THE COMMONER (CLOSED)
Melbourne, Victoria

Top10 Image
Reported as closed
Opening Times
 
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Lunch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General info

Address:

122 Johnston Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Suburb:

Fitzroy

Contact:

Cuisine:

British, Gluten free available, Middle Eastern

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

More info

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

The Commoner is small and casual, with a terrazzo floor, bare tables and white moulded chairs, and decor that looks domestically chic. Owner Jo Corrigan, who cooks on Sunday nights, worked for many years in London and learnt about seasonality and freshness from the bright new stars on the scene. Chef Matt Donnelly worked at Moro's in London, picking up on similar ideas only with Middle Eastern influences. The result of the collaboration is great food that's fresh as can be. The menu changes every month according to what's around, so some dishes come and go faster than others and there are daily changing specials.

Breakfast starts at 10am and there are small dishes to nibble at any time of day. The sandwiches after noon are brilliant (try the Jerusalem) and there's a range of small dishes that suffice as first courses for dinner. White anchovies are simple and appetising with roasted red pepper and aioli on crostini. Classic dishes are prepared beautifully; just when you thought you might give up chicken, along comes the Commoner's pan-roasted chook. The day's fish is cooked on a wood fire in the small courtyard, which is open to diners in summer. The wine list is small but well chosen and the cocktails are seriously interesting. So is Sunday night pot luck. Delicious.
Rita Erlich

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
32 pax

Features

Bar / Wine Bar
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
AWARDS
This restaurant does not have any awards.

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Justine Schofield on 3/10/2014
The Commoner in Melbourne's Fitzroy is a beautiful locale that offers a local approach to traditional British cooking.
USER REVIEWS
HAVE YOU DINED AT The Commoner?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*.
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published. All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of publishers of Best Restaurants of Australia.
Currently there are no reviews for this restaurant.
Be the first to share your experience.