Thanks to the versatility of Tandoori Palace this unique Darlinghurst restaurant is buzzing all week long. At street level you’ll discover an innovative a la carte restaurant (with dishes includ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-tandooripalace.aspx
Darlinghurst Food and wine
Eating and drinking in Darlinghurst
Watch talented mixologists at work, hob-nob with the beautiful people at a classy lounge bar, unearth hidden eateries in the back streets or start your day with a hearty hangover breakfast – in Darlinghurst, you can do all of this, and more.
Darlinghurst bars and food
If you're a fan of food and wine, quirky bars, multicultural restaurants and cosy cafes, Darlinghurst has a host of fantastic options to choose from. Heck, there's even a hairdresser – Ziggy's Barber Shop – where you can enjoy a beer, some DJ tunes and choose from over 3000 games on the homemade arcade station.
Start your day like the locals do, with an espresso from famous Bar Coluzzi on Victoria Street, or with a big brekkie at Tigerbakers. If it's lunchtime, Mad Pizza, also on Victoria Street, is perfect if you fancy sitting at a bar and ordering by the slice or head to iconic Tropicana across the road (where Sydney's Tropfest originated) for a diverse, no-nonsense menu of salads, sandwiches and pasta.
Bar flies can soak up the street art ambiance at Pocket Bar just off Oxford Street, or sink into a Chesterfield lounge at the beautifully opulent Victoria Room. The nearby Darlo Bar, an iconic local hang-out, is great for a beer and a casual game of pool or strap on stilettos and slip into Eau-de-Vie at the back of the slick Kirketon Hotel. Food and wine fans should make time for Love Tilly Devine, hidden in a back street parallel to Crown. Named after the infamous Sydney madam, this warm, rustic little watering hole is all about the wine list.
Hungry? Take your pick of the Italian bistros on Stanley Street, try the mod-eastern cuisine at Food Society off the main strip, or join the rowdy revellers next door at Latin-themed Café Pacifico. Nearby, Republic 2's courtyard is home to Napoli-style wood-fired offerings from Lucio's Pizza and formerly Paddo-based Vietnamese favourite, Phamish – but if you can't get in (they don't take bookings) head to La Mint on Riley Street for French-Vietnamese fusion fare. DonDon on Oxford Street is also great for budget Japanese.
Don't miss Taylor Square's Saturday Sustainable Markets when the area is transformed with stalls selling organic veggies, pasture-raised meats and flowers – it's also a great place to learn more about organic gardening and sustainable living.
Embracing all of the charming characteristics of its 160-year-old Darlinghurst cottage home, The Commons combines a great community atmosphere with ethically-minded (and tasty) modern Australian cuisi...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-the_commons.aspx
Awarded Two Chef Hats - The SMH Good Food Guide 2006-2013
Fans of the Bentley Restaurant and Bar, breathe a sigh of relief. Having moved to the CBD over Christmas in 2013 has done noth...
The East Village Hotel has long been the hot-spot for a few pre-dinner drinks while waiting for a table at nearby Phamish. But things are set to change with the opening of the upstairs Dining Room. De...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-eastvillagehoteldiningroom.aspx
Delivered with a gust of green, white and red, Darlinghurst’s Spigolo restaurant offers Italian cuisine and wine with a pizazz that only the Italians can muster. The staff potter about in unifor...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-spigolo.aspx
Dragon Den lures the strolling crowds of Darlinghurst into its two levelled restaurant with fresh, aromatic dishes for a tasty Vietnamese experience. The slow-cooked caramelised chicken with chillies,...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-dragonden.aspx
Never been to Milan? Go half-way there with a sensational Italian meal at Darlinghurst’s latest restaurant addition, La Pesa Trattoria. Within its heritage-listed walls, the spirit of Italy bubb...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-lapesatrattoria.aspx
Anyone who’s anyone has paid a visit to Darlinghurst’s super cool Lo -Fi. The bar sports an impressive list of classic cocktails, as well as blackboard specials, but the brews at this inst...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-lofi.aspx
Wok on Inn Noodle Bar in Darlinghurst is testament that the Asian noodle bar phenomenon has brought us fast, cheap food that still manages to be healthy, fresh and flavoursome....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-wokoninnnoodlebar.aspx
Don Don is a tiny Japanese restaurant at the city end of Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. Serving large bowlfulls of food for less than $10, don't be surprised if you have to line up for a seat....www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Sydney-dondon.aspx