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Black Bottle, Darlinghurst (NSW)
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Black Bottle

9.4/10
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116-118 Darlinghurst Road, 2010 Darlinghurst (NSW)See map

Average price A$60 Accepts Yums

Valentine's Day menu A$95

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Valentine's Day menu A$95

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Choice of Main + Dessert
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Sharing Menu A$80

This preset menu includes: Chef’s Selection of Appetizers + Mains + Dessert and drinks.

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French trained under Paul Bocuse in Lyon and then in Paris at “le Grand Vefour” and “the George V”, Chef Raphael has spent the last 15 years around the world before settling in Sydney. He is passionate about food and showcasing the top local and seasonal products to create an authentic French bistro experience! Keep an eye on the specials board!

Restaurant menu

Last update: January 2023
Chef Raphael Szurek
Average price A$60
Chicken Liver Parfait
A$20
Served with cornichons, seeded mustard, sourdough
Country Side Terrine
A$18
Served with cornichons, seeded mustard, sourdough
Duck Rillettes
A$18
Served with cornichons, seeded mustard, sourdough
Valentine's Day menu A$95
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Choice of Main + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent247 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

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  • Yuko K.
    Yuko K.

    January 28, 202311 reviews

    9/10

    We enjoyed the food & good customer service very much! The flatbread was a star!! Only my small disappointment was the swordfish which was very undercooked.. looking forward to dining there again!

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Yuko, Thank you for dining with us and leaving us a great review despite your fish being under cooked. Please accept my sincere apologies for the mistake and I hope we will have the chance to make it up to you for your next visit. Kind regards Raphael

  • Giulia G.
    Giulia G.

    January 6, 20231 review

    7.5/10

    Little place with amazing service, wonderful staff and great atmosphere. Food was good but not exactly a restaurant as I mean it, tho very good to easy and chilled dinner. We had fun and enjoyed the $80 menu that includes 5 courses and wine. Great price and good way to try a lot in the menu! Loved the Galette des Rois game (you get a free bottle of Prosecco if you find the surprise in your slice) and the dessert itself is really really good! Overall I will recommend to visit and get some good French wine and appetisers! Chef is super sweet and nice, and the bartenders/waiters were very nice and funny!

  • Jean-Claude C.
    Jean-Claude C.

    January 6, 202344 reviews

    10/10

    This restaurant reminds me of a typical french bistro. It is full of atmosphere. The service is friendly and attentive. The menu is simple but well thought out. The food is extremely well cooked. This is the fourth time I have visited the place and the fourth time I have left happy and satisfied.

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Jean Claude, Thank you for an other amazing review! It is always a great pleasure to have you for dinner at Black Bottle! Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Raphael & Andreas

  • Edward C.
    Edward C.

    January 4, 202314 reviews

    10/10

    Genuinely wonderful food - balanced, innovative but built upon solid French foundations. Small but carefully curated wine list, the Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Gruner Veltliner stands out as simple but difficult to stop drinking.

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Edward! Thank you for your great review! We are looking forward to having you for dinner again very soon! Kind regards Raphael &. Andreas

  • Gregor D.
    Gregor D.

    December 31, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent location, food presented beautifully, tremendous service….for a different take on French Cuisine you will not be disappointed…will be returning

  • Ian W.
    Ian W.

    December 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Best prawns and duck I have had in years. Great home-made pate too. Very nice staff and service. Will definitely return to Black Bottle. Thank you

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Ian Thank you for your great review! We hope to have you for dinner very soon again! Kind regards Raphael & Andreas

  • Vania Andreani P.
    Vania Andreani P.

    December 17, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Very nice vibe & food. So much flavour! Will come back for the wine & cheese board

  • Raul N.
    Raul N.

    December 11, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Chef Raphael was really indeed French. He took good care of us. Service was great. I found a 2hr car park a 5 min walk from the restaurant. The food was prepared, cooked and served with great care. You can tell he took pride in his work. The drinks were 80% ice; next time, ask them to hold the ice. Especially for mocktails and coke. The food was perfection. The chocolate mousse is something that I would just stop by to have, again. For $15, it was the highlight of my week. Highly recommended.

  • Hanhee K.
    Hanhee K.

    December 9, 20221 review

    10/10

    Staff was so nice and food was great for us. We chose 5 sharing chef menu and it was good to taste different menu. It was my dad's birthday so, they gave different dessert for him, was creme brulle he loved it.

