Lil Darlin

From a bank to a pie shop, the premises Li’l Darlin calls home has had a couple of past lives, but none more full of life or as much fun as its current incarnation. Li’l Darlin is renowned for its nightlife, huge schnitzels (like, really huge), mouth-watering pizza and impressive array of intricate cocktails, whose ingredients are the real deal, you won’t find any cheap syrup here.

Being slap bang in the middle of Devonshire Street means it’s easy to get to, from those arriving on train to Central, to folk walking down from Crown Street and beyond. And Li’l Darlin is the kind of unique and cosy venue that can’t be pigeonholed.

Sonny, Li’l Darlin Floor Manager of four years explains, “The crowd we get in here isn’t just one group of people, it’s all kinds. And I can safely say we’re the only bar in Sydney where you can go out and enjoy a great meal and drink, and then end up partying in your seat during dinner.”

The vast choice available at Li’l Darlin really does mean there’s something for everyone. While your friend might enjoy the extravagance of their fairy floss cocktail for only $10 during happy hour, your tastes might be more in line with a delicious NZ Pinot Noir, and the food menu is just as impressive.

Co-owner of Li’l Darlin, Nina Augoustis says, “Bias aside, the pizzas here are incredible. I’ve heard people say it’s the best they’ve ever had, which is a big call, it is delicious though, especially the roast mushroom and pancetta, which I highly recommend.”