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“There’s a real farmhouse vibe at The Commons – which is mostly explained by its former life as a farmhouse, some 160 years ago. Darlo hasn’t a bucolic bone left in its body, but The Commons folk spent a lot of time, energy ensuring one of the hearths within its sandstone walls is fully functional. And what a hearth it is, bathing the whole place in a warm amber glow. The rest of The Commons is just as consoling on a cold winter’s night with its subterranean rooms, flickering candles and rustic farmhouse menu..”

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“Model and now entrepreneur, Greg Villain, is the mastermind behind new app ‘Boutiq’, which celebrated it’s official launch last week at The Commons, Darlinghurst. What better place to launch a food & travel app than at the historical farmhouse and locally sourced food restaurant & bar The Commons.”

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“Nailing the cobblestone-cellar feels, this classic bar is located in the 165-year-old larder underneath The Commons’ dining room and will take you back to the roots of good (live) music and liquor…you’ll find all the Vermouth needed to get over the not-so-great weather.”

Enjoy Socialising in the Quiet Corners of the Big City, Connect Hearing 

We have just been named in a recent article by Connect Hearing on where the hard of hearing can ‘Enjoy Socialising in the Quiet Corners of the Big City’..we recommend customers noting their desire for a quiet table when making a reservation. We will do our best to accommodate you in a corner away from the speakers or in nice weather, outside in our lovely leafy front courtyard. We are serious about creating an environment in which all our clientele can enjoy great food, drinks and times.

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“..pretensions are minimal and all are welcome at this converted sandstone cottage. The charming private dining loft is one level up from the main dining area and seats up to 16. Like the space, the food is homely and welcoming – it’s also vegetarian friendly. There’s no minimum spend here, just a 10 per cent service fee added for private room bookings.”

Farmhouse dining in Sydney’s East – The Commons Local Eating House, The Urbanlist Sydney 

“Enter through the archway into the main dining area and you immediately feel at home…The Commons Local Eating House is a must try for residents of Sydney and visitors alike, who are after an intimate dining experience with a heart-warming menu that will have you feeling at ease. ” - -


“ The Commons is that rare restaurant that combines intimacy with bold, imaginative ideas and consistent quality. It is a thrilling mix. Setting up in front of one of the dining room’s roaring fires is the ideal spot for a warming, winter meal. ” - -

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“ Truly the coziest bar in Sydney, it is the ideal venue in which to stay warm and dry while waiting out an unwelcome cloudburst, particularly as there is live jazz and blues every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. ” - -

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“Their cosy private dining room will make you feel right at home, as you feast on a fresh and seasonal food from cheese and salads to handmade pastas and Black Angus sirloin. You can sit 10 to 16 people here, so it’s nice and intimate. Perfect for a birthday, hens party or small team event. ” - -
“ The Commons is a warm sanctuary of fireside whiskey, fine foods and maybe a little jazz. Well-balanced whiskey and cocktail menu will keep fire in your belly, with the candle filled rooms making the perfect dark and cosy retreats from the chill of city streets in winter. ” - -
“ The Commons is located in a beautiful heritage farmhouse (which Dad tells me used to be Different Drummer – a late night bar that he used to go to haha) and is such an amazing space to relax in and enjoy a couple glasses of wine while enjoying some truly magnificent food. If the ambiance and people were still awful (they are the complete opposite) then we would still come visit The Commons just for the food itself (which says a lot because we always say how it’s the service, people & ambiance that make a place – good food is an add on bonus. ” - -
“ Influenced by classic European cuisine, they focus on creating dishes that are all about the ingredient that is freshest right now. Throughout the colder months they keep the fire stoked, luring people in from outdoors to sit by the flickering flames and thaw. ” - -
“ The Commons Local Eating House offers a relaxed, unpretentious setting where you can enjoy simple but impressive dishes.

If you’re looking for a unique dining and drinking experience, The Commons’ offers a rustic farmhouse atmosphere you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in the city. ” - -

“ If The Commons know anything, it’s how to put together a killer sharing plate. From a grazing plate with pate and vegetable tempura, to a house-made and local artisan charcuterie board, they know what’s up. ” - -
“ Inside Darlinghurst’s Commons Local Eating House is one of the city’s absolute finest bars. ” - -
“ The Commons takes ‘catch-up with an old friend’ to the next level with seasonal, local produce, wine and beer, and share plates of charcuterie and Aussie cheese. This small Sydney bar is ideal for mates and dates eager to get back to the days of good drinks, music, and conversation. ” - -
“ Amidst Darlinghurst’s shoulder-to-shoulder apartments, congested streets, and endless noise, The Commons is a welcome oasis of calm. The exposed sandstone walls, amber lighting and wooden finishings of the restaurant’s heritage building is a fitting complement to the hearty comfort food served her. ” - -
“ Think open fires, sandstone, hearty eats and a full liquor licence. Think, The Commons Local Eating House. ” - -
“ Having taken out TimeOut’s ‘best small bar’ title in 2011, The Commons remains a popular spot. ” - -
“ Undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets in Sydney is a brilliant little bolt-hole of a bar tucked underneath a fabulous restaurant in Darlinghurst. This underground bar with its beautiful old sandstone walls, low ceilings and dim lighting is rich with charm, atmosphere, warmth and class. This bar is way too charming to be availed only to the chosen few. It is unquestionably one of Sydney’s best small bars. ” - -
“ The commons claims to be Sydney’s Cosiest venue, and in winter when the fireplaces are crackling, it’s hard to argue. ” - -
“ Tucked behind bustling Oxford street with a delicate white fence and plants growing over it is the serene The Commons. It feels like entering a little Secret Garden. Inside are beautiful wood floors and tables with a rustic feel and a peaceful, laid back atmosphere. ” - -
“ With its long communal tables, The commons is a great place to celebrate birthday drinks in Sydney. Boasting a cosy ambience, tasty share plates (the cheese board is amazing!) and awesome drinks, you’re guaranteed an entertaining night out! ” - -
“ The Commons is the ideal place to beat the winter blues—it is one of the best bars in Sydney, after all. ” - -
“ If the weather is cold and you want to disappear for the day then there is nowhere more inviting than The Commons in Darlinghurst. Wrought from sandstone the intoxicating décor entices you to linger The breakfast and brunch menu is seriously extensive and caters to those who fancy the lunch style fare over traditional brekkie items. ” - -
“ The Commons is a restaurant and bar (downstairs level) with good food, friendly service and a good neighbourhood vibe. If you’re in Darlinghurst looking for a place to share a bottle of red and get something to snack on this is it. ” - -
“ The kind of spot you can hit on a warm Sunday afternoon and stay well into the night grazing on charcuterie, calamari and chardonnay. ” - -
“ Started life as a Pure Blonde popup bar, now much cooler. Outside in the courtyard, downstairs in the cocktail bar – great food, great drinks. ” - -
“ This sandstone heritage cottage, with sunken leafy courtyard out front and atmospheric bar downstairs, keeps things simple with a mantra of local and seasonal..The commons is an uncommonly fine establishment. ” - -
“ A venue much suited because of their philosophy of sourcing food locally and knowing its origins. ” - -
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