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The Commoner - CLOSED

Johnston street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9415 6876
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Oct 25, 2015
“Wonderful food and delightful service”
Oct 23, 2015
“Charming restaurant with great atmosphere and service to boot”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Johnston street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

Sunday lunch at this restaurant was simply wonderful. The food was creative and beautifully presented. The special beef on today was superb and I must congratulate the chef on this and his wonderful desserts - don't leave without having one. Their wine list, although not...More

Thank kilimjay
Reviewed October 23, 2015

I would recommend this place to anyone! We were warmly greeted and attended to immediately. The menu and wine list were well matched, and the crispy potatoes were the best I've ever tasted! On top of that, the salted caramel brown ale pudding is something...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The food at The Commoner is average with quite a limited menu ( 5 main courses..two of which were Pork). The service was incredibly slow. Entree took an hour to come and mains another 45 minutes so 2.5 hours for a starter and a main....More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed August 31, 2015

The four of us had a delightful Sunday evening meal on 30 August. From my first contact on the phone while making a reservation, to our departure, the entire experience was superlative. The restaurant is quite intimate, which we enjoyed. NO loud music, or conversation...More

Thank Agmeng
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Interesting building and decor. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a degustation menu $75pp, the food looked interesting but it lacked flavour, it was kind of bland. Each dish took so long to arrive that we were contemplating in leaving half way... Disappointing because...More

Thank MoonlightRide
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

What a perfect place for lunch a small French inspired with a wonderful atmosphere. The menu is degustation only and changes regularly. For Sunday's they have a roast on the menu and today it was pork. We started with a small number of snacks including...More

Thank Planet_leon
Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've been going to the Commoner on occasion for years now, and every time is a good time! The dishes are interesting, invite sharing and the perfect size for sampling several items on the menu. The service is always outstanding. We've also attending one of...More

Thank FlorenceNulens
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Although their British gastro pub style food is as good as ever, I think that service was the star last week. Perfect for Winter roasty foods, but ask for a seat away from the door!

Thank MelbourneBookGirl
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Came solo this night and sat at the Bar tables. The team kept me entertained, engaged, curious. Entree was light and lovely beet salad with goat's curd. Excellent. Dinner much more hardy - beef roast, done as beef slices. Delicious! And the boys convinced me...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

When a restaurant has vermouth, brawn, rare tuna and roasted cheek jowl - all served by Hamish - the slightly sarcastic, very amusing and knowledgable "front of house" - how can you not love it. Sorry - almost forgot that I washed it all down...More

Thank sbf67
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johnston street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighborhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9415 6876
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