ali S
Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Excellent service, this is a very good place for a courtyard dinner. Food tasted great and it was reasonaby good value

Thank SammyandFlo
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A gathering of friends. First a drink in the pretty courtyard, then to the Restaurant for a lovely dinner. Chef recommended the Lamb, which was tender, succulent and tasty. I also had the stuffed Zucchinni flowers which were delicious. Other diners had the Ocean Trout, Mussels, Fish and Chips and Hamburger. All enjoyed their meals. Donuts and Brownies for dessert... More 

Thank LindaJW2014
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have now eaten at The Commons three times, it is THAT GOOD! Every time we have eaten we feel so special with the attention to detail and service, you are made to feel like family. The wine list is exceptional, and we love how the menu does change, but local favorites remain steadfast on the menu. In fact Tuesday... More 

Thank Rhys W
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for breakfast over the weekend and loved the inner city courtyard feel of this place. The food was also delicious with my husband really enjoying his rosti with Pork and fennel sausage.

1 Thank Jessica H
Lincoln, England
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to try the Commons by our AirBnB host. We were not disappointed. Lovely staff, great food and a good selection of wines. My wife had steak and I had risotto both were excellent.

Thank lymph1
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The breakfast was perfectly prepared, generous in portion, fresh and healthy and we felt like we were enjoying it in a garden oasis. So beautiful and peaceful.

1 Thank Beth H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit in 3 days, that speaks volumes. Lovely front dining courtyard for good weather and stone walked rustic dining inside. Food gloriously described and presented. Steaks to die for.Loved it.

Thank PJW059
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a great dinner at this small restaurant in Darlinghurst. Good food, good service -- I would definitely go back.

Thank tommckelveysf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9358 1487
The Commons Local Eating House indulges Sydney locals with seasonally influenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. The name 'THE COMMONS' refers to the 'shared environmental and cultural resources of a city', and we are proud to support Sydney producers wherever we can. Our produce is sourced as ethically as possible, with meat coming from trusted suppliers who are committed to good animal husbandry, we make all attempts to find out where our seafood comes from, utilize fresh produce mostly from around NSW, and support local artisan food makers. The Commons is a celebration of Australia and food & wine inspired by it: the perfect convivial setting for a meal served family style. Complimenting the Chef's cuisine that combines local sensibility with European traditions, particularly those of the Italian Regions, is a value driven wine list whose focus is on small production vineyards of the Australian regions and a few cellar picks from the "Old Country", Italy. The building itself is a tribute to Darlinghurst's heritage architecture with its sandstone walls, original features throughout, convict markings still visible in the basement larder now a intimate cocktail bar "Downtown": hide away from the busy hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a good ol' drink and some of the best blues and jazz in town. We look forward to welcoming you soon at The Commons Local Eating House & Downtown Bar

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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