Based on 642 reviews
Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar
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
07:19 08 Oct 21
An absolute local gem. Great flavours and wonderfully friendly vibes. Big favourite.
05:02 25 May 21
Came here late on a Saturday for food. The area out the back was full but we were given a seat in the bar area with the full menu.Menu had lots of good options and the staff helpfully pointed out everything unsuitable for a coeliac. Prices were a little steap it must be said hence my one star off.There was a good vibe inside and the staff were attentive and friendly, keeping my water topped up and looking after us very well overall.
dr. doyle fernandes
11:49 20 May 21
Extremely friendly waiter and good food. Very accomodating. Highly recommend!
23:26 22 Apr 21
Great evening out with friends, the staff were super friendly and the food was delicious. Ambiance inside is very suited to a romantic evening out or a quiet catchup with friends. Will definitely be back!
21:50 17 Apr 21
This place rocks. Great food and feels casual but polished. Staff are top notch and organised. Wine list could be expanded but priced well. We'll be back
04:54 11 Apr 21
We had a wonderful time at Bloodwood! The staff & service were absolutely brilliant, I couldn't say enough good things about them. The food was delicious and our group kept commenting on how tasty everything was. My only suggestion would be if catering for a group on the set menu to allow for a larger portion of food as we did struggle to share the small amounts and at $65/head could represent better value for money. Otherwise, cannot fault the experience at all.
01:55 15 Mar 21
It's so good to have wait staff who know their food and wine and are genuinely down to earth and friendly. Had a great night there
11:04 13 Mar 21
Delicious food with unique flavours for each. Would recommend the lentils, pancake and fish. These plates have smaller portions with a higher price.
22:14 07 Mar 21
Bloodwood is my favourite restaurant in Sydney currently. I've been 4 times and each time had a fantastic time. Service is beyond phenomenal, even when exceptionally busy. Food is intensely creative and delicious, and each time I've been I've had something new on the menu and its all been delicious. Great custom cocktails and wide range of alcohol too
01:37 02 Mar 21
Everything we ate was exceptional, the service was impeccable and I would go back again and again.
21:11 01 Mar 21
Great atmosphere and delicious food. What more could you ask for. You’d never realise how big this place is by walking past it on the street, but the back section can fit quite a few people. It’s hidden feel creates a great atmosphere. Defiant worth giving it a go.The food was also great (we got the banquet menu) and the service absolutely matched. Couldn’t be happier.
10:50 28 Feb 21
I've changed my mind. if Kes isn't there. I'm not there. Still 5-Stars though.
11:22 18 Feb 21
Fantastic banquet menu, the staff made it easy to substitute a dish that wasn't right for us, the drinks menu was interesting and varied and the food was divine. Highly recommended
00:45 23 Jan 21
Party in my mouth. The flavours of the dishes were complex and outstanding. Cocktails were excelent. Suprising us as the stand out dish was the peacan pate. Such an enjoyable eating experience. All the staff were super knowledgeable on the menu and very attentive. Will be back to try the dishes we missed out on.
12:41 14 Jan 21
Food was deliciousHighly recommend the cauliflower dishOnly drawback was limited wines by the glass. Would love to see more by the glassNgeringa Chardonnay is lovely drop
12:44 19 Dec 20
Food is delightful and so are their drinks, we chose the banquet menu and were very satisfied with our choice. The greatest highlight (among many) was the desserts, hands down! The flavours are complex and really ends your evening on a sweet and blissful high. Most importantly, the staff are vibrant and friendly and really quite funny!
09:16 15 Dec 20
A great restaurant, jaw dropping food and beer and wine to match, first date material if you want to really impress.
04:01 12 Dec 20
Great late night venue with a very wide food and drink menu. Service was amazing as well
11:42 05 Dec 20
Loved our meal here. The pecan pate was amazing. Highly recommend the banquet - amazing value to $65 a head. Just do it!
00:08 24 Nov 20
Very interesting, cosy restaurant in Newtown. Service was great, the people were really warm and they had an outside deck with shelter that provided a great spot to dine.Food was tasty and innovative which is something unique, having being fortunate to have dined in many restaurants around Sydney.My only comment would be, that some of the shared dishes seemed a little pricey for what you got and I’m still unsure of the overall theme of the restaurant.Worth checking out - trifle was lovely too!
01:48 08 Nov 20
Groovy atmosphere, attentive and friendly service. Fabulous cocktails and wine list. But it’s the food that makes it a 5: antipasto platter - wonderful crispy fried chickpeas a nod to Sri Lankan flavours, and the rich smooth pecan pate - to amazing polenta chips with a crazy delicious Gorgonzola sauce, kingfish made bright and fun with chilli oil, to magnificent roasted cauliflower with Indian spices... The delicious lamb rump with a lovely light broad beans and parsley flavours. And to end with a light, flavoursome, textural delight in the trifle.
20:27 07 Nov 20
Great selection of beers - good wine menu, awesome menu with heaps of vegan options (pecan pate was a major hit with vegans and non-vegans alike), friendly/personable service, and we didn’t feel rushed at all (three hour brunch).Great great great!!!
05:58 19 Oct 20
Bloodwood is an absolute gem in the heart of King St. I won't bother posting any photos of food or the environment because the existing photos already do this place justice. Beautifully prepared dishes thoughtfully combined from fresh produce. You can have a drink, a light meal or something more substatial. The food is not the only thing that has been thought about, the decor is that classic industrial look but with a nice coziness downstairs for drink and a funky vibe upstairs in the main dining area. Bloodwood is the prefect place for a pre-theatre cocktail or post dinner meal, if you happen to be going to The New Theatre for a show. Also, it is worth going just to listen to the mellifluous voice of the bald guy who usually greets you. LOL.
11:26 10 Oct 20
Excellent food. Every dish was absolutely amazing. Great service, great venue.
15:50 14 Sep 20
This restaurant was amazing. I went with my partner and we tried seven dishes-so filling and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is perfect- a bit casual, not too loud and not too dark. We were most impressed with the waitstaff, they were super attentive and we didn’t have to wait more than 3 minutes between dishes! Great job, will be back!
21:08 08 Sep 20
This place was delicious!! I’ve been lucky enough to go to quite a few places recently and as much as there was nothing not delicious at Bloodwood, for the price I have had dishes at other places that are outstanding! Bloodwood food is really yummy and definitely worth a try.
11:03 12 Jul 20
I was strolling around Newtown looking for a suitable place to grab a nice dinner and drinks and nearly gave up hope until I came across Bloodwood. It’s a beautiful tapas restaurant with creative twists on classic dishes. My server Sophia was incredibly knowledgeable with the wines and food and the bartender made some great suggestions for whiskys and cocktails. Overall, exactly what I was looking for in a dining experience. Exquisite food and drink backed by wonderfully attentive staff, definitely would recommend.
07:12 30 Jun 20
My partner and I dined here a couple of weeks ago and we will definitely be returning! Really delicious and creative menu with plenty of choice for vegetarians. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
12:24 15 Jun 20
Amazing restaurant, really lovely and helpful staff. Good selection of food, caters to all dietary requirements. Share plates, with a banquet option. Definitely would say it's worth the price. The pecan pate was out of this world, and the special we had (a mushroom tart tatin) was incredible. Very good meal!!
09:44 06 Jun 20
All of the vegetable dishes were amazing! The staff were lovely and very attentive. Would recommend the polenta chips with gorgonzola sauce.
05:36 22 Mar 20
Amazing food amazing staff and great ambience. 5 stars is not enoughThank you for a great experience
08:43 16 Mar 20
A warm place with a lovely warm vibe and setting.The food her is cooked very well and has a varying flavour palette! There's lots of unique and experimental dishes that are worth a try!!It can be a little pricey for the portion you get but the dishes are definitely unique!
23:22 02 Mar 20
Food was tasty, service was great. We did not wait long for our food either. Prices were a little expensive and the menu could have been bigger. Overall it was a good experience.