Sweethearts Rooftop

4.0
47 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
Sweethearts Rooftop, is the quintessential rooftop bar, nestled high above the bustling Darlinghurst Road.
This hidden gem is a space, loved and treasured by locals and first timers alike.

With a relaxed chilled vibe and a stunning vista of the local skyline, be it a quick pizza, washed down with a cheeky Corona, or an afternoon of Garden Party cocktails with the girls, Sweethearts Rooftop is the perfect space for any occasion.

Worried about the weather? with a retractable awning to keep the rain off and full venue misters to beat the heat (and heaters to cozy up to), we will have you dancing to our funky DJ's tunes come rain, hail, or shine.

So I guess the last question is, what are you waiting for?
What 47 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I booked a table online for a hens night for 12 people. When we arrived we had two tables seperate to each other and there were only 8 seats. Lucky enough some lovely people moved for us but there were 12 of us huddled around 2 tiny tables. Where there were other long tables that other groups had gotten together when they had booked as well and other tables that would of suited us perfectly that were reserved for hours with no one there. Was a little disappointing that we assumed we would all be able to sit together but we ended up squished and uncomfortable. The bar staff where great and so was the food it was just disappointing booking a table and turning up to that.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Your staff were amazing! So switched on, funny, kind, made my birthday that much better. Can’t wait to come back.

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S
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice rooftop bar with good ambiance and attractive wood finishes and plants. Delicious and affordable pizza. Great for a catch up with friends or a date. Can get quite busy so book a table. Choose seating wisely as some seating is near loud speakers which make conversation impossible, we were lucky in that there was another free table and moved there where there was much less noise.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service, music, venue. Only minor issue was some judgie people who, after a few drinks, seemed to have an issue with my son being there.. they must not have realised kids are welcome in Sunday’s..I didn’t know them.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The film started an hour later than advertised and we had to ask them to put it on meaning we could stay to watch the full film pizzas were really nice though

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C
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Came to watch Bridesmaids for their Rooftop Cinema promotion. A few glitches during the movie but otherwise good vibes and a fun atmosphere. Free popcorn was a nice touch. Pimm’s was good but Nutella Pizza has a really dry crust and not enough Nutella/strawberry (not tasty).

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d
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Awesome venue good service only downfall was the music was way too loud but other than that great vibe and venue

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PK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

My colleagues were suspicious of the place based on the name, but once we got there, they were all extremely happy. The male staff member from Italy dealt with my group's needs expediently and effectively.

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H
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was great except half the audience couldn’t see the movie because of poor seating. If you go here to watch the cinema you can’t count on seeing too much.

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ZS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

had a nice time at the outdoor cinema, definitely more of a summer place, nice cocktails and friendly staff. look forward to going back!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for functions and special events! Friendly and helpful staff can help with large bookings.
Perfect if you're inviting friends and want to bring your own cake to celebrate.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I had booked a table for my birthday and when I got there, there was no reservation on my name. The staff promptly moved some groups of people and provided me with a table, not for the number of people I had booked but. In the end everything was sorted out and I had a great night.

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I booked through the hotel website for eight people. It didn't give me any options to select occasion or to choose where I wanted to be seated. On the day, eight of us were directed to the bar/bench seats, facing the kitchen. It was a birthday occasion and it was absurd to be given those seats, we wouldn't be able to share food or even look at one another! If they told me beforehand I would've cancelled the booking and found another place. I requested for a table and was told that they were fully booked, but when I insisted, they actually had a free table and offered it to me. So why reject it in the first place when it was free the whole time? and why would anyone think it's a good idea to have eight people sitting side by side for dinner?

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NX
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great for group bookings wanting no attachments to set menus or min spend

