Our Place On Darling

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Modern Australian

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A cosy Balmain restaurant open from 5:30pm, 7 days a week.
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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I booked almost a week in advance and we ended up on pretty much the worst table in the restaurant. The waiter did apologise but it was very disappointing. The booking process itself was a bit confusing as we were a party of 2 adults, a 13 and 10yr old. When booking, you were advised to only book for adults and put any kids in the comments field. I booked for three and advised of the ages of the party of four in total. We were seated at a table for three tucked away in the very back of the restaurant near the entrance to the kitchen.

The food coming out was very very slow and overall it was an underwhelming experience and we would not be coming back.

Food was nice but by the time it came out we were just over the entire night and ready to go home.

PR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow, probably because it was pretty busy, but otherwise it was a very enjoyable evening with excellent food. It's worth going back to.

W
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Snapper Pie is the standout here; an unusual combination with porcini mushrooms which is absolutely delicious. Although it can be slow as the crust is baked while you wait. Reasonably priced wine by the glass also.

WG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes would definitely recommend this restaurant to our family and friends. All the food we have tried is so delicious and fresh. The Chef must be good to continually serve up such delights. Staff are exceptional and want to make your experience a memorable one. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed our dinner there its hard to not want to go back. I hope this restaurant is a stayer in Balmain. If you haven’t tried it, do yourself a favour and book a table. You won’t be disappointed.

HT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience, thank you for a great night and for looking after us so well.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Place was amazing... The service was excellent. Great place for a catch up with friends. Food was extremely good

JM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a most enjoyable experience at Our Table. The food was excellent, as was the service. A bit noisy, but that's what happens when everyone is having a good time. Yhe gnocchi with pumpkin and spinach was outstanding and the honeycomb cheesecake was divine. We would definitely return and highly recommend this restaurant.

j
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A group of friends had dinner at "Our Place on Darling", they suggested we take the private dining room which seats 10 people and it was perfect . We loved the food and it was great value for money, byo wine was a bonus as well. The staff were very friendly, we will be back.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was faultless.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very well run restaurant which covers a good range of dishes, while not extensive.
ie.. should suit all tastes
Excellently prepared and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff

GU
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed Our Place on Darling. It was recommended to us an did not disappoint. Food was lovely. Wait staff were really pleasant. All in all, we had a lovely night. We were on the roof. A really lovely atmosphere and quiet.

SC
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Great atmosphere and really good food. The staff are friendly which makes the experience better. Another great aspect is that you can book a time when you want to be there and not one of those places with only two sittings! A great place to eat and relax and highly recommended.

ER
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! It was my second time there. The food is delicious. They know how to cook their proteins and the skin was crispy on the fish as promised in their menu. The flavours are wow as well. We had the barramundi with crispy skin which was yum, the lamb was pink and juicy and the confit duck was delicious. The desserts were yummy particularly honey comb cheese cake was to die for. Great espresso martinis as well. The service was very attentive and polite. It just felt like one big happy family everyone who worked there. We loved it and would love to go back again at some point.

PR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Prompt and friendly service, great food. Interesting menu with good variety and options. I appreciate that they allow BYO (wine only). The place has aged well and shows a few signs of wear & tear.. but that Our Place!

RD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is delicious, the setting is cozy and the service is excellent. This is a great restaurant.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was superb, staff were under the pump & restaurant was full. We had the oysters & polenta chips to start (oysters are freshly shucked & amazing)!!!! I had the duck confit salad which was divine, other guests had the burger & the pesto gnocchi. Topped off with dark chocolate truffles & coffee & the chocolate fondant. Well priced for the quality of the food. Repeat customers- love the incredible quality of food served here. A little noisy if you are looking for a quieter ambience- but this was not a problem for us.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted as soon as we arrived, the food was well priced and delicious. The staff were attentive and everyone had a great evening. Will be back again.

JC
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Never fails to impress. One of our favourite places to eat in Balmain.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group from Canada were celebrating 2 fiftieth birthdays and had a great time. We originally began going to our place for the welcoming and fun ambiance and delicious home made food but we've continued for the excellence in service, and welcoming hosts and servers.

This time, the owner and his son even took time to visit with us and share some personal Australian stories. We loved that they were running in a marathon for men's mental health and had a promo on for anyone NOT using a cellphone at the table.

Our entire crew feels that "OUR PLACE" is our place! 10 out of 10 - I recommend!

KB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our Place was a good experience overall, however they did run out of a couple of dishes relatively early. Food we got was very good, service was acceptable, room is loud but mot unbearable. Overall a good dining experience

AS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommend and will be back

WG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second time eating at this place and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Brought some friends this time and they loved it too. So good that its byo wine which keeps the cost down. It was a little too noisy though as it was a cold night and the front door needed to stay closed. But overall a great night. The staff and service was top notch as was the food.

L
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place for offering vegetarian options. (And not just the usual mushroom risotto)

CA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening to enjoy the meal. Thank you all!

c
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great all-round eating experience. Unobtrusive wait staff, good with kids.

J
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

food was more than average. It was hard to identify what kind of meat was in the beef burger... definitely not beef

LA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food and atmosphere as always. Thanks

KL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our meal however it was not quite as good as the last 2 times we have eaten here. The first couple of times the gnocchi was outstanding however last time it was not quite as good. Service was excellent as always. Corkage at $10 per bottle is a little steep when only 2 people are drinking.

TP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been our favourite for over a decade. Our Place manages to keep a modern menu while sticking to their roots as a cosy local gem.

AW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been dining at Our Place for a long time, and the owner has always impressed me with his impromptu sense of fun and repartee. The food is consistently good, and it's reasonably priced. If you want less noise, go after 7.00pm after the kiddies have gone home.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food.

LA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and good wine. Always a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service: a firm family favourite and our most frequented restaurant. Thanks!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After previous 2 visits, which where top notch expereinces. This visit was very disapointing. The food we odered was not on the menu (sausage Ragu) however chef said ok. A very different taste from previous Ragu.

L
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service and lovely people there. Perfect for a saturday date night, will visit again.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we were visiting Sydney and this is somewhat academic but it was memorable.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Xmas in July dinner. Had originally booked just a normal night but was later rung up by Marco as they were going to make it another Xmas in July night due to popular demand. We were offered the choice of rebooking but were happy to stay with our night and the special meal. And boy are we glad we did. A party of 8 we had a wonderful night. The food was superb and plenty of it. I loved the second helpings that were offered - just like a real Christmas dinner!. Sean our waiter did an amazing job. He was funny as and super attentive. We have eaten here before as a group and had a great time with great food. The special theme lifted this even higher. Thanks to Marco, Seanand all the staff at Our Place. You will be seeing us again that's for sure!

V
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Small portions. Would like menu to have more variety.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always great food at 'Our Place' but more than that are the friendly staff and cosy atmosphere, which together make the perfect combination for a night out with old friends.