The Commoner


122 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Ph. (03) 9415 6876

Celebrating the honesty, seasonality and skill found in Modern British cuisine, our menus combine traditional form with local and seasonal influences, to create a uniquely Australian homage to the joys of wonderful food, cooked with care, and shared amongst friends.

Let us take care of you.

The Commoner Ethos

Offering a menu and ambiance inspired by the honesty, seasonality, and skill found in modern British cooking, The Commoner is firmly and proudly embedded within its local setting – one that happily mirrors both the produce and seasons found in Europe. The Commoner provides a uniquely local approach to traditional British cooking.

All our produce is sourced (or foraged) as locally as possible and the team takes particular delight in creating everything on site; from our daily baked bread that welcomes you, to the clotted cream poured lovingly over your dessert… The Commoner has created a space where people can enjoy truly beautiful food and wine, served with genuine warmth and hospitality.

The Commoner first opened her doors in 2009, presenting a uniquely British addition to the existing restaurant scene in Melbourne. Five years later, we are very proud of the reputation we have built within this city’s vibrant and progressive food scene for our distinctive blend of honest seasonal cooking and progressive kitchen skills.

From humble beginnings, The Commoner has grown to incorporate the garden courtyard and versatile upper floor spaces that are all available to accommodate most styles of events and groupings of diners and provide an intimate and unique dining experience.

Food & Wine

The heart of The Commoner is a kitchen that focuses on cherishing the finest of seasonal ingredients and embracing the best of modern British cuisine. Our menu includes an abundance of foraged food and absolutely fresh produce sourced directly from Melbourne’s vibrant wholesale markets by our kitchen crew. We smoke, cure, pickle, brine, and bake our way through the seasons, to provide our customers with a uniquely personal and ever changing dining experience.

The Commoner celebrates a philosophy of shared plate dining, and all our dishes are designed with this in mind.
“Feed Me”

In addition to our ever-changing a la carte menu, we conceived the ‘Feed Me’ alternative. Originally limited to Sunday evenings, the set price Feed Me menu – made up of the chef’s favourite daily dishes – has proved so popular that we now offer it at every service.

Providing a rare opportunity for customers who delight in sampling the best our kitchen has to offer, we like to think that the ‘Feed Me’ experience expresses a true show of trust on the part of our customers, and the ultimate show of hospitality on ours.

All dietary requirements and comfort issues can be observed with prior knowledge, and the tailoring of your menu to suit your requirements is integral to the service we enjoy providing. Our staff are trained to understand allergies and other dietary requirements, ensuring that all our guests receive the same level of care and enjoyment.

Opening Hours











01:00pm-7:59pm 01:00pm-7:59pm 01:00pm-7:59pm


8:00pm-10:59pm 8:00pm-10:59pm 8:00pm-10:59pm 8:00pm-10:59pm 8:00pm-10:59pm


11:00pm-11:59pm 11:00pm-11:59pm 11:00pm-11:59pm


Executive chef: Matt Donnelly, Head Chef: Jake Kellie

Price Guide

Entree: $8 - $16
Main: $26 - $35
Dessert: $12 - $16
Corkage: n/a

Special Features

All dietary requirements catered for, Events, Weddings, Courtyard, Foraged ingredients, No wheelchair access, outdoor seating, smoking area

Payment Options



Ample parking




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Posted by Michael282Report
Brilliant the food was great the service impeccable Alex our waiter was great we didn't even order we let her decide which was the best idea we loved it
Posted by MichelleReport
Very exotic and tasty in an intimate and quaint environment.