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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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Loved For

Handcrafted Cocktails
Late Night Find
Romance
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Good for a Date (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Late-night Find (42)
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Fun (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Special Occasions (35)
Notable Wine List (34)
Romance (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Group Bookings (26)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Cosy (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Tapas (16)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Lunch (3)
High Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Brunch (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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

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Food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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Food5
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 January 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Healthy, Cozy, Spicy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined 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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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 27 November 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 November 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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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
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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
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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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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Vibrant food best for sharing, and a wine list that makes your mouth water. Also some of the best cheese you’ll have in any Sydney restaurant, and passionate service. Noisy and fun. Winner!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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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
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Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Food is excellent, great service and atmosphere

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 (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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