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Li'l Darlin

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235 Victoria St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8084 6100
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:30
Sat 15:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous tapas bar with great ambience! Great place to chill out and enjoy a cocktail and the tapas are awesome! Highly recommend the duck pancakes, tempura prawns, prawn and scallop dumplings and soft shell crab! Pizzas and sliders also very good! Staff attentive and friendly!

Thank Bev G
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Bad food (that made me sick), service was terrible (food brought to the table over a 10 minute period) and the staffs attitude was appalling. Don't waste your time!

Thank Craig P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Came here quite early in the night to have dinner. It was pretty empty inside so we went up to the bar and asked for a table. We were taken to a table and given menus, told that someone would come to take our order. After watching many people going up to the bar to order, and after waiting a... More 

1 Thank Sasha B
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

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
Level Contributor
69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 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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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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
Level Contributor
222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 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 Hussein R
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 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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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 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
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Pizza, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Victoria St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 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

Neighbourhood 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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