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Big Poppa's, Darlinghurst, AU-NSW

Big Poppa's

4.5
4.5
438 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 14 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

  • $75pp Set Menu

    A$75.00 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 438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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. JO

    JOsp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing, had the lasagna and the pappardelle and the wine was also good, had a white and the primitivo. For us the only issue is the music. It is hard to have a conversation because the music is so loud.... ok that is rap but it should be in the background not the centre of the night. Otherwise would give it 5 stars.
  2. MB

    MarciaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and very funky space.
  3. B

    Bilrim

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice viby restaurant , lots of young trendy humans , food was delicious
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and wine selection. Simple food but yummy and authentic. Will certainly go back. Amazing cocktails !
  5. SM

    SMUS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious but like many Sydney establishments at the moment it seems experienced staff are really lacking. Eg our waitress asked if we were ready to order just minutes after we sat down barely giving anyone time to even look at the menu; we'd only been given two menus for four people; two mains came way after the other two who had half finished so their food wouldn't go cold. Good selection of wines in the menu. Fun vibe downstairs in the bar afterwards, overall a great night!
  6. H

    Hanh

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Great atmosphere and location, food average but drinks great. Service was poor to average on when it was busy, which was disappointing. Would go back but maybe just for pre dinner drinks and snacks or post dinner drinks
  7. MG

    MaryanneG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I had heard good things about Big Poppas, admittedly it was more about the venue & the bar. We ordered food & I ordered a half glass of wine (big bangers list) the waiter tried to talk me out of that choice & said I should buy a bigger glass - I had to explain 3 times that I was driving so only wanted half. One of the party ordered the special spaghetti vongole - the waiter came back advising there was “no spaghetti left” they then ordered the gnocchi which was swimming in butter & tasteless, the lasagna was burnt & the best part of our meal turned out to be the burrata! What a complete waste of $200 - very, very disappointing experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was really really tasty, but the restaurant smelt and the seats were sticky.
  9. RJ

    RJCameron

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A cool and vibrant place with excellent food and decent wine list. Music was loud - 100% hip hop. Service was mixed. Great advice on the wine from one member of staff but very slow service from another.
  10. A

    Alysha

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful service and amazing food.
  11. LB

    LeaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music a little bit too loud but overall great experience
  12. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Too noisy to enjoy the dinner. Food is good but not typical Italian food at all.
  13. PF

    PhoebeF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I’ve always loved Big Poppa’s but unfortunately my partner and I had a really poor experience last night. I’ve never been when it was so packed so the noise of people over the loud music was pretty insane. Our food was average and definitely not worth the money and my partner said his lamb pasta was extremely bland. Our food took forever as our waiter forgot to put our mains through. The staff were nice but we sat there for ages thinking they’d forgotten about us and they had. We just wanted a quick dinner but ended up being there for almost 2 hours which was very frustrating as we had somewhere to be. It would’ve been great if they’d offered to take something off the bill because honestly the wait for our mains was ridiculous. We waiting almost an hour and a half for our pastas, and were offered Limoncello shots as compensation even though we’d said we weren’t drinking.
  14. FB

    FernandoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We went early with the kids and they loved the vibe. Would definitely go again
  15. GP

    GavinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, waiters were on their ball game! Consistently coming back to re-fill water and drinks. They also helped with what to choose, great suggestions! Downstairs turns into a cool little bar/club after 9:30-10. Dark restaurant with all the candles made it a good vibe to be in.
  16. E

    Eddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, great music, awesome food and perfect service
  17. HH

    HeleneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Amazing venue to dance!
  18. RP

    RajeshP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was aweful barely food menu. Went for a date, Our date night was spoiled. Big upset
  19. LB

    LeeB

    Brisbane

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service in the gorgeous intimate restaurant was perfection. My only criticism is that my companion and I had to yell at each other to be heard over the music. But the lamb parpadelle was the best I’ve even had.
  20. M

    Mads

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and good vibes
  21. JL

    JasonL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    After waiting about 15 minutes for our order to be taken, We only ordered three things - wine, cheese plate and salami plate. Cheese plate came promptly, after 20mins and after finishing the cheese, we checked on the wine - it was missed. Then wine came out and after about 1/2 the bottle we checked on salumi - its was missed, and came out promptly after that. Whilst the server was apologetic, and offered a 10% discount to compensate, its not a hard skill to remember 3 items and follow it up.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The cocktails and mains were delicious. I think that the value for money is a bit overpriced but it’s a great atmosphere. The service was good.
  23. CH

    CoryH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic, great service, food was perfect. Best martini in town
  24. D

    Dazbot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. Actually the service was the best part of our night. All staff we meet were absolutely brilliant. The music was a bit loud and we felt we couldn't hear ourselves sometimes throughout the night. This is the only critic we had. Otherwise I recommend Big Poppas to everyone as a great night out. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
  25. DM

    DaniM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We absolutely LOVED the food, delicious, fresh and well thought out menu! The service was also fantastic however it was a little too loud for our personal preference although we didn’t know that it turns into a bit of a club at a certain point so understanding. Must go!
  26. M

    Maeva

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went to celebrate my birthday there on Sunday, the set menu 75$ per person is not worth the amount of food we had. The food was very good, not gonna lie. Everyone felt satisfied with the food however, everyone was still hungry and complained about the set menu being a bit too expensive for what we got. We were 13 people, we had a few plates here and there in the middle of the table, but clearly wasn’t enough at all. If you want to celebrate your birthday, I suggest you eat a bit before going there or just go for some drinks as from 10pm there is a DJ playing RNB and the vibes are super good.
  27. MF

    MargotF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner with great wine and a perfect ambience. Service was friendly and relaxed and very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to return!
  28. JE

    JadeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing, the cocktails were amazing and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back! Also loved the hip hop music thanks 😊
  29. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night, food was delicious, great selection of wine and loved the music
  30. SG

    SilvioGroppelli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice food , nice place but the funniest waitress in Australia.... 🤣👌
  31. JH

    JudyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous! Food always good, varied wine list , staff friendly & knowledgeable. Hidden gem
  32. N

    Nike

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is what makes this place, they're helpful and accommodating. Not to mention the food never fails to be delicious.
  33. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Delicious food and wine. Wait staff wasn’t very friendly and music level was hard to have a conversation over.
  34. SH

    SoniaH

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect venue for a fun Friday night dinner. Excellent cocktails, wine list and incredible food!
  35. N

    Nancy

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! From the professional, friendly service of the staff to the amazing food, we all loved dining at Big Poppa's. We ate from the set menu and none of the dishes disappointed - we all left so full and happy. The drinks are incredible too, and the playlist was such a vibe - can't wait until I'm back here again!
  36. AG

    AaronG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place as an amazing vibe with great combination of drinks and food. It is a great place for a date, birthday or just catching up with someone if you like the fancier things in life.
  37. C

    Clyde

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks… atmosphere was a great vibe
  38. DM

    DavidM

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a great time! The hip hop vibe was on point, the food is fantastic, and the service is attentive and friendly without being intrusive. I had a fantastic night and will be back again! Definitely get the gnocchi!
  39. GP

    GeovannaP

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Waiter forgot to put our order through and didn’t realise until 45min later, they didn’t bring anything in the meantime, so we sat there for an hour with one drink.
  40. AD

    AmberD

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. From the security at the door to the wait staff. The vibe and music was great, food was beautiful. Huge selection of wine so great for wineos! Upstairs dining is more intimate and less noisy but if you’re looking for a more social vibe downstairs dining is more casual. Highly recommend

FAQs

Big Poppa's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0499 052 201.

Big Poppa's is rated 4.5 stars by 438 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 14 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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