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  • Jason S.
    Jason S.

    December 9, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    This service was impeccable, welcomed from the beginning. Can’t speak high enough of the service and personality. We were disappointed as the meal price was double to what we expected. The menu states $80 for a 5 course share platter, not pp so our bill of $160 was a surprise. Not one to cause an issue, we paid however the inclusion of pp within the share platter description will avoid any nasty surprises.

  • Jean-Claude C.
    Jean-Claude C.

    November 30, 202244 reviews

    10/10

    The food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The chef has a real “feel” for producing dishes with multilayers of tasteful savoury experiences. We will come back as often as we can . What a refreshing place..

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Jean-Claude, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at Black Bottle and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Raphael & Andreas

  • Briseida T.
    Briseida T.

    November 30, 202218 reviews

    10/10

    Great little place with fantastic food, service, menu. Menu is also seasonal and constantly changing so you're kept on your toes with what to expect. Wine list is also great.

    Black Bottle (Owner)

    Dear Briseida, Thank you so much for your great review! We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us and looking forward to having you with us soon again to taste some new dishes! Raphael & Andreas

  • Jason D.
    Jason D.

    November 26, 20223 reviews

    9/10

    Great night thanks for all the wine tasting we will be back with friends

  • Stephen L.
    Stephen L.

    November 25, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The Black bottle is a very relaxed atmosphere, the food was exceptional and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend the Black Bottle and I will definitely be back.

  • Danielle S.
    Danielle S.

    November 20, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    came here for a pre-show late lunch/early dinner on a Sunday. there was only one other couple in the restaurant but despite this they place still felt really cosy and relaxed. We had a nice chat with the staff and felt really looked after. Food and drink were also exceptional. Would highly recommend going to cocktails and some share plates with a date or a few friends.

  • Christiane D.
    Christiane D.

    November 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was delicious and the service was great! We ordered several dishes but the stand out dishes were the steak tartare and the barramundi! We will definitely be back!

  • Justin d.
    Justin d.

    November 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fully recommend to anyone. A place where the acoustics just work and the food and staff are first class. Go there!!

  • Jean-Claude C.
    Jean-Claude C.

    November 17, 202244 reviews

    10/10

    A great find. Excellent service. Extremely well cooked and presented dishes. A simple easy menu. We will be back!!

  • Cimarron Pereira do R.
    Cimarron Pereira do R.

    November 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    Delicious new menu and the service, cocktails and food were outstanding. Tow thumbs up for sure. I will be coming back to try the rest of their menu ASAP.

  • Eileen L.
    Eileen L.

    November 6, 20224 reviews

    9.5/10

    We loved our light Sunday light of appetisers and snacks. Tasty and looked lovely too. Service was friendly and relaxed. A nice place with outdoor seating that’s perfect for a Sunday lunch.

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Opening time
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Monday
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Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

116-118 Darlinghurst Road, 2010, Darlinghurst (NSW), Australia

Public transport

King's Cross Subway Station

About the restaurant

Relaxed, authentic and local wine bar serving classic French bistro fare and delicious drops. A market influenced menu featuring fresh seafood, Australian cured meats and artisan cheeses.

An elegant wine bar that wouldn't be out of place in coastal France, Black Bottle focuses on exclusive ingredients and charcuterie and elevates them with unforgettable crushed grapes.

You might be in Sydney, but this darling little bistro transports you thousands of kilometers away to the vineyards of Europe. Maybe it's their rustic interior with homey wooden furnishings, exposed brick walls and all the grandeur of huge, arched doors that give it the impression of European sophistication. Maybe it's the pretty patio on which wine connoisseurs sip their way into the evening. Or maybe it's their sincere fascination with fine food and wine that has earned them such an esteemed reputation.

You are duly invited to live life to the fullest. Take the evening low and slow, savoring the rich flavors of chicken liver parfait with tangy beetroot and plum chutney, trout rillettes with capers and artisan cheese boards stuffed to the rafters with crackers and condiments.

Then, take on some mains, From Aylesbury duck breast to Tajima wagyu rump cap and lamb cutlets, this is thoughtful gastronomy served with a flourish. Ask your server for their wine recommendations. Armed with fine wines from across the globe, there's a bottle out there with your name on it. The question is, which one?

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