The minute you step off the main drag and up the path through the garden to the bar inside you’ll feel like you’ve left all the craziness of inner-city living a long way behind.
Settle in at The Cottage – a cute sandstone dwelling with sunny front courtyard and cosy, colourful lounges upstairs – for drinks and tasty share plates…
This bar and cafe oozes provincial charm, from the country cottage-inspired dining room to the leafy alfresco seating overlooking the street.
Fancy Chips with gruyere and truffle oil certainly take hot chips to the next level. Come and get some chips for grown ups!
Complete with hanging ferns, odd wooden coffee tables, funky lampshades, and old picture frames. The cottage is quaint and it was the perfect location to host my birthday.
The Cottage Bar and Kitchen has quickly established itself as one of the go-to places to visit in Balmain with its blend of down-home hospitality and sophisticated food and wine choices.
Arriving at The Cottage we were welcomed by a shady courtyard seating area with an abundance of flowering plants and trees.
There’s a swag of quality local craft beer (including Balmain Pilsner) and a lengthy list of wines from throughout the country that is peppered by a handful of notable imports.
With an inclining country style courtyard, fully equipped with rooster weathervane, The Cottage is everything inner city bars are not.
No cows or tractors loiter at the door but this wide two-storey house, fronted by pastoral gardens, a rooster-topped weathervane and outdoor seating, exudes an alluring provincial vibe.
Once upon a time there were three friends named Chris, Os and Rob. They liked food and wine and could sniff out a aged cheddar at 100 paces. One day they opened the doors to a cute little cottage…
Wine bar boom continues at Balmain cottage
Mismatched furniture, cosy lounges and old fireplaces help create the oodles of character you’ll find at Balmain’s newest ‘be seen’ dining and watering hole.
Balmain is shrugging off the Buggaboo image as more small bars open around the blue chip inner west suburb. The latest is the Cottage – a restaurant and bar offering a casual place to drink and dine in the heart of Darling Street.
The Cottage in Balmain is a wine bar. That’s right, inner city drinking trends have conquered the tumultuous Sydney Harbour waters and found their way to the pub laden streets of this old wharfie district.
The owner of a new Darling Street wine bar has backed the campaign to restore civic pride and shine to Darling Street.