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Big Poppa's, Darlinghurst, AU-NSW

Big Poppa's

4.7
4.7
372 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.

Wanting to book for more than 20 people? Send us a request now at cheese@bigpoppa.com.au for all of your large party needs. Please note, same-day online bookings of 13 or more will be contacted by the restaurant to confirm.

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Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    7 days a week, 5PM-3AM

  • Phone number

    0499 052 201

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Darlinghurst

  • Cross Street

    Crown St

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Experiences

  • $70pp Set Menu

    $70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Dive into the Big Poppa's dining experience with our set menu, highlighting the signature dishes of our menu combined with some new favourites. Entirely designed to be shared, you will enjoy 3 courses during your stay. See our current set menu offerings at: https://www.bigpoppa.com.au/book, just click on the "set menu" link! Our set menu experience sees the first course land 15mins after your booking time to ensure adequate time to enjoy your meal. Want to add-on to your set menu? Add a selection of cheeses for $12pp, or our seasonal dolce (to be shared) for an extra $5pp. Please just let us know your add-ons in your booking notes, and please advise of any dietary requirements at least 48hrs in advance.
  • $50 Chef's Selection of Cheese + 2 glasses of Red

    $50.00 per person

    1 May - 31 May 2022
    For the month of May as a part of AMEX's .delicious Month Out Initiative, book into Big Poppa's for our special offer of a Chef's Selection of Cheese (one hard, one soft & one blue) with two glasses of red wine for $50. Bookings essential. Offer for tables of 2, Monday-Thursdays.

Menu

all our specialty dishes can be shared amongst friends

Eats

  • Chef's Selection of Cheese$36.00

    one hard, one soft, one blue w/ pane carasau, bread, apple jam

    • Salumi$36.00

      selected cured meats, pickled green tomatoes, pane carasau

      • Burrata$28.00

        black russian tomatoes, toasted buckwheat, basil oil, blood plum vinegar, chocolate mint

