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The Cottage Balmain

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Pizza, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Established in 2012, The Cottage Bar & Kitchen feels like grandma’s farmhouse, with a mismatch of kitsch and vintage furniture and a unique courtyard, the perfect urban oasis for a tipple. 2017 see’s Head Chef Adam McCaughey join the team, bringing with him a wealth of experience & culinary prowess having mastered his craft at venues such as Attica, Rockpool 1989 as well as Noma Australia.
USD 9 - USD 21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Pizza, Bar, Australian
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely looking restaurant but totally disappointing in terms of indoor seating and food. Despite being relatively tasty the King prawns seemed to be more the medium size and definitely not a main meal portion, the Barramundi not the least bit crispy skinned and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bramleywb
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Beautiful setting. Tastefully decorated inside with great attention to detail. Different zones to suit your mood. Magical garden area for those long lazy lunches. Fabulous food. Very friendly professional service. Highly recommended. Five stars from us!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tina E
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

What a great find on the main street of Balmain. Prompt and friendly service on a sunny day under the trees. Tasty salads and snacks for lunch, with a yummo apple crumble and nice wines. Saturday casual lunch as it’s meant to be...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bondigogo
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

That was the best Pizza I've ever had dried beef with fennel baby spinach and mozzarella lots of garlic on a lovely thin crispy base a delicious !! Thanks guys what a lovely spot to wile away the afternoon .Thank you !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amandao109
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous sunny spot to sit and watch the world go by. Loads of ice in the cocktails which was great on a hot day. Friendly staff and a tasty goats cheese platter.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LucyinOZ
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We visited this restaurant some time ago and it seems that it has changed owners and also the furniture. Now there are high tables more suited for drinking than eating plus the decoration seems to be collected from an antique shop or a garage sale...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Zurdo_Julio
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this as an unknown just looking for a nice place to lunch. Wow how lucky were we! Great atmosphere, fabulous staff, run and owned by two young guys. They really have the formula. We ordered the oysters natural they were $1each!! Friday’s between...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KarenPorter54
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great new menu items. Loved the Harrissa charred lamb fillets, baby Dutch carrots, and the choc brownie as well. Some great new additions, loving the fresh menus. Service and ambiance was spot on as per usual

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank johnsN3404JT
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed sipping on cocktails in the outdoor seating. We ordered the goats cheese, wood fired prawns, & crab croquettes. Flavours were delicious, food was well presented on the plate & staff were very helpful. Highly recommend visiting on a third for the $10 espresso...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nat27m
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Loved the character of this lovely cottage. Seating inside was quite noisy on a Friday night. We ordered a selection of entrees and mains to share. This was a great way to taste various choices on the menu. Staff were helpful with our allergies, and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank M007J
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