169 Darlinghurst

4.8
33 reviews
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
169 is a licensed venue open weekends only for coffee and all day breakfast and lunch.
Our iconic location on the corner of William St and Darlinghurst Rd has a rich history. We sit proudly on the border between Kings Cross and Darlinghurst and have some of the best people watching in town.
Our dog friendly terrace is the perfect outdoor area and along with our bar and dining room, stylishly designed and filled with large scale artworks by George Raftopoulos, you can find an area that suits any needs.
We hope to see you at 169 Darlinghurst soon.
What 33 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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JulieL
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service with a great range of beverages to choose from. Ambience was great and the eggs benedict was yum!

BS
BlakeS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience at 169! Will always come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional, and comfortable. Sitting inside by a large open window, looking out onto a wall of green trees, dappled morning light, water is immediately brought over, offered a coffee or a drink to start with, and I'm feeling happy. Service like this is the ultimate. Attentive without being obsequious. Great food. All too easy to recommend.

CN
ChrisNewell
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all the staff, would highly recommend.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food2service2ambience5

It was an amazing girls night with lots of fun. We will be back.

MT
MarkT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for the bottomless brunch! Was amazing!! Thanks guys :D the service was beyond amazing, food was great. Would go back and recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, friendly and fun staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect with a romantic vibe

LK
LindaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend 169. I've always seen it but never went in and now I know I've been missing out.
I'll definitely be back with friends for brunch or if I need a hen location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing boozy brunch! Fab food, great drinks and even better staff ! Thank you

MS
MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The waiters were all incredibly attentive and helpful. Food and beverages were delicious and arrives quickly. 10/10 will definitely be back with more friends soon.

MS
MattS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful welcome from the host Charlie who was charming and very accommodating. Food was great and nicely presented and the waiting staff throughout were attentive while discreet. A great brunch all round. And a smashing espresso martini!

CD
ChevaunneD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday celebrations here and had the best time. Food and drinks were perfect and staff were amazing!
Thank you!

TR
TessR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An awesome place for bottomless brunch! I chose the wrong brekky dish (brown rice bowl was just rice, asparagus and an egg which I should have read properly) but other people’s food looked great and the staff were excellent - attentive and friendly.

RF
RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service! Went for a bottomless brunch and the drinks were great quality and the staff were tentative. Highly recommend

SB
StephenB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This was our second time celebrating our shared birthday with the bottomless lunch menu. Last time was great so we booked again. This time: our reserved table was given away so we had to wait for next available table outside. Staff preoccupied having their lunch on the same table so had to order from bar. Bloody Mary and espresso martini’s were not made well and we couldn’t drink them. The small amount of food was not value for money. We paid $80 each plus a service charge which was insulting. We will not be back.

KK
KalaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for brunch/lunch or coffee. A little cool outside on the day but would definitely visit again.

SM
SammyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bottomless Brunch was great. Couldn’t fault the food or service. Max looked after us well! Thank you.

CA
CAT1
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Was very disappointed with the 'bottomless brunch'
I went with 2 others on a saturday afternoon and it was very quiet with only a handful of other tables. We waited about 30mins to order drinks and had to keep flagging the wait staff down to order another drink and our food. We were given some cut up croissants, the menu said you could select either pastries or frittata - we weren't given this choice. Then after about 40 mins we were able to order something from the breakfast or light menu - so in total I had avocado toast and a croissant and although it was tasty definitely not at all substantial or good value at $69. (This has since increased to $79!) Drinks and cocktails were nice enough but there are other venues providing better value for their bottomless brunches.

SS
SindhuS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it! We loved the food and the friendliness and quick wit of Charlie’s. I would probably come back just to have the experience he provided. Espresso martinis were also a highlight!

CW
ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

For a bottomless brunch I didn't get the quick responsive service I would expect for a free flowing experience.

ED
EleanorD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience will definitely be back!!

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks great food great service. Really really good value for money. Would definitely go again.

TR
TinaR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Zucchini fritters were loved by all.My chicken rice with chili was a perfect choice, flavoursome and not too weighty. Like a small bill, you'll be smiling. Very cheerful staff too

JS
JarmilaS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Loved the ambiance. You don't leave hungry or thirsty after their Bottomless Brunch!

JR
JemimaR
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and coffee. Busy Sunday morning meant service was a bit slow but this just meant we got to enjoy the great spot for a bit longer

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Palya
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time, the service was so great! My friends and I will defiantly be back. Keep doing what you’re doing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fantastic brunch experience with a large party and the staff was amazingly accommodating.

T
Tessa
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic from the very beginning. Big thanks to Charlie for the outstanding service and laughs. We’ll be back!

GL
GinaL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Charlie the host was great! He kept us all happy and even gave us a prosecco on the house. Happy hour was brilliant and the food was great. Would definitely recommend for a friends catch up

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connieg
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and drinks. went for bottomless brunch, amazing food and drinks and the waiters/staff were so friendly and helpful

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Etienne
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday there. On top of bottomless boozy brunch, staff were generous and totally the right amount of nearby.
Highly recommend. Shall return.

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Hannah
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great value and food. Only downside was the slow main course service.

FAQs

169 Darlinghurst is rated 4.8 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.