The Cottage Bar & Kitchen

4.6
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142 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 142 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CameronB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

Great location. Great food and service. Great company

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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HowardK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Georgina runs a good bar and restaurant. Very consistent over the years. hk

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A lovely sunny table in the garden, a very nice lunch, and attentive friendly service. What more could you ask?!

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AngeleP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable dining experience with efficient service and tasty meals.

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Luckyphil
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great to get back to the cottage great food and service, extensive beer list with ales, IPAs, etc. service is just right, not too fussy, lunch menu only but always fresh, tasty and a good selection.

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AlexisC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great cocktails , nice atmosphere , very fun evening !

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KristieB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the Cottage has great food, ambiance and service. It was great to get out post COVID and experience a lively place which made it feel like things were back to normal.

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CherylH
Sydney / NSW
19 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An all time favourite, so happy to have it reopened again. The food and service are terrific and the venue has wonderful atmosphere with multiple break out spaces. Great for share plates, cocktails and during winter mulled wine or cider.

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PatriceC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, food Devine, mock tails so yummy, we sat upstairs and it was perfect spot for 6 mums finally out of isolation... thank you so much !!

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Ellie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was friendly and very welcoming. Food was delicious and easy to share. Cocktails were phenom!

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RaeleneB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cottage never disappoints! The cocktails, food, staff, service all outstanding. So thrilled you have re-opened!

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GordanaG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, super friendly staff, beautiful ambient!!!

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Sharlz
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Best cocktails!
Love the outdoor area when it's a nice day.

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BettinaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's always a great experience at The Cottage. I met friends (first-time diners at the Cottage) for lunch, and they loved it! Delicious food, warm and friendly ambience. The chocolate fudge dessert was a standout!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely place but after promising to seat us outside with just one group waiting ahead of us the waiter promptly forgot about us.
The gnocchi was not very flavoursome which was a bit disappointing but the pork belly was excellent.

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HelenT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Completely beautiful evening in the front garden. Lovely service, delicious food and drinks. We weren’t rushed, which was appreciated. Superb

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AmandaO
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was a very wet day, a lot of drips happening in the restaurant but besides that the service was great, the food a little ordinary. Ordered the olives to start, very very salty, not a great start. Next we had the calamari, a bit overcooked but edible. The pizza we ordered was probably the best of the three. Mushroom and cheese, was very tasty. Probably won’t return, too many good places to choose from

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BigTitsLover69
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, friendly staff, delicious drinks... What more could you want?

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PetaJ
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lamb was amazing, we had a banquet menu and the food choices worked really well together. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. Was a really lovely place to spend my birthday at.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for dinner. Food staff seating all excellent. Gr8 rustic casual country feel

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a relaxing and pleasurable dining experience with a fabulous attentive waitress.

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MikalieN
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Really delicious food and great drink options. Perfect lunch/brunch venue

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ChristineM
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Cottage Bar is so nice for dinner, or if you are just meeting friends for a drink and some nibbles. Go check it out.

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Jolilyfield
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

The food is beautiful, the place is gorgeous and lovely inside and out. We had some miscommunication in terms of our order where we ordered starters thinking they will be coming before our mains. Unfortunately it all came together starters and mains. We felt it didn’t need to be explained that starters before mains but when we asked the waitress she said we needed to specify. Afterwards the staff avoided our table. So we sat with empty dishes for a while. Otherwise it’s a lovely place and lovely food. I probably won’t be back however.

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