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About Big Poppa's
Darlinghurst, AU-NSW 2010
Hours of operation:
7 DAYS - 5PM TILL 3AM
$40 and under
0499 052 201
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Big Poppa's Ratings and Reviews
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...
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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