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Li'l Darlin

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235 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 8084 6100
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was brilliant for a Sunday night. Nice background music ( not deafening) good number of people. The place is vey cool. The tapas were excellent. The wine by glass was below average. I ordered the "amazing perfect" cocktail very nice albeit it felt like lolly water with cotton candy on top. Waitress was nice but run off her... More 

Thank HRifai
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy place, food and drink nice, as we were a little older(40's) felt not as welcome as we had the feeling that we weren't hip enough to be there which was off putting and don't think we will go back sadly

Thank 669liisan
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Working in Sydney for a few days and was looking for somewhere decent for dinner on my own and stumbled onto Li'l Darlin, which immediately looked inviting. The service was great and I ordered a drink and asked them to arrange a few tapas selections of their choice. The drink arrived swiftly and the food soon after and I was... More 

Thank Ken-230910
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at about 515 on a Friday night. Got last table outside for cocktails and a quick bite. Peking duck pizza delicious! Cocktails also good and helpful service

Thank Suzan111
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We tried Li'l Darlin for the first time and loved it. Great service, amazing food, we loved the laid back, casual atmosphere - Fantastic prices. We will be back on our next visit to Sydney.

Thank suden64
Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Great place for a pre dinner cocktail, before heading over the road to A Tavola for their house made pappardelle. Li'l Darlin also has nice tapas and pizzas, but their cocktails are special.

Thank Mark T
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

The tasting plates were wonderful. Whiskey sours outstanding. And great service. If you like people watching sit out the front or at the bench along the open window area.

Thank Tracey B
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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 

Thank nicky m
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 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.

1 Thank KatiebrisbaneA
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Pizza, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: 02 8084 6100

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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
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.