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Top Dining Destinations For A Vivid View!

Vivid Sydney is a feast for the eyes, so what better way to experience it than during a feast for the belly. Whether you’re dining solo, with a partner, friends or family, the combination of Vivid views and offerings from these awesome eateries are sure to ignite the senses.


Overlooking the harbour on the western side, Harbourside’s restaurants are a great spot to witness Fantastic Oceans and on Friday and Saturday nights, fireworks will light up the sky above you.

Hurricane’s Grill

Hurricane’s Grill is a modern, vibrant steakhouse with outdoor balcony seating, perfect for waterside views. Dig into Hurricane’s Grill’s famous ribs, or order the Vivid Sydney meal deal – a delicious Texan burger, chips and a beer for $30, and you’ll receive a free glow stick.


Leave your preconceptions of Indian food behind when you visit Zaaffran. Chef Vikrant Kapoor conjures up innovative delights and elevates Indian cuisine to a fine dining level, brilliantly presented and with breathtaking harbour and skyline views.

Indulge in a special menu of crispy Humpty Doo barra, thakkali chutney, masala chips, kulfi and ice cream and a Kingfisher beer for just $30 per person.


Ranging from sashimi to wagyu steaks, Sorenzo’s menu encompasses the ever-changing Japanese cuisine by infusing Japanese flavours into western ingredients to provide a twist for the tastebuds, while keeping some Japanese favourites for the traditionalists. And here you can enjoy Vivid views whatever the weather, with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Cyren Bar Grill Seafood

Any closer to the water and you’d need a boat. Cyren’s diverse menu aims to draw out the flavours of top quality local produce, crafted with elegant simplicity and plated to perfection. As well as fresh seafood, premium steaks and burgers, Cyren offers a traditional pizza menu which is ideally paired with their selection of craft beers. Plus, during Vivid Sydney you can satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert for two for just $30.


Cockle Bay Wharf

Check out Fantastic Oceans and our famous fireworks as you look out over the water and past the boats from the most iconic Darling Harbour vantage point.

Blackbird Cafe

Enjoy chilled cocktails, chilled vibes, and modern Australian cuisine as you drink up the view on the balcony at Blackbird Cafe. And be sure to indulge in their Vivid Sydney cocktail specials, served up in a light-up, keepsake resin glass, so you can take a little bit of Vivid home with you.

Café Del Mar

Café Del Mar epitomises sophistication and glamour, with interiors designed by renowned interior stylist, Sibella Court, transporting you to the golden sands of Ibiza.

The food and beverages pay homage to the Mediterranean basin with a Spanish DNA, while incorporating, light accents of French, Italian and Australian influences. Lounge on the balcony while the chillest of house beats float over you and down to the lights on the water below.

Hunter & Barrel

Hunter & Barrel’s menu is grounded in tradition, but that doesn’t prevent it from being new, vibrant and fresh. Coal fires and an open kitchen contrast with the splendid waterfront views, while Hunter’s boards, braised soups, slow-cooked meats, pies and hearty stews are prepared on a signature coal and spit rotisserie.

Darling Quarter and ICC Sydney

Experience fantastic dining experiences at Darling Quarter or along The Boulevard under ICC Sydney, with Tumbalong Lights and the Light Playground on your doorstep.

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.

The Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. concept is a classic burger shack serving the freshest, juiciest and most mouthwatering burgers around. As with any great burger, it needs a supporting cast and in this case, it’s their house-made frozen custards.

The inspiration comes from co-founder David Hales’ late grandmother Betty Anderson, who was known for making the best burgers in her day.

Vesta Italian and Bar

The Vesta Italian and Bar experience is driven with one central principle – made with love, and served communally, just like home. Run by an experienced team of award winning baristas, chefs and service staff, Vesta represents a passion for fresh, modern Italian dishes that delight the taste buds in uniquely satisfying ways.

Umi Sushi

Taking you to the streets of Tokyo, Umi Sushi + Udon is an inspired urban sushi diner that features traditional Kyoto-style decor. Choose from over 100 different types of traditional and creative sushi, plus freshly made Japanese Sanuki-style udon with the superb chewy texture that only fresh udon can provide. It also offers a super fun and family-friendly sushi train, to really light up the kids’ night.

Fratelli Fresh

This recently opened Italian food and dining emporium, Fratelli Fresh, offers high-quality affordable dining experiences for everyone. Picture this: hand-tossed Neapolitan pizzas in classic and gourmet ranges, fresh pasta and slow-cooked spit-roasted meats. Hungry yet? There’s a dessert bar, a pasta bar, and several bars to quench your thirst, including one bar dedicated entirely to Campari.

Buon appetito!

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