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Big Poppa's

4.6
120 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Late-night Find
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Hip Hop, cheese, wine, cocktails and Italian inspired food
serving til 2:30, everyday.
Over 18's only
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
7 DAYS - 5PM TILL 3AM
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Phone number
0499 052 201
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Crown St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Got the impression we were too slow ordering and the waitress appeared to have a little attitude! Got the feeling we were just rather tedious for her and not her usual young trendy clientele

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere, outstanding food! Came here in a group of 5 for a friend’s 30th.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our evening - good vibe and menu. It was pricey for the portion sizes though.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

This was fantastic! What a great combination: wine, old skool jams & amazing cheese!

Loved it, great staff. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Awesome vibe with cool old school tracks playing in the background. Food was special but approachable and bar and wait staff were friendly, professional and looked liked they actually wanted to be there - a true find in Sydney!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Food is amazing

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Each meal was a totally amazing experience! The service is exceptional. Thank you for making our palates and hearts happy!!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Everything was perfect - the food was delicious and the atmosphere fun.
Definitely coming back

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2.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Staff were lovely but the food was poor - no taste to my liking (and I'm Italian) and way overpriced for what it is but the venue itself was beautiful...overall not my cup of tea at all as I prefer beautiful food over a classy looking venue. We tried 4 dishes overall and each consistently lacking.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

I love this place. The Cacio e pepe is amazing. Great vegetarian options. So happy.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

We loved everything about it!
Friendly service, great spot for a date (lively but nice to be able to have a conversation), delicious wine, the best pasta dish I have ever had in my life (lamb ragu parpadelle - lamb is cooked for 6 hours), unbelievable cheese, and the prices were fair for what we had. Couldn't recommend it more!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Dope food, dope music, dope booze, dope staff. So yeah, dope.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Great food and wine - that's all we had but you can have dinner too! Reasonably priced and great atmosphere for a date or special occasion.

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Great service and good food, although a bit pricey for the what you get. The cocktails are tasty too but they are 80% ice.

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Best food, wine, staff & vibe in Sydney. Buy a banger by the glass, order the ragu and think fondly of this review.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Thanks Jess for your typically exceptional service and full compliments to the kitchen and bar for a delicious meal - see you again soon!

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Amazing! The ambience was great and the service was superb. Would go back their again!

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Great atmosphere- amazing soundtrack playing. Food was excellent and the wine list was just as great. Glad we were able to find this place for a lat night dinner after arriving in syd at 9.30pm

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2.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Great atmosphere, food was delicious. I would not go back due to the service. We waited 25 min before the waitress even acknowledged our presence and there were only 4 other tables with people at them. People that got seated after us had their food before we even had drink orders. Waitress was rude and not welcoming, we were so shocked we even spoke with the manager who explained that it wasn't her fault because English is not her first language and it was in fact our misinterpretation of her body language, very disappointed

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Great cheese list. Awesome setting upstairs, Notorious BIG wine glasses and bar downstairs is nice. Attentive service, think main server was a bit put out we were only ordering cheese and drinks but this was explained at booking due to time slot available and they were very accommodating.

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2.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Overall good however, regarding their menu. If the font is sooooo small and in a font you can't really see because it's sooooo small at least increase the illuminance (light) in the place so you can see the menu. I had to use the candle to read the menu for heavens sake.

Just increase the size of the font.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

amazing food and service, worth going to for sure!

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

My favourite restaurant ❤️❤️❤️ I recommend this place to everyone. Amazing food, awesome staff.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

I have heard plenty of good things about Big Poppas and it most certainly didn't disappoint!

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Came with a group of friends. Food was fantastic. Finished with a drink downstairs. Amazing cocktail. I'll be back for sure. Good job guys!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

It was absolutely wonderful, our waiter (I am so sorry I never got his name!) was outstanding. We dined at 7:30 on the 14th of January, if you could please pass on my thanks to this lovely waiter! I can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

The food was delicious, great wine and cocktail selections. The waitress was outstanding. Will definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Good food from a very limited menu unless of course you like cheese.

Doorman was heavy handed when we arrived from the theatre which was a poor way to kick things off.

If you want to be a late night restaurant bar don’t treat people like crims when they arrive for a reservation at 10pm. We had been at te theatre so there was no way he could have thought we were drunk.

Don’t know whether he was screening. 4 well dressed middle aged men shouldn’t pose too much of a threat unless of course you are chasing a younger prettier straighter crowd.

Service was pretty good. Would be nice to have a few more regular wines. Not a fan of natural wines sorry.

You’re selling food, cocktails are fine but you need a decent wine List.

I’ll come back but hope to see it take itself a bit more seriously as a late night dining option.

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Just had my 8th visit of 2017 to BPs and I’m still blown away by its beautiful food, smooth drinks and intuitive service. Thanks Jess and Dom and your entire team and I look forward to 16 dinners next year!

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

I have been coming here for a while now and every time has been awesome. It is a dead set great night out. This was for my birthday and I chose to come here knowing that it’s been fab. Staff are great, and lovely. Drinks are superb and the menu is delicious. I have officially eaten everything on it. I’ve yet to get to the cheese and that’s my next visit sorted!! My favourite place to eat in Sydney.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Love this place. The service is always exceptional, and the food is delicious. Everytime I eat here it is a struggle NOT to order the hand-cut pappardelle with lamb ragu . I usually manage to get a family member to order it so at least I get a taste! It is sublime. Last visit I ordered the ricotta gnocchi which was so flavourful and delicious.

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5.0Dined on 14 December 2017

It was my fifth time there and I absolutely love it!

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

We had an amazing time, the food was really good, especially the cheese. Great atmosphere and very romantic, good for dates.

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3.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Big Poppa's is a fun hip hop Italian restaurant in Darlinghurst. I especially liked how the waiters gave very generous servings of freshly grated parmesan cheese. The dessert was really interesting - bitter chocolate tart with maple pecan praline and beer ice cream. The beer ice cream totally works - it has a malty tasty. While the food is great and it has a fun vibe, I would not recommend for a first date or business dinner because neighbouring diners were quite noisy so it was hard to hear what our fellow diners were saying.

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5.0Dined on 27 November 2017

Fantastic time-in-time-out dinner experience. They know their food and drinks exceptionally well.

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5.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Staff were very accommodating and had a great knowledge of the wines. Food was amazing. I will definitely come here again!

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5.0Dined on 20 November 2017

Great staff, amazing wine. Nice ambience. Ragu and Cheese where to die for. I highly reccomend this place!

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Steak special was excellent! Lamb ragu was recommended by a friend but I found it a little dry - needed a sauce. Wine list could do with some more Australian wines.
Good vibe but music in the dining area was too loud for conversation so not ideal for a date.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 3 November 2017

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

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