23 Sep 2021

Picnic in The Park

If you're looking for things to do in Sydney, get outside and enjoy the sunshine with a picnic at Tumbalong Park catered by local cafes, restaurants and bars.
Picnic in The Park

Guys, we made it. Spring is here and if you’re fully vaccinated and live within 5km of Darling Harbour you can now enjoy picnics in the parks!

We’re talking sunshine, freshly-baked pastries, specialty coffee, endless tasty takeaway meal options and guaranteed good times. Just bring a blanket and some buddies, plonk yourselves in a circle and enjoy! To help you get out and safely enjoy your liberty we’ve also come up with a guide to the best takeaway bites and drinks available nearby.

BYO drinks

To make the most of our public spaces as we ease out of restrictions, consumption of alcohol is now permitted in these parks during daylight hours each day:

After the year we’ve had we think you’ve earnt a refreshment! Please enjoy and drink responsibly. 

Where to get Takeaway Drinks

Blue Fish Takeaway Cocktails

12 noon - 7pm Daily
From Margaritas to Mojitos and everything in between, order your takeaway cocktails from Blue Fish Restaurant starting from just $14.50 (Menu includes classic cocktails and daily specials). Plus, turn an ordinary picnic into something special with Blue Fish Restaurants Giant Seafood Platters to share. There's two options available including cold and hot seafood platters.

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Hurricane's Grill Takeaway Cocktails

4pm – 9pm Fridays & Saturdays
Before you picnic, pop into Hurricane's and pick up some of their refreshing cocktails to add to your basket. They have three yummy flavours available including Jungle Juice (banana & passionfruit based), Pretty in Pink (watermelon based) and your Traditional Margarita. $45 each and have three servings per bottle.

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Takeaways at Nakano Darling

Nakano Darling offers a wide range of Japanese beers, sake and highballs available for takeaway as well as tasty top notched fried chicken, noodles and gyozas to go with them. 

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Brunch, Lunch or Early Dinner

With the warmer weather and bucket loads of sunshine, it's time to swap your dining table for a picnic blanket and take an organic dose of vitamin D with your next meal. Here's all the eateries within walking distance of Tumbalong Park that are perfect for pinicking:

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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. serves up some of the best cheeseburgers in Sydney and a few mind-blowing desserts.
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Dopa by Devon
Dopa by Davon is a high-concept all-day diner serving Tokyo-inspired donburi and desserts.
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Fishbowl (The Exchange)
Japanese style salads and bowls made using fresh sustainable meat and produce.
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Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria
A Mexican fast food joint with a difference - 100% high quality ingredients cooked to perfection.
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IIKO Mazesoba
The boys and girls at IIKO Mazesoba serve a new type of brothless ramen which may just be even tastier than the original.
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Kushy Bar
Kushy Bar is a Japanese fusion eatery that adds the rich flavours of South-East Asia into Japanese-inspired skewers.
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Marrickville Pork Roll
An OG icon serving up the best banh mi in Sydney, just like they do in the mothership in Marrickville.
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McDonalds Darling Quarter
Whether your looking for a quick snack or a meal, Maccas has something for everyone.
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Nakano Darling
Japanese izakaya-style bar with a karaoke room that serves top notch fried chicken, gyoza and sake.
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Nok Nok Thai Eating House
Nok Nok nails the Thai Classics, serving delicious curries, moreish sharing plates and fiery mains.
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Get a taste of what's to come this Summer with Pumphouse Sydney and Novotel Darling Square's exciting takeaway offer.
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ROBO Restaurant
Flavours of Asia that you know and love, served without skipping a beat.
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Simulation Senpai
This Japanese eatery by Chase Kojima specialises in ultra-fresh and premium sashimi and chirashi with a takeaway spin.
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Fresh, delicious pasta made to order using the best local and Italian ingredients. Bellissimo!!
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Subway Harbourside
Grab a healthy sub, salad or a cheeky sweet treat of their famous cookies from this iconic sandwich chain.
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The Sandwich Shop
The Sandwich Shop serves premium sandwiches and makes almost every ingredient in house.
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Perfect as a lunchtime staple or late-night snack, Toastiesmith have mastered the art of comfort food, grilling up a storm seven days a week.
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Ume Burger
Award winning Japanese inspired burgers – now available at Darling Square.
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Vesta Italian and Bar serves the best of modern Italian cuisine in comfortable surrounds in Darling Harbour.
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Coffee & cake

Grab a coffee and a sweet treat from one of these retailers to enjoy while you kick back, relax and bask in the warmth of the sunshine while catching up with friends:

Andersen's of Denmark
Enjoy the international flavour of a local favourite with Andersen’s of Denmark ice cream.
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Bengong Black
Delicious premium Chinese teas and desserts served in a sleek venue in Darling Square.
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Bubble Nini Tea
Bubble Nini Tea serves the most instagrammable bubble tea in Sydney.
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Edition Coffee Roasters
Delicious single origin coffee and Japanese inspired brunch in a rustic space.
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Try some happiness in a cone, made fresh in store every day at Gelatissimo.
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Kurtosh House served delicious Hungarian pastries including the iconic chimney cake.
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Pancakes on The Rocks - Darling Square
Pancakes are one of the most delicious all-time foods, no question. Taste Sydney’s best stacks and a full menu of breakfast, lunch & dinner classics at Pancakes on The Rocks.
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Shortstop Coffee & Donuts
Shortstop coffee and donuts have achieved donut perfection - and their coffee’s not bad either.
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Starbucks Darling Harbour features the same delicious and dependable menu plus a great location and plenty of outdoor seating.
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Tourtiere Cafe
Tourtiere Cafe serves up buttery flaky pies, sweet treats, sandwiches and coffee.
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