There's nothing quite like dining by Darling Harbour. One of Sydney's most bustling precincts offers some of the city's best bites, with all dishes served with a side of sensational new flavours.
Darling Harbour is surrounded by Sydney’s bountiful mix of dining options. A stay at Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour means you won’t have to stray too far – the casual dining haven of The Sussex Store is on the ground floor and provides inviting treats throughout the day. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, a long lunch or an evening meal, The Sussex Store offers great coffee, an extensive drinks list and an enticing menu of contemporary food with an Asian twist.
The hotel’s proximity to Sydney’s most exciting dining destinations means you will never have to venture far to find yourself devouring delectable dishes. Start at the Darling Square precinct, where a striking birds nest-style structure, The Exchange, takes centre stage with a plethora of venues. Highlights include Simulation Senpai for Chase Kojima’s ultra-fresh sashimi; Chinta Ria for casual Malaysian dining under a 3m high Buddha; and Boque by Tapavino, for tapas and charcuterie over a glass of wine.
Stroll further into the heart of Darling Harbour for uninterrupted waterfront views from Planar Restaurant. Situated next to the International Convention Centre, it has both indoor and outdoor seating to make the most of Sydney’s long summer days and lingering winter sun. This laidback setting is a great spot for people watching.
Neighbouring Chinatown is a favourite for yum cha. East Ocean Seafood Restaurant offers fast-paced but friendly trolley service in a bustling, expansive space. Pendant lighting creates an intimate atmosphere at LuMi in Pyrmont, where you’ll find the unique flavours of Italy with a Japanese twist (yes it does exist!). Located on Wharf 10, near the National Maritime Museum, LuMi has million-dollar waterfront views and a creative tasting menu offering uniquely different dishes.
Speaking of waterfront, Sydney’s waterside jewel, Barangaroo, is emerging as one of Sydney’s most exciting dining precincts. Its world-class venues include Oncore by Clare Smyth, the Michelin Star chef’s first Australian restaurant; Nobu, with its acclaimed Japanese fusion cuisine; and Alessandro Pavoni’s Italian fine dining restaurant, a'Mare. If being by the water inspires a desire for seafood, Barangaroo serves up a catch of the best including Cirrus Dining, a high-end option for seafood lovers, and Love.Fish, a great spot for the family or large groups.
Woodcut is a bold new venture by Ross Lusted, while Ryuichi Yoshii takes sushi to a whole new level at Yoshii’s Omakase, and for contemporary Australian cuisine at its best, Matt Moran’s Bea restaurant in Barangaroo House offers exquisite food in a spectacular venue – impressive for both its slick operation and its superb panoramic views across Darling Harbour. Amongst the plethora of waterfront dining options at Barangaroo, Tequila Daisy offers a welcoming casual dining experience and a stellar drinks menu featuring incredible cocktails, tequila, mezcal, wine and beer.
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