The Commons

The Commons Article Lead - narrow
The Commons Article Lead - narrow 

32 Burton Street Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010

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Opening hours Tues-Wed 6pm-midnight; Thurs noon-midnight; Fri noon-1am; Sat 8am-1am; Sun 8am-11pm
Features Licensed, Vegetarian friendly, Accepts bookings, Bar, Outdoor seating, Family friendly, Gluten-free options, Green-eco focus, Private dining, Romance-first date
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Seats 80
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9358 1487

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 ever-changing blackboard menu complements established faves, and the good-value wine list evolves with the seasons. A salad of blue cheese, pear and artichoke has bite, and quail terrine smeared on toast with tangy tomato chutney is a winner. Beautiful Sicilian chicken pie perched on a golden cloud of saffron mash lifts the yum level another notch. The Commons is an uncommonly fine establishment.