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Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

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416 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9557 7699
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Bloodwood as a small family group, immediately Service was spot on, we ordered cocktails and waited for one person in our group, once they arrived we moved to a table at the rear, Food was simply fantastic - the standout dish for me was the Roasted Prawns in Miso Butter, daughter is vegetarian and loved the sesame... More 

Thank acutlc
Bloodwood, Manager at Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely words and we're glad you had a great time!!!! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in the fortunate position of having Bloodwood between the train station and our apartment. This is fantastic for our taste-buds as every single time we go, we have a fantastic meal, fantastic service and an all round exceptional experience, but somewhat bad for our waistlines as we have almost no willpower. I've had so many fantastic dishes at... More 

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Bloodwood, Manager at Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you sooooo much. Look forward to seeing you again soon !!!! More 

Malaga, Spain
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Not on the usual tourist route but we were with friends. Bloodwood restaurant in Newtown, a very cosmopolitan area just outside the city was a great find. Unimposing, a little gloomy even, but brightened up when the food arrived. We had a selection of the sharing plates, a take on tapas. Plenty of choice and all good quality. Service was... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Came here for the first time with some friends who had been before and wow what a shock. Seating is at a premium so you are very close to your neighbours but it just adds to the atmosphere! All the staff were awesome but one in particular who's name I can't remember was just fantastic. Helped us choose a selection... More 

1 Thank Jef_R_Sole
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I visited here recently, had a truly extraordinary and delightful experience, and yet failed to immediately write it up with a glowing review. Tonight I dined elsewhere in Newtown - spending far more money than during my Bloodwood experience - and had a truly dreadful experience. This has prompted me to run to the keyboard to point out to all... More 

1 Thank ZiggySawdust
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Couldn't wait to visit, so much hype. Hype, this covers it best, the choice of beers is not huge, various yes, but not abundant. The dinner menu is, very chic, not so earthly or amazing, boring and very try hard. Had a few beers and left disappointed. Have a feeling you will to if you about quality not being seen.

Thank Joshua W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

This place is amazing in all aspects of dining. Have been here many times. The food is fresh and delectable. The service and staff are the best and know their stuff. Its always busy so you need to come early 6.30-7.00pm as no booking are available for under 8 people. Parking is available as soon as clearway finishes at 7pm... More 

1 Thank David D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Nipped in on the offchance we could get seated, it was already busy around 7. The staff made us feel welcome and got us a 'front row' seat near the retractable front window so we had a great breeze throughout. Service was fast, friendly and our waitress knew everything by memory which was impressive. We had a few dishes and... More 

2 Thank Owen L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

I'm not the sort of person to write a negative review, I think if you've got nothing nice to say then don't say anything, however I cannot sit quite after the service we received at Bloodwood, I've never been treated like this in a restaurant before, and we would have left but didn't want to cause a scene. I went... More 

4 Thank Tiaan M
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

If you're in Newtown (and even if you're not) this gem of a restaurant will not disappoint. Well priced menu with so many great choices you'll want to sample them all - or at least go back for another visit. Friendly staff too this great joint off. Definitely one to put on you're to eat at list.

1 Thank SydneyFoodie10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 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 - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9557 7699

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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