Sydney’s Barangaroo wharf is packed full with delicious dining options. No matter what you’re in the mood for there’s bound to be a restaurant to suit your tastes, whether you’re after Italian or Chinese or smokey American barbecue.
There’s so much good food on offer that it can be hard to choose. So to help you decide, here’s the rundown on some of the best Barangaroo restaurants and bars.
You can’t talk about Barangaroo restaurants without talking about Anason. Led by chef Somer Sivrioglu of Balmain restaurant Efendy, this Turkish restaurant delivers a bright, casual dining experience.
Outdoor seating allows diners to enjoy the wharf breeze while they shoot the breeze, and Anason’s mouthwatering food offers a contemporary evolution of traditional Turkish dishes and flavours. No matter what you order, it’s hard to go wrong.
Anason takes bookings for lunch and dinner every day.
Where: Shop 5/23 Barangaroo Avenue
If you prefer Chinese cuisine, Lotus Barangaroo is the place to go. The restaurant has a strong focus on seafood, which is exactly what you want when you’re dining on the Barangaroo waterfront.
You have to book 24 hours in advance if you’re after a crab main, but it’s still worth stopping in if you just happen to be in the area. There’s plenty of seating, and the striking black squid ink, blue swimmer crab and scallop dumplings are likely to please both your stomach and your Instagram.
Lotus Barangaroo is open every day for both lunch and dinner.
Where: Shop 8/9 Wulugul Walk
NOLA Smokehouse and Bar
With a view over Jones Bay Wharf, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar offers American barbecue and a menu inspired by New Orleans. If you have a business lunch in the area, this could be one to check out.
Dishes such as their blue swimmer gumbo give a contemporary lift to Cajun and Creole flavours, and NOLA’s tempting selection of slow-roasted and smoked meats is sure to satisfy any carnivorous craving.
NOLA Smokehouse and Bar is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. It also serves dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Where: Level 1, One International Towers Sydney, corner of Barangaroo Avenue and Shipwright Walk
Bel and Brio
For Italian in Barangaroo, grab some friends and head to Bel and Brio. This warm wood and brass venue plays host not only to a restaurant, but to a bar, cafe and grocery. Attached wine store Cellars also ensures this Italian restaurant is well stocked on drink options.
Like any Italian restaurant worth its Parmesan, Bel and Brio’s pasta is homemade. Many of their ingredients also come directly from the farm, so they’re as fresh as you can get. And for dessert, there a selection of dishes such as pistachio tiramisu or mango semifreddo.
Bel and Brio is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except Sunday, when they close for dinner.
Where: T3.01, 300 Barangaroo Avenue
It’s never a bad time for Thai, especially while in Sydney which is well known for its excellent offering of Thai cuisine. Muum Maam’s Barangaroo restaurant has a lunch menu modelled after Thai street food, with popular pleasers such as crispy pork belly, green chicken curry and Sen Jan Pad Thai noodles – great for a casual meal.
Then at night, the restaurant offers delicious signature dishes such as massaman veal ossobuco paired with a relaxing atmosphere – the perfect environment for winding down after a long day.
This flavour destination also has a location in Surry Hills, but there are a few dishes you will only find at the Barangaroo restaurant.
Muum Maam is open for lunch and dinner every day.
Where: Shop 6/23 Barangaroo Avenue
If you want seafood but aren’t in the mood for nearby Lotus’ Chinese, check out Cirrus. Created by chef Brent Savage and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt, this two-hatted restaurant focuses on local, seasonal produce – primarily fresh seafood.
Along with a selection of oysters, Cirrus offers dishes such as grilled rock lobster, roasted moonfish, or some very upscale fish and chips. Ideal for a weekend out, this Barangaroo seafood restaurant’s wide windows and outdoor seating also give it a bright, airy atmosphere and a calming view of the wharf.
Cirrus is open for lunch and dinner every day.
Where: 23 Barangaroo Avenue
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