Tucked in a dodgy looking corner in Darlinghurst, The Royal delivers hearty and wholesome dishes, coupled with a mean cup of coffee. Beans are courtesy of Sydney artisan coffeehouse, The Little Marion...
Darlinghurst Food and Wine
Darlinghurst’s bars and cafes
Watch talented mixologists at work at one of Darlinghurst many cocktail bars, grab a beer at an old-school neighbourhood pub or sip a glass of riesling at a chic wine bar. Whatever your tipple, from macchiatos to martinis, Darlinghurst has you covered.
Darlinghurst bars and food
The streets and hidden laneways of Darlinghurst are a foodie haven, known for quirky bars, diverse range of restaurants and cosy cafes.
Start your day like the locals do, with an espresso from famous Bar Coluzzi on Victoria Street, or go for a big brekkie at Tigerbakers, a bohemian cafe bar with an unpretentious menu. Across the street you’ll find the Tropicana Caffe, where the famous Tropfest film festival began. Here you will find a diverse, no-nonsense menu of salads, sandwiches and pasta. You’ll also be in prime position for Darlinghurst people-watching.
Come dinner time there’s plenty to choose from. Certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, Lucio’s woodfired pizza is some of the best you’ll find in Sydney, with a great wine list of Italian and Australian varietals to boot.
For newer-wave Italian, it’s hard to go past the tiny nook that is Buffalo Dining Club, with its delicious hand-made pastas, fresh antipasti and focus on buffalo mozzarella. Be sure to order the cheesily-delicious ‘Cacio e pepe’, pepper-dusted spaghetti cooked al dente and served from a hollowed-out parmesan wheel.
Darlinghurst is a great place to visit if you’re after a drink.
At Shady Pines Saloon, bar flies can perch on a bar stool, order a whisky on the rocks and soak up the southern, dive-bar atmosphere, and nearby Pocket Bar is a cosy, lounge-filled hole-in-the-wall with a great wine list. Pop in to one of the world’s best bars, Eau-de-Vie for expertly-mixed cocktails and inventive bar food.
Try Love Tilly Devine in a Crown Lane, an icon of the Darlinghurst small bar scene. Named after the infamous Sydney madam Matilda ‘Tilly’ Devine, this rustic little watering hole is all about the wine list and tasting plate menu. Stanley Street’s Hazy Rose is another great whisky-and-wine-driven establishment, with a chic interior and plenty of delicious fried bar snacks on the menu.
As your night draws to a close it's time for a snack to cap off the evening. Swing by Mr Crackles on Oxford Street for a fresh baguette stuffed with crispy skinned, five-spice pork belly and topped with a fragrant Vietnamese salad.
Did you know that the "trop" in Tropfest is actually derived from Tropicana Caffe restaurant? Art patronage and philanthropic endeavours are just part and parcel of this Darlinghurst institution....
Located in the nightlife hub of Darlinghurst, Cork and Screw is an aptly named wine bar with a slick, modern interior. The menu focuses on food perfectly with wine, including cheese plates, organic ol...
Oxford Street's Coco Cubano must be doing something right because it's always full of smiling patrons sipping espresso, throwing back a cocktail or snacking on handmade petit fours. Expect to be seduc...
Open for lunch and dinner every day, this restaurant is a great spot to pop in for a brief noodle dish at lunchtime or satisfy a hearty appetite after a night out on Oxford Street. The menu is varied,...
Located on the ground floor of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sydney CBD, Bentley Restaurant and Bar offers a stunningly designed dining room to set the scene for its innovative cuisine. Brent Savage's men...
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 including or...
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...
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....
This Stanley Street institution is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in the area, and is always buzzing with the idle chatter of gaggles of girls, Darlinghurst hipsters and even after-work bus...
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