The Cottage Bar & Kitchen
Love the outdoor area when it's a nice day.
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!
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.
Completely beautiful evening in the front garden. Lovely service, delicious food and drinks. We weren’t rushed, which was appreciated. Superb
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
Fabulous food, fabulous service, friendly staff, delicious drinks... What more could you want?
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.
Great place for dinner. Food staff seating all excellent. Gr8 rustic casual country feel
Such a relaxing and pleasurable dining experience with a fabulous attentive waitress.
Excellent. Really delicious food and great drink options. Perfect lunch/brunch venue
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.
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.
Had a lovely lunch at the Cottage, service was a bit slow seemed to be understaffed for Friday lunches but the staff were lovely.
Always enjoy our time at this venue. Good food and atmosphere and great margaritas.
Great evening out as always. Love the Cottage, highly recommend this neighbourhood gem
The Cottage has a lot going for it at first glance: a prime location, nice presentation, cool ambience and rustic decor, a good menu and excellent drinks list. Unfortunately the food while decent was unremarkable and the bill when it arrived was surprisingly high for what was essentially fancied up pub food.
The Cottage is an all time fave, we go regularly and love the outside seating, the terrific cocktail and wine list and the good selection of food.
We really enjoyed The Cottage Bar and Restaurant .Its a great place to sit and talk in the sun . Lovely areas inside also. The food was very nice with generous servings. Loved my Nourish salad with crispy chicken breast.Will be returning soon!
Wanted the love this place, menu online seemed great.
Arrived 7.30pm, everything was great. Waitress arrived, greeted us, etc provided us with menus and took drinks order. Drinks arrived quickly, which was great, but we were then hounded to order within minutes. We asked for more time, but she was back and wanting orders within minutes. We tried to order more cocktails, she took half of the tables order, then back wanting food order. We ordered food, to be told 2 dishes we wanted were not available and that we couldn’t order per person and that whatever we ordered would come out at the chefs discretion. We were fine with that, but then waited considerable time for 2 bowls of fries & 2 grilled (but not actually grilled octopus).
Then half the mains plates arrived, then 15 mins after that soggy pizzas arrived.
Frankly, we should of had dessert and coffee and more drinks but the table was frustrated and felt bullied so we left.
Should/could be great experience, drinks are great but staff are too pushy and timing of food delivery is ad hoc and not of the greatest quality.
Great food and excellent service I have already recommended The Cottage to friends
Service was terrible. We didn’t get our food at the same time so some of us were eating and the others were waiting an extra 30 mins extra. TThey had to share our meals because they were waiting for pizza and salad. Terrible salad for $12 just leaves with 1/4 apple and 4 pecans . Not worth it. Ribs were small serving for friend they felt ripped off. The girls could only have 2 glasses of mulled wine as u ran out. We had to stay longer than expected because of meals taking so long it made us late to another birthday drinks at another bar. My friends were really disappointed that I chose this Restuarant
Very enjoyable lunch - service was a bit slow, food was very nice-staff very pleasant
had a very enjoyable lunch
It was a really nice setting. Lots of drinks and great service
Enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the restaurant as a whole. Well decorated and friendly staff. We had a group of 6 and were given the private room behind the kitchen and it was fantastic.
Lovely venue, had a great time catching up here. A great menu, delicious cocktails and friendly waitstaff. Couldn’t fault it, will definitely be back.
This restaurant was very romantic with the garden out front, fairy lights and lovely music to give it atmosphere. The food was delicious, generous servings and there was also plenty of drinks to choose from.
Really enjoyed lunch with friends. Great menu and ambience
One of Balmain's bests and we had such a wonderful time and Rob continues to run such a wonderful local gem!
Ambience was great, nice comfy feel, courtyard area looked very inviting at night. Food was tasty, drinks especially wine selection was plentiful. Big spiel about share plates being served staggered which was a perfect idea, but in the end, they all came out within 5 mins of each other. As we were 3 females sitting at a small high table, we could not eat that fast or even fit all dishes on the table. The last dish (pizza) was kept under the heat lamp so was not the best by the time we got to it.
Otherwise, a good night was had!
Such a wonderful, character filled place with great service , fresh cocktails & amazing food. Nice, relaxed atmosphere with chilled live music & interesting rooms. Would highly recommend!!
i waited quite a bit for my meal after my friends had already eaten theres. but overall its really nice and would recommend it.
Had dinner with my husband and two children (ages 8 and 10) on Saturday night at Cottage Bar & Kitchen - food, service and ambience divine. We ate at a high-top table in the front garden, if weather permits this is ideal spot. Great wine list!
An absolute favourite, always great way to have a casual night out with one or many friends.
Great location in Balmain, we had a lovely friends' lunch there, wish all our meals could have been brought out at the same time (only complaint!)
Disappointed to say the least. Booked table outdoors, got one indoors and it was hot, no aircon. Ordered oysters as part of our meal, didn’t get them even though we were charged for them.
Had enjoyed previous visits in the past. Won’t go back again
Great service, food & atmosphere/ambience. Perfect for a date night or dinner with a few friends.
I had been here previously with friends & really enjoyed it. I went back with my husband to celebrate my birthday. It was extremely disappointing as the service was terrible. Aside from asking for our drinks order when we first arrived we were virtually ignored the rest of the night even when the waitresses came right next to our table to serve another table. We pretty much had to extract service out of the 2 waitresses who were in our area the whole night and it really spoilt the experience.
Love the cocktails option and field , lovely ambience for outdoor tapas
Really great place and food but the music is sooooo loud inside that you can’t talk.
Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Food was delicious 😋