bloodwood is a Newtown community focused restaurant and bar that strives to provide bold and heart felt food and drinks.
Based on 669 reviews
Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar
02:49 27 May 23
Amazing atmosphere, perfect cocktails and wine, delicious food and immaculate service. Joy!
00:12 30 Apr 23
Lovely setting, good value for money and delicious menu with heaps of options for all dietary requirements
12:03 27 Apr 23
I love this place! You can book at 7pm, not 6pm or 8pm, neither of which is ideal and seems the norm now. Throw a dart in the menu and get a great dish. First date, group of friends or bring your mum, they’ve got you. A wide selection of veggie options that meat eaters will love as well. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Come, you’ll love it. Forgot to take photos, was too busy enjoying the food, sorry.
13:42 15 Apr 23
Staff was super welcoming and attentive. Came for a birthday group booking. We had a private area which was nice and food was decent. Overall great vibes.
09:39 06 Apr 23
The perfect blend of generously sized incredibly tasty and healthy share plates, with an outstanding wine list. Thank you to Louis and team for a lovely evening.
07:09 20 Mar 23
A hidden gem in the heart of Newtown. A nice cosy bar and restaurant with delicious food and delightful drinks for everyone to enjoy. Food was very nice and was quite reasonable for the quality of each dish. If you like fine dining on a budget this would be close to it as the food was very nice. We had a few share plates and cocktails. The service was very good too. Highly recommend for a date night!
22:30 13 Mar 23
Delicious food! Every dish was full of flavour, great location and friendly service!
09:34 24 Feb 23
Local recommendation, incredible service, delicious food!! So grateful I came
09:29 24 Feb 23
Maddy, Imogen & Ollie were all wonderful. Such a warm and encompassing atmosphere! AND the food was mouth watering. 10/10.
15:47 23 Feb 23
our semi-regular place to celebrate a birthday. Interesting cocktails and always busy
03:13 19 Feb 23
Really lovely vegan options. We had the banquet lunch for a work party and everything was delicious. Service was excellent.
08:49 17 Feb 23
Loved, loved, LOVED this place!From the moment we met the first member of staff through to the end of service, our whole experience was fabulous!Everything was delicious, but our favourites were the Pecan pâté and the corn salad.Everyone who looked after us tonight was kind, engaging, and fun.Do yourself a favour and head to Bloodwood for a delicious and delightful evening!
06:49 12 Feb 23
One of my all-time favourite places to eat in Sydney. The food is always outstanding as are the staff, warm, attentive friendly and lots of fun. I love introducing my fiends and then they introduce more people and always call to say think you for recommending Bloodwood.
23:38 23 Jan 23
Wonderful spot in Newtown. Balcony was a huge vibe, especially when the shade was retracted. Staff were helpful & super friendly & the food + house cocktails were great too. Will most definitely be back!
11:20 20 Jan 23
Really excellent food. Creative, special and well executed.Dessert was a bit disappointing (the almond custard) but 5 of 5 exceptional entrees still warrants five stars. Yum.
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11:19 11 Jan 23
An industrial restaurant with fantastic service and a gorgeous range of dishes to try out. Their scallops are delicious and fresh. The polenta chips were piping hot and yummy. There is a lovely range of cocktails, the Pommy and Peruvian Fairy were both refreshing. The fried chicken and pork skewer were the stand out mains for the night. All the staff are welcoming, smiling and helpful. Great place for couples/friends/family and there is a large downstairs table for parties/events. The kitchen is open and everyone thanked us upon leaving. Now I know why my friend recommended this place! I will be back and highly suggest giving Bloodwood a visit.
05:44 15 Dec 22
Tapas style kai, very cost effective for four non-locals (NZ, BNE and Chile) looking for somewhere to eat. We hadn’t booked and they were flat out, so the lady popped us out on the footpath and we had a great experience. Thumbs up Bloodwood
10:41 13 Dec 22
It was a really excellent experience overall - the staff were great, the setting was relaxed and the food was great value for the quality of the food. The portion and price point does mean you can try a few dishes even between 2-3 people which is great.I think for my personal taste - the blue cheese sauce that went with the polenta could’ve been a lot stronger. Also the olive oil was soooo delicious and fruity on the day we were there - it was great on some dishes but I think it slightly overpowered the beef tartare. The kingfish was outstanding.
