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Dining Room - 169 Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst, AU-NSW

169 Darlinghurst

4.6
4.6
61 Reviews
$40 and under
Café

169 is a licensed venue open weekends only for coffee and all day breakfast and lunch.
Our iconic location on the corner of William St and Darlinghurst Rd has a rich history. We sit proudly on the border between Kings Cross and Darlinghurst and have some of the best people watching in town.
Our dog friendly terrace is the perfect outdoor area and along with our bar and dining room, stylishly designed and filled with large scale artworks by George Raftopoulos, you can find an area that suits any needs.
We hope to see you at 169 Darlinghurst soon.

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7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9331 8811

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Darlinghurst

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

From 12PM. We have gluten free options available

Salads

  • Broccoli & Barley$15.00

    feta, spanish onion, parsley, coriander, mint

    • Macro Bowl$17.00

      adzuki beans, avo, cauliflower, beetroot, sweet potato, kimchi

      • Kale Salad$16.00

        apple, almonds, pickled onion, avo, celery, kipfler potato

        • The 169 Salad$10.00

          orange, feta, walnuts, beetroot, mustard dressing

          Local Darlings

          • Chicken & Rice$18.00

            arborio rice, sugar snap peas, mint, snow pea tendrils, house made chilli

            • The Burger & Fries$20.00

              180gm beef patty, gruyere, aioli, house pickles

              • Smoked Salmon on Rye$22.00

                cream cheese, spanish onion, capers, dill

                • Steak Frites$26.00

                  wagyu flank, rosemary & garlic butter, mixed salad + fries

                  • Tagliatelle$22.00

                    wagyu beef shin ragu, 24 month aged parmesan

                    Lunchtime Libations

                    • Lunchtime Libations$8.00

                      Glass of house wine between red, white, rose or sparkling with any Local Darling

                      Happy Hour

                      4-6PM | Friday & Saturday

                      • House Prosecco + Spirits + Wine + Beer + Cider$5.00

                        Drinks

                          Beers & Cider

                          • Peroni | Lager

                            • 330ml$9.00
                          • James Squire | Pale Ale

                            • 345ml$9.00
                          • Pilsner Urquell | Pilsner

                            • 330ml$9.00
                          • Three Oaks Apple Cider

                            • 330ml$9.00

                          House Cocktails

                          • Bloody Mary$15.00

                            vodka, housemade tomato mix, spices

                            • Cuban Mule$15.00

                              rum, bitters, fresh lime, ginger beer

                              • Fresh Rum Coconut$13.00

                                rum, fresh coconut

                                • Negroni$18.00

                                  gin, sweet vermouth, campari

                                  • Espresso Martini$18.00

                                    vodka, kahlúa, espresso

                                    • Mimosa$12.00

                                      prosecco, orange juice

                                      Spritzes

                                      • Aperol Spritz$15.00

                                        aperol, prosecco, soda

                                        • Campari Spritz$15.00

                                          campari, prosecco, soda

                                          • Hugo Spritz$15.00

                                            st. germain, prosecco, fresh mint

                                            Sparkling

                                            • Meraki Prosecco | Prosecco$12.00

                                              • Moet Chandon NV | Champagne$145.00

                                                • Veuve Clicquot | Champagne$145.00

                                                  White

                                                  • Minnow Creek Chardonnay | 2017 Mclaren Vale$13.00

                                                    • Tomich Sauvignon Blanc | 2017 Adelaide Hills$12.00

                                                      • Artiste Viognier | 2014 Eden Valley, SA$12.00

                                                        • Dinny Goonan Riesling | 2016 VIC$14.00

                                                          • Vermentino di Sardegna | Sardegna, Italy$70.00

                                                            • Terre Siciliane Grillo | IGT, Italy$60.00

                                                              Rosé

                                                              • Signor Vino Sangiovese | NSW$15.00

                                                                Red

                                                                • Woodside Park Shiraz | 2017 Mclaren Vale$12.00

                                                                  • Pankhurst Pinot Noir | Canberra, NSW$15.00

                                                                    • The Impressionist Cab Sav | 2015 SA$15.00

                                                                      • Mortilla Sefhora Frappato | IGT, Italy$60.00

                                                                        • Minnow Creek Mclaren Vale | Sangiovese Cab Sauv$65.00

                                                                          • Durif '16 | Syrah, Italy$65.00

                                                                            Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                                            What 61 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            4.6
                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.3Food
                                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                                            • 4.4Value

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                                                                              RachelT

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                              Food was okay, ordered fritters. They were not very warm upon arrival and egg on too was undercooked for me. Location great. Staff helpful.

                                                                            2. X

                                                                              Xxxdane

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                              overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                              Our wait staff were incredibly rude to us. We were not made to feel welcome at all

                                                                            3. HT

                                                                              HT2021

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service, and the breakfast and lunch menus have something for everyone. Their healthy options (lots of veggies) are tasty, but the burger and salmon benny are delicious. A fun place for brunch, and the staff are always welcoming and friendly.

                                                                            4. HT

                                                                              HT2021

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service and a really bustling place full of locals. Loving the all day brunch menu.

                                                                            5. L

                                                                              Lucyc

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing place! Our service was fantastic! Maximilian was the best!

                                                                            6. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Great service, very attentive and generous serves

                                                                            7. M

                                                                              Madi

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 January 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic service, pricing and venue. Would recommend.

                                                                            8. M

                                                                              Michaela

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing bottomless brunch, our waitress was so lovely and matched our vibe. Really made my birthday special!!

