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Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine

#997 of 4,630 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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134 Glebe Point Rd | St. Johns Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9660 5666
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Darbar is a sub-level restaurant space, contributing heavily to its dark, underground vibe. There's several defined dining areas great for visiting in groups. Darbar's menu is relatively extensive so sports a good range of options beyond your local takeaway. Darbar's rendition of Papri Chaat - the Darbar Chaat ($13) presents like a a pretty, patterned soup, and rather than large... More 

Thank ShirleyShopper49
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant over the weekend, an extremely busy venue. The service very friendly & prompt. The food was nice, not outstanding. We had a banquet, far too much food. My only suggestion is to make sure you check the bill, it turned out we were charged corkage for each person when only one couple byo & the rest of... More 

Thank Wierra
Hyderabad, India
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up for lunch here.. The place looks like a dungeon type.. but has good seating inside.. the bar is small and inviting.. The food is very tasteless.. It was very sweet!! Imagine expecting something spicy and it turns out flat sweet.. not happening!! The service staff is courteous and ever smiling...

Thank anushree l
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I have previously visited the restaurant and had a Lamb Biryani which was quiet good. Expecting the same i ordered a Lamb Biryani Takeaway but all I got was some lamb curry mixed with flavoured spicy rice. Would have held them in High regard if they said it was not Available. But they probably didn't want to lose the business... More 

Thank vamshi g
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been to dozens of Indian restaurants in Sydney. Darbar is the pick of the lot. Delicious food - if you are a meat eater don't miss out on the Chicken Chat Pat.

Thank simonbutler1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Darbar is hands down the best Indian restaurant in Sydney, don't let anybody tell you otherwise. We came to that conclusion after trying all the other highly rated Indian restaurants in the city. In fact, we have been to Indian restaurants around the world and none of them have matched Darbar's food, value for money and service. It should be... More 

Thank lmp3332017
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to thank and praise your staff for their service last night. Big groups are never easy especially when everyone is paying for themselves. The staff were very helpful and food was amazing. Best Indian food I have had. Thankyou

Thank mo71ey
Perth, Australia
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188 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Ate here with a friend last week whilst visiting from Perth and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was efficient and friendly

Thank Swampgirl001
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194 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went in as part of a large group, so obviously there was chaos...inspite of which the staff were pretty fast in refilling the buffet and tending to the clients. The food was all right...just like the Indian restaurants in the USA...mostly meant to serve the locals than the spicy palettes of South Asians.

Thank HappyFeetUSA
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Do you even Darbar? Well you should!🍴@darbarfineindiancuisine served up a 5🌟 smorgasbord for two and we were totally loving their fine cuisine!💚 The tasting platters come with a little bit of everything so you can enjoy the many delish flavours of India in one sitting👌🏻@mybondisummer #darbarfineindiancuisine #mybondisummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Glebe Point Rd | St. Johns Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9660 5666

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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 Glebe

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An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
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