Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Review: Upping the city’s standards

December 4, 2019

The ongoing redevelopment of Darling Harbour hit full speed in 2017, with the opening of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour reinvigorating the city’s exhausted luxury lodging landscape and immediately gathering acclaim. A gleaming glass tower of 35 storeys, high above the sparkling harbour and its myriad of neighbouring buildings, the high-end property exudes a modern opulence […]

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8Bit to give away 300 free signature burgers at Steam Mill Lane this week (Sydney)

April 30, 2018

To celebrate the first permanent Sydney store from Melbourne-born burger heroes 8Bit, the video-game inspired joint is planning to give away 300 freebies of their signature burg: the 8bit with cheese. They’ll be serving up these totally free, totally delicious burgers on Thursday 3rd May (that’s tomorrow for those playing at home) from their home […]

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Belles Hot Chicken opens in Darling Square with bottomless weekend brunches (Sydney)

April 17, 2018

As of this week, Belles glorious mouth burning really f*ckin hot chicken will be accessible from a third location at Darling Square in Sydney, rounding out its sixth site nationwide and cementing its ridiculous popularity amongst Sydneysiders. Head founder and chef Morgan McGlone has negotiated a few more tremendous collaborations for this launch (the last […]

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Here’s what to expect from Darling Square’s Steam Mill Lane when it opens in April (Sydney)

February 15, 2018

Joining the already announced venues of Belles Hot Chicken, Fishbowl, Edition Coffee Roasters, Toby’s Estate and the Sydney debut of Melbourne’s famed 8Bit at Darling Square’s forthcoming Steam Mill Lane will be five new eateries, each reflecting a very diverse palate. Darling Square, part of the $3.4 billion plan to reshape Darling Harbour by the […]

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Darling Harbour’s newest luxury hotel has opened with an unforgettable infinity pool

October 9, 2017

Sydney’s latest five-star hotel has officially opened in the heart of Darling Harbour. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, the first newly built international luxury hotel since the Olympics, features 590 stylish guest rooms boasting some of the best views across Darling Harbour and the city, a swanky rooftop bar and infinity pool, three sophisticated bars and […]

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Melbourne’s retro burger joint 8bit is opening a diner in Sydney next year

September 13, 2017

It was bound to happen sooner or later. As one of the staple attractions of Darling Harbour’s forthcoming food precinct, Darling Square, Melbourne’s acclaimed burger joint 8bit is officially making the move to Sydney. The popular retro video game inspired burger restaurant, which now has three venues across Melbourne, is planning to open a 100-seat […]

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Queensland favourite Betty’s Burgers opens up in Darling Harbour (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

After dominating the burger scene up north, and recently expanding to Melbourne, Queensland-originated burger shack Betty’s Burgers has arrived in Sydney, opening up their first shop underneath Darling Harbour’s slick ICC. Bringing their award-winning burgers and indulgent desserts to one of Sydney’s busiest areas, Betty’s Burgers should undoubtedly recreate the same success that has seen […]

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Hyatt Regency Sydney opens doors to new nautical themed executive club lounge

January 23, 2017

After its $250 million redevelopment was unveiled to locals and guests last month, The Hyatt Regency Sydney seems ready to roll out some of their most exciting features, the latest being the exclusive waterfront Regency Club Lounge overlooking Darling Harbour. What is Australia’s largest five-star hotel and size and scale (a takeover of the former […]

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The top places and events to celebrate Australia Day 2017

January 23, 2017

Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) […]

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The Port brings French coastal vibes to Darling Harbour (Sydney)

October 30, 2016

The changing face of Darling Harbour’s foreshore has taken a big leap forward with new venue The Port, the latest venture from Oscars Hotel Group who are well known for Towradgi Beach Hotel and Wollongong’s excellent Pepe’s on the Beach. The latter is in some ways connected to The Port, Group Chef Michael Cook bringing […]

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Darling Harbour’s The Meat & Wine Co is moving to Barangaroo (Sydney)

August 22, 2016

A long established restaurant in Darling Harbour, The Meat & Wine Co, will be making the permanent move to its new location as part of the developing Barangaroo precinct. The new location will still keep The Meat & Wine Co’s distinctive Afro-centric vibe of tribal patterns, intriguing textures and genuine artefacts, a look that the […]

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ABODE Bistro and Bar launches new paddock-to-plate tasting menu (Sydney)

July 24, 2016

Darling Harbour’s award winning ABODE Bistro & Bar has recently unveiled its new 6-course tasting menu, featuring a selection of dishes, from entrée to dessert, for $65 per person or $35 with matched wines, making this one of the area’s most affordable set dining menus. Head Chef Anthony Naylor’s menu was inspired by the simplicity […]

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Darling Harbour will transform into a winter playground for July (Sydney)

June 27, 2016

Following last year’s success, Darling Harbour will once again turn into Sydney’s “winter playground” for 2016’s Cool Yule, an event that runs from 2nd to the 17th July, during the winter school holidays. When Darling Harbour transforms into a winter wonderland, visitors can meander through an bewitching frozen forest, do a couple of rounds on the ice rink or enjoy some ice-skating […]

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Cockle Bay Wharf’s finest to channel Vivid Sydney into exclusive cocktails

May 24, 2016

Throughout this year’s highly anticipated VIVID Sydney, the water-side precinct of Cockle Bay Wharf will once again be bringing back their exclusive food and drink offerings to meet, and surpass, the success of their involvement last year. The renowned dining and entertainment hub will be drawing on some of their best venues to absorb inspiration […]

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Review: Zaaffran – Darling Harbour (Sydney)

May 9, 2016

“Butter chicken is not authentic Indian food,” said restaurateur Freddie Zulfiqar at a sit-down media event for Zaaffran this past Tuesday night. It was a sentiment shared by the 110-strong crowd gathered to enjoy the established Indian restaurant’s cuisine in the buzzing Darling Harbour precinct. What Zaaffran (meaning saffron) does well is “capture the essence […]

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Ananas Bar & Brasserie will expand to Darling Harbour to make way for El Camino Cantina (Sydney)

March 30, 2016

Give El Camino Cantina  a big warm “hola” when it sets up shop in The Rocks this May; the Urban Purveyor Group will open its first Austin-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant in The Argyle precinct, replacing their acclaimed French gem Ananas Bar & Brasserie, which will be moving on down to Darling Harbour as part of a new development with indoor and alfresco […]

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STRIKE A POSE! After-Hours Pop-up Fashion Party to be held at Madame Tussauds (Sydney)

March 10, 2016

Have you ever wanted to compare outfits with Lady Gaga? Have a drink with Marilyn Monroe? Or perhaps attend an outrageous party with Andrey Hepburn à la Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Sydney’s fab Hijinks is returning to let you do just that STIKE A POSE! is the latest in the events series down by the harbour, […]

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Hunter & Barrel – Cockle Bay Wharf (Sydney)

January 17, 2016

Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group enjoyed a good reputation thusfar, having various brands on their portfolio including The Meat & Wine Co. and Ribs & Burgers, both multi-location restaurants that know a thing or two about good, juicy meats. The latest addition to the hospitality group’s scope is an interesting concept titled Hunter & Barrel, looking […]

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