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Big Poppa's, Darlinghurst, AU-NSW

Big Poppa's

4.7
4.7
385 reviews
$A40 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Phone number

    0499 052 201

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • $70pp Set Menu

    A$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.

What 385 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney

    Late Night Find

  • Sydney

    Notable Wine List

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Group Bookings

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Elroy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Super cool and super friendly, a really enjoyable dinner, Food was really tasty and authentic. My partner and I had a great little night.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the best restaurants in Sydney! The Papadelle & Gnocchi were to die for, and the Ill Vibe cocktails were flowing too easy 😍 good cocktail if you prefer something on the sweeter side!
  3. L

    Luckycat91

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Really dissapointed with this time at big poppas. Took my group of friends there as I had an amazing time a few months ago. This time, the cocktails were watery and made poorly and the food was very average. It was actually embarrassing for me as I talked the place up so much. I went on a Sunday this time so maybe they have their best staff on on peak days? Hesitant to give the place another go.
  4. AO

    AnaisO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The worst service ever…. Your staff downstairs was the most unwelcoming staff we have ever seen. They were not smiley, not respectful …. Never ever will we come back and never ever do I want to recommend this place to anyone!
  5. CD

    CaitlinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and cocktails. Reasonably priced and great vibe
  6. k

    kevmunro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a glorious bunch of people. Drinks good, food good, service good. I was in Sydney for 36 hours from Melbourne and I'm glad that's where I spent my one dinner slot.
  7. AB

    AntonioB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Highly recommended Atmosphere and ambiance was also great
  8. EP

    EunbiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe, good place to grab a glass of wine/beer after work or a nice date night with your partner on a weekend. $100/pp avg spend
  9. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We love Big Poppas but last night we had to sit downstairs for dinner and could not even have a conversation as it was so loud. Add to that the fact that one of our glasses had lipstick on it was a tad disappointing.
  10. SG

    StefaniaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AAHH-MAZINGGG! Fantastic candlelight dinner in the basement area paired with a yummy cocktail, then turned into an rnb hip hop club! Danced till 3am!
  11. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 11 to celebrate so many great things! The vibe & service was friendly, welcoming and very accommodating. The food was delicious and the mixologists know how to make a great Margi! Thank you for having us!
  12. BF

    BethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Big Poppa’s helped make a special occasion for me and my boyfriend perfect. The food, cocktails and service were all above and beyond. Will definitely go back.
  13. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    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
  14. J

    Jessy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing place, absolutely love it here always coming back for more :)
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. SH

    SamanthaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would have to say this was the best food I have ever had!!!!
  18. MC

    MarkC

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food. The wait staff are super friendly. Would recommend this place!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. KM

    KaylaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch! Great staff, great atmosphere! Food = amazing!
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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!
  30. 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!
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Limited menu, and too over priced … No sav Blanc wine on the wine list.
  38. 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!
  39. j

    janellat

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service. Food and drinks were great!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 food and experience

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 385 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 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

    Daily 5:00 pm–3:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Several bus stops within a few minutes walk

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Wi-Fi available

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