        • Como di Toro$12.00

          charred bullhorn peppers, frantoio evo

          • Patate Arrosto$15.00

            kipfler potatos, spiced salt, whipped ricotta

            • Insalata$12.00

              baby cos, sunflower seed dressing, ricotta salata, chives

              • King Prawns$38.00

                garlic butter, salsa verde, lemon

                • Mezzi Rigatoni$26.00

                  confit cherry tomatoes, baby zucchini, cavolo nero, pecorino romano

                  • Hand-Cut Pappardelle$32.00

                    lamb shoulder ragu, parmigiano reggiano

                    • Melanzane al Forno$22.00

                      baked sicilian eggplant, stacciatella, spiced chilli oil, almonds, fine herbs

                      • Pollo e Ceci$32.00

                        half chicken, chickpeas, sweet and sour onions, lemon

                        • Tagliata$38.00

                          flank steak, rocket, charred green shallots

                          Dessert

                          • Torta della Nonna$15.00

                            italian vanilla custard and pine nut tart

                            • Gelato al Cioccolato Fondente$12.00

                              dark chocolate gelato, medjool dates, amaretti biscuit

                              Cheese

                              served with seasonal fruit, honey, pane carasau & olive oil bread

                                Soft / Semi Soft

                                • Alta Langa Brunet (Goat) Piedmont, Italy$16.00

                                  • Alta Langa Truf Tre Latti (Cow / Goat / Sheep) Piedmont, Italy$13.00

                                    • Salcis Morbidi Robiola (Sheep) Piedmont, Italy$13.00

                                      • Rouzaire Brie di Nangis (Cow) Bris, France$13.00

                                        • Graindorge Pont Leveque (Cow) Normandy, France$18.00

                                          • Guilloteau Chevre d'Argental (Goat) Rhone-Alpes, France$12.00

                                            Blue

                                            • Carpendendo Blu Gins (Cow) Veneto, Italy$15.00

                                              • Pyengana Columbia Blue (Cow) Tasmania, Australia$12.00

                                                • Salcis Morbidi Blu di Pecora (Sheep) Tuscany, Italy$15.00

                                                  • Alta Langa Blu Tre Latti (Cow / Goat / Sheep) Piedmont, Italy$15.00

                                                    • Valdeon Blu (Cow / Goat) Piedmont, Spain$15.00

                                                      Hard / Semi Hard

                                                      • Boeren-Goudse Oplegkaas Gouda (Cow) South Holland, Netherlands$13.00

                                                        • Pecorino Trebbione (Sheep) Lombardy, Italy$11.00

                                                          • Cupitts Milton (Cow) Ulladulla, Australia$16.00

                                                            • Sbronzo Casa Madaio (Cow / Buffalo) Campania, Italy$13.00

                                                              • Roy del Valle (Cow) Tasmania, Australia$13.00

                                                                • Pyengana Chedder (Goat) Tasmania, Australia$14.00

                                                                  • Fiore Sardo Pecorino (Sheep) Sardinia, Italy$12.00

                                                                    • Section 28 Monforte (Cow) Adelaide Hills, Australia$14.00

                                                                      Dessert Wine

                                                                      • 2014 Dolianova Moscato, Sardinia, Italy

                                                                        • 60ml$12.00
                                                                      • 2014 Podere Pradarolo Frinire di Cicale Malvasia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

                                                                        • 60ml$22.00
                                                                      • NV Corrado Tonelli 'Visner di Pergola' Vino e Visciole, Marche, Italy

                                                                        • 60ml$10.00
                                                                      • Punset Quintessenza Barbaresco in Infuso di China, Piedmont, Italy

                                                                        • 60ml$20.00

                                                                      Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                                      What 372 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                      4.7
                                                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                      • 4.7Food
                                                                      • 4.8Service
                                                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                                                      • 4.4Value

                                                                      NoiseEnergetic

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                                                                      • Sydney

                                                                        Late Night Find

                                                                      • Sydney

                                                                        Notable Wine List

                                                                      • Eastern Suburbs

                                                                        Best Ambience

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                                                                      • Eastern Suburbs

                                                                        Hot Spot

                                                                      • Eastern Suburbs

                                                                        Notable Wine List

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                                                                      1. PH

                                                                        PaulH

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great night out. Food was delicious and the service excellent. We took the recommendations of our waiter and weren’t disappointed. Will definitely be back

                                                                      2. J

                                                                        Jessy

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Most amazing place, absolutely love it here always coming back for more :)

                                                                      3. GN

                                                                        GraceN

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        It was such a great experience- the wait staff and manager were helpful, funny and attentive. The food was phenomenal, especially the burrata, cheese selection and wine! It was a little loud, but the vibe was great! Can't wait to come back! Thanks Big Poppa team!

                                                                      4. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The food was incredible , staff very helpful. They told us kitchen is open to 2.30 am!! Perfect for after show dinner. Recommend you book if going for dinner

                                                                      5. MC

                                                                        MarkC

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing atmosphere and food. The wait staff are super friendly. Would recommend this place!

                                                                      6. M

                                                                        Micha

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                        overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                                        We had to wait Long for all meals and drinks and even re-order at times as the order was forgotten. This wasn’t for one or two orders but overall. The restaurant wasn’t even full.

                                                                      7. Z

                                                                        Zinny

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Staff were very friendly and their service was extremely professional. The food and drinks were well priced and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend trying out this restaurant.

                                                                      8. AN

                                                                        AshN

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Highly recommended spot for date night or your next special occasion. Outstanding food and cheese selection, all capped off with great music and atmosphere.

                                                                      9. CS

                                                                        ConS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Service was spot on and was looked after extremely well. The food was extremely tasty.

                                                                      10. SJ

                                                                        StefanieJ

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                        Great staff, food was average in comparison to other Sydney dining. Mood was pretty similar to any other restaurant. The vibe is downstairs at the bar.

                                                                      11. NP

                                                                        NaiP

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                        overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                                        Second time being there and it was a surprise. We ordered two mains to celebrate our anniversary and first, the main that my partner choose came and mine came 15min later. The ragu parpadelle it was overcooked, almost no meat and really unseasoned. Mine, a pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes had no salt or pepper at all. It was absolutely tasteless. Asides that there were two cloves of garlic on my main that it was completely raw. My Negroni came with a glass full of ice but half way with drink. Considering how much we loved the first time and how it was the second, it was surprisingly disappointing.

                                                                      12. NL

                                                                        NiemL

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Everything was lovely, the staff were amazing, especially Elizabeth was so friendly and funny

                                                                      13. KM

                                                                        KaylaM

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 12 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Top notch! Great staff, great atmosphere! Food = amazing!

                                                                      14. H

                                                                        Harriet

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 11 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fantastic urban vibe with fun modern music in a romantic setting. Food was TDF and the service was so lovely. We had a great anniversary dinner here!

