Restaurant Guide

Bar Vincent

Some restaurants like to surprise. Bar Vincent prefers to delight.
Bar Vincent in Darlinghurst, Sydney photo of dining room
174 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst


Some restaurants like to surprise. Bar Vincent prefers to delight. Every plate that appears in the charming elbow-to-elbow room is a near-faithful rendition of a European standard – many Italian, all short on flourish and big on flavour. You might start with rich buffalo mozzarella on a flutter of shaved zucchini, jazzed up with little more than olive oil and a flinty, low-intervention vermentino. Freshly made pastas (which the kitchen divides into generous portions if sharing) are classically minded, too, sauced in rabbit and white wine ragù or alla Norma. Secondi are equally confident in their restraint: why mess with a flounder meunière when you don’t have to? Desserts aren’t listed on the handwritten menu, but you might spot clues if you scan the room; that crate of quinces near the door will almost certainly be transformed into the hero of tonight’s tart. Reliable excellence without frills? Perhaps that’s a surprise after all.


Bar Vincent


174 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

(02) 8354 0881

Chef Andy Logue

Price guide $

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access No

Open Lunch Wed-Fri; Dinner Tue-Sat

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Bar Vincent
174 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst
Andy Logue
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Wed-Fri; Dinner Tue-Sat

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