The Commoner is true Fitzroy of the 90s - not so common and quietly understated.
You can eat a roast on Sunday or otherwise there is a good range of home-feel food which you could never cook at home.
Rabbit prune and pinot pie or pine mushrooms or grilled snapper with braised fennel and mussels. Whatever you order here you can't go wrong - that is what makes this such a great place.
Everything is cooked to perfection and the atmosphere is cosy and made for winter with some good red wine.
The wait staff are quirky and honest. For example, we were told that the trifle is really not the best around town but the brown ale pudding is to die for - good advice.
Cost is around $80 for two for a casual meal but can go up to $100 or more.