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Li'l Darlin

#1,222 of 4,614 Restaurants in Sydney
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Neighborhood:
Darlinghurst
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235 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 8084 6100
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
giant chicken schnitzel 👌🏽

Li'l Darlin always has a great standard to their food and service. Visited this place yesterday for lunch and we all had the giant chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce. Such good value for money, it's cooked perfectly and always too much food! The service & food was a little slow yesterday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
nicky w
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Li'l Darlin always has a great standard to their food and service. Visited this place yesterday for lunch and we all had the giant chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce. Such good value for money, it's cooked perfectly and always too much food! The service & food was a little slow yesterday however the restaurant was fully booked and we turned... More 

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Thank nicky w
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if we were just particularly unlucky but I would only recommend going here if you are happy to be spoken to like you are an idiot and made to feel completely unwelcome.

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1 Thank KatiebrisbaneA
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Just had a brilliant night out here at the Surry Hills, Li'l Darlin location. We had reserved a space for 25 of us, and the manager and staff went out of their way to make sure we always had drinks, that the space was enough for the group and we were allocated a designated server who came and took our... More 

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Thank Nina F
Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place was pumping on a Saturday night and rightly so. Great music, service, drinks and food Will definitely be back

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Thank yellowboxfish10
dublin
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Good tapas food, had the peking pancakes, meatballs, crab and dumplings, along with two cocktails. Food came out promptly and had good flavors. We finished our food and drink and waited to order more. But the service was very poor; the owner, who was very pleasant when we arrived, continued to completely ignore us and we waited for 20 mins... More 

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Thank desflan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

From friendly service, to amazing cocktails and delicious food, Li'l Darlin was the perfect spot to catch up with friends on Friday night. I reserved an area near the front for around 15 people and we had plenty of space with flexibility to move the tables and chairs around throughout the night. We ordered a few pizzas and snacks and... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie_Dowdell
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food and some interesting drinks! Try the Hot Dog or the Peking Duck roll. It's making me hungry just writing this review.

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Thank nickwastaken
Sydney
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Came here late on a Saturday after having a meal in restaurant. This is quite a cool bar with a European Style atmosphere. There is a wide selection of cocktails - a little on the expensive side. Service I would say is a bit average, being a bit slow and staff not too friendly. Otherwise would recommend coming here for... More 

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Thank DidierPeroni
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was here on Saturday night for a Hens Party. We were promised our own sectioned off area and when we arrived we did not have this and we were seated at a long table with a big pole in the middle separating our group into two. There were not enough seats for out party so some of us had... More 

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2 Thank Liz C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my partner went to li'l darlin for dinner this evening, we were quite hungry so decided to order starters and main course. We were waiting for quite a while for the food to appear and when it did the starter and main course came out together. So by the time we had finished our starter our main course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: 02 8084 6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighborhood Profile
Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.