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Barangaroo: Sydney's Ultimate Foodie Hub


With glittering harbourside views and a slew of stellar eateries, Barangaroo is a dining destination to know about. A waterfront haven of world-class gastronomy, this gourmet hub has earned itself serious food credentials, with a bar/restaurant/bistro/café on every corner. Foodies are spoilt for choice with a mouthwatering array of culinary delights, inspired by cuisines from all over the world. From neighbourhood haunts to decadent fine diners, Barangaroo will take you from fried chicken to sumptuous seafood, in the flash of a frying pan. Whether you’re craving a juicy patty at Ume Burger or theatrical tasting plates at Bea, these are the Barangaroo restaurants you need to book a spot at.

Where to Dine

Bea
Only opening at the end of last year, Bea is the flagship restaurant of Solotel's three-storey dining destination, Barangaroo House. Enjoy the indoor-outdoor setting as the dining room spills out onto a lush landscaped verandah overlooking Barangaroo. The art-deco design and intricate contemporary menu sets the scene for a dazzling dining experience.

35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Muum Maam

For a fast and delicious feed during your lunch hour, the Thai street fare served at Muum Maam is a must. The restaurant changes pace for the evening sitting, with more intricate signature dishes including a Massaman Veal Ossobucco taking centre stage.

6/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

12-Micron

When you want to impress a date or really show Sydney off to out-of-towners, book in at 12-Micron. This fine dining restaurant doubles as a swish dessert bar, and boasts 270-degree views of the harbour. Two-hatted chef Justin Wise dishes up Modern Australian delights, while the three-, five- and seven-course tasting menus are as delectable and intricate as you imagine.

Level 2, International Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

love. fish

The fish bar with a green heart, love.fish serves Australian seafood in the most sustainable and approachable way possible. Be it snapper ceviche, sardines on toast or an entire whole roasted fish of the day, love.fish will delight and impress from the get go. Their Australian-only spirit offering makes choosing drinks a lesson in patriotism too.

Wulugul Walk, 7/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Born By Tapavino

Taking cues from the Tapas bars and restaurants dotting the streets of Barcelona, Tapavino’s latest venue is a Friday night favourite for the famished suits. A healthy selection of Jamon is complemented by Spanish classics and more inventive takes on the favourites – the spanner crab and prawn slider with sweet corn and jalapeno mayo is outstanding.

9A/17 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Lotus

Wander down Barangaroo’s tree-lined Wulugul Walk, and you’ll stumble across Lotus Dining. A chic Chinese restaurant with glorious waterfront views and fabulous outdoor seating. Seafood is the star of the menu, as are dumplings with both traditional and creative fillings.The squid ink, blue swimmer crab and scallop dumplings are not to be missed.

8/9 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo

Anason

A taste of Turkey helps round out the cuisine selection at Sydney’s Harbourside precinct, with the Anatolian fare brought in by the chef behind Balmain’s acclaimed Efendy, Somer Sivrioglu. White cod roe tarama, duck and almond borek and beef striploin with tomato, peppers and grilled Turkish bread are winning picks.

5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Cirrus

Fresh, sustainably-caught seafood from the team behind BentleyMonopole and Yellow is the order of the day at Cirrus, while indoor-outdoor seating takes advantage of spectacular views across Darling Harbour and Pyrmont. Their oyster and caviar offering is second to none.

23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

The Meat & Wine Co

This Sydney staple moved their flagship to Barangaroo and is at home in the harbourside precinct. The menu is meat-heavy, with a selection of cuts plus seafood, sides and salads. Come noon, the corporate crowd flocks here to take advantage of the lunch special while happy hour runs from 4-6pm, Monday to Friday.

Ground Level, International Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

The Butcher’s Block

The Butcher’s Block is right at home in Sydney’s harbourfront playground, with an all-day menu, creative cocktails and curated wine lists. Head chef Daniel Rudolph has switched up his recipes, and we’re loving the sashimi kingfish and the slow-cooked beef ribs with a sweet-meets-sour honey and BBQ glaze.

Shop 2, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Quick Bites

Zushi

Sashimi, bento boxes and the bimbimbam are the mainstays of Barangaroo’s sushi staple, Zushi. The tataki and substantial roll selection are a perfect quick-lunch combo, while larger dishes – the mussels and clams or wagyu steak, for instance – are perfect when you have a little more time on your hands.

13/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Phomo

Pho addicts can rest easy at Phomo. Their Vietnamese bowls of hearty goodness are seriously outstanding. Offering a mix of hometown Vietnamese favourites and new twists, Chef Peter Wu doesn’t get in the way of punchy spices and flavours, but lets the ingredients do the hard yards. No more FOMO for Pho.

9/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Ume Burger

Connoisseurs of the humble burger can now get a slice (a.k.a. giant bite) of Ume at their newest burger joint, located smack bang in the middle of the Barangaroo action. Signature burgers with beef patties, crumbed fish fillet, pork katsu or veggie fritter are slathered with a signature sauce and rounded out with an Ume signature side. Yes we’re being vague – just try the Japanese influenced burgers for yourself – they’re a revelation.

33 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo

Belle’s Hot Chicken

An eat street just wouldn’t be complete without a trusty chicken shop. Belle’s do all the classics with a Southern American leaning – with the heat of your meat ranging from Southern to Hot to Really F**kin Hot, we trust the descriptors. Chicken tenders with a side of coleslaw and pickles will always be there to provide suits with the hangover cure they so desperately need.

5/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

The Canteen

Somewhat of a 1pm epicentre, The Canteen is the go-to social hub, where workers flock for an efficient feed come lunch hour. Iron Grill, Holy Basil, Pasta Pantry, Los Vida, Adanos Grill and plenty more options fill the sleek space, redefining the notion of fast food and departing completely from the food-court archetype.

International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Short Stop

A winning combo of coffee and donuts. This Melbourne institution has made its way to our harbour city, (phew) and as a result, have been busy creating their donuts fresh in-store daily. All the flavours are delicious, from cinnamon, cardamom and sugar and earl grey and rose, to triple matcha cake, and strawberries and cream filled donuts.

Shop 3, 23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo


Where to Drink

Smoke Bar

One floor up from Bea, Smoke is Barangaroo House's swanky rooftop bar. With uninterrupted views of the harbour, this is the only place to come for sunset tipples. The cocktails are equal parts delicious and creative, from their lavender negroni to their yuzu martini. If you fancy a snack with your sundowners, Cory Campbell’s inventive bar menu does not disappoint.

35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Banksii

The vermouth bar and bistro making waves on the Barangaroo foreshore. Their moreish Mediterranean styled menu holds plenty of appeal, while its strong botanical influence draws in a sumptuous vermouth fragrance, and the venue’s key focus. When offered, do not forgo the aperitif. Team it with oysters or some chicken pate and you’re in good stead for the evening.

33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Untied

The rooftop bar that's fast becoming a favourite with the nine-to-five locals, Untied, brings tropical Australiana to the city in a completely un-chintzy way. Keeping true to the theme, cocktails including the Flamin’ Galah and The Big Banana fly off the bar, while a tidy menu of share plates and mains keep the tummy rumbles at bay.

Exchange Place, 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

NOLA Smoke House & Bar

Bringing New Orleans Southern hospitality to Sydney’s CBD, newly opened NOLA is the go-to for lip-smacking American BBQ, American whiskey, live music and good wine. The fitout has been perfected by the ever-talented Luchetti Krelle team and you’ll feel at home in no time.

T1.13/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Shirt Bar

Bringing two of our favourite worlds together; fashion and booze, Shirt Bar’s Barangaroo store is the place to head if you’re in need of a stiff drink or a stiff collar. A range of brands line the walls of the bar, while made to order and bespoke designs are available upon request. Team your shopping with a nip of scotch and you’ll never shop elsewhere again.

7a/100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Where to Caffeinate

Devon Café

Kings of Insta-food, Devon Café does all day breakfast options from a tropical chia to the Bubba Gump cheese omelette with gumbo-style prawns, creole veggies and chorizo buerre blanc on a house-baked croissant. While lunch options including the Devon Waldorf and range of 'sandos' make the perfect entrée to a hearty serve of their signature soft serve ice cream. The matcha is a must.

19/200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Campos Coffee

Australia’s favourite roasters are well versed on Sydneysider caffeine cravings, and what better place to set up shop in the teeming Barangaroo precinct? Serving up brew in their warehouse-vibe space in the lobby of the International Tower, grab yourself a pastry and a piccolo to start your day on the right foot.

Lobby, International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

The Rabbit Hole

Barangaroo’s boutique organic tea bar, The Rabbit Hole, is just the airy, refreshing place to indulge in a brew or two delicious sweet or savoury teas. If you’re new to the phenomenon, try the Premium Tea Flight with four single origin teas, or dabble in a tea latte and see how it compares to its more traditional counterparts.

1/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Micro by Coffee Alchemy

As the name suggests, Micro is all about the details. The newest storefront from Sydney-based roasters Coffee Alchemy, each bean they produce can be traced back to its origin down to the farm where it was grown. It's this level of detail in brewing each cup that has the 9 to 5 set returning each morning for their daily dose. 

R8/02, 23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo 

Stock Up

Bel & Brio

Everyday pantry staples, fresh produce and an impressive collection of specialty products, this is the place to stock up for dinner during your lunch break. The Marketplace also stocks fresh produce including eggs, bread, cold pressed juices, and ready-made meals straight from the Bel & Brio farm and kitchen. The Bel & Brio Cellars also stocks a wide range of Australian and International drops for you to enjoy.

300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Bourke Street Bakery

Because there's no replacement for a perfectly blistered, freshly baked baguette, drop in to Barangaroo’s very own Bourke Street Bakery, and pickup your carby poison of choice. A lemon curd tart to go with your morning coffee, a beef brisket pie for lunch and a sourdough for your evening dip-platter is what we’d call the perfectly dined day.

4/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

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