When it comes to dining in Sydney, the suburb of Darlinghurst is one of the leading lights. Blessed with a wide range of fantastic restaurants, the likes of Stanley Street, Victoria Streets and Bourke Street are teaming with exceptional eateries. All kinds of gastronomy can be found at Darlinghurst Restaurants – from Indian, Thai and Japanese to Italian, French and Vietnamese. So it’s a place that spoils you for choice. If you fancy checking them out, below are some of your best options.
A stalwart on Oxford Street, Dimitri’s Pizzeria is a fabulous Italian restaurant that serves up delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza, artisanal pasta dishes and flavoursome salads. They also offer a great range of wines and craft beers too.
Tommy’s is a really cool Mexican Bar and Restaurant located on Victoria Street, within the vibrant heart of Darlinghurst. They present a delightful menu of tequila, mezcal and sensational Mexican food in a lively setting.
VinFafe is a long-established Darlinghurst favourite that specialises in creating Vietnamese cuisine which has a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavours. The restaurant is well known for its quick, friendly service.
Set up in 1992 by owners Renato and Cesare, Bar Reggio is a family-owned and run restaurant that serves delightful Italian homestyle cuisine. A BYO eatery, the food is served in a charming setting that features fresco-style paintings.
One of the most popular restaurants on Stanley Street, Bar Tapa is a vibrant Spanish tapas bar that is always full. It presents a fantastic menu of authentic Spanish food, as well as a delightful range of cocktails, wines and spirits.
One of the most prestigious restaurants in the whole of Darlinghurst, Verde is a two-hatted Gault & Millau eatery that is run by Chef Antonio Ruggerino. Offering a taste of Southern Italy, this venue boasts a marble cocktail bar.
Nestled within a charming inner-city terrace brick building, Sagra is considered by many to be Sydney’s best Italian restaurant. Specialising in outstanding seasonal and local Italian cuisine, meals are paired with a curated wine list.
Offering a ‘cheeky twist on the traditional’, Brick Lane is an innovative Indian restaurant that offers fresh, fusion cuisine. Inspired by the flavours of the subcontinent, it serves a menu of Indian dishes you won’t find elsewhere.
There’s no messing about at Wings And Tins. Dishing up 20 different kinds of chicken wings, as well as over 60 kinds of craft beer, this old skool drinking den has a no salad policy. But they do have loud music & gritty vibes.
Fortuna is an Italian inspired restaurant that occupies the corner space formerly frequented by Eliza. It is known for its amazing food, which is made from the freshest ingredients, as well as its great cocktails and great coffee.
Promoting a balanced and healthy lifestyle through their food offerings, the Kindness Vegan Kitchen serves up a delicious range of curries and stir fry sauces. All of which are gluten-free and made with fresh fruits and vegetables.
One of the best restaurants in Bourke Street, Casoni offers contemporary Italian food inspired by modern Australian ingredients. Showcasing a menu of upscale dishes, the stylish eatery boasts chic timber furnishings.
Joe’s Table is renowned for doing the basics very well. Terrific food with outstanding service and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Located on Kings Lane, it serves a menu of Thai curries, seafood dishes and noodle bowls.
Situated on Liverpool Street, Fermento brings together a ferment of food and wine. Enjoying a relaxed and trendy setting, this authentic Italian food and wine bar presents a tasty range of pizzas and antipasti that burst with flavour.
Offering up a terrific Italian gastronomic escape, Gino’s Kitchen is a lively restaurant that showcases the best in Southern Italian cooking. Loved for its innovative cocktails, it serves tapas and gourmet pizzas on wooden boards.
Black Bottle is a trendy Wine Bar on Darlinghurst Road that serves delightful Mediterranean share plates and a great range of wines and cocktails. They are very popular during their daily Happy Hours, which run from 5 to 7 pm.
Tucked away in the heart of Darlinghurst, the A Tavola Darlinghurst brings you the very best of modern Italian cuisine, created with passion, flair and a keen eye for quality. The space is minimal and modern, yet intimate and welcoming. Seating is around a large, rustic wooden table, a perfect spot for a pre-theatre supper or for a romantic date night. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and also offers private hire for functions, weddings, birthdays, and more. The staff are attentive, friendly and always eager to please.