08:00 14 Nov 22
Loving this place. Great crew, amazing flavours.. all around, a wonderful restaurant.
23:39 29 Oct 22
Pecan pate. You must try it. But phone ahead if you have specific access requirements. They have steps to get in and stairs to the bathroom.
00:35 16 Oct 22
The food and service at Blooodwood was exceptional in every way. Every dish was delicious and thoughtfully executed. Service was super friendly and efficient! Very pleasurable experience all round! Thank you 😊
09:46 01 Oct 22
Lovely restaurant and bar in Newtown. Their food is exception and their selection of wine unmatched. Tried my first skin contact wine here the other month and came back for another round.Service is always fantastic.
01:00 01 Oct 22
Cosy atmosphere, friendly customer service and the price of the food justified the quality of the food. Received fantastic customer service experience and special thanks to Sabrina for looking after us during our visit with great enthusiasm 😀 stake was the most liked from our group followed by the chickpeas pancakes. Restaurant and food quality five starts 👌 however, Newton area is challenging area to find a car park, therefore public transport or taxi types service is ideal methods of transport to get there unless you are local.
03:14 04 Sep 22
Great food with an awesome vibe! Loved Bloodwood, and we'll definitely be heading back another time soon.
23:49 28 Jul 22
A fantastic meal, service was so good. We were recommended a few great dishes from our waiter. I will certainly be returning when back in Sydney.
10:12 27 Jul 22
delicious food and attentive service! The Jerusalem artichoke is a standout- what a talented chef and team.
10:34 24 Jul 22
One of the best set menus I've tried to date! Highly recommend Bloodwood for modern Australian food in Newtown. Got the Chef's Banquet for $70pp which was amazing - favourites were the focaccia with pecan pate, polenta chips and lamb rump. Flavours were diverse but not too overpowering, really enjoyed the range of seasonings and sauces in the dishes.However, found the desserts to be a major let-down. Pina colada trifle was decent but the vanilla rice pudding was not pleasant, the balsamic roasted grapes were too sour and didn't go well with the rice pudding which wasn't very sweet. Chocolate cake also had an overpowering chocolate flavour. Aside from the desserts, still deserves a 5-star rating because of the other phenomenal dishes on the banquet.Water service was spot on, although food did take a bit long to come out in between courses. Interior is quite dim so best for a cosy but casual, relaxed dining atmosphere.
01:26 13 Jul 22
sauces in particular are outstanding. the staff is friendly and made great recomendationa
13:45 21 Jun 22
Came on a Monday night and it was happening. Constant flow of customers- not too many dinner places open on Monday so very thankful this place was! And till late too. Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient.
06:09 20 Jun 22
Such an amazing dining experience at Bloodwood. The food was incredible with a drinks menu to match. A special shout out to the team working the floor, all were so accommodating and kind. Highly recommend!
03:08 02 Jun 22
A very nice concept, with a nice specialty menu. The service is excellent, the design is quite interesting. The food is delicious and the team is helpful and generous.The table are so close and it gets really noisy when it is fully booked in a way that could hear the people sitting on the next table clearly along with the noise coming from downstairs as well.
11:36 28 May 22
Great food & wonderful service! We really enjoyed our time at Bloodwood Newtown ~ the Lamb kebab is a must try!! Thank you to the wonderful lady who served our table, her passion & enthusiasm made our night.. Cocktails are delicious!
01:44 27 May 22
Very enjoyable. Tasty food served in a timely fashion, attententive and knowledgeable staff. I had a very pleasant evening.
12:05 18 May 22
Bloodwood is a great spot for a premium dining experience in a relaxed, casual setting.The staff are very supportive and accommodating and can vary many dishes to suit allergies, diets and general preferences.The lamb is a must try. I haven't yet had a dish there that I didn't like.
06:44 16 May 22
The food here oozes fresh, amazing combinations and tasty tastes ! It’s a food experience that I highly recommend to others !
