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5.0 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews

Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst Bar $$$ +100
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About Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst

Li’l Darlin Darlinghurst can be found along Victoria Street between the intersections of Liverpool Street and Victoria Street, and the menu has to be seen (and eaten) to be believed. Combine fantastic tapas and pizza with an endless selection of cocktails and drinks, plus one of the city’s best options for private hire, and you’ll be the next in line to fall for Li’l Darlin Darlinghurst.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 16:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 16:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 16:00 - 00:00
Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst, Victoria Street 235, 2010 Sydney

Further Information

Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst is well known in Sydney for its ability to put on stellar private parties and media events. The staff here know how it all fits together, and work tirelessly to make hen’s nights, birthday parties, spontaneous soirees, product launches and fashion events slip down easily. It’s all in the details, from the intricate kitchen offering of Spanish tapas to authentic Italian pizza, to the resident mixologists’ endlessly inventive creations, to the stylish venue. Li’l Darlin Darlinghurst, along Victoria Street, is no different. But then again, it is.

The chefs at Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst have whiled away the wee hours to bring Victoria Street punters a fantastic menu of pizza (the Peking duck is unmissable), some of the best tapas in town, their rolled up versions of their house pizza (again, the Peking duck!), and the pocket bar that serves up rustic, oven-baked puff pastry treats. All of these match naturally with the signature Darlin Cocktail Collection, a selection of fresh juice and espresso based concoctions, a famous rum degustation menu and (should we continue) the brand-loyal Bottega Cocktail Range. This Li’l Darlin has us a little dizzy, to be honest.


42 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 42 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Noise: average
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
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4 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 14:51

Went there last weekend for drinks, the door-woman was really friendly as were staff, quick service, great drinks. Decent sized cheese board, good value for money.

4 reviews so far 6
14.08.2017 14:44

Friendly Doorman, friendly staff, quick services, really good food, decent prices and omg fairyfloss cocktail!!! So Good. Among other cocktails they can make custom drinks, I thoroughly enjoyed this place, it does get a bit loud at night, make sure you book a table to get a spot without having to wait.

4 reviews so far 6
23.07.2017 10:05

The drinks were amazing, Absolutely loved the fairy floss martini, the door man was so nice, and the bartenders and staff we're super friendly. The food is great, I wish I had more room at the time to order more. Too full hahahaha.

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 17:48

Great food and friendly service for a quick pre play dinner with friends. Good variety of tasty bites and plenty of space and relaxed atmosphere

1 review so far 4
11.03.2017 08:30

3 of us were seated at a small high table by the side of the room. I was a little confused by this when there were larger tables available that no one was sitting at. When we asked could we move we were told the tables were reserved but no one sat at them the whole 3 hours that we were at at restaurant. The food was yummy, cocktails were to die for but when we asked to split the bill, which i have done many times before at the same place we were told it could it split by 2 but not by 3. Very strange if you ask me. But overall a good evening

1 review so far 4
24.04.2017 13:53

We had a nice time and enjoyed the cocktail menu. Three people ordered the calamari salad (which was just calamari and leaves when it arrived) but unfortunately they all said it was very bland and didn't taste of much. They asked for extra dressing which was provided. Perhaps the salad needs a bit more than just leaves? The duck roll and a burger were very nice and the girls filled up on the leftover fries from the burger. A nice venue, think we were just unlucky with that dish.

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 07:37

Nice and friendly service. Delicious meatballs and menu. Cocktails not overly expensive The only negative was that the waiters kept clearing plates as soon as last bit of food eaten and while others on table were still eating. giod to be efficient but equally annoying and rude. Would been better if they cleared table once everyone had finished meal.

1 review so far 6
06.10.2016 18:12

Great food, great cocktails and great atmosphere. I came to lil darlin on a Saturday night with a few friends and it was very lively. Being a tapas style restaurant I enjoyed sharing multiple dishes to get a flavour of everything. Will be coming back!!

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 14:41

A fabulous restaurant! We enjoyed the drinks, meals, and best client service ever! SUCH nice people and what a pleasure to dine there. We hope to be back when we return to AUS - hopefully soon! Best bartender ever!!!

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 10:09

My friends and I had an awesome night. Excellent service. Great staff and awesome host. Fantastic tapas & the cocktails were out of this world. I will refer Lil Darlin Darlinghurst to all of my friends for sure.

1 review so far 2
28.09.2016 07:14

Terrible night, would not return. Took 40mins to order each drink (2 bar staff trying to make cocktails for a packed venue doesn't work, especially when one of them seemed to be in training and didn't know what he was doing). The food was average quality (especially the pizzas - soggy dough!). Despite booking our table was three circular cocktail tables pushed together, which was then pushed against the wall so we were in a row and couldn't talk to one another. We were also in the dark in the back corner, literally had to use our phones to read the menu. We couldn't wait to get out of there.

