Big Poppa's

4.7
214 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
Big Poppa’s is an award winning late night restaurant located on the lively, main strip of Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. Serving up modern Italian dishes, gourmet cheeses, a huge selection of hand curated wines and non-stop hip hop music until 3am every night of the week.

You can join us for a drink and some cheese, book a table for dinner, or host your next event with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 214 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deesparkle
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue! Delicious food and wine. Very attentive staff

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AliM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were helpful and also incredibly friendly and the wine list is to die for!

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LaurenC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small food menu, but everything is good. Amazing cheese selections, and staff helpful and generous with drink recommendations and tastings

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Stillhungrysadly
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Much needed night out for dinner and drinks. Service was great but the meal portions was a huge let down. We ordered kingfish, pasta special, duck special, lamb and pumpkin for 4x people. We even asked if it was enough food and waiter said yes. My gosh we left still hungry, the pumpkin was a joke! A tiny slither for $22! We all looked at it and were a bit puzzled! I've been to this restaurant twice before and never experienced this. I mean the cocktails are great but just don't come here to be fed. Super disappointed..

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Krispy
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The papardelle was outstanding. Would certainly go back for that. The service was perfect, and the atmosphere was really nice. Although the cheese board was a bit underwhelming, not really worth the price.

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and outstanding food

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mkate
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant, food, drinks and service always amazing!!

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EneaC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Big Poppa's is a great restaurant, the food is absolutely amazing, takes me right back to Italy. I just wish there were more choices of entres and desserts.

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Ness
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend this place.

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JadeA
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic, knowledgeable about the dishes and really added an element of fun to our evening

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jasonc
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent music and vibe. Great food and drink. Open late is a huge bonus. Strongly recommended for a great night out.

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks we promote and delicious. Our waiter had a wealth of knowledge and we order everything he suggested. The meal was amazing.

Such a lovely place for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place offers an amazing vibe. The music in here is really good! The choice of drinks is amazing. The food, even though a limited options, one won't be disappointed. Must visit!

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Britt
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Can’t believe it took me 4 years to find it.
Food is so good, the staff welcoming and amazing. I’ll be back many many more times in 2021.

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Riri
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Had a 2 hour block, got kicked out 45 mins early because she wanted to free up the table. Waitress was blunt and not welcoming, but the food was lovely which made up for it. The rest of the staff were really nice too.. unfortunately sometimes there’s one person who ruins the experience not only for the diners but for the face of the restaurant. Would still recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere awesome and service was a standout. Well done

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RobDF
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big Pippa's never disappoints. Great set up, great food & beverages.

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Debra
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big Poppas never fails to impress. Great cocktails and food. Treat yourself or your friends.
Cheers Debra

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top class service

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Big Poppas is a little bit noisy. - but you expect that from this type of venue - so be aware of that before you go. We always love it because the staff are great, the food is consistently good (can’t get away from the lamb parpadlle), the wines are fairly priced and good selection.
Love the seating around the walls - super comfy. And thank you for being a venue where you can get a full late night meal - you usually have to go to Europe for that!!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks so much! Please come again soon!!

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Kitty
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were warm and hospitable as soon as we entered. Food and drinks were delicious and fresh. The ambiance was great too!
Also, a little birthday dessert surprise was a cute gesture.
Completed our wonderful dinner experience here.
We will definitely be back soon.

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Cheeselover
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Gorgeous spot. Fun, energetic and the staff were fab. Food delish.

Only question... if it’s loud with people can they adjust music to match it... my dad is under 50 fit and healthy but he battled to hear me and I just yelled the whole time! Loved it though.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks for your feedback! Please come again soon x

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DeanR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and cocktails. Very good service. Good hip hop tunes. Can't lose

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks so much, DeanR! Can't wait to welcome you back soon!!

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Avaz
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bar with outstanding service, cocktails and food. Perfect for date night and catch up with friends.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks so much, Avaz! Please come again soon!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants!! Great food and amazing service. We had a server who was only a few shifts in and she was outstanding! Great night

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback, Hannah! Can't wait to welcome you again!

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Lauras
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night! Great food and wine, the macaroni pasta was amazing !!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

This feedback is amazing, too! Thanks so much, Lauras!

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KatrinaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was great, staff are very friendly and professional, they know their menu which was fantastic!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks for your wonderful review!

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Bwj587
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service+ great atmosphere. Love the music. Definitely recommend

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks for the fab feedback, Bjw587. Please come again soon!

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BenjaminS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service at Big Poppa's was impeccable. Such friendly staff, and scrumptious food and atmosphere.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

We love this feedback! Please join us again soon! x

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The burrata, steak, and prawns were honestly so perfect. Some of the best prawns I've ever had. The cocktails amazing too. Our server was attentive and kept coming to check on us. He even noted to tell us that the kitchen would be getting busy soon so to get our orders in ASAP. The only thing was the music was a tad too loud. My friend and I had a great time but had to yell across the table to talk.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks for the fab feedback, Claire. Please come again soon!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was unreal, decent portion sizes & very tasty - good value for money! It’s a bit loud however they sit you close to each other so it was alright. Very attentive and enthusiastic staff with good recommendations

Big Poppa's
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thanks for your feedback, Jess! Please come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic and the server was very knowledge and attentive. Little bit on the hexy side but worth it.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thanks for the review!

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AaronP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service can’t remember the name of the guy That worked the 12th Thursday night but he was an all rounder with the service and always had a good joke to crack.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thanks for the great review, AaronP! Come again soon!

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vipLCSydney
Sydney / NSW
32 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Our server was very outgoing and personable and did a great job with recommendations for dietaries. Papperadelle Lamb Ragu a must. The evening special, white truffle Tagliatelle was to die for. Wide variety and reasonably price wine list! Highly recommend!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thanks for the great review, LCSydney!

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Anthony
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambience and personable service. Great for a catch up or a date

Big Poppa's
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review!

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StephG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I booked my reservation accidentally for the wrong night and the host was kind enough to find us a seat although it was a busy Friday night.
Everything was great!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 20 November 2020

Thanks for the great review, StephG!

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Elec
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from the girls working. Will definitely be back!

Big Poppa's
Responded on 5 November 2020

Thanks for the great feedback, Elec!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and a friendly bunch of staff. Definitely a place to check out. The Lamb pasta was so fresh and amazing.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

We have eaten here a few times and its always been great.

Unfortunately this time it really wasn't great.

Tuna Crudo was bland $26
The Lamb Ragu was a very small portion and had barely any sauce $31
Vegetables side $20. Just roasted veggies in a yogurt. Uninspiring

Overall we felt like we had been taken for a ride :(

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MDalton
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome fit-out, great staff and top quality food but small portions for the price. Alcohol was expensive too.

Big Poppa's
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thanks for your feedback, MDalton. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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FAQs

Big Poppa's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Big Poppa's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0499 052 201.

Big Poppa's is rated 4.7 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.