Darlinghurst is a weirdly shaped pocket wedged between Kings Cross and Surry Hills. Buzzing with galleries, an art school, boutiques and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, it's got an energy unlike anywhere else in the city. Visit the area for a rare taste of modern Filipino food; one of Sydney's oldest restaurants; another inspired by Notorious B.I.G, and a tiny izakaya joint where you'll be enticed by the smells long before you sit down.

Gaku Robata Grill

Japanese dishes with fancy ingredients and French sauces.

132 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Joe's Table

Now with a dinner menu featuring smoked coconut ice-cream.

1 28 Kings Lane, Darlinghurst


An innovative European-Thai restaurant marrying molecular gastronomy with traditional Thai cooking.

346 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Hyde Park House

A four-level extravaganza with a retro cocktail bar with views over Hyde Park, “stone-baked” pizzas, and a Japanese restaurant by an ex-Sake chef.

47 William Street, Darlinghurst

Rey’s Place

Crisp-skin suckling pig, plantain banana fritters and a rum aperitif from Negros Island.

163 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
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Buffalo Dining Club

Here, it's all about the mozzarella.

116 Surrey St, Darlinghurst
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Wings and Tins

Are you game to take on T-Bone's Doom Juice, made with Carolina Reaper chillies?

2 Chapel Street, Darlinghurst

Brick Lane

Indian flavours used to create not-so-Indian dishes inspired by East London's Brick Lane.

75 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
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Black Bottle

$2 espressos in the afternoon, European share plates in the evening.

Shop 2 116-118 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
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Madame Shanghai

Lotus Group’s Chinese restaurant, with an Australian spin.

18 College Street, Darlinghurst

Chaco Bar

Adventurous yakitori, inspired by the laneway restauraunts of Fukuoka. You can even order chicken hearts, if you love a challenge.

238 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

169 Darlinghurst

Cafe by day, wine bar by night.

169 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
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OHBAR 1982

An all-in-one Thai cocktail bar, cafe and restaurant.

Shop 4 & 5 / 187-189 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
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A new pasta dish, every single week, plus Negronis and Aperol Spritzes on tap.

371-373 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst

The Commons Local Eating House

An eating-house with a locavore flavour.

32 Burton Street, Darlinghurst


The godfather of Italian dining in Sydney.

21 Yurong Street (Corner Stanley Street) , East Sydney

Bills Darlinghurst

Where Bill Granger first made a name for himself.

433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Messina Creative Department

Nuanced degustations that dip into savoury flavours. Messina’s never done anything like it.

243 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
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Big Poppa’s

Italian food, drinks and hip-hop served until 3am. Yes.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
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Love, Tilly Devine

A small bar menu, perfect for a light meal.

91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst

Johnny Fishbone

A seafood-focused wine bar from the owners of Buffalo Dining Club.

185 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

Hopper Kadé

This popular market stall’s permanent home is making fans of Sri Lankan food very happy.

253 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

Johnny Wong's Dumpling Bar

Serves dumplings of all kinds made fresh in-house.

Level 1 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst


Traditional techniques and old recipes won from travels around Italy.

62 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
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An intimate, authentic izakaya.

166 Riley Street, Darlinghurst

Bar Tapa

Visit for authentic patatas bravas, paella, sangria, cava and atmosphere.

78 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst