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.

 

 

 

 

Li’l Darlin Menu

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Li'l Darlin

Menu

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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Li'l Darlin

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

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Li'l Darlin

Events

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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The Lil Darlin team made me and my friends feel very comfortable and welcome. Service is great, with an option of pay as you go which makes life so much easier. Happy hour gives great value, and the food and drinks are top quality. Thank you Lil Darlin for making my birthday special. I look forward to coming back.
Luke Cox
Luke Cox
02:24 08 Dec 19
Delicious cocktails. Really cool atmosphere. Food is great. Great for catching up with friends. It can be hard to get a table during busy periods (like right after work) so book ahead!
vivian bakiris
vivian bakiris
06:43 30 Nov 19
Delicious cocktails. Really cool atmosphere. Food is great. Great for catching up with friends. It can be hard to get a table during busy periods (like right after work) so book ahead!
vivian bakiris
vivian bakiris
06:43 30 Nov 19
Great little bar with wide choice of cocktails and beers.Drinks were very good.Food looked good as well.Will be going back.
Peter Barras
Peter Barras
07:59 17 Nov 19
Came in for lunch, great pizza and coffee, and very hospitible staff and reasonably priced. Will definitely drop in again. Thanks guys 🙂
Donna L
Donna L
04:37 23 Oct 19
Came in for lunch, great pizza and coffee, and very hospitible staff and reasonably priced. Will definitely drop in again. Thanks guys 🙂
Donna L
Donna L
04:37 23 Oct 19
Went for the happy hour purely by chance. As we picked it due to gluten free menu. However, it's not really a gluten free menu as a few things on there had contamination from mixed oil. The pizza though was very good gluten free pizza. Lovely salad. Great drinks and good prices. Good venue, pretty cool. Would go again. But gluten free needs more clarification.
Will Foster
Will Foster
06:46 18 Oct 19
Went for the happy hour purely by chance. As we picked it due to gluten free menu. However, it's not really a gluten free menu as a few things on there had contamination from mixed oil. The pizza though was very good gluten free pizza. Lovely salad. Great drinks and good prices. Good venue, pretty cool. Would go again. But gluten free needs more clarification.
Will Foster
Will Foster
06:46 18 Oct 19
Loved it. Great food and atmosphere. Waitress superb but run off her feet.
June Bartlett
June Bartlett
18:45 16 Oct 19
We had an amazing time!Alfred our server gave myself and my mother one of the best hospitality service I have ever experienced (I myself work in hospitality).The food was great! We recommend especially the cheese platter
Cristale Nuti
Cristale Nuti
10:09 15 Oct 19
Fabulous local bar with great Happy Hour cocktails! Have been multiple times and have always had a great time. The staff are engaging, friendly and provide a great service! They are a credit to their employer as it’s not the cheapest place around but it is always full and has a great atmosphere!
Ciara Fitzgerald
Ciara Fitzgerald
13:13 10 Sep 19
Friendly staff, great environment for an after work drinks with friends, food was great. We got there just in time for the happy hours cocktails which was amazing! Live acoustic music make it a special night. Highly recommend! Just one thing would suggest if turn down a bit the volume would be great, as it's hard to talk to others.
Nancy C
Nancy C
22:35 29 Aug 19
Friendly staff, great environment for an after work drinks with friends, food was great. We got there just in time for the happy hours cocktails which was amazing! Live acoustic music make it a special night. Highly recommend! Just one thing would suggest if turn down a bit the volume would be great, as it's hard to talk to others.
Nancy C
Nancy C
22:35 29 Aug 19
Came here to celebrate my girlfriends Citizenship and had the most outstanding time! I've been to a fair few bars around Sydney and I can wholeheartedly say that I can't wait to come back. Many thanks to Li'l Darlin and the entire team for providing an exceptional experience for me and my friends. Many thanks, Joel.
Joel Woodman
Joel Woodman
09:09 28 Aug 19
Fun, quirky cocktail menu. Great prices for the area and a chilled out atmosphere. Great place to kill a few hours.
Danny Vardanega
Danny Vardanega
11:43 20 Aug 19
Fun, quirky cocktail menu. Great prices for the area and a chilled out atmosphere. Great place to kill a few hours.
Danny Vardanega
Danny Vardanega
11:43 20 Aug 19
cute little place. good cocktails. music is too loud tho
Karen Botha
Karen Botha
05:33 12 Aug 19
Had a fantastic night here with the gals. Cute cocktails and great service. Love it.
Melissa Welsh
Melissa Welsh
01:03 02 Aug 19
You must try the over sized chicken schnitzel and the mushroom burger, oh and the Kafta if I remember right. They got very nice chips too.They can be quite crowded midday some days, but not every day.
Meligy
Meligy
07:45 08 Jul 19
You must try the over sized chicken schnitzel and the mushroom burger, oh and the Kafta if I remember right. They got very nice chips too.They can be quite crowded midday some days, but not every day.
Meligy
Meligy
07:44 08 Jul 19
Great place for some food and happy hour specials. They have some interesting cocktails/drinks and $10 pizza during happy hour. Pizza always comes out fresh and leaves us wanting more.This place is popular and bookings are a must if you are going on a Friday evening or weekend. Else they will try their best to fit you in with what tables are available.The service has always been good. Although on my last visit during a quiet time (Tuesday evening), the staff did not attend to our table after seating us and providing us with menus. We had to call for their attention to order.
Ainslie P
Ainslie P
04:04 19 Jun 19
Great place for some food and happy hour specials. They have some interesting cocktails/drinks and $10 pizza during happy hour. Pizza always comes out fresh and leaves us wanting more.This place is popular and bookings are a must if you are going on a Friday evening or weekend. Else they will try their best to fit you in with what tables are available.The service has always been good. Although on my last visit during a quiet time (Tuesday evening), the staff did not attend to our table after seating us and providing us with menus. We had to call for their attention to order.
Ainslie P
Ainslie P
04:04 19 Jun 19
Had a small family meal here Wednesday night. We chose it mainly because it was a handy location (very short walk from Central Station) & also because my daughter had been here previously & liked it. The restaurant is quite spacious, a bit too dark (the over 50's in our group had to use flashlights on our phones to read the menu!) There was fairly loud music playing but we could still hear each other. The staff were all nice, helpful & professional. The food was very good - the pizza was very well done with a nice thin crust & the crumbed haloumi with pumpkin was excellent.
Jenny T
Jenny T
13:49 05 Jun 19
Absolutely delicious!Salt and pepper squid was crispy and tasty.Salmon had great flavors.Polenta chips are amazing!
Tia Hocking
Tia Hocking
09:01 26 May 19
Omg food was amazing and so many gluten free options! Cocktails were super special and really delicious, beautiful atmosphere and staff are so friendly. Will be back for sure!
Milica
Milica
07:36 12 May 19
Fantastic place! Didn't get to try the cocktails but the schnitzel and classic cheese burger were brilliant for the price! Service was friendly and efficient. Will be back to try those cocktails 😍
Cleve Collett
Cleve Collett
07:04 04 May 19
Popped in for lunch as they have a special lunch menu! Lots of choice to choose from and the food quality and quantity is perfect! The staff are friendly and approach when required. Love the fact it’s also table service which is great when you go somewhere solo.
Fiona K
Fiona K
04:04 26 Apr 19
Brilliant ambience and pretty nice cocktails, the dishes are a bit small if you are sharing so I would suggest pizzas for groups.
Catalina Forero
Catalina Forero
05:29 19 Apr 19
Awesome 10$ pizza and burgers everyday. You can sit next to the window and enjoy the view.
Saam Arvan
Saam Arvan
09:25 06 Apr 19
The cocktails are a MUST TRY!! Especially during happy hour (5-7PM) and they're only $10 each, and worth trying as many as you can (and share of course!). The cocktails are definitely made with love and the service here are super friendly and attentive!! The food is delicious too!! I would suggest booking a table beforehand as it can get busy/crowded and if you are there for happy hour, you might as well stay for dinner too! Great little place to catch up with friends, go on a date or just hang for a drink or two!
Linda Le
Linda Le
20:02 28 Mar 19
Always a great place for cocktails and food. I’ve been here for lunch and also a few times for drinks after work. Food is great and comes out at a good pace. They also do happy hours on cocktails which is awesome!Great place for groups and couples but try get here early to nab a seat.
AngeDe eee
AngeDe eee
00:50 17 Mar 19
A great place to meet up with friends & have cocktails. Lost a star because the music is super loud & most of the drink options are overly sweet, but if that’s your scene then you might love this place!
Issa O'Sullivan
Issa O'Sullivan
01:15 11 Mar 19
While visiting friends of ours in Sydney, they suggested that we go to Li'l Darlin for some cool bevvies.The atmosphere is cozy, and the staff is friendly and efficient. We each ordered a few different bevvies and I was very happy with the ones that I had ordered. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I had the privilege of consuming the best Old Fashioned I have ever had.With friendly staff, a creative drink menu and an overall cool vibe, Li'l Darlin should be on your "must visit" list if you are ever in Sydney.
Jorge Figueiredo
Jorge Figueiredo
15:25 19 Feb 19
Great corner pub. Great happy hour deals. Good selection of drinks and foods.
Reynaldi Hadianto
Reynaldi Hadianto
05:28 08 Feb 19
Amazing staff, so accommodating for my birthday drinks!I love the cocktail menu, and the happy hour here is hard to beat! Thanks again, we’ll be back! Faves are Vera Green, the Peking duck pizza and the antipasto board!
Ella Madden
Ella Madden
05:47 06 Jan 19
Great service, fab atmosphere, delicious cocktails, even better when they are at Happy Hour! The bar service was quick & efficient and it is a small intimate setting. Close to lots of other bars & restaurants.
Jonathan Mills
Jonathan Mills
08:20 21 Dec 18
