Door Knock

4.8
102 Reviews
$41 to $100
Gastro Pub
COCKTAILS, WINE AND GOOD TIMES WE ARE A COCKTAIL AND WINE BAR HIDDEN FAR BELOW FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF SYDNEY’S CBD. OUR WINES LEAN MORE ON THE BIODYNAMIC, MINIMAL INTERVENTION AND NATURAL STYLES, WHILE OUR DYNAMIC COCKTAIL LIST OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.
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4.4
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4.7
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4.8
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JayJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place except someone was exiting when we arrived so didn’t get to knock...

JK
JarrydK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A perfect little find in the heart of the CBD. Love the place and the dinks are all on point

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational hideaway. Love this place. The service was the best

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RachyG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding this bar is half the fun. Loved the atmosphere, attentive & friendly staff & the cheesy mac croquettes are to die for! Highly recommend

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ElaineA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We visited on Christmas Eve so it was quieter than usual. The staff weren't very friendly, and when we ordered our drinks they almost looked offended by our choices and questioned us. It didn't seem like it was in a friendly or joking way and we felt like we were bothering them by placing an order. Needless to say we stayed for one drink and left.

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Chay
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, expedient service provided by the lovely English server and the food was well presented and reasonably priced. Great ambiance and funky speak easy vibe.

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LisaZ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suitable for small group of people, foods are delicious and drinks are good too, really enjoyed on the day!

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Strachan
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great out of the way intimate location with a cool vibe. We did not eat, were just there for a drink and it ticked all the boxes. First time for all of us and it was fun and relaxed. We will all definitely be going back to Door Knock

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GTSJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great cocktail bar with an amazing vibe.

Not much selection but we didn't venture off the menu so can't blame them!

Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little known speak easy type bar

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Sinden
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Even though the cocktails are slightly higher than other small bars the experience is always great at Door Knock.

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EmmaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool place with a nice underground prohibition vibe. fun novelty would go again

JM
JimM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top place, keep it a secret! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kathrynn
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

great customer service good and unique drinks, great ambiance and fun to try and find

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Jayk13
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot!! Will definitely be returning for a couple of south sides!

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Mary
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Only had drinks, staff very attentive and could read that we wanted a quiet table..great range of gin!

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SarahD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! And the drinks were exceptional x

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Pritha
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Door Knock was a really interesting bar, right from the mysterious entrance to the fun cocktails. The staff were very attentive and service is quick. The ambience is lively yet very cosy with candlelit corners. We ordered 3 different cocktails and all of them were well balanced. My friends and I also really enjoyed the mac n cheese croquettes, and the cheese and meat board had a good selection of items to try. Overall a nice place for intimate gatherings or special occasions for people who prefer a casual vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Staff were lovely and drinks were incredible. Awesome ambiance and vibe.

CM
CindyM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit love it, even with the air con broken in building that night, we still had a good time. Back soon.

MB
MiBr
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Lovely location, great welcome but then a complete lack of service

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NikkiY
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is super sexy from the minute you enter from the street down the intriguing entrance which draws you into the surprise entrance.
Its cosy, great staff, great selection of wine and spirits. You wont want to leave. Cool tunes as well...

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BenC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place best cocktails food and service.....

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MarieN
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this little gem in the heart of the city, was particularly lovely on a Saturday night at 6pm!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were sensational, as was the service. Staff incredible knowledgeable. Keen to go back when the menu changes! Negroni with coconut and cacao was superb.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is such a funky hidden bar!! Definitely recommend the rumble in the jungle!

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Elaine
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting venue with excellent service and drinks and reasonable food. Good value.

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FrancescoP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great cocktails, great service so nothing really to comment on

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Awesome service. Great for date night.

MJ
MJ210
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was amazing!! Truly made the experience so memorable and extremely fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing with great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for some anniversary drinks.

When we arrived, the guy did not check if we had booked into the covid safe app. He just asked if we had.
They did not ask if we already had a booking, i had booked this well in advance as i wanted a table with chairs due to ongoing back problems i visit a chiropractor twice a week. We were seated on bar stools with no backs, i had to inform the guy that we did have a booking and then he went off. I called over another person and told them that we wanted seated at an actual table as thats what i booked. I was informed that they were very busy and he will try, whilst there was a free table in the corner all along and we could see it.
We were then seated at this table.

No one came to our table after that to see if we were ok and wanted to actually order. I had to call and raise my hand 3-4 times to try and get someones attention. Eventually my Girlfriend was fed up and shouted at someone who was walking past who then took the order.
After getting the drinks i asked him to leave the cocktail menu and he just rushed away and lifted the menu that i specifically asked to keep.

After we were nearing the end of the first drinks i had the same process again to get the cocktail menu, raising my hand and trying to grab the attention of someone going past to get the menu (which is why i wanted to keep it i knew it would take a long time to get again)
We got the menu eventually and the same process again to order the drinks, we ordered new drinks and then the waiter tried to take my drink when it was not finished, i had to say hey thats not finished!!!
The second round of drinks arrived and only then we eventually got glasses of water to the table after 1 full hour of being there. The waiter didnt even say anything if we were happy if we wanted tap or bottled water, he just plonked the glasses down and went off quickly.
After these drinks we thankfully left.

This was the worst service experience ive ever had in my life!!!!!

JJ
JayJay
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome, a lovely table, attentive service, and drinks so good we had to stay on for more.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, yum cocktails, good food! Would definitely go back!

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CoreyD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar was clean and tidy as always, staff were super friendly, and the drinks were to die for.

NM
NariM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Did not get to try the food but drinks and service were great.

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Sophie
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to say the cocktails (and the truffle popcorn) are the best thing about this place but honestly you can't beat the service! What a team of fun, passionate and helpful staff. I can't wait to come back!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fantastic location and environment! Great drinks and food was exquisite!! Was a bit noisy but other than that - fantastic

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Kelly
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best date spots I’ve been in Sydney! The speakeasy feel of the bar made it feel exclusive and secluded. The cocktails were out of this world, the food was fantastic, and the fortified selection couldn’t be matched. The highlight was the staff - every single staff member went out of their way to be genuinely delightful. From cocktail and sherry recommendations, to their general chats and hospitality, we felt like we were welcomed into a good mate’s home. Thanks guys! Keen to come back!

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, attentive service. Will return..

FAQs

Door Knock is rated 4.8 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.