Since you asked

Your most frequently asked questions about The Commons answered!

The Conservatory Cafe (no bookings)

Monday to Friday –  8am to 3pm 

The Commons Restauarant

Thursday to Saturday11am to late

Sunday – 11am to 3pm

Monday to Tuesday- Closed

All bookings up to 20 people can be made through Open Table on our website.

Click here to make a booking.

If you have a group of 21 or more please send through your enquiry to thecommons@thebiggroup.com.au and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

You may cancel your booking anytime through Open Table. Please note, any cancellations within 24 hours will be subject to the cancellation fee of $15 per person.

If you would like to alter your booking you can do so through Open Table, however any changes within 24 hours need to be texted to 0438 711 874. Please note, cancellations within 24 hours will be subject to the cancellation fee.

All bookings up to 8 guests have 2 hours to enjoy all our food and beverage offerings. Bookings of 9 or above have 3.5hours to catch-up with everyone in your party. 

Yes we do! In fact, we only take walk-ins for our Conservatory Café. Walk-ins are subject to availability and could be sat anywhere in our restaurant from our indoor areas to the Winter Garden. 

The wait time for walk ins depends dramatically on the day.

You sure can! Dogs can have a seat at any of our outdoor tables. We recommend they try a puppa-cino.

We do not offer a brunch specific menu, however you are welcome to order anything from the menu at any seating time!

The maximum number of guests that can book online is 20 people. If you have a group of 21 or more please feel welcome to enquiry via our Event Enquiries page and one of our team will be able to assist you with availability and pricing.

There is no set menu for groups of less than 9. For bookings of 9 and above there are a couple of selections on offer. Please visit our ‘Event Enquiries’ page to see all your options.  

We will always do our best to accommodate requests to sit in a specific area of The Commons however we cannot promise this allocation. Please place these requests in the comments section when booking your table. Table allocations are subject to change due to Melbourne’s crazy weather. 

We have a very limited number of highchairs available at our restaurant. We are also more than happy for guests to bring their own.

The Conservatory is held for our large group bookings. However if you would prefer to sit in the Conservatory please note that in your booking requests and our team will endeavour to meet that request if possible. 

Absolutely, we love all things that involve cake at The Commons! We do have a $5 cakeage fee per person. If you bring it, we will help to ensure your celebration has the perfect Commons flair. 

✨Love The Commons? Then book it. We all need something to look forward to and a celebration in any of our spaces this Summer is just what is needed.
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• Looking for a new coffee spot to catch up with friends? Head to the Conservatory.

• After a creative garden space to host a special luncheon? Try the Rosé Garden.

• Need to book a Chapel for upcoming nuptials? Chat to us about our Chapel.

•Wanting to host a special birthday in a classic yet stylish setting? Bar Moubray has got your name written all over it.

• After something simple for a corporate get together? The Beer Garden and Potting Shed are calling your name.

• After something B.I.G.? Sounds like a tour of Ormond Hall is on the cards.
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✨ Head to our website (via LINK IN BIO) for more information on the collection of spaces in The Commons and send us an email. Time to start planning. #onlyatthecommons

We just 💚 our coffee here in Melbourne.
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So much so we can't help but snap a selfie with it. It always helps when your takeaway cups are the best looking in town and fully recyclable! We can't wait to be handing over your morning takeaway very soon, until then stay positive and stay safe. #onlyatthecommons

☀️Could Melbourne look any better? Because really, what would be more fun than a morning at The Commons followed by a boat trip down the Yarra?
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Now there’s a plan for summertime xx
📸@irena_srbinovska

Missing all your happy smiling faces here at The Commons! Fingers crossed for a gorgeous Spring because we cannot wait to see you all back here, smiling beautifully just like @emmajane8💚
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Don't forget to TAG US #onlyatthecommons

🍻Save this post, because when we re-open The Commons it's going to be *the place* to be this Spring. How can you make the absolute most of this eclectic space?
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• Walk on into the Beer garden and make sure to bring your mates. Relaxed Saturdays afternoons in the beer garden are perfection.
• Group bookings fit perfectly in the Rosé garden. You've got space, you've got the bar and bathroom access, you've got fresh air – need anything else?
• Bring your dog! Everyone deserves a day out every now and then and they seem to love our special Conservatory puppy menu.
• Embrace the great outdoors, our gardens are amazing and we want to show them off. Come for a visit and see for yourself.
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Sign up for our newsletter to be the first in the know when our beautiful Commons opens up along the new menu that will accompany it.✨ Link in BIO.

✨Lock in your friends for our delicious Bottomless Brunch, make sure to tag them in the comments.
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" We went to Bottomless Brunch on a Saturday afternoon for the sunset session at 3pm and it was GORGEOUS! The waitstaff were lovely, the table looked amazing, booze was flowing and food was delicious! 100% recommend getting to The Commons for this. "

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shanae, August 2021.

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Thanks Shanae, we can't wait to be back doing what we do best. #onlyatthecommons

💚Missing all your beautiful nuptials here The Commons, but looking forward to have more post-lockdown.
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We are currently adding the finishing touches to our 'Little Chapel Of Love' packages for all the brides and grooms out there. So if you are keen to find out more, send us a DM with your email address and will fill you in as soon as it's confirmed. For those who already have, we’ve got your details and will be contacting you soon.
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📸 @aussieweddings
#onlyatthecommons

 

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