The Commons at Ormond Collective

4.4
208 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Commons at Ormond Collective will open this October as Melbourne’s most beautiful garden café and wine bar, for every man, woman and their dog.

The Commons boasts an all outdoor setting across four new spaces at master venue, Ormond Collective. The Conservatory, The Kitchen Garden, The Garden Café, and The Beer Garden are set within a whimsical, memorable garden event space, right in the heart of Melbourne. The garden has been specifically designed to create socially distanced spaces, within a maze of established trees, planting and potting sheds.

The Commons Garden offers reservations for full meals only, for lunch & dinner. If you are wanting to join us for a drink or takeaway only, walk in and chat to our host at The Conservatory any time the doors are open.

PLEASE NOTE: The Commons has both indoor and outdoor dining areas. With ongoing social distancing restrictions unfortunately we cannot guarantee seating outdoors in the Garden Cafe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ll be back. Very soon I hope!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Feel like you’ve travelled out of Melbourne
Food was great

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NicoleD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

The overall look of the gardens is beautiful however everything else is lacking. The service model is confusing..the written menu doesn't have everything on it, QR ordering is preferred but the wait staff can choose to take your order or part of it, the food menu is very limited. Food and drink arrived promptly...food had hits and misses, prawn roll amazing, arancini and butter milk chicken bland, ham toastie good. All expensive and lacking finesse. Overall a real disappointment. We went for a birthday lunch and I was embarrassed to have chosen this venue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, wonderful space, beautiful cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant very memorable evening in a unique beautiful setting. Service outstanding.

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DilanD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and three friends went to the Commons for a birthday lunch. We had impeccable service, including a mid lunch shifting of the tables + umbrellas as we were in the sun. Food was delicious and the ambience was fantastic! Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this place.

EA
EmilyA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place, very efficient and friendly staff!
Food and drinks were great, I loved the Limoncello spritz! And a nice touch was when our waiter offered us a blanket when the night got a little cooler. Lots of staff around too so you never had to wait too long for attention. Overall I had a great time

PR
PaulR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A delightful place to eat. Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return!

DA
DonnaA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The staff made my sons birthday dinner so fun! He loved it when they all came out. Thankyou.

LW
LeetaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service, limited menu but great rosemary and salt chips. Food good, great drinks.
Worth a visit.

LL
LizLee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the garden & flower and a quality service.
Just the food quantity is small but the quality is great!
Can't wait to visit there again.

LL
LeahL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't recommend this restaurant more highly. I have been there several times and the service and the food have been outstanding!

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Larley
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Easy to order, great selection and service, lovely ambiance for summer evenings. Fun and vibrant place to catch up with friends.

JB
JustineB
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous venue, especially on a warm summers day. Cocktails and food were fabulous too. Recommended

AL
AnneL
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So relaxing and the surrounds are beautiful ... would highly recommend a visit 🍹

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jingz
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience at the Commons! The garden is so attractive and I take many photos to share with my friends. The food and coffee are also good. I will invite my friends to go recently.

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SharonW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Surprisingly Limited food menu, ungenerous potion of salmon,and my salad needed tasty dressing.
Garden setting is beautiful and attentive staff who made us very comfortable . Excellent drinks menu.

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MRow
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Ambience and service was very good, burger and prawn roll were good but charcuterie board was disappointing in comparison to last time we were at the commons, fish and chips whilst well cooked the fish was over salted in the kitchen, for desert the stone fruit with berries was disappointing, the stone fruit (peach) was like eating a crunchy apple - berries were good. Sundae’s were also good. Overall we enjoyed our visit.

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KerrynC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time visiting your gorgeous restaurant for my birthday and my friends and I loved it. Thank you x

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Artsy16
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and beautiful ambiance, I would love to come back here again

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RACHEL
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Menu needs to be improved for dinner service. Still using the QR code and not giving much table service while still charging 2% on your credit card each time you order food or beverage is very poor.
Many other restaurants are offering table service again.
Been twice now and first time was definitely better for a lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue with great ambience!

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DrSP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The food was almost inedible. Over cooked, heavily salted and generally really substandard. Embarrassing really.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the beautiful outdoor dining experience

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Rocky
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous day! I took my friend from nursing home in wheelchair , no problem at all .
Staff all great especially Arron !
He looked after us and was so kind to my friend who had his first outing in. Over a year .
We sat in that beautiful garden and had the most lovely lunch ,the food was great as was the ambiance.
It will be our go to place in future and we can’t wait .

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot fault anything, from the food to the service. Will be going back.

DE
DEER
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had decided that we would take our grandson, who is 15 months old, along to have something to eat. We had made a booking for 3pm but, at that stage, he had only been in his cot for a short time for his afternoon sleep. When we contacted the restaurant, they were so very helpful and changed the time for us with no problem at all. It was a very hot day. We sat in the conservatory and had a lovely time. We ordered things that our grandson would also like to eat and it was all just right. Without our asking, the waiter brought a high-chair over for us to use. Next time, we will probably come back with friends because we enjoyed it so much.

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful venue
And delicious food would definitely recommend to friends and come back here myself

HG
HannahG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful gardens and space, stunning spot. Food on the more expensive side for what it was - four small arancini balls for $18! Still tasty and very enjoyable. Dog friendly with lots of outdoor space, really hot in the sun but staff were doing everything to make it cooler with umbrellas and offering other options.

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ElliottW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue. Great atmosphere. Food is well presented and tasted good.

AJ
AmberJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place on a warm day. Beautiful setting. Needs music or band. Otherwise would give 5

MD
MartinaD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, excellent service, welcoming hosts, relaxing. I’ll be back very soon

CM
CathyM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful lunch on a beautiful day in a beautiful setting. Only observation we all made - due to the heat of the sun and the need to keep moving the sun umbrellas, the staff will injure their backs if they continue to pick up and move these heavy umbrella bases.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

The venue styling is brilliant. Great place to catch up with friends on a sunny day

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Anma
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience in a casual and relaxed garden setting with attentive waitstaff and tasty food made for a lovely shared evening for a friend's birthday!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Fine for snack food in pleasant surroundings, but not for lunch. The menu description didn’t match what was served. Packets of S&P, soiled B&B plate doesn’t bode well for return visit.

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Louise
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Very small and disappointing food menu in comparison to the very large drinks menu. The outside should be decked as we had a large puddle under our feet at the outside table, water on the asphalt unable to drain away after rain or watering the plants.
Lovely ambience and helpful staff.

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Kazzalea
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the most beautiful place to sit with friends and have a bite to eat and delicious cocktail. Absolutely stunning!

DB
DeeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

A few healthier options would be great on the menu

FAQs

The Commons at Ormond Collective is rated 4.4 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.