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The Cottage Balmain

) #3 of 93 Restaurants in Balmain $$ - $$$ Pizza, , Vegetarian Friendly
342 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 8084 8185
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
342 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem of a place for lunch or dinner. It is a place for sharing plates, though you can choose individual meals if you wish, I would highly recommend the sharing plates. The food is delicious plenty of it and extremely tasty. The drinks...More

Thank 1,073
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Previously have had a drink here prior to dinner at a nearby restaurant, experienced welcoming & good service. On this occasion at 6.30, the girl at the front door was rude & most certainly did not want us having a drink & not a meal....More

Thank Wierra
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I've rated it 5 stars - for what it is...a cute cottage, literally...there's an outdoor terrace bar with fairy lights and higgledy-piggledy tables and high/low chairs - really inviting. There's a small inside restaurant on one side and bar on the other (high stools kind...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were a table of seven for lunch. The venue is an old house set back from the main road in busy, trendy Balmain. Decor is pretty standard with no particular style; seemingly unrelated pictures on the walls made them appear as finds from bric-a-brac...More

1  Thank Webster27
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed one of the "Shared Feasts" at $55 per head. It was a great way to eat with a group of people as the food kept coming in nicely presented and sized portions. The lamb was particularly lovely as were the jumbo prawns.

Thank Sally H
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
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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, the menu Adam has designed at The Cottage brings a subtle Japanese twist to Modern Australian share plates.
As the venue approaches it’s 5th birthday, we’re excited to share our passion for good times to be enjoyed with friends.
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