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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” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:45 PMAll hours
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

Visited again with friends and enjoyed the ambience of the busy evening. Fairy lights, candles, music, simply a great setting for dinner & drinks. Food was spot on although we probably over ordered.

Thank John S
Reviewed October 2, 2017 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 September 5, 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 August 8, 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 July 28, 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 July 28, 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 July 15, 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 July 14, 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 July 11, 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 July 10, 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
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
$9 - $23
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
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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