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The Commons Local Eating House

#121 of 5,162 Restaurants in Sydney
$$ - $$$European, ,
32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9358 1487
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (11 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this place!! Amazing food and wonderful service. To start We order Zuccini Flower, Arancini and soft housemade olives focaccia. As main course the Salmon and the octupus and beeramisu, creme brulee and chocolate tart. Everything was just delicious and very nice presented....More

Thank María R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been there a couple of times ages ago and the beetroot risotto is awsome and the bar downstairs is so cool!!!! and very cute italian bartender!!!!!

Thank 85shakira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here as an extended family group and everyone enjoyed their meal - which doesn't always happen. The atmosphere was cosy and the waitstaff were informative and obliging. When the bill arrived it was perfectly reasonable. We'll be back and would recommend.

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Barrel Aged Old Fashioned and it was one of the best old fashions I have ever had. The grilled octopus was so flavorful and tasty. Everyone must come here for a meal and drinks.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely spot and great staff. Felt very welcomed. Sunday night special included $5 sparkling, red or white and they were excellent quality. The food was very good and service quick and efficient. There is live music on Thursday Friday and Sat nights from...More

Thank Sushmita H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for a girlfriends birthday dinner and it was just perfect. We were lucky enough to get the upstairs private room and it was so welcoming it actually felt like we were more at a friends house not a restaurant. No complaints from the...More

Thank CasandraTP
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Commons was my regular Sunday afternoon meeting place with friends for a drink which often led to dinner. Following my last visit I noticed on the bill that I had been charged for a bottle rather than a glass of wine that I had...More

Thank Sean K
TheCommonsTeam, Owner at The Commons Local Eating House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear Sean, apologies for the inconvenience. Unfortunately this was not brought to my attention. Please send details (date/ method of payment and amount) to sara@thecommons.com.au. A refund is an easy and quick fix once the receipt is recovered. Apologies again and look forward to receiving...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor. It was a great dinner. We loved the fact that everything we eat is local. The food was excellent. You have to try it !!!

Thank Explore656406
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon at The Commons for a hens Crown fresh flower making activity. The cafe supplied some beautiful bubbly wine, red & white wine and some antipasto & arancini balls. They were very tasty but not enough for our group of 10 ladies....More

Thank K s
TheCommonsTeam, Owner at The Commons Local Eating House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review and so glad to hear you spent a lovely afternoon at The Commons. The food and beverages were ordered on the day by the host of your group..and the flowers are organised by an independent organisation also hired...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

I highly recommend this restaurants for any groups that includes both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The relatively small menu has a good mix of both styles. I ate the vegetarian lasagne, which was the best that I have eaten. It was a colourful dish and full...More

Thank Brucytheboy
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
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22 August 2017|
Response from TheCommonsTeam | Property representative |
Hello, no we are fully licensed; we serve wine, craft beers and cocktails/spirits. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 21
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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