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The Commons Local Eating House

#204 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Darlinghurst
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32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9358 1487
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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Lincoln, England
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were recommended to try the Commons by our AirBnB host. We were not disappointed. Lovely staff, great food and a good selection of wines. My wife had steak and I had risotto both were excellent.

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast was perfectly prepared, generous in portion, fresh and healthy and we felt like we were enjoying it in a garden oasis. So beautiful and peaceful.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit in 3 days, that speaks volumes. Lovely front dining courtyard for good weather and stone walked rustic dining inside. Food gloriously described and presented. Steaks to die for.Loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner at this small restaurant in Darlinghurst. Good food, good service -- I would definitely go back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality was amazing and the presentation was fabulous. The service was welcoming and so was the interior design. We had outdoor seating in the garden and it was overall a great experience, especially the value of the meal.

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This was the venue for our groups Christmas drinks and dinner which was a great night. They easily managed our individual orders for dinner and a fantastic menu range which made it tough to choose just one thing. Great set up with a bar downstairs and plenty of room for all with an outside area in the main restaurant also.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to enjoy food. Food and drinks are really nice.. went twice.. one with friends and one for a company event.. both times the service was more than excellent.. highly recommended..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

It's awesome to find a place to eat where my dog is made welcome too. The friendly waiter brought us both some water when we arrived. Great craft beer available. I had the mussels. Rolo watched every bite!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went with 3 friends to this lovely country style restaurant. Every dish was amazing. Must try the spinach and ricotta gnocchi for entree and the fresh cheesecake for dessert. Waiter made sure our experience was excellent. Would happily eat here every night.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I organised to have our work Christmas dinner there having never been there before and it was exactly what I wanted. The food was delicious, great local beers and wine, and the atmosphere was lovely. I especially like the green, plant-filled courtyard at the front, and the restaurant itself is a lovely sandstone building. Staff were very friendly and helpful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 23
Cuisine
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Burton St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9358 1487
Description
The Commons Local Eating House indulges Sydney locals with seasonally influenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. The name 'THE COMMONS' refers to the 'shared environmental and cultural resources of a city', and we are proud to support Sydney producers wherever we can. Our produce is sourced as ethically as possible, with meat coming from trusted suppliers who are committed to good animal husbandry, we make all attempts to find out where our seafood comes from, utilize fresh produce mostly from around NSW, and support local artisan food makers. The Commons is a celebration of Australia and food & wine inspired by it: the perfect convivial setting for a meal served family style. Complimenting the Chef's cuisine that combines local sensibility with European traditions, particularly those of the Italian Regions, is a value driven wine list whose focus is on small production vineyards of the Australian regions and a few cellar picks from the "Old Country", Italy. The building itself is a tribute to Darlinghurst's heritage architecture with its sandstone walls, original features throughout, convict markings still visible in the basement larder now a intimate cocktail bar "Downtown": hide away from the busy hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a good ol' drink and some of the best blues and jazz in town. We look forward to welcoming you soon at The Commons Local Eating House & Downtown Bar

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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