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B
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Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went for the Sweethearts Rooftop Cinema, nice vibe, was a weeknight so very quiet however quite a few patrons making the atmosphere fun.
Seats aren’t really built for sitting in for 2+ hours but this would be the only complaint and it’s minor.
Food was excellent- no healthy options except the prawns which were AMAZING, mostly italian comfort food and burgers.
Fun for a friendly get together or ideally a really
nice date night.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great rooftop bar, shame that they wouldn't put the AFL game on when no one was watching the surfing. About 10 of us asked and took the manager 25 minutes to put it on. Service was a bit slow and unenthusiastic in general.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This place decided to close early and we were turned away even though we had reservations booked. Waste of time.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Fun spot for friends to get together in a funky spot. Good service and bar snacks.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The food was nice but we found the staff very unhelpful. I booked a table for 7 and was given a cramped table for 4 with 5 chairs, I later had to approach the staff to advise that I had booked for more people and we were offered a 2nd seperate table, but only once the additional guests had arrived (despite me showing proof of my booking). Their general demeanour was unfriendly and I felt awkward on occasion approaching them for any assistance. Multiple occasions I stood at the empty bar waiting to be served whilst staff either chatted amongst themselves or ignored me. Very nice venue, it is a shame that the staff let it down.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The rooftop cinema was excellent! Despite the inclement weather, the food and service was great!

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BP
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there, we did a late booking and found we werent booked but staff were quick to find us a table that had been canceled and lucky for us it was right at the front on Movie night :)
Great pizza and we got free popcorn! Actually pizza was really fvvken great tell the chef!
Not a complaint but nothing special on the Beer front but we didnt go there for beer.
5 stars great environment.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Booked a table in advance, although that was a waste of time. We were seated wherever they could find a spot. Spent more time worrying about the larger function there. Cocktails are not worth the price.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

After eating a full meal waiting for our movie, they didn’t have it (how do you lose a movie?) they put on top gun instead - however it had no sound! Whole reason for going was to watch a classic movie in the open air. Sadly we left

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HY
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Succinct and surprisingly good menu in a venue that wears its unforced charm on its sleeve

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H
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunately they were extremely unorganised for the movie (which is strange because they run these regularly). But they lost the DVD disc of the original movie, chose another movie and then failed to get the sound working. Probably didn’t get a movie going until 2+ hours after the start time... the food was average other than the aranchini balls which sold out. Was really looking forward to the Mexican food which was advertised when I initially booked the movie night.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Was super busy by 5 and a little bit of communication failure with tables but the girl organising tables was fantastic and made up for the confusion. Would go back again 100% !! Also great DJ

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j
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was pretty disappointed to see they'd changed the menu. We specifically went back to get the mexican food.

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EM
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night with cool vibes and tunes. Our hostess was fantastic, the service and food were impeccable. We were a group of 12 and had organised a tab. Really it was a perfect cosey night out with friends.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

On arrival my reserved table waa occupied by others. They moved us to another table in the middle. Would have been nice to have a view nearby the window. Other than that it was great.

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A
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Was seated next to kitchen. Booked for 10 people and could hardly fit us. Was a very special occasion however was unable to talk to everyone due to bad seating.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Spent my 30th birthday here. They have a limited but amazing mexican food menu. The Sangria is superb - I wasn’t actually a Sangria fan until then. And very accommodating staff. Would definitely come back!

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HF
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The venue had great ambience. The rooftop was great once you had climbed those stairs, wouldn't recommend it for someone who has a disability ie: wheelchair.
Really enjoyed the vibe and the staff were friendly, great layout and food was good and simple.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I made a reservation online for a special girls dinner. When we arrived Sweethearts was fully booked for a private function. Very disappointed.

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MB
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice vibe. Fun rooftop bar to catch up with friends.
All service is via the bar but that’s no big problem.
Good prices
Basic Mexican menu. Bar style food not restaurant food
Fun

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LF
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

No one sat us for 20 minutes. Had reservation. Way too loud

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Was a really nice afternoon with my 4 friends. As the night came on the ambiance was really awesome. Was a Wednesday night so a bit quite but all in all was very good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy
Food average

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D
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Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked last minute and wasn't dissapointed. We arrived to find our table reserved with a cute little bottle with our name on it. Pimms jugs at $30 are a must! Very chilled environment, would recommend to anyone looking for a chilled vibe to enjoy drinks in the sun. Thanks to the staff for the friendly service.

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M
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, assessible to public transport.
Staff were friendly and helpful, we had a group of 19 and they assisted efficiently when needed.
Food was spicy, tasty and worth the $30 per head.
Only negative was the flight of stairs.. but worth the visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Booked a table for 10people,for a special occasion,arrived to find we had been seated at the bar.Once we found a table,then got told we had to move due to another booking.
Ruined the vibe for the evening and ended up leaving.

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