We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
416 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9557 7699
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 220: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here recently, had a truly extraordinary and delightful experience, and yet failed to immediately write it up with a glowing review. Tonight I dined elsewhere in Newtown - spending far more money than during my Bloodwood experience - and had a truly dreadful experience. This has prompted me to run to the keyboard to point out to all... More 

1 Thank ZiggySawdust
Greater Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to visit, so much hype. Hype, this covers it best, the choice of beers is not huge, various yes, but not abundant. The dinner menu is, very chic, not so earthly or amazing, boring and very try hard. Had a few beers and left disappointed. Have a feeling you will to if you about quality not being seen.

Thank Joshua W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing in all aspects of dining. Have been here many times. The food is fresh and delectable. The service and staff are the best and know their stuff. Its always busy so you need to come early 6.30-7.00pm as no booking are available for under 8 people. Parking is available as soon as clearway finishes at 7pm... More 

1 Thank David D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in on the offchance we could get seated, it was already busy around 7. The staff made us feel welcome and got us a 'front row' seat near the retractable front window so we had a great breeze throughout. Service was fast, friendly and our waitress knew everything by memory which was impressive. We had a few dishes and... More 

2 Thank Owen L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not the sort of person to write a negative review, I think if you've got nothing nice to say then don't say anything, however I cannot sit quite after the service we received at Bloodwood, I've never been treated like this in a restaurant before, and we would have left but didn't want to cause a scene. I went... More 

3 Thank Tiaan M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you're in Newtown (and even if you're not) this gem of a restaurant will not disappoint. Well priced menu with so many great choices you'll want to sample them all - or at least go back for another visit. Friendly staff too this great joint off. Definitely one to put on you're to eat at list.

1 Thank SydneyFoodie10
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

First time eating here, and the food was expertly timed for delivery; an exciting culinary experience that I hadn't had for a long time. Sharing dishes between five was easy, and no dish disappointed, with little surprise flavours in a sauce, meat, vegetable, you name it. Savour each flavour and take your time to get the best experience. Include the... More 

2 Thank Pamela M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Beautiful seasonal food designed to share, so go with a few people. The staff are professional and courteous, the drinks fantastic (they have a great wine list).

1 Thank Althea L
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A great find, this place came recommended to us by the owners of the B&B we were staying in and it didn't disappoint. Excellent food and atmosphere. Staff were really helpful. Would happily go back again and again if we lived nearby. Big portions and super tasty!

Thank Matt_J_McD
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner before a gig at the Enmore. Our expectations were maybe abit high. Service was really good. Friendly and chill. Tapas is suppose to be pretty quick...this was a little rushed though. Three different starters on our little table after just getting our first drink was abit much. Overall it was fun though. Cuttlefish and the skirt steak were... More 

Thank Heath T

Travellers who viewed Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar also viewed


Been to Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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 Street, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Vancouver, Canada

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bloodwood Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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 restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
Explore this neighbourhood