Best restaurant in barangaroo

15 Best Restaurants in Barangaroo

Shipping hub turned hotspot for all things fine dining, boujee and classy, it’s no surprise the best restaurants in Barangaroo are home to some of the best food in Sydney. State of the art architecture and unparalleled views of Sydney’s glistening harbour offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience, with delicious food and decadent drops awaiting you. If you’re still yet to explore the new precinct, here are our favourite restaurants in Barangaroo to get you started.

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Oncore by clare smyth best restaurant in barangaroo

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1. Oncore by Clare Smyth

One of the world’s most acclaimed chefs (three Michelin stars), Clare Smyth, is bringing her expertise to Sydney’s foreshore at Barangaroo’s Oncore. Before you even sit down at the table you know you’re at one of the best Barangaroo restaurants with a view, housed on the 26th floor of the Crown Tower we think it’s the best view in the city. Once seated, guests can expect a gastronomical experience that challenges any in the world – ingredients are sourced from local sustainable produce and the Potato and Roe is as good as anyone will tell you it is. Food is accompanied by a 3,000 strong restaurant wine cellar. Our hot tip – for Oncore’s Chef’s Table experience, book a table at the bar.

Read our interview with Clare Smyth for more insights about her Australian journey here.

Address: Crown Sydney, Level 26/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Wed 6 – 11pm, Thurs-Sat 12 – 3pm/ 6 – 11 pm
Phone: (02) 8871 7171

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Amare

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2. a’Mare

If you’re on the hunt for a Barangaroo Italian restaurant to satisfy those endless pizza and pasta cravings, a’Mare has you sorted. Headed by Chef Alessandro Pavoni, this eatery guarantees an authentic Italian experience with a menu that features favourite classics of ours – built around hand-made pasta, the wagyu beef carpaccio antipasti and homemade pesto is a highlight. All this is set against a luxurious interior, and we’re happy to report that the Negroni is more than satisfactory, it’s one of the best in the city. At $146pp the a’Mare Experience for two or more people is a no-brainer in our eyes, Spaghettini tonno, arancio e bottarga (yellowfin tuna) is simply outstanding.

Address: Crown Sydney, Level 1/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Tues 5:30 – 12pm, Thurs-Sun 12pm – 12am
Phone: (02) 8871 7171

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3. Cirrus Dining

If you’re looking for the best restaurants near Barangaroo that provide a quintessential modern Australian dining experience you can’t walk past Cirrus Dining. The focus here is just as much on the wine as it is on the food, with trusted sommelier Nick Hildebrandt curating the best drops from around the world to accompany the seafood-rich menu. We recommend the Moreton Bay bugs served with corn dumplings, sweet onion milk and buckwheat. There’s even a vegan menu ($110pp) with a favourite of ours being the Fried Celeriac with Shiitake, Dried Olive and Lemon Cirrus Salad.

Address: 23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Wed 6pm – 11pm, Wed-Sun 12 – 3pm/ 6 – 11pm
Phone: (02) 9220 0111

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4. Woodcut

Woodcut is the best restaurant in Barangaroo if you’re looking for a steak. A great experience being situated at the bottom of the Crown, it’s great if you want to be up close and personal with both the harbour and the kitchen. The restaurant boasts four open kitchens that are on full display for diners, showcasing the skills and flavours of culinary power couple Ross and Sunny Lusted. You will be able to visit every day and not get bored, with the menu changing daily. Favourites of ours include the Wagyu Black Angus cross 6+ Rib eye for fairly obvious reasons.

Address: International Tower, Level 1/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Tues 5:30 – 12am, Weds-Sun 12pm – 12am
Phone: (02) 8871 7171

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Nobu best restaurant in barangaroo

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5. Nobu

Another fine dining experience gracing Crown Sydney in Barangaroo, Nobu is the much-anticipated product of chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert DeNiro, who began the Nobu empire in New York City in the 1990s. Sydney is one of the last cities for the team to venture into, and now that they’ve finally made it, we’re glad to see a few familiar menu items to choose from. Nobu is the perfect fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with local produce and favourites of ours have to include the famous Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna (we could eat 100) and the Black Cod Miso. Cocktails are great as expected, making this a true Sydney dining destination.

Address: Crown Sydney, Level 2/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Sun 12 – 3pm/ 6 – 10pm
Phone: (02) 8871 7171

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6. Belles Hot Chicken Barangaroo

For one of the best restaurants in Barangaroo with a more casual feel, Belles is the place. Whilst it may not encapsulate fine dining, you can’t go past the delicious fried chicken and hearty eats on offer here. Inspired from the streets of Nashville, you can rest assured what you’re getting is the real deal. Think mouth-watering tenders and delectable sambos. For something a bit fancy to balance it out, they have a great selection of natural wines on offer. If you’re a lover of spicy food, there’s a spice here to knock your socks off (just ask).

Address: 5/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Tues – Sun 11:30am – 9pm
Phone: (02) 8355 7879

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Yoshiis omakase best restaurant in barangaroo

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7. Yoshii’s Omakase

Nestled within Crown Sydney’s Nobu restaurant is Yoshii’s Omakase, and just like the Mario Kart character, this eatery is as iconic as ever. The Japanese word “omakase” translates to “I’ll leave it to you”, allowing the chef to select an entire menu for their guests which changes daily based on seasonal availability. This means what you’re eating will not only be fresh, but innovative and unique. We suggest getting Yoshii’s signature saikyo miso-marinated toothfish, and shiitake mushrooms smoked in cedar.

