Welcome to Li'l Darlin

Surry Hills

Li’l Darlin Surry Hills is an institution amongst Sydney’s party crowd. There’s something here for everyone – from tapas, delicious pizzas and menus for every taste, to our intricate cocktail menu, to our Cocktail Masterclasses – all surrounded by the style and ambience of our beautiful venue. Whether you’d like a private function or to simply kick back with friends after a long week – we look forward to seeing you.

Happy Hours

5pm – 7pm daily
10pm-11:30pm Friday & Saturday


Join us for the best bar food
in Sydney, hands down
Food menus


Stylish, cosy or intimate,
perfect for one-on-one or with groups
Drinks menu



Li’l Darlin Menu


Li'l Darlin


Our chefs have been hard at work designing our brand new menu, only at Surry Hills. It’s got all the old favourites you loved and some new options to try – tasty tapas, mouthwatering pizzas… And don’t forget our signature cocktails!

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Cocktail Masterclass

Our new Cocktail Masterclass is the perfect team building exercise or simply social experience, hosted by our very own team of Cocktail Connoisseurs.

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Li’l Darlin Events


Li'l Darlin


Birthday, Hens Night, Farewell or simply getting the crew together on a weekend; make your celebration something spectacular at Li’l Darlin! From an intimate dinner to an all-out social soiree, our events team will take care of every detail.

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$10 lunch deals and the quality of food is amazing across the whole menu!!Some favourites are the wraps and burgers!Vegetarian options are super delicious; roasted vegetable wrap and mushroom burgers! The added $3 chips with additional mushroom sauce is out of this world!!
12:57 14 Jun 18
This place originally came into existence to be a refuge for women who wanted a drink without the prospect of being harassed by male folks, says Alex the owner. However, it seems that women like men, on occassion, and they opened their doors to all comers in order to spice up the joint. The cocktails are super creative and very Instagram friendly. If you love sugary sweet treats then you'll have a party in your mouth with these drinks. They have some fresh and tart flavours too, but the sweeter drinks are really something else. I came here for the cocktail master class and it was definitely an amazing experience. I loved hearing about how each drink is made and getting to taste all of the delicious options available. Making my own cocktail was super fun too. The fairy floss and the marshmallow cocktails were my favourite, but the mad hatter was also good and probably would be a tasty option for someone who prefers drinks without that sugary hit. All the drinks have fresh ingredients and mixers that are made in-house. I definitely recommend getting a group together for the master class, it's super fun. The happy hour specials are great too; all cocktails are $10!!
Holly Corpe
Holly Corpe
03:45 16 May 18
Great atmosphere in a great location. There's a great range of cocktails to choose from and all those tested were fantastic. Their pizza boards are great snacks and there's also a good selection. Perfect spot for a group or after work drinks. Can get quite busy during peak times.
Tim Whiting
Tim Whiting
10:55 14 Apr 18
If you're looking to have a couple of great (inexpensive) cocktails and bite to eat, Lil Darlin a great spot. It's always hussling in their, great music and friendly staff.Food is not very well portioned, however, it tastes great.
Carla Nesci
Carla Nesci
06:12 09 Mar 18
Best bar in Sydney hands down. Not too upscale and just a great place to hang out. Cocktails are the best in town and works of art... The Old Fashioneds oh my. Very attentive service well done.
Jon Paul Partyka
Jon Paul Partyka
00:06 17 Feb 18
Great place. Caters for every occasion. Delicious food they can do gluten-free pizzas, $10 cocktails, awesome staff and the best thing..... only a stumble away from central station! A must in Sydney....
Alex Rogerson
Alex Rogerson
09:30 08 Feb 18
Went on a Friday after work to catch up with friends. They have $10 pizza happy hour between 7-9pm and the food is really tasty 👌Service is quick and attentive. Happy hour cocktails for $10 is also great. The place was pretty full, but we never waited long for our drinks or food.Live music, relaxed atmosphere and pretty decor. Only minor downside is there's only 1.5 dunnies for the ladies.
23:21 27 Jan 18