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The Cottage Balmain

$$ - $$$Pizza, ,
342 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 8084 8185
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Pizza, Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
342 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank LucyinOZ
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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

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

Thank John S
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

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

Thank M007J
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We came across The Cottage with its sunny courtyard and inviting tables. We ordered a couple of cocktails and a cheese plate and sat enjoying the beautiful afternoon. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the service was quick !! Will definitely be back...More

Thank Fi S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great little place in Balmain, offering great food and a good choice, and a great bar list including a good selection of cocktails, paired with good service, this makes for a good experience. Well worth a visit.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to chill out on Darling Street. Drinks can be a little expensive compared with neighbouring places

Thank Mrsheephead1986
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

A very good choice. Food was fresh and tasty. Wine list great. Service was very good. Can't fault was very good.

Thank Ary L
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8084 8185
  • E-mail
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.
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