Address: Crown Sydney, Level 2/1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Tues-Sat 6pm – 11pm
Phone: (02) 8871 7171

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Love fish

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8. love.fish

Love.fish is one of the best restaurants in Barangaroo with a sustainable focus at its core. The menu is full of, you guessed it, seafood, and it’s all fresh, locally and sustainably sourced, prepared with simple techniques that make it the star of the show. The epic waterfront location goes hand in hand with the menu, for a fresh, ethical fine dining experience like no other.

Address: 7/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Wed-Sat 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 9 pm, Sun 12 – 4pm
Phone: (02) 8077 3700

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9. Anason

One of the very first permanent restaurants to grace Barangaroo, Anason can fairly be considered a leader of the fine dining precinct. The menu takes a Mediterranean and Turkish spin on things, the chef hailing from Sydney’s Balmain Efendy, perhaps the most prolific Turkish restaurant in the harbourside city. You can expect all the Turkish classics, plus some innovative twists, along with plenty of traditional Raki and Turkish wine, of course. Favourites of ours include; Oyster, tarama, squid ink cracker, beach succulents, as well as, Lamb pie, fillo pastry, ground lamb, yoghurt, sumac.

Address: 5/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Sat 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 10 pm, Sun 12 – 10 pm
Phone: (02) 9188 1581

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Bea

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10. Bea

We have renowned chef Matt Moran to thank for Bea, the home-style eatery that is known for its fuss-free approach to dining. Nestled within Barangaroo House, the menu boasts plenty of crowd favourites like grilled tiger prawns and a fancy, caviar style take on steak and eggs. The desserts here are the best part, so definitely save some space after entrees and mains.

Address: 1/35 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Wed-Sat 12 – 2:30 pm/ 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Sun 12 – 3pm
Phone: (02) 8587 5400

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Tequila daisy best restaurant in barangaroo

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11. Tequila Daisy

For one of the best restaurants in Barangaroo for Mexican, waterfront vibes and good times, Tequila Daisy is your girl. Along with a constant stream of tequila, the vibrant restaurant’s Mexican-inspired menu is bursting with flavour, including all your classics like tacos and nachos along with every cocktail under the sun and an extensive list of Tequila, Mezcal and wine.

Address: Shop 11/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Tues-Thurs 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 10pm, Fri-Sat 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 11pm, Sun 12 – 6pm
Phone: 0423 947 305

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Bel brio

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12. Bel & Brio

You could be fooled into thinking you were dining in a European city with a visit to Bel & Brio, the food emporium emanating all those Euro vibes with both the decor and what’s on offer. Not only one of the best restaurants in Barangaroo but also a fresh produce shop and a place to grab some of the country’s best wine. Chef De Michele is the brains behind the delectable Italian-inspired menu, backed with an extensive bar menu.

Address: T3.01, 300 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.30am – 9pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am – 10pm
Phone: (02) 9299 9107

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Ume burger best restaurant in barangaroo

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13. Ume Burger

Ume Burger is fondly known by Sydneysiders, with its OG Japanese-inspired burger bar on Bourke Street a long-time favourite. The second Ume Burger at Barangaroo had a lot to live up to, but it’s safe to say it has achieved just that – with a twin menu to the original Bar Ume’s, but with a few additional burgers and, an ever more extensive drinks list as well as a soft-serve machine- what more could you want?

Address: 33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Wed 11.30am – 2.30pm, Thurs-Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm/ 4.30 – 9 pm
Phone: 0481 951 920

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14. Lotus Barangaroo

Lotus is the go-to Barangaroo Chinese restaurant, with a tasty menu and outdoor dining, it’s fresh, delicious and perfect for any occasion. The menu has a strong seafood focus, perfectly complemented by its stunning location right on the Barangaroo waterfront. We recommend the lobster, scallop, prawns and squid ink dumplings and their pipis cooked in garlic butter and saltbush, for something a bit different to your typical Chinese fare.

Address: Shop 8/9 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Sun 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 9.30pm
Phone: (02) 7227 0050

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Spiced by billus best restaurant in barangaroo

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15. Spiced by Billu’s

Serving up some of the best North Indian cuisines in Sydney and undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Barangaroo for a curry, Spiced by Billu’s is perfect for cold, winter days. The interior is beautifully decorated with hanging lamps and terracotta tiles to create that Indian-inspired ambience. In terms of the menu, expect all your favourite classics along with some new additions, our favourite has to be the goat curry – don’t diss it until you try it!

Address: 7/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Tues – Sun 12 – 3pm/ 5 – 9.30pm
Phone: (02) 9046 0979

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General FAQs

What is the best Barangaroo restaurant with a view?

The best Barangaroo restaurant with a view is Oncore by Clare Smyth.

What Barangaroo restaurant is the best for groups?

The Best restaurant for groups in Barangaroo is Tequila Daisy.

Where should you celebrate a birthday in Barangaroo?

You should celebrate a birthday in Barangaroo at Lotus or Nobu.

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Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in fashion, entertainment and technology coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has previously worked with Universal Magazines and the Ministry of Style. She currently works as Content Writer for a leading digital marketing agency.