1 review so far 6
27.07.2016 07:11

Was my first time at the lil darlin and i had such a great time. service was great and food was also great. Not to mention the cocktails were amazing! Will definitely be coming back

1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 10:20

Best cocktails in Sydney. Great food. Staff are lovely and overall vibe is fun. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a less formal night out with friends. Also good venue for date night.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 07:59

Amazing cocktails, great food, fun atmosphere and outstanding service! Couldn't ask for much more on a fun girls night out! Highly recommend! Thank you John, Francesco and team your hospitality was second to none!

1 review so far 4
15.02.2017 13:32

I've been wanting to try Lil Darlin for a while and the cocktails definitely lived up to expectations however the food was a bit of a disappointment-I ordered a Mexican pizza and it was quite bland. The staff were lovely though and I'd go back again for a few drinks.

1 review so far 6
03.08.2016 08:01

Staff were excellent, friendly & helpful. The bar was a little slow but it was clearly busy so we were happy to wait, especially when the cocktails are amazing as they were.

1 review so far 6
08.10.2016 07:13

Great service and an amazing atmosphere. Cocktails were divine and so was our food. All in all a great night. We will definitely be coming back to Lil Darlin soon.

1 review so far 4
27.02.2016 13:15

went to the darlinghurst branch on a friday evening. maybe because it was understaffed, or maybe because it was just too busy. The food was 6/10 at best. we have heard so much of the pizza - it was soggy and the base was undercooked.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:31

We went with a group of girls for a birthday and had an amazing time. The food was mouthwatering and the cocktails absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:20

Excellent cocktails, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Great night all around. Will definitely be back soon. Pizzas are the best for miles around. Thanks for making my birthday great

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 09:13

Great taas Pizza especially the Peking Duck, friendly service and really good cocktails and cocktail selection. A little noisy for conversations but then again, it's a bar!

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 09:07

the staff members were so lovely and amazing and the drinks were perfect every time. Happy hour at 10- $10 cocktails. Would definitely recommend to a friend

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 21:09

Always a pleasure to visit Lil' Darlin, staff are great and pizza is amazing. Nothing is a problem and the atmosphere is great. See you again soon!

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 10:15

Great food, great cocktails, great ambience, great service! You must try the Duck Pizza and the dumplings..absolutely amazing. We always have a great time at Lil Darlin.

1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 12:24

I had a wonderful night! The food was tasty and the cocktails were delicious! Great bar to have pre drinks and catch up with all you friends.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 11:04

Best cocktails in town with heaps of variety and great service staff always have a smile and make you welcome. Always love coming to lil darlin.

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 22:48

Great atmosphere!!! delicious tapas and range of cocktails plus Attentive and friendly wait staff made a great night out. Will definitely go back to lil' Darlin!

1 review so far 6
01.02.2016 11:10

BEAUTIFUL, fun, sweet cocktails! A perfect venue for a birthday cocktail with friends. We didn't order much food which we definitely regretted, because it looked amazing!

1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 07:09

For our traditional Christmas eve dinner we chose Lil Darlin this year. Fantastic vibe, great food and drinks, very nice hosts. We loved the evening.

1 review so far 6
23.02.2016 10:34

Staff were friendly the whole night, the food was tasty and the cocktails were awesome. No complaints at all. We all had a great time.

1 review so far 5
25.09.2016 09:21

Great food, a lovely friendly proprietor and terrific cocktails. Accommodating when we were running late. Loved the Peking duck pizza and burgers were great. A bit noisy but fun.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 11:55

Excellent overall, though timing of the sharing plates came out too thick-n-fast for our little table -- but otherwise a wonderful time and excellently friendly staff.

1 review so far 5
22.07.2016 07:51

Lil Darlin has a great variety of food with an awesome list of delicious cocktails and fantastic service. I would Highly recommend going here. Ok

1 review so far 5
27.07.2017 11:15

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious!! Really enjoy the cocktails as well. Nice staff and efficient service. :) :) :) :) :) :)

2 reviews so far 4
14.08.2016 07:47

Good food, awesome service. Music was way to loud for the time of night we were there madeit uncomfortable when having to yell across the table to just talk.

1 review so far 4
05.03.2016 08:09

Great food and when we arrived we had fast service but when we wanted to order more drinks we couldn't get the attention of anyone for about 15 mins.

1 review so far 2
07.02.2017 13:38

Only 1 waitress working on a busy Friday night. Water was put on the table without glasses when we asked for glasses they were forgotten, ended up going and getting them myself. Took a long time to order, when we did the cocktails were forgotten. Shame as when the cocktails eventually arrived they were good.

2 reviews so far 4
15.02.2017 18:52

Great food and drinks but not the best service. They tend not to notice anyone towards the front and one of the wait staff just seemed rude.

1 review so far 2
18.03.2017 08:28

The service was pretty bad, seemed like a lot of untrained staff. Cocktails were good, food was average. I was so looking forward to this night out but was very disappointed.

1 review so far 1
03.04.2017 08:00

Terrible, terrible, terrible. Everything from the service to the food was subpar. They were extremely rude to myself and my party. Then the food was cold and tasted awful. I'd give 0 if I could.