                                                                      15. PF

                                                                        PrimaF

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        The steak was delicious so was the papardelle, very tasty pasta was perfect. We shared the food and for three people $200 with drinks is not bad! The whole experience was great for my birthday.

                                                                      16. SS

                                                                        SashaS

                                                                        New South Wales

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fantastic service from lovely bartenders, hosts and waiters/waitresses. A little bit loud to chat in a dinner environment or hear the waitress talking to you but otherwise amazing in every aspect!

                                                                      17. LC

                                                                        LisaC

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always a great time here - great food and a great atmosphere!

                                                                      18. E

                                                                        Evelily

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Food was the high light steak was amazing as well as the Ragu If you like hiphop and RnB while eating this would be the place to go

                                                                      19. NO

                                                                        NadineO

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Booked a table for my birthday and had such a great night. Food was incredible as always and service was on point. Would 100% recommend.

                                                                      20. BE

                                                                        BrookeE

                                                                        Brisbane

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 30 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great atmosphere and great service! Wish I knew about the downstairs lounge before booking though. Sitting there would be awesome so I’ll definitely come back for that!

                                                                      21. SB

                                                                        SamBa

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 28 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing ambience, great for intimate drinks with a friend. Lovely staff and service, love the low lights, delicious lamb ragu and amazing goblet red wine glasses. Props all round!

                                                                      22. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                        It was a great venue but it was a little loud. We were seated upstairs.

                                                                      23. SM

                                                                        SteveM

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Once again a great place to go, food was outstanding as well as the service. Atmousphere was also fantastic and the team serving did a great job at all times.

                                                                      24. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Victoria

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                        Limited menu, and too over priced … No sav Blanc wine on the wine list.

                                                                      25. RS

                                                                        RakhiS

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing food. Every bite was bliss. We loved the ambience and the service was warm and friendly! Highly recommend!

                                                                      26. j

                                                                        janellat

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing customer service. Food and drinks were great!!

                                                                      27. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        London

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        10/10 food and experience

                                                                      28. DB

                                                                        DanB

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 8 March 2022

                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                        Great cocktails, very average food which looked and tasted like it was reheated.

                                                                      29. b

                                                                        brooker

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Definitely will eat there again.

                                                                      30. JS

                                                                        JessS

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 4 March 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Best food, vibe and service! Can’t wait to go back!

                                                                      31. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        amazing highly recommend

                                                                      32. HL

                                                                        HunkaLove

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        This was my first experience and it was great. Awesome service and food. Highly recommend and I will be back.

                                                                      33. HC

                                                                        HappyCustomer

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Cosy seating both upstairs and downstairs. Waiter's cheese suggestions were spot on and much appreciated, thank you for a wonderful night!

                                                                      34. JC

                                                                        JessicaCervello

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The staff were exceptional. Food was wonderful. Not our first time here :)

                                                                      35. AH

                                                                        AlexanderH

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Had a fantastic date night evening on the bottom level of the restaurant. The atmosphere and service was incredible, a small menu but everything ordered was great. 5/5!

                                                                      36. CF

                                                                        ClaudiaF

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                        Great service and food which never disappoints! Music was a little loud downstairs but there was a variety

                                                                      37. N

                                                                        Nadin

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing food, great atmosphere and customer service. The pappardelle is the best I've had! Highly recommend!!

                                                                      38. MM

                                                                        MarieM

                                                                        Sydney

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Loved it! Great food, service and ambience! Always love a visit to big poppa’s!

                                                                      39. EL

                                                                        EricaL

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Good place to catch up with friends. Music is at a good level, service was fantastic and food was delicious. What more could you ask for.

                                                                      40. SJ

                                                                        SJ82

                                                                        New South Wales

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing service, food and atmosphere. This place is next level!

                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                        • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                        • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                        • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                      • Screening

                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                        • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                      FAQs

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

                                                                      Big Poppa's is rated 4.7 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                      Booked 22 times today
                                                                      Experiences are available.
                                                                      Google Map for Big Poppa's

                                                                      96 Oxford St Darlinghurst, AU-NSW 2010

                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross Street

                                                                        Crown St

                                                                      • Area

                                                                        Darlinghurst

                                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                                        7 days a week, 5PM-3AM

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Italian, Contemporary Italian

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                      • Dress Code

                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                      • Parking Details

                                                                        None

                                                                      • Payment Options

                                                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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