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El Bulli

Surry Hills · Spanish, Tapas · $$$$
Excellent
4.9/6
187 Reviews

About El Bulli

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Tapas, tapas, and more tapas are what’s cooking at Sydney’s El Bulli, the city’s premier location for authentic Spanish cuisine. Found on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Goodlet, just moments from Central in buzzing Surry Hills, El Bulli has become a popular location for live entertainment as well as a hotspot for great Spanish food. Also lending its stylish setting to private functions, El Bulli provides a multi-purpose restaurant in the heart of Sydney.

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Address

El Bulli
504 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Sydney 2010

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 4:00 pm
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Chef's Choice

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Entrées

Aceitunas Mezcladas

A selection of black, green & stuffed olives. (V) (GF)
A$8.50

Alitas al Ajillo

Garlic chicken wings. (GF)
A$16.50

Pimientos Rellenos de Queso

Baby red peppers stuffed with goats cheese. (V) (GF) (cD)
A$15.50

Croquetas de Jamon

Croquettes filled with white sauce & ham rolled in breadcrumbs, lightly fried & topped with aioli.
A$17.50
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Tapas

Gnocci con Picos Azul (House Special)

Homemade crispy gnocci in a serrano ham, blue vein cheese & white wine cream sauce. (cD) (V)
A$21.50

Cordero adobado a la Plancha (House Special)

Marinated barbecued lamb backstrap fillets.
A$26.50

Patatas El Bulli

Deep fried chat potatoes served with emulsion of fritas & bravas dressing - house favourite.(V) (GF)
A$12.50

Albondigas con Tuco

Traditional spanish meatballs seasoned with paprika, served in tomato salsa.
A$16.50

Gambas a la Sevillana

Panfried prawns in a tomato based garlic, chilli & olive oil salsa. (GF)
A$21.50

Almejas al Vino Blanco

Pan fried clams in a spanish onion, white wine and cream sauce (cD)
A$18.50
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Salads

Ensalada Catalana ..more than just a salad!

Mixed green leaves, egg, olives, serrano ham, baby sardines, grilled peppers. (GF)
A$21.50

Ensalada Iberica

Baby cos tossed with garden radish, cucumber, capsicum & shaved manchego cheese. (V) (cD)
A$16.50

Ensalada de Tomate

Layers of vine ripened tomatoes, Spanish onion & fresh basil served in a vinaigrette dressing.
A$16.50
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Mains

Paella

Traditional rice dish containing seafood, chicken & traces of chorizo. (GF) (V)
A$29.50

Sopa de Mariscos

Prawns, mussels, calamari & baby clams served in a saffron Spanish style soup. (GF)
A$21.50
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Desserts

Churros (House Special) Churros Cakes available for celebrations!

Donut fingers rolled in cinnamon sugar, with dulce de leche (caramel), whipped cream. (V) (cD)
A$16.50

Quesos Frescos

Selection of spanish cheeses with seasonal fruits and quince. (V)(cD)(GF)
A$23.50

Crema Catalana

Traditional baked custard with caramalised sugar coating. (V)(cD)
A$15.50
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Further Information

One of Sydney’s most well-known Spanish restaurants, El Bulli on Surry Hills’ Elizabeth Street has become famous for its friendly service, exquisite Spanish cuisine, live entertainment events, and rustic setting. Featuring exposed brick walls, wooden tables, candles and dim lighting, the restaurant feels sultry and romantic, making it an ideal location for a night of elegance. The beverage menu only adds to this feeling, with a large selection of some of the best red wine available in Sydney, as well as several varieties of delicious homemade sangria.

While drinking (or perhaps guzzling) your beverage of choice, you’re encouraged to start with a number of nibbles like pan con tomate (toasted ciabatta rubbed with garlic, tomato and sea salt), almendras tostadas (toasted seasoned almonds) and esparragos con jamon (asparagus spears wrapped in Iberico ham with balsamic glaze). Like your food on a stick? Then make sure to try the pinchitos de pollo, skewered chicken that’s been slowly marinated in a savoury chimichurri sauce, topped with fresh lemon. For big appetites, we recommend mains like the classic Spanish paella, which features seafood, chicken and chorizo. Make a reservation for an incredible Spanish dining experience in the heart of Sydney’s Surry Hills.

187 El Bulli Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Ingrid F.21 days ago · 1 review

The food was soooo tasty. Everyone enjoyed it. The band made the place stand out as we could have a dance there after dinner and not go anywhere else. Does finish at midnight though.

"Excellent"6/6
Adam M.a month ago · 1 review

Delicious food. Good cocktails. Enjoyed the meal with friends. Staff are always lovely and very helpful and always suggest if you are ordering to much food

"Excellent"6/6
Andriane E.a month ago · 1 review

This restaurant is more than just a food experience. You get a real feel for the Spanish culture and the staff are incredibly kind Food is also amazing and the live band tops it off!

"Excellent"6/6
Darryl L.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent staff and great good and the fantastic atshopheme and happy to go and recommend to others for parties and just a nice dinner out with mates and family

"Excellent"6/6
Lily N.9 months ago · 3 reviews

I've been to El Bulli multiple times, including my birthday and am never disappointed. Definitely the best Spanish food in Sydney and the nicest waitresses. Food comes out almost immediately. If you are ordering the paella, they say the waiting time is about 45 minutes, but it usually comes within the half hour. I would order this first thing if you are planning on the paella, even before deciding on the rest of the your meals.

"Great"5/6
Marcelo M.2 years ago · 1 review

Overall excellent, only negative points for music from band being way too loud for a restaurant, We had to shout across the table to be able to have a converstion, most the time unable to even converse with the person directly oppositte seated. The King Prawns in the Paella tasted extremely strong and very dry and chewy, as though they were quite old and had been defrosted. Same with the BBQ baby Octopus. (Both amongst my favourite all time dishes) All other meals were fantastic, quickly served, excellent table staff, very friendly, food was great, drinks were very well made, though a little on the high end price wise. Overall we had a fantastic time, with great service and excellent food, will be happilly returning soon. :)

"Excellent"6/6
Christine Z.2 years ago · 1 review

Wow last night was my first time at El Bulli and it was such a beautiful restaurant! I am completely impressed! The food had amazing favour with generous portions and the inside of the restaurant was Spanishly authentic in its decoré. Cannot wait to go back for more!

"Great"5/6
Corinne L.a year ago · 1 review

Loved the food at El Bulli ! It was a Sunday night so it wasn't too busy but with just the right amount of people. It was also paella night which was also great. And yay for Sangrias ! The staff were also really helpful with letting us know how big portions were and their recommendations.

"Great"5/6
Katie R.a year ago · 1 review

My friends and I decided to try El Bulli as we'd heard great things- we were not disappointed! The service was great and the food, delicious. Great to hear and see a live music act being employed to entertain us as we ate- definitely helped build the atmosphere! Would definitely go back!

"Good"4/6
Sue P.5 months ago · 1 review

We had a great night, but we were seated right next to the band, so it was very difficult to talk to eachother, and I was facing the band so I had a spotlight directly in my eye all night! After dinner we moved to the back room and were much more comfortable there. Also we ordered paella but unfortunately it was not great, perhaps it had been kept warm while we finished tapas? We clearly ordered way too many tapas and did not have enough room left to eat the paella. We had to ask for fresh plates for the paella too, which took a while to come. Anyway we will know better next time! Not too many tapas, and ask for a table further away from the band.

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