20 Jul 2023

Score an International Footy Feast

Embrace the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ global spirit with a foodie journey at Darling Harbour.
Score an International Footy Feast

Goal! The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