The Cottage Bar & Kitchen
Group FeastingA$55.00 per personPrepaid
Multiple dates availableGroups of 11 - 18 guests can enjoy our Group Feasting menus starting at $55pp. Minimum prepayment of $55pp is payable at the time of booking. This will be deducted from the final bill on the day. Final guest numbers are required 72hrs prior to your reservation. Menus are available on our website & can be customised for dietary requirements. Bookings are for a table in 'The Loft' . Contact the venue for more information.
Mothers Day Pre-PaymentA$50.00 per personPrepaid
May 9, 2021 onlyThis Mothers Day, a minimum spend of $50 per guest is required, prepaid at the time of booking. You are welcome to order off our ala carte menus and the prepayment will be applied to your food & beverage bill on the day. 72hrs notice is required for cancellations. For those after 'just drinks' our outdoor garden tables will remain unreserved and will be seated on a first-come first-seated basis. If you have any questions please contact the venue. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Coral Coast Barramundi
pea & zucchini vignole, parsnip puree, garlic cream
Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts
Baked Goats Cheese*
leatherwood honey, sourdough
Overpriced food and the service was so so. Nice venue though
Really interesting and tasty food. Loved the kingfish ceviche.
Great spot to sit eat and have a drink. They have an outdoor area and the weather is nice, it’s the perfect spot to relax. Great ambiance and service was excellent.
Great cocktails. Attentive wait staff. Delicious food. Would definitely recommend.
Had a cocktail and snack at the cottage with someone special and the front courtyard was an ideal setting for this lunchtime treat. Food is different and excellent as are the cocktails and drinks. Good work guys. I’ll be back
The food was average. They used frozen calamari which lacks texture and taste. The battered fish was too soft (possibly frozen food again?).
I don’t like thin chips and they don’t taste great. The rum steak was good but not worth the price.
Drinks were overpriced. Nothing special with them too.
The only good food was the Damon pizza (the one with ham and pear). I will not recommend this place for dinner unless you are here for the vibe, some light snacks and a drink.
Thank you for visiting us last Saturday and for taking the time to leave a constructive review. Although they were not to your liking, you'll be pleased to know that our Calamari & Lake's Entrance Flathead are fresh products that are delivered to the venue six days a week. We're also glad you enjoyed the Wagyu Rump Steak & Jamon Pizza as well as the venue's ambience. We're always endeavouring to improve and will review your feedback with the team here at The Cottage.
Really good food, excellent service all in a quaint cottage. Highly recommended!
Great food and great service. Perfect place for a high quality meal that's reasonably priced. The barramundi was exceptional!
Enjoyed a late sitting for Valentines lunch .
Food was amazing, presentation and the staff attendance to little things we requested.
Will certainly rebook .
Barramundi cooked to perfection.
Thank you 😊
Our first time there and we will go back. Beautiful setting outside, the food was amazing and the staff were available and friendly.
Great little restaurant in a lovely spot in Balmain. Recommended for tourists, dates and small groups. Beautiful food and well curated wine list as well.
Note you need to book ahead as it gets busy !!
Whether a delightful late afternoon wine on the verandah under fairy-lit trees or a tasting sensation of shared plates for lunch, the Cottage is a winner
Service staff are excellent and attentive, food is outstanding with good serving proportion, wine list offers a good selection and ambience is quaint and charming. It always feels like a good night out when dining at The Cottage.
Great atmosphere. Great Service
Food was alright. Not very special but overall very tasty.
The pizza was nice as I really like wood fire pizza
As always, we had a lovely evening here...
Great good, great atmosphere, and friendly, helpful staff.
Back again in two days for dinner with other friends :)
Very enjoyable meal and service,
Why did you get rid of your only vegan main? I am a local and I like the Cottage. I don’t always want to eat chips and salad. Can’t you make some of your other things vegan eg put vegan cheese on the pizza?
Great food and amazing venue for dining inside or outside.
Great staff, good ambience and will definitely be coming here again soon
Such a great place. The service, the ambience and the food were all excellent. Best aranchini balls ever, the barramundi was super yummy and the cocktails too. The staff were super attentive and friendly and as soon as there was a an outdoir table available they let us move. What a great evening. Thank you so much.
Enjoyed dining very much. Love the new tables inside.
$1 oysters every Friday!! To die for!! Good choice of food and drinks. Reasonable prices! Only draw back if you need an outside table because you have a pet. You can’t book one. First in best dressed. Apart from that, it’s a great little find.
Great food, cocktails and service as always. A fave
This restaurant has become one of our favourites in Balmain.
Really lovely atmosphere when sitting outside. The food is well presented & fresh.
Great cocktails delivered by professional, friendly staff.
Great atmosphere and excellent service. We only had a cheese platter and that was very delicious
From the start of my communications with The Cottage until the very last moment, the staff were so lovely and nothing was an issue.
Thank you to all the staff for making my birthday dinner so enjoyable.
Relaxing local place with good food and great cocktails.
Great service. Tasty food. The Cottage is a place I go to often.
I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday at The Cottage with a small number of friends. The cocktails were nice, but unfortunately our food arrived cold or barely warm. My friends who ordered the pasta were very disappointed at both the cool temperature and the small portion size (especially for what you pay for!). My pizza wasn't very warm, it was okay, but for the price and the venue I expected more. The service was very poor. Twice when ordering drinks, our waiter had to come back to double check what we ordered. Another time we asked for the waiter to come back in 1 minute, after we had finished deciding on the next round of drinks, and 20 minutes later we were still waiting. We found it very hard to get the waiters attention. This was all such a shame, because I had much fonder memories of this restaurant in previous years.
Here for snacks and drinks. Was lovely food, drinks and outdoor courtyard.
Loved the Barramundi and the Baked Goats Cheese! First time visiting.
Lovely restaurant with beautiful food. Loved the little cottage setting with a lot of character. The service was great and very attentive. The barrumundi was delicious along with the brussel sprouts and cauliflower. I had the lemon meringue tart which was also delicious. Will be back in the very near future, this time for dinner !
The foods & service always consistent.
Nice space in the garden but service was slow and not attentive at all. Seemed all waitstaff were trainees. Disappointing
Overall a really pleasant evening. The food was delicious. The barramundi was yummy and the cauliflower and Brussel sprouts very tasty. There was a couple of things that could have been done better. A long wait between starter and mains. A couple of items forgotten. Very small portion of kids ice cream for price. That aside we really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go again.
Great food, service was great - staff were attentive but left us in peace to enjoy our meal.
Loved the location out the back on our own, quiet & didn’t disrupt other customers with our group
Fell in love with this charming venue on our first visit so we decided to come back for our 5 year anniversary. Amazing spot for a date night. Yummy cocktails and the food was absolutely outstanding!
Great food and drinks in the heart of Balmain. The Brussel sprouts were outstanding and a great accompaniment to both the steak and pork cutlet.
what a lovely venue. The atmosphere is magical, all the fairy lights, sitting in the garden on a balmy night was just what the doctor ordered. We felt relaxed after a long week. The staff are efficient without being pushy, and they are friendly. The food is superb, great menu and great wine list. Ill definitely be back, thankyou
Loved the ambience & food was delicious as usual. All of us had a great time, very relaxing.
The Cottage Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 267 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.