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About Big Poppa's

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96 Oxford St
Darlinghurst, AU-NSW 2010
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of operation:
7 DAYS - 5PM TILL 3AM

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0499 052 201

Website:
http://bigpoppa.com.au/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Big Poppa's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Vibrant Bar Scene (49)
Fun (47)
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Late-night Find (41)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Special Occasions (35)
Notable Wine List (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Group Bookings (27)
Romance (27)
Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Cosy (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Casual (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Comfort Food (18)
Authentic (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Tapas (14)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Outstanding Value (2)
High Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 November 2017

Outstanding food. Extensive cheese selection and a fantastic wine list. The service was good but the staff all had an air of arrogance about them, not warm or friendly. Would go back for the food and wine though, for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 November 2017

This time at Big Poppa's we felt very rushed by the staff. Food was excellent as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Disappointing for the following reasons:

- Poor Service: started with asking for Light Beer and getting full strength beer, was ready to attribute this to the noisy environment but then it continued, asked for a long black coffee and told that they can serve only espresso, OK , asked to have a bit of HOT water on the side as espresso is too strong for me , got glass of COLD water too pour over espresso! etc.... to top it all at the end, while paying using credit card, was asked to enter tip amount in the terminal!!! If it were not for other guests around and me not wanting to make a scene I would have flatly refused but decided to bight my tongue and wear it.

-Food tasted OK , however portions were way too small

-Be mindful it is very noisy inside...

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

We went to Big Poppa's on Saturday night for our 12 year wedding anniversary, service was amazing, lady always around if you needed her, always made eye contact ect.. Food was great, nice to have something different for dinner... we had the cured meat plate and some imported blue cheese (was amazing!) and some beef and veal meatballs, equally amazing! Will go back for sure :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

When I heard about this place, as a big hip hop fan, I expected more of a hip hop 90s theme. It disappointingly was more classy than urban. The food was good and music was good but would of been better for a stronger theme seen throughout.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

I'm gonna go easy here as there are limited late night dining venues in Sydney due to the over legislated night culture down under and this restaurant is a standout. The food was very good and the wine selection was comprehensive. However the service was super casual and a bit cool for school. The wait staff appeared more interested in how they were being seen by the 30-something desperately fashionable crowd than focusing on their task at hand. I'll definitely go back to be entertained by the delicious food and "wangster" (white corporate gangster) late night crowd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, People Watching, Tapas, Late-night Find, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Good atmosphere, especially in downstairs bar.

We dined upstairs, ordering 5 dishes amongst 4 of us. The ricotta gnocchi and burrata were the standout dishes. We also had the cured meats platter, lamb pappardelle and the spatchcock. Dishes are on the smaller side so order more if dining with men.

I would come back for drinks in the downstairs bar.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Cozy, Late-night Find
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 September 2017

Really cool restaurant at streee level, with friendly staff and good food and wine.
We then went downstairs to the cocktail bar for drinks, with a great bartender.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot
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Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Menu is unexciting and overpriced for serving sizes. Waitress gave undue pressure for both of us to buy drinks. Pretty ordinary experience.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 11 September 2017

Food was amazing, lamb ragu a highlight along with the gnocchi. Delish cocktails, perfect ambience (buzzing even on a Monday night but not too loud to talk without shouting). Service was faultless and just the way I like it: friendly, relaxed but attentive. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Big Poppa's is one of my favourite places in Sydney. The wine and cheese selection is insane, the cocktails are great, and the staff are so helpful and friendly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Late-night Find
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

5 stars! Great food, service and atmosphere. We loved it, thanks guys!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Amazing ambiance !! Such a fab place just wish cocktail list was bigger and crazier. food portion size was a bit small to be called share platters.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 September 2017

Great service and great food! The burrata is so delicious we got another one! The cocktails were also really nice and exciting

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Great service by a committed team food is amazing too!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Been twice now and really enjoyed it on both occasions - thanks

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 17 August 2017

Never fails to deliver, staff are friendly and food is excellent. Wine list is a little pricey but otherwise can't fault

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Loved everything!
Cute restaurant space with such delicious yet simple food! The cocktails were on point!
Great bar space down stairs for a pre or post drink too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Late-night Find
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 July 2017

One year on and still fantastic service, atmosphere and food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Food is excellent, great service and atmosphere

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 24 June 2017

While I have heard that Big Poppa's is amazing I had to determine that for myself with my first and recent visit this past weekend. It definitely DID NOT disappoint!! Going here with friends for my birthday was such a good choice. Customer service was on point with great recommendations and attention to detail, including excellent wine that wasn't the most expensive bottle in the restaurant. The food was incredible and comforting plus there's a great atmosphere that continues from the restaurant to the bar downstairs. I will certainly be back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Always delivers. The staff are knowledgeable and have good recommendations. Will be back.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Choose the dishes that have got cheese in them and you are sure to be happy!
Great food with great vegetarian options. Matched by a really decent wine list and a fantastic cheese list. Funky urban vibe, great bar downstairs and dinner until 2am so great after theater!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 June 2017

I never leave a review but I defintely enjoyed the food and the service. Wines and cheeses are amazing although the portions are small.
I recommend !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Good always excellent
Don't try and rush your visit here you need time to really appreciate the whole menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Great place with fantastic food and waiters with vibrant atmosphere

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! The staff were absolutely amazing with their service! Definitely recommend to dine there with your date or a group of friends to try all the different dishes on the menu ! Will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Food was outstanding and service was excellent. While I love hip hop music (and was one of the reasons I chose the restaurant and loved the atmosphere) the music was fairly loud upstairs in the restaurant and made it difficult for us to talk. That said, it was an excellent meal - the pasta was amazing - and we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Big Poppas is a stellar venue. I asked prior if they could write a note for our table for our anniversary as our first date was at Big Poppas. One of the waitresses personally welcomed us back with a glass of champagne on arrival, and gave our cocktails with a few lines of congrats she made up. Awesome service - totally recommendable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Food and service was excellent . Music is a little too loud , especially down stairs! Drinks were not the greatest, thinking improvement could be focused here. But otherwise A fantastic venue

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Great - although service felt a bit rushed

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
 (Bath)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Drinks menu great...service impeccable. We were twenty minutes late for a 6pm booking and the guys were very accomodating. Food was ok...not as exceptional as been written about. We didn't have time (since had to vacate table by 8pm) to try the extensive cheese menu. Pleasant evening otherwise.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 17 May 2017

The service was excellent, the waiter was such a nice guy and seemed genuine and helpful, recommended really great cheese, the wine was really good and the food all came out in good time. Great atmosphere, only problem it was quite cold we both kept our jackets on.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Great food, wines with great atmosphere. Good local wine and cocktail bar.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 May 2017

Awesome pasta, seriously good and quick to hit the table. Washed it down with a cracking Barolo - hard to beat. Service 🙌🏻 And beats for dayssss. Cheers guys.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 May 2017

What a great place! Main level for simple, delicious food, especially the ocean trout crudo and pappardelle. Downstairs is a rockin' cocktail lounge.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 May 2017

We had a beautiful experience for my grandmothers 81st birthday. From charming and attentive service, to delicious food and a lovely wine that was all too easy to finish! The dishes are great for sharing, so everyone got a taste of each. Truly a wonderful dining and social experience and she went home feeling very special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Great food and wine, great venue

Tags: Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Awesome food and ambience, I love the hip hop music and the cheese and wine list is A+. Perfect for a casual, fun dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Always love coming here. Small menu but they do it well. Charcuterie plate and pasta are fantastic. Cocktails are great and make sure you go Downstairs for another when you've finished eating

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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