Dar­ling Har­bour din­ing: What’s hot on the wa­ter­front

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is one of the premier din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment precincts in Syd­ney. It’s the place not only for Syd­ney’s first time tourists but also for ex­pe­ri­enced trav­ellers. What­ever is on your ‘to do list’ when you come to Syd­ney—rest as­sured that Dar­ling Har­bour has it. Whether you pop down dur­ing the day or at night, Dar­ling Har­bour never sleeps. This wa­ter­side hub is filled with a va­ri­ety of din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences from fine din­ing to cheap eats.

Har­bour­side is a very pop­u­lar precinct where you’ll soon dis­cover cuisines from all over the world. At Har­bour­side you’ll find Zaaf­fran’s award­win­ning con­tem­po­rary In­dian cui­sine. Zaaf­fran serves au­then­tic In­dian food, bril­liantly pre­sented, with breath­tak­ing har­bour and city sky­line views.

Try Criniti’s for South­ern Ital­ian cui­sine with an em­pha­sis on tra­di­tional cook­ing meth­ods to cre­ate flavour­some dishes. Span­ning across the bal­cony level of Har­bour­side Shop­ping Cen­tre and boast­ing the most de­sir­able lo­ca­tion in Dar­ling Har­bour, head to Har­bour Bar and Kitchen for a cel­e­bra­tion of all things smoky, charred and suc­cu­lent, served di­rectly from the roar­ing coal oven. As day turns into night and you are look­ing for a lit­tle en­ter­tain­ment visit King­pin Bowl­ing and test your skills, or for those that like the idea of re­lax­ing late into the night, Co­hibar is the per­fect lo­ca­tion for a har­bour­side cock­tail.

Nearby, Dar­ling Quar­ter is a vi­brant com­mu­nity precinct. Walk through Dar­ling Quar­ter and close your eyes to be trans­ported to every cor­ner of the world via an in­cred­i­ble range of cafés, wine bars and eater­ies.

On the city side of Dar­ling Har­bour, King Street Wharf en­sures vis­i­tors will

have lit­tle trou­ble find­ing a great place to eat. Steersons Steak­house com­bines top qual­ity Aus­tralian beef and wines with spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter views. The open plan wa­ter­side venue gives din­ers a mod­ern and sleek steak­house ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ge­orges Mediter­ranean Bar & Grill of­fers mouth­wa­ter­ing Mediter­ranean cui­sine us­ing the finest and fresh­est in­gre­di­ents. This mod­ern wa­ter­front haven of­fers bar dwellers and din­ers an invit­ing fresh am­bi­ence.

Feast on fan­tas­tic Ital­ian fare in­spired by sim­ple, fresh in­gre­di­ents at Casa Ris­torante Italiano. En­joy fresh seafood as you dine al­fresco at Bun­ga­low 8, or re­lax in the spa­cious out­door beer gar­den at Cargo Bar, with its famous gourmet piz­zas. Dine on tapas at The Loft, also home to a so­phis­ti­cated and stylish cock­tail bar, or for suc­cu­lent seafood head to Nick’s Bar and Grill.

If you are in the mood for Asian, King Street Wharf has you cov­ered, with the ex­otic aro­mas of In­dia at Man­jit’s @ The Wharf, au­then­tic Malaysian cui­sine at The Malaya and de­li­cious Ja­panese dishes at Kobe Jones. Be awed by the culi­nary show­man­ship at Wharf Tep­pa­nyaki, or the mouth­wa­ter­ing ‘pad­dock to plate’ menu at Meat Dis­trict Co., then head to Beer Deluxe for a cold craft beer and great en­ter­tain­ment. Ves­sel of­fers three dis­tinc­tive spa­ces: a café, bar and Ital­ian din­ing. Whether you’re af­ter a quick break­fast and espresso, din­ner with friends, or a re­lax­ing drink by the har­bour, Ves­sel has some­thing for ev­ery­one.

There are plenty of places to party in King Street Wharf, home to some of Syd­ney’s hottest night­clubs and bars. Splash out on cock­tails by the wa­ter, shout a round for your friends or just sit back and soak in the at­mos­phere.

There’s no bet­ter way to ex­pe­ri­ence Syd­ney’s iconic har­bour than to ex­plore the culi­nary play­ground that is Cockle Bay Wharf. Lo­cated on the CBD side of Dar­ling Har­bour just a few min­utes’ walk from Chi­na­town lies this ex­cit­ing precinct bustling with en­ergy.

There are a va­ri­ety of restau­rants and cafés with menus you can re­ally sink your teeth into. From fresh seafood, au­then­tic Ital­ian dishes, and hawk­er­style Malaysian cui­sine, to mod­ern Aus­tralian—each venue of­fers a truly unique ex­pe­ri­ence.

Cockle Bay Wharf of­fers you some of Syd­ney’s best restau­rants, with a pic­turesque wa­ter­front view to match!

For meat pre­pared by the crack­les of a fire, or cooked on a spit ro­tis­serie head to Hunter & Bar­rel. Dine out on a mod­ern take of an­cient rit­u­als and the el­e­ments of na­ture. Feel like seafood? Check out Nick’s Seafood or sand­wiches and snacks at Nick’s Café & Bar.

While away the day and sip on ex­otic cock­tails at Black­bird, which over­looks breath­tak­ing Dar­ling Har­bour. Their menu caters for all tastes from steak to Ital­ian and Asian. Grab some de­li­cious Ital­ian at Baia The Ital­ian, and fin­ish off with a sump­tu­ous chocolate-filled dessert at the Lindt Chocolate Café.

If af­ter-hours en­ter­tain­ment and cock­tails at an elec­tri­fy­ing cos­mopoli­tan night­club is more to your lik­ing, the bars and night­clubs at Cockle Bay Wharf will have you danc­ing ‘til dawn. Head to Home Night­club, or grab a drink at Pon­toon to end your night at Cockle Bay Wharf with a bang!

So whether it’s a catch up with friends or an in­ti­mate din­ner for two, Dar­ling Har­bour is the per­fect place for your next meal.

Steersons Steak­house.

Left: Dish cour­tesy of Casa Ris­torante Italiano.

Left: Black­bird at Cockle Bay Wharf.

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