12:27 14 May 22
I've been to Bloodwood twice, and the latest time was even better than the first. It's a bit of a tapas vibe, so we had 8 dishes for 5 people, which was absolutely perfect for us.The food came out SO fast. The absolute stars of the night were the Ocean Trout, Prawn Toast, and the Beef Skewer. Absolutely incredible flavours. 10/10 for all three of these dishes.The two I wouldn't order again were the Duck and the Octopus. Duck was cooked perfectly and had a sour rhubarb sauce. Needed a tiny bit more sweetness to be amazing. The Octopus was a weird one. Not a fan of the flavour combo on there. Very bitter with the charcoal.The drinks were great. Would recommend the Pommy cocktail to anyone. Their spicy margarita packs a real punch.The staff were absolutely fantastic, attentive, and the drinks were flowing quickly. Our waitress was so caring and supportive of managing our table's allergies. Took her time explaining the menu in detail to ensure we were comfortable.There were no peanuts on the menu (perfect for peanut allergies) and use minimal dairy. They also offered vegan alternatives for a lot of food items if that's what you're into.We finished the night with the rice pudding and the chocolate fudge cake. Both were absolutely lovely. The cake was dense and delectable, and the rice pudding had these AMAZING little balsamic grapes on top.Overall, an incredible evening. The whole table was so happy with the whole night. We'll be back again for sure.
01:17 07 May 22
Yum. Always a joy to go to Bloodwood. The set menu does not disappoint. Everytime they bring out the lettuce bowls, my dining companions are always gobsmacked that it's just lettuce - HOWEVER at the end of the meal, they always comment on how the chef knows what you need to keep enjoying the food and not get over full before the end of the menu!! Just a beautiful, well designed set menu and I will be back!Great location too and the atmosphere is always lovely and cosy.
08:50 01 May 22
Came here last night with a friend and the service was sooooo friendly and attentive. The staff were all so lovely. The food - amazing! Cashew paté was to die for! Sat in the bar area and the tables are a little close to each other and hard to fit the share plates on but aside from that, a great dining experience! Will definitely be back and recommend!
03:49 29 Apr 22
Fabulous food and service. Great vegetarian offerings. Would definitely recommend.
21:28 22 Mar 22
Every thing is just perfect about this restaurant. Ambience, vibe, food, service!!Try this restaurant if you wanna try something new!
23:22 02 Mar 22
Absolutely fantastic food, great atmosphere and helpful staff. Will definitely come here again the next time I'm in Sydney.
05:40 01 Mar 22
Superb dining and service. They serve one dish at a time for all to taste and delight.
07:00 24 Jan 22
Popped in for a quick cocktail shortly before close and the tall 🦧bartender attentively took me and a friends order (A class customer service!!!) and knowlegably matched a cocktail to our preferences. Cant wait to come back and try the famously tasty grub😁
12:33 09 Jan 22
Everything done excellently. Had to leave a review. Can’t name a favourite, too many options, had to try everything. Gun to my head: the chicken. And hats off to whoever controls service there, we weren’t a small table, and we were well looked after. Many kudos. And don’t get me started on the desserts. Get bent, were too good. Chef to chef, fracking excellent. One of the best Newtown has to offer. Good job team, keep it up, you shame us.
03:59 28 Dec 21
Modern Australian interpretation of tapis complemented with a great selection of wines and cocktails. We had a fun night.
11:43 14 Dec 21
Everything was good, but not quite great. The vegetarian menu was seriously lacking items with protein, but was nonetheless tasty. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.
09:05 04 Dec 21
Beautiful place! Outstanding atmosphere, food and cocktails, coupled with such a warm and friendly staff. Thank you Imogen, Andrew and their entire team for taking such good care of their patrons.
01:10 04 Dec 21
The staff was absolutely amazing with my food allergies and they were thoughtful and understanding. The food, wine and service here are just incredible! Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!
11:40 01 Dec 21
Great food, cocktails and service as always, but surprisingly some of our usual favourites were overpowered by salt (polenta chips, beef tartare, burrata). The fried chicken was delicious however. Hopefully it's just post-lockdown teething problems.
13:46 20 Nov 21
Fabulous food and ambience. The music 🎶 was great. Really loved the friendly and polite service. They actually know their food so well and take pride in that. From a simple bread to the cheese platter, all the things we ordered were impressive. Would be definitely back as it was an experience to remember.
12:10 26 Oct 21
Really good. Interesting contemporary food, great service, and eclectic drinks list. Inexpensive for the experience. Will go back often
– 416 King Street, Newtown 2042 –