                                                                            9. AW

                                                                              AgnesW

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My first bottomless brunch and it was amazing! Service was so lovely and our delicious drinks were topped up all the time and cocktails made so quickly, yum!

                                                                            10. OS

                                                                              OliviaS

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 5 December 2021

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              We had booked in the morning through Open Table and when we turned up for our reservation in the afternoon, they had no knowledge of our booking. We were then told multiple times that if we are going to book “last minute” then we should call and make a booking instead. We were then sat on a table outside that had no protection from the rain and felt very unwelcome by the staff. We ended up leaving and going elsewhere.

                                                                            11. NS

                                                                              NatashaS

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My whole group and I were blown away by how excellent the whole experience was. The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly, and made sure we got amazing value for money. The food and drinks were beautifully presented and delicious. The cafe itself is gorgeous, clean and in a great location. We will be back ASAP!

                                                                            12. C

                                                                              Cheianna

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              169 has amazing food, drinks and service!! Every time we go we have the best time - highly reccomend!!

                                                                            13. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Food was amazing.

                                                                            14. AF

                                                                              AdamF

                                                                              Switzerland

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Nice neighbourhood cafe with all-day breakfast. Good vibes and food.

                                                                            15. LC

                                                                              LouiseC

                                                                              London

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Really great service, very friendly team of staff.

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Yorkshire

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Kale salad was stunning

                                                                            17. AD

                                                                              AlanaD

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Pastries were amazing!! Servers were attentive and very welcoming - it was a true bottomless brunch 🥰

                                                                            18. m

                                                                              meelsdubs

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Nelson, Max and Henry have been the loveliest tenders, especially Max looking after my group of 10. Also making the booking, the online query was very quick to reply and answer any online queries. Will definitely be returning back very soon

                                                                            19. EF

                                                                              EmilyF

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Had a fantastic bottomless brunch! Great service, food and price!

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 17 April 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Incredible bottomless brunch! Our glasses were never empty and the espresso martini’s were to die for! Thank you for a wonderful birthday brunch 💖

                                                                            21. DE

                                                                              DEANTHOMAS

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 10 April 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The service is always quick, friendly and lovely and the food is always gorgeous and delicious.

                                                                            22. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 3 April 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The food was just as amazing as the service.Everyone was friendly and attentive.Thank you for a very pleasant brunch.Will definitely be back

                                                                            23. C

                                                                              Casmire

                                                                              Brisbane

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great atmosphere and the service was great. Really helpful and they poured drinks quickly and served really well

                                                                            24. IB

                                                                              IngridyB

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              I have no words to thank the staff for an unforgettable 31st birthday. Everything about this bottomless brunch was impeccable, the food, the drinks, the staff, all absolutely perfect! Thank you 169 Darlinghurst team! I'll just keep coming back. X

                                                                            25. N

                                                                              Nina

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 February 2021

                                                                              overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                                              Waiters were lovely but it took a while to take our order, and the food then took a while to come out. But the food and coffee was excellent, great brunch spot.

                                                                            26. L

                                                                              Lis89

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 December 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Great for a bottomless brunch in the outdoor garden. Brilliant staff!

                                                                            27. BS

                                                                              BlakeS

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 December 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Would always come back! I love it here and always have an amazing time

                                                                            28. R

                                                                              Rita

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 November 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Booked a bottomless brunch for my birthday, the setting was perfect in the outdoor space and Max was fantastic as our waiter!

                                                                            29. JL

                                                                              JulieL

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 14 November 2020

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent service with a great range of beverages to choose from. Ambience was great and the eggs benedict was yum!

                                                                            30. BS

                                                                              BlakeS

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 18 October 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Always the best experience at 169! Will always come back!

                                                                            31. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friendly, professional, and comfortable. Sitting inside by a large open window, looking out onto a wall of green trees, dappled morning light, water is immediately brought over, offered a coffee or a drink to start with, and I'm feeling happy. Service like this is the ultimate. Attentive without being obsequious. Great food. All too easy to recommend.

                                                                            32. CN

                                                                              ChrisNewell

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great service from all the staff, would highly recommend.

                                                                            33. J

                                                                              Jennifer

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                              overall5food2service2ambience5

                                                                              It was an amazing girls night with lots of fun. We will be back.

                                                                            34. MT

                                                                              MarkT

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Went for the bottomless brunch! Was amazing!! Thanks guys :D the service was beyond amazing, food was great. Would go back and recommend.

                                                                            35. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing service, friendly and fun staff!

                                                                            36. R

                                                                              Rosie

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Perfect with a romantic vibe

                                                                            37. LK

                                                                              LindaK

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 10 January 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Definitely recommend 169. I've always seen it but never went in and now I know I've been missing out. I'll definitely be back with friends for brunch or if I need a hen location.

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 December 2019

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The most amazing boozy brunch! Fab food, great drinks and even better staff ! Thank you

                                                                            39. MS

                                                                              MichelleS

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 December 2019

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing service and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The waiters were all incredibly attentive and helpful. Food and beverages were delicious and arrives quickly. 10/10 will definitely be back with more friends soon.

                                                                            40. MS

                                                                              MattS

                                                                              Sydney

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 24 November 2019

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              A wonderful welcome from the host Charlie who was charming and very accommodating. Food was great and nicely presented and the waiting staff throughout were attentive while discreet. A great brunch all round. And a smashing espresso martini!

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                                                                            169 Darlinghurst is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Booked 7 times today
                                                                            Google Map for 169 Darlinghurst

                                                                            Ground Floor 169 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst, AU-NSW 2010

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Darlinghurst

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Café

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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