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Bills Darlinghurst

#191 of 4,588 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Darlinghurst
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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433 Liverpool St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9360 9631
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08:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fine, nothing special, good quality food, especially if you're looking for "healthy food", but really nothing special, and definitely not worth the price. the service was good and the place is small but looks inviting.

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Sydney, Australia
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4,820 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ambience but overrated for its food - ok quality but expensive . Good place for names and celebrities, saw Tania P walking out as we were going in.

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Thank RonWamberal
Hartwell, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Breakfast - nice smoothies and corn fritters. Service was a little slow , and considering the restaurant isnt particularly large and wasn't full, was a bit disappointing. I do wonder however if the restaurant relies to much on the "Bill" brand, rather than offering up excellent quality food , as there are better breakfasts to be found in Sydney

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the breaky was nice, Although a overpriced menu, We went to pay and found the girl on the counter arrogant and not helpful, Will not go here again

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Australia
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third visit to Bills but my first to the Darlinghurst branch and also my first time having breakfast. The food was good as expected - we had the full Aussie - as were the coffees. However, the service was abysmal. The wait staff are either uninterested in helping customers - had to wait for around at the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed. We ordered their classic ricotta hotcakes, eggs on sourdough and the kale, eggs and sourdough breakfast. That, along with two flat whites was $73 - so warning, this place is not for those who are budget conscious. It's a lively atmosphere, with some smaller tables and... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting Sydney for the first time, everyone said that brunch at Bills was a must, and they were right! Delicious, fresh food from a lovely menu. Pleasant staff and a super cool interior made this one of our favourite places. Just sad we only made it the once!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Got recommended this place by a local friend. Lovely food and coffee but the service was some of the worst I've had. Surly waitress, at least 15 minutes for coffees to arrive and then getting anyone's attention for ordering was a real imposition on the staff. Place wasn't that busy either. Fix the service and this place is a must... More 

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billsSydney, Front Office Manager at Bills Darlinghurst, responded to this review

thank you for the review. Have passed this feedback onto the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have visited Bills at Darlinghurst many times over many years for breakfast. It is consistently excellent food, particularly their hot cakes (pancakes). Coffee here is also good. On our most recent visit we felt that service standards had declined & we had to catch the waiters attention for any service even though it was not particularly busy. Meals are... More 

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Thank Goferit
billsSydney, Front Office Manager at Bills Darlinghurst, responded to this review

Thank you. Hope you can visit again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Funny how a small part of the experience can ruin the whole thing. Had a nice breakfast there, on a nice sunny day, on my own, it between appointments. The food was exactly as expected, (how exciting can avocado on toast be?) and the coffee was good too. I have been to this place many times, and always tipped. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Liverpool St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 9631
Description
Bills Darlinghurst, this is where it all began, in 1992. The miniscule kitchen and tiny dining room in one of Darlo's old backstreet pub buildings, serving just a blackboard-menu breakfast and lunch, set the tone for bills still does today. Local by-laws allowed only a few seats - hence the now much-copied communal table where everyone eats together, reading the newspaper or striking up a conversation with the person enjoying scrambled eggs next to them. Today, it's still a simple Sydney corner cafe, serving a menu of bills classics.

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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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.
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