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Li'l Darlin

$$ - $$$
Pizza, Spanish, Australian
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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cozy and nice place, which offers dinner-like menu with items like burgers, steaks and pizza. I went there for dinner and had a nice time.

Thank Bellvador
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We arrange to meet here for a pre dinner drink... and decided to stay.. Great atmoshpere... :) Really enjoyed the food and drinks on offer... :)

Thank Alan I
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Saturday night where to go last minute 8:00pm? headed to Darlinghurst and noticed Li'l Darlin and it was all happening in there. So we asked if we could have a table for 3 and we had not booked they were not to happy but did not want to disappoint us, they asked us to take a seat outside they would... More 

Thank Nancy095
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Pizza, Spanish, Australian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.
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