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The Commons Local Eating House

) #157 of 4,784 Restaurants in Sydney $$ - $$$ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9358 1487
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had no idea of what to expect as I hadn't heard of this restaurant before a work colleague suggested it. It was a great surprise. The beautiful old stone walls, solid wooden tables, a warm fireplace and the friendly staff provided a welcoming feeling....More

Thank Innerwestreviewer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose The Commons before a show at a nearby theatre, so time was limited. Had a very pleasant meal, service was quick and friendly. Would go back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Food was delicious, the wine even better, and the service was excellent. I typed 'eat local Sydney' into my phone and this place was the first result. The reviews were good, it wasn't too far from our location and the menu was intriguing. And...More

1  Thank Wayne19747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in Sydney my sister and I went to eat at this lovely little restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the food was even better. Since it was my sister's birthday, we even got a complimentary dessert. So thoughtful. I would...More

Thank Ivo v
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Margaret and I had a delicious feed in the small courtyard the Commons Local offered. It was slightly cool, but I hear that's what winter is known for and I could hardly hold such a fantastic eatery responsible! The food is fantastic.

1  Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We Dined here on a busy Sat night with family (from Townsville & Melbourne) on my nephews recommendation and we Loved it! It's cosy, warm & inviting with stylish feel to it. Our Waiters were very attentive, fun & informative, albeit a little hard to...More

Thank racinginpink
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We came here on our first evening in Sydney because it was around the corner from our hotel and we soo much enjoyed it that we came back again. What a lovely place with really nice food and great ambiance.

1  Thank Pallalina
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...More

Thank yan2022
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
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
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
US$16 - US$24
Drinks, Dinner, 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, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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