The food is divine!!! Staff very friendly and attentive which made for a fun night. We had lessons of how to make cocktails and then got to make our own.The only negative is that there is only 1 female toilet, and always a line up.
Lesley McGuirk
Lesley McGuirk
18:16 09 Dec 18
Came here recently for a team event at work - (the famous) Cocktail Making Class. Bartenders are pretty knowledgable and showed how some of their most famous cocktails are made. Then everyone got a chance to choose a drink from the menu that the bartenders will personally teach you how to make. To be honest, you'll be mixing some spirits and premix so you won't come out n expert, but it was fun. Had food there after, the pizzas are great. Love the chorizos ones
Qim Lee
Qim Lee
01:41 08 Dec 18
We did a Cocktail Masterclass yesterday for our work Xmas celebration and what a fun afternoon we had. We had the bar to ourselves and everyone was involved in tasting and making cocktails. Value for money for the food and drink was outstanding and we finished perfectly in time for happy hour. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we all had a great experience.
Shivaun Bromley
Shivaun Bromley
20:59 04 Dec 18
Good atmosphere and good cocktails. Service was friendly and a nice hideaway spot. Next time i'll be trying the happy hour specials!
Candice Shields
Candice Shields
02:22 17 Nov 18
Love going for this place for cocktails. The atmosphere is really nice and the food menu is good too, especially the dumplings. Good place for pre drinks.
Lyn Tran
Lyn Tran
14:06 19 Oct 18
Wonderful picturesque and delicious cocktails! Perfect happy hour, I wish I could go there every week! $10 pizzas are also great, we tried the prawn pizza which went really well with the fruity cocktails.
Vrunda Tambe
Vrunda Tambe
07:15 18 Oct 18
What an epic experience we had with Lil Darlin. Who knew Sunday’s could be so fun filled. Loved every moment spent here. Cheers to more great times ahead
joyti kumar
joyti kumar
08:00 23 Sep 18
Wow! $10 pizzas + $5 Stellas during happy hour, which I think actually goes for two hours. Great atmosphere here, live music, amazingly good pizzas + beer and cocktail selection. Decor was very cool also. Service was bit hit and miss (sometimes came too often, sometimes had a wait a while for another beer) but didn't detract from the experience. Had a great night here; it was Thursday and it was packed. Would imagine this place would very popular on Friday and Saturday. Great location near Central - love it, a real find.
Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson
07:04 14 Sep 18
Great place for after work drinks, with happy hour lasting til 7pm. The pizzas are great and the cocktails are fun! The staff were friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was nice.
Angelica Aquino
Angelica Aquino
12:14 07 Sep 18
Great food, nice craft beers. The pizzas here are really great. They also have a lot of weird and wonderful cocktails.
Dan Watson
Dan Watson
01:31 26 Aug 18
Food was great and reasonable pricing and the service was also good too. However the cups were dirty which was a turn off. But would definitely recommend eating here.
Anna Ng
Anna Ng
23:06 24 Aug 18
Good place for quick work lunch. Lots of $10 options. Good food. Their sweet potato fries deserve a special mention. They do it much better than many other places. Still tastes like sweet potato, but crunchy, yum! Their giant chicken schnitzel is, well, giant, and delicious - easily enough for 2 people to share.
Michelle Koo
Michelle Koo
21:50 21 Aug 18
Like anything, way better value when you're there during Happy Hour. Cocktails are always good, very consistent with flavour and alcohol content. A good selection, your favourite is always waiting for you. Table service is generally quick and friendly. Food is also reasonable. Location is great, easy access to the station of you're coming in from out of the CBD. Give it a try!
Ryan Inc
Ryan Inc
01:51 18 Aug 18
Love this place. Amazing cocktails! Happy hour $10 5-7pm. Food menu is extensive too. Fills up fast so booking would be recommended.
Sinead Tobin
Sinead Tobin
22:20 03 Aug 18
Booked Li'l Darlin Surry Hills for a group event. Great set menu options and catered easily for dietary requirements. Food was plentiful and delicious. Table service was a nice touch. Everyone has a great time and enjoyed working through the extensive cocktail list. It's hard to find a venue in Surry Hills for 15 + people and this fit the bill nicely. Would recommend
Priscilla
Priscilla
08:08 02 Aug 18
Came here for my birthday celebration. Booked a table and they were really helpful gave me the information I needed. BTW if you book for more than 10 people you need to fill out this form. We were greeted with friendly staff. It was packed which is usually a good sign. I have been to the one in Randwick. This had a similar vibe. Cocktails were . They had mulled cider which was fitting for the cold weather. I think I could have drank that by the bucketful. Food was great all my friends seem to have enjoyed what they ordered especially the roast duck pizza. The wait staff was really friendly and attentive didnt get his name but we just called him Jesus because he looked Christ-like. They also got me to ring the bell for some reason. Something about it being happy final happy hour/my birthday still confused.The dessert was also amazing.
Justin Flestado
Justin Flestado
20:26 25 Jun 18
$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!!
BEL KH
BEL KH
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.
T L
T L
23:21 27 Jan 18