Eau De Vie Sydney
Eau De Vie is an award-winning bar and has been recognised globally, the interior decor features lounges and tables throughout. The menu list of cocktails is extensive and categorised by flavours paying homage to old or dying crafts such as the Apothecarist and the Stonemason.
Located in Darlinghurst Sydney, Eau De Vie prides itself on variety and the bar is always stocked to the fullest. In addition, Eau De Vie provides a selective menu of food, for when you are feeling peckish while you sip on an internationally award winning cocktail or fine whiskey.
Cocktail waiter was wonderful, cockatil list looked impressive but few were delicious. Everyone there was super friendly, the service was fine, but we could have done with requests for drinks with greater regularity. The experience was okay, Id recommend going there once and checking it out, but I will not be going again as I did not enjoy the taste of alot of the cocktails ordered (save for the classic Old Fashioned and the passionfruit cocktail) . Also I gave the food 5 stars, but I didnt order anything, I had to pick a rating to write a review.
Great atmosphere and great selection of cocktails
The floor service staff were very knowledgeable and helpful when deciding what to order and proficient in the delivering of the cocktails. It was disappointing how long we had to wait for the arrival of our cocktails. At a fairly quite time early on a Friday night, we were a table of ten with a limited time frame, one person behind the bar making cocktails made the visit a little frustrating.
For the price, I just wanted a bit more of an experience.
Eau de Vie was amazing! I enjoyed everything there, the set up was cosy and quirky, the drinks were spectacular and the service was excellent. Absolutely recommend!
This place is brilliant , I have already recommended it to all my friends
Great variety of drinks. Premium quality products used. Snack/food menu could be expanded.
Very helpful team with a wide range of knowledge. Highly recommend and will return soon.
One of the best bars in Sydney, well done to the company and to the team at EDV!!
Came in for drinks the other night and ordered the martini flights which were awesome! Also ordered the bread and olives which took a while to arrive and when we got it the olives were soggy - perhaps not a good quality brand.
We had a table next to us who had their phones out with some of those LUMI bright lights and their phone torches on which was really disturbing as this venue is so dimly lit to start off with and management didn’t bother to Ask them to turn off the flashing lights. We weren’t the only table being disturbed by this.
The music doesn’t reflect the 1920s theme.
Staff were all very friendly and professional so kudos to them!
I was very disappointed about not getting told that they weren't doing the canapes menu. We were planing to have dinner and we couldn't and ended up scoffing lots of bread and expensive platters of meat and cheese which was not what we planed.
There’s a reason this is one of the best cocktail bars in Sydney. If you’re after a fail safe place for an excellent cocktail this is a go to. Very creative drinks on the menu but also good for a classic
A bit overrated for me... ok for a drink but dont think I'll go back again
Drinks are great. Cheese platter is not that great tho....
Great venue & atmosphere, waiter was very attentive & quirky. Would recommend for a few drinks on a night out
Bar seating should not be an option on reservation at the moment; due to covid you don’t sit at the bar but at a big communal table on stools. Took quite a while to get a drink, they sat on a tray for about 10mins before our server brought them over. Atmosphere was cosy and warm, great decor. Fun, theatrical cocktails were the highlight.
We had a great time. The waiters were fantastic and made the experience special. AMAZING cocktails!
Great place and amazing cocktails - but it was slightly disappointing that we needed to request a booth 4 times before the host did anything about it - plus he seemed very disengaged and didn’t seem to care at all. But that guys serving and making the cocktails were absolute legends!!
Amazing venue, Amazing experience
Thanks so much
Michael and Daniella
Fantastic experience. We just went for drinks which was amazing. The bar staff were really funny too
Great little hidden gem! Fantastic cocktails, good food and great service!
Amazing choice of cocktails and the staff clearly are experts and love their jobs. They will happily point you in the right direction from a huge set of options. At the same time if you just want a bottle of bubbly they will do that as well.
The seating is cosy and you may have to talk to other people. A great, fun, cool night out. The brisket sliders later in the evening were just amazing and really helped prevent a huge hangover....
Spent 30mins trying to grab the waiters attention. Ended up walking out and getting a drink next door instead. We were completely ignored! Not even slightest bit of acknowledgment that someone will be with us soon. Nice bar, good ambience, but let down by really bad service!!!
A great set up here with an inventive approach to cocktails.
Supplementing this was a wonderful little menu.
Only feedback I would give is that we had a wonderful introductory experience with our cocktail connoisseur but then it just dropped off and we had to go searching for service.
I would have enjoyed it more if we were supported to further explore the cocktail menu more.
It was a good experience. Decent value overall. Cheese board was expensive.
Great drink great food great service
Great little hidden away gem in darlinghurst, great feel for w hidden away bar
Very unhelpful policy where you can’t order at the bar or drink standing up. The environment was not fun at all and was actually just very stressful so we just left and went to a dive bar around the corner where we had a fantastic time (drinking while standing even).
Extensive cocktail menu
Great presentation of cocktails
Could only order one drink per person at a time
Wait staff were arrogant
Wait staff spilled cocktail over phone/bag and didn’t really care
No signs outside to say where venue is
Staff member forgot food order
Food was unfortunately quite average
Waiter got angry for using the flash on my phone- ONCE, but then asked me to upload it on Instagram??
Specialty cocktails are awesome and service is amazing!
Great cocktail bar with an amazing atmosphere. The background music was also very cool
Such a lovely hidden little place. Great drinks and food with a fantastic atmosphere...the kind of place you wish not too many people find out about so you can keep it to yourself
Had a amazing atmosphere, exactly what it claims to be. A 1920s inspired bar.
All the waiters/hosts where amazing friendly and knew what they where talking about.
It does get a bit loud but still enjoyable
Great venue for an intimate meal. Can get noisy when full though.
Great spot to kick off the night, or just spend the whole night here... The cocktails are inventive and first class with the staff having excellent knowledge and service.
Great place for a meet up and a dram. Good atmosphere.
I love the theatre of this place. So much more than just having a drink.
Wonderfully trained staff and loved the cocktail theatre.
To drink cocktails at Eau de Vie is like being at a theatrical performance. The waiters greet you with enthusiasm and explain the menu of around 90 drinks. Depending on what you order, may may experience shownanship at your table.
I enjoy the fact that there are interesting cocktails, many whisk(e)ys, and a well informed staff. Being able to sit in the much quieter Whisky room has a special pleasure
Excellent cocktails and service in a cool atmosphere. We went early for pre-dinner drinks, wasn't too busy or noisy. Sit at the bar and watch them make the cocktails in front of you! Very enjoyable, would recommend.
Eau De Vie Sydney is rated 4.3 stars by 81 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.