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New fine dining at Bottega Coco in Barangaroo Sydney

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Historically, fine dining establishments and BYO (Bring Your Own) practices have been at odds, with BYO being the hallmark of more affordable eateries. However, as competition for diners intensifies, an increasing number of fine dining restaurants are adopting a BYO option. Bottega Coco, a distinguished Restaurant, Patisserie, and Cellar in Barangaroo, is uniquely positioned to embrace this trend, boasting a well-stocked cellar door open to the public. From July, Bottega Coco is introducing ‘Cellar Exploration Mondays,’ where guests can bring their own bottles purchased from the Bottega Coco cellar at retail price, plus a small corkage fee. Jon and Grant, Bottega Coco’s viral sensation Cellar Door managers (see the duo’s antics here), will assist you in selecting the perfect wine. For those wishing to enjoy a bottle of wine with their meal without the standard hefty 200-400% markup, Bottega Coco offers ‘BYO Tuesdays.’ Diners can bring their own vintage wines to pair with a three-course set menu priced at $99 per person, with no corkage fee. More about Bottega Coco evenings: Cellar Exploration Mondays BYO Tuesdays

Discover Sydney’s chicest Sushi Train in the heart of Barangaroo

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If you think you’ve seen one sushi train you’ve seen them all, think again, because Kokumai’s newest branch in Barangaroo is classy, chic and most importantly scrumptious. Like their Circular Quay restaurant, Kokumai brings their token freshness and flair to their Barangaroo joint. Dishes are prepared for the train by the skilled in house team, as well as menu options that are made fresh, often right in front of you. There’s something very calming about watching a sushi master go about his craft while you wind down with a saké (or two) in the monochrome interior. Stand out hot dishes include their most-popular and unexpected best seller corn ribs, and the potato mochi from their izakaya menu. Yes, we did say potato mochi, and it brings the exact texture you know and love from the desert variety to the savoury kind! We did also say izakaya menu, because Kokumai is catering for the after work crowd just like they would in Japan and has special snack menu that all pair perfectly with a cold beer so you can let the worries of the day go. If you’re looking for sushi that’s a little more up market, Kokumai cannot be missed. We tried the Otoro nigiri, which is tuna belly, and it simply melted in our mouths. You can’t fault the presentation on any dishes, including the surprising amount of vegetarian options. You can also do the Omakase experience at their bar and let the chefs select the best sashimis and flavours of the day, while… Read More

Parisi is the hidden healthy lunch spot you need to visit in Barangaroo

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If you’re a city worker who falls into the Macca’s trap a little too often, you need to get yourself down to Barangaroo and discover the hidden gem that is Parisi. The cafe is located at the base of International Tower One right in the heart of Barangaroo, so if you’re not working in the building you could easily miss it. But look out for the sign, step inside and be transported into a world of healthy paninis, fresh salads, made to order juices and smoothies and delicious treats, all featuring originality and seasonality as key ingredients. This is healthy eating and lunch at it’s finest. When we say you won’t find fruit salads this diverse, or smoothies that inventive, we mean it! The reason for this focus on freshness and quality, is the team behind the cafe, Parisi Australia. Dating back to 1954, the team behind this fresh produce wholesaler service some of the best cafes (including their own) and restaurants in Australia. Their belief in offering quality products, ready to eat meals, gifting, catering and growing partnerships with local growers and farmers Australia wide, has been their bread and butter since the beginning. You can order groceries directly from them online, or visit their cafe in Barangaroo or Sydney Fish Market. Love the actual plates and dishes you see on the menu? Same. We found some similar!

Sydney, it’s time to get out again and enjoy new waterfront Mexican-inspired venue Tequila Daisy at Barangaroo

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It’s warming up, the days are longer and we’re all starting to come out of hibernation after the Sydney lockdown, so what better timing for Tequila Daisy to officially open its doors to Sydneysiders looking for some harbourside fun and a mouth-watering Mexican menu, to boot! Oh, and of course there is a very long (and impressive) drinks menu to accompany the bar and food menu. Tequila Daisy was originally due to open in August, but due to the stay-at-home orders, the launch was delayed until October, giving customers a little teaser during the lockdown with a takeaway only menu.  However, last night saw the launch of the restaurant’s terrace dining, with ‘good times’ back in full swing. There was music, laughter, incredibly tasty shared plates and frozen watermelon margaritas that will have you coming back for more. Yes, we are back in business, Sydney!  Owners of Tequila Daisy – husband and wife duo Rebecca Lines and Hamish Ingham – said they were excited to be able to officially welcome diners into the venue to enjoy the full terrace and bar dining experience.  “Our Bar Taqueria takeaway was a great way to introduce Tequila Daisy to Sydney, but the full experience is all about sitting around a table with friends and feasting on fresh Mexican flavours with a cocktail in hand,” said Hamish.  “We’ve created a long drinks list that will work regardless of if you’re enjoying a quick beer or settling in for an afternoon of margaritas,” added  Rebecca.  The drink list features more… Read More

What to eat in Barangaroo this VIVID Sydney

VIVID Sydney is the city’s celebration of light, life and love for it all, working with some of the most creative minds when it comes to creativity. But that creativity extends well past light projections and timers, knocking right on to the city’s great culinary minds and venues, serving-up some light festival-inspired delicacies befitting a city-wide celebration that only Sydney can do. Barangaroo and its best venues are working with a unique offering of things like glow-in-the-dark fairy floss, colourful sliders and flaming cocktails and more. Here’s what’s on at the Barangaroo venues… Sparks fly at love.fish with a flaming orange winter spice cocktail of Ord River rum and cinnamon. Banksii spins glow-in-the-dark fairy floss (weekends only) and mixes illuminated cocktails at its Vivid Sydney spritz cart. Untied serves up vibrant rainbow sliders stacked with fried chicken, beef and cheese, barramundi or portobello mushroom. Wash it down with a ‘Dame Edna’ Ink Gin and lychee martini; or a ‘Wizz Fizz’ Ink Gin fizz with a rhubarb and grenadine foam. 12-Micron constructs a colourful Garden of Sweet Delights dessert with strawberry quandong jam and dried pistachio cake, dark chocolate and eucalyptus mousse, a milo lollipop, a chocolate cone filled with strawberry ice cream, mandarin jellies, forest fruit fizzy sours and coloured sugar shards. Accompany your dessert with a Lemon There Be Lights cocktail of Ricard, pomme verte, lemon and orgeat. Devon Café debuts ice cream sandwiches from its Vivid Sydney ice cream cart. The bright coloured sandwiches are made with a matcha shortbread cookie, strawberry and white chocolate parfait filled with popping candy, and balsamic and strawberry… Read More