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Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

416 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9557 7699
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“polenta chips” (34 reviews)
“trifle” (11 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (10 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
416 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bloodwood is one of those restaurants you just have to go back to. The food, the atmosphere, the staff are all amazing. I have recommended this fantastic restaurant to many of my friends who in turn have also recommended it. Great to go with friends...More

Thank JenniA645
Bloodwood, Manager at Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks JenniA645. Glad you enjoyed everything. See you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right, seen the review list and some folks must be exceptionally hard to please. This place is funky, smart, efficient and absolutely great. The staff are friendly, which confused me in the beginning, as I thought they wanted my order. But no, just politely saying...More

Thank Lee337337
Bloodwood, Manager at Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lee. Hopefully we'll see you real soon!!

Reviewed 20 September 2018

It's a great place. Staff is friendly and it is a good walk from Annandale, if you're up to it. Cocktails are good and you get to sample some Aussie gins. Which is awesome if you're a gin fan. Everything was so unique and tasty....More

Thank Anil T
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Just a quick bite for two of us. Welcomed and seated promptly, quick drink service and menu and concept explained well. Staff very knowledgeable . We sat up stairs on the inside, great decor featuring old doors- looks great. Menu is eclectic

Thank finderdiner
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We , 5 of us , thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bloodwood for lunch today. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable plus the food was innovative , well presented and plentiful. Well worth a visit.

Thank willie173
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Dinner with a large table. We had the sharing banquet. Food was pleantyfull. Waiter was very knowledgeable on both the food and picking the accompanying wine. Polenta chips were amazing as was the chicken curry. In fact it was all lovely!

Thank dxbjamn
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Great food but unfortunately very very rude and condescending staff (appeared to be the manager). We were told it would be a 40min wait and we waited 1hour 50mins yet the front of house staff rudely insisted we had only been waiting for 40mins. A...More

Thank SophA30
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The food was very flavoursome, tapas style. Service was prompt. We didn’t need as many dishes as they recommended and it’s somewhat expensive. This is compounded by not being able BYO. They also don’t take bookings and you may end up having to wait for...More

Thank fenellak
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We went for Saturday lunch, thankfully not too busy. This is sharing plates restaurant. We had chicken liver parfait with fruit jelly - very good. We then had the Socca pancake with persian fetta, kale and fried cauliflower - it was tasty and interesting with...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Food was either very oily, or very bland. The pancake was over crispy because it was burnt on the bottom. The cuttlefish yellow curry was overpowered by coconut cream. The miso prawns were just wrong. Much of food was left untouched, waiter didn't care. Very...More

Thank Moe E
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative
music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a
multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance
spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the
best live music venues in the city, shows can be found
everywhere from the official theatres to the
neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a
neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai
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Louise P
3 November 2017|
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Response from Eva K | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book. And I think it would be open on a Tuesday
Ruth M
28 May 2017|
Response from ZiggySawdust | Reviewed this property |
Dear Ruth, I'm just a Bloodwood customer, I'm not from the restaurant, but I think I can confidently tell you that you'll find heaps of vegan options on their menu. This is certainly suggested by my experiences there, and by... More
Christy H
22 January 2015|
Response from Bloodwood |
Christy, the majority of our menu is gluten free. There are currently only two dishes which can not be altered to be gluten friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9557 7699
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