The Cottage Bar & Kitchen

4.7
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165 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Established in 2012, The Cottage Bar and Kitchen has become a Balmain institution. The expansive courtyard is the perfect urban oasis to enjoy a tipple while the beautiful heritage facade hides one of the best cocktail bars in the inner west and a plethora of cosy spaces to settle in and relax.
What 165 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouiseS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great little restaurant to have a sneaky lunch in the sun with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff go the extra mile to make the client happy. Amazing food, lovely atmosphere.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and a warm environment to enjoy dinner in. A variety of starters were ordered and they more than met our expectations as well as the very tasty beverages. The staff were friendly and the overall experience was nice. At the end of the night we weren’t asked if we would like desert, we were however told that the kitchen was now closed as the chef was walking out. The vodka pasta was ok but was not on par with the rest of the dishes. If it had been made with fresh pasta it may have added a little more flavour. The pasta was lacking in flavour but not in spice.
I would eat here again as the rest of the dishes were great 👍

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service, lovely food and nice cocktails

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Madeleine
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Amazing service and food, will definitely be back

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SabrinaK
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Place is stunning and you can’t help it if the patrons are loud...wait staff were nice but could have been more interested given that jobs are so scarce...dessert and wines were amazing!! Didn’t rate the entrees...

JC
JimenaC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a birthday party at The Cottage Bar and kitchen, everything was amazing! Food and drinks were delicious, very good service and super friendly staff, we were located in a private space with a beautiful decoration.
Georgina was very helpful with all our requirements and Sam, our waiter, was excellent. We had an amazing Sunday! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

JC
JoelC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Thanks for a great night out. Pleasant environment great food

SB
ShiriB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, great service and great atmosphere...

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service from everyone was incredible ! Food was yummy and all in all a great Saturday lunch!

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Bosley
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Expensive for average food. Lamb overcooked. Everything else very average

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vipCherylH
Sydney / NSW
20 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cottage has always been a local favourite of ours. We go regularly and have never been disappointed. The food choices including share plate options are delicious and I’m especially a fan of their cocktails and the Rose wine.

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NoelH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A pleasant surprise! Our first visit to this restaurant, and we'll definitely go back there. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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ObeidaH
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere, the feel, the food and the service was absolutely beautiful

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LavinaL
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It's a beautiful space - delightful garden, and the inside is lovely too - with tasty and fresh food. Service was professional. The sticky date pudding and the kingfish ceviche were stand-outs this time - will come again, particularly for the outdoor garden setting.

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Annelies
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and nice portions, friendly service and good ambience

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AshleighB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and yummy drinks, perfect for a night out! Staff were friendly and helpful, thanks for a great experience guys :)

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KylieW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The person serving us was very attentive. Food was delicious. Good wine/drink options. Really beautiful venue!!

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic! Very accommodating when they needed our table made a spot outside for us to move to.
Really nice Decor as well! Would definitely recommend to others!

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Loveagoodrose
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a catch up with friends or for a date night. Love this place and keep coming back over and over again!

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good experience, will definitely eat there again

ER
EleanorR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, great service, location and venue. Would love to be back again 😁

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SallyC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was so wonderful, I’m not sure of her name, she was American but she was so lovely! Thank you for a great night!

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CameronB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really enjoyable lunch on Thursday 9 July. Food was excellent. Will be back for sure. CB

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pirania1818
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there for my birthday. Loved the food. I had the cheese platter and the lamb. Soo delicious. I ordered a cocktail called 'Remember me tomorrow'. I had two of them. So nice and fruity.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely for a Sunday lunch - great food. Order the squid - you won’t regret it

NC
NyallC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location. Great food and service. Great company

LB
LoveBalmain
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love The Cottage and so happy they’re open again. Never had a bad meal there and the staff are always friendly.

HK
HowardK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rob, Oz and Georgina run a terrific local bar and restaurant. A delight to visit, relax - either indoors or outdoors.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to come with friends. Food and cocktails are fantastic.

LG
LeahG
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great vibe with cocktails and food to match. Not pretentious and very relaxed. Will be back!

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ShaneC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with the Cottage Bar. The food was very nice.

RB
RichardB
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Beautiful venue, fantastic service. The food was great, portion sizes were a little large. Ambience in the restaurant was lovely. I will definitely recommend this venue and will be coming back in the future.

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Maria
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, cosy little restaurant which has fast become one of my favourites in Balmain.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Selection of interesting dishes although the menu changes very little from time to time. Good ambiance and relatively efficient service. Not cheap.

AG
AnnabelleG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cottage is my absolute favourite place to have a wine with a girlfriend, a long lunch with friends or just a nice date night. The best, yummiest place ever. The staff are always so friendly, the food is DELICIOUS and the drinks are always fab. There is always a good cocktail special going on too. THE BEST!!

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect location for a long lunch or dinner. They had a nice selection of food and cocktail/wines. Service was fantastic and gave us recommendations. Felt like we had a special occasion lunch with such high quality food. Highly recommend!

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MoniqueW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and food (apart from Mac & Cheese - give that a miss!) had a great night out!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and cocktails ! My friends and I loved the vibe here:)

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The Cottage Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

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