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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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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 weeks ago via mobile

A great local bar for us - even sitting in the garden in winter is great with heaters. Lots of choices for a quick bite to a full meal. Great atmosphere

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Have been to the cottage twice in the last 9 months, once for dinner & drinks and once for dessert and drinks. Last time I was there I had the most amazing & delicious dessert, I can't remember the name of it but it was...More

Thank NNRich
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is one of those hidden places which you discover once you have been inside it. Could not believe from outside what wonderful ambience it had. A mix of indoor and outdoor setting very tastefully done. The food and drinks are amazing and the staff...More

Thank Aparna G
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Sitting up at a big table that overlooked the garden and darling st was the perfect setting for our catch up with friends. Our group really enjoyed the share plate menu. The Seared scallops and Kingfish were the favourites. The cheese board to finish was...More

Thank fmotti52
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Went here with a small group of friends and took one of the banquet menus. The food came out and my friends all commented on how well presented and delicious each dish was. Shared a few of the cocktails and was given some great recommendations...More

Thank jcatrillo74
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place is one of our favourites. The food is delicious, cocktails are outstanding, ambience is always pleasant and above all else the service is second to none. Today we shared the woodfired prawns and a delicious Mornington peninsula Pinot. A great afternoon.

Thank John S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

5 of us enjoyed lunch here today. We sat inside at a high table right by the window looking out on the front garden area. We had excellent service and shared 3 delicious pizzas and a bottle of Pinot Noir and Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc. The...More

Thank SueDen27
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The cottage has such a great atmosphere, friendly staff and super quick service. We had the best pork belly meal I have ever eaten. And their prices are very reasonable.

Thank Banjo85
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice cosy restaurant in Balmain. Food was really good especially the desserts. Cocktail list was extensive as well. If you have a group of 10 or more there are 3 banquet menus to choose from. Service was great as well. Highly recommend The Cottage

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We live locally so The Cottage is one of our favourites, particularly in summer. The setting is lovely with the outdoor terrace and fairy lights in the trees. It is a perfect date night spot. Their cocktails are second to none - so if you...More

Thank kiwimac01
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

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 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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