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Things to do in Barangaroo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“Where do I start when it comes to Hotel Palisade? Once the tallest building in Sydney (apparently), it has everything! The bottom floor is a modern yet folky pub with TV screens. The back of the first floor has dimly lit booths for more private conversations. Up the elevator to the top floor, is a high-class bar/restaurant with a panoramic views of Sydney. The restaurant upstairs is more formal and usually requires a booking, however, the balcony upstairs does not require one so feel free to head out there and order drinks accordingly. A must go for tourists who are looking for Instagram content.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Within merely 3 minutes' walking from your front door, enjoy sprawling, picturesque views of the Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Balmain East, and more. This is a FABULOUS spot for an early morning walk or jog. It is completely free and recommended to visit from dawn until dusk, seven days a week, 365 days in the year.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Beautiful food, sustainably sourced seafood, lovely owners. Opens early. Super delicious. Try their other restaurant Darling Green in Balmain too.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Walking tracks and nice gardens and open lawns with views to the Harbour Bridge. Great viewing spot for NYE fireworks! Great place to jog. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Brand new beautiful reserve. Great to walks and to relax in a park with stunning water views.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sydney's newest waterfront gem is Barangaroo Reserve. A gorgeous spot to visit at any time of the year.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Great new development right on the water with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. There’s now an on-demand ferry that goes here from Blackwattle Bay and the Fish Markets. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Nice new bar and restaurant located in one of the fanciest suburbs in town. Enjoy it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Restaurant perched on highest floor of the palisade hotel, phenomenal view of the water and cocktails during day or night. Make sure you book ahead. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Bourke Street Bakery are famous for their pies & sausage rolls, and the cafe is a nice little spot in Barangaroo to sit and have a relaxing bite to eat. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Comfort food with an Asian twist in a casual café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the true hot spots in Sydney. Wine selection is reasonably wide and pricing not outrageous. There's a tasty menu of small plates and we ended up working our way throught most of them; fresh oysters, stuffed zucchini flowers, waygu sliders and chicken skewers. Service is polite and efficient. Some of the nicest views in Sydney.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Meat & Wine Co is an all rounded sensation experience. With Impeccable staff great views and an opulent decor and atmosphere, it’s truly an escape. The food, simply put is resplendent you can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu. The kangaroo skewers are superb.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Great fresh and modern Italian style restaurant / bistro is excellent value for money at Barangaroo.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Some of the best coffee you can find combined with the best quality donuts in town. The cafe is very cool and modern and you can sit out on the street and sip on your coffee and enjoy this new area of Sydney. It's a great place to stop off on your way to Darling Harbour for a recharge. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Beautiful food, sustainably sourced seafood, lovely owners. Opens early. Super delicious. Try their other restaurant Darling Green in Balmain too.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Nice new bar and restaurant located in one of the fanciest suburbs in town. Enjoy it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
“Restaurant perched on highest floor of the palisade hotel, phenomenal view of the water and cocktails during day or night. Make sure you book ahead. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Comfort food with an Asian twist in a casual café
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Meat & Wine Co is an all rounded sensation experience. With Impeccable staff great views and an opulent decor and atmosphere, it’s truly an escape. The food, simply put is resplendent you can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu. The kangaroo skewers are superb.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Great fresh and modern Italian style restaurant / bistro is excellent value for money at Barangaroo.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chef Brent Savage and Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt bring you a seafood restaurant located on the water's edge at Sydney's newest precinct, Barangaroo. 12noon-3pm Every day 6pm-11pm Every day”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Two locations - one is also on Bourke Street. A great fusion of Japanese and American Burgers, a unique and cheap place to grab a bite to eat. I suggest trying the balsamic edamame beans instead of fires for a side! ”
  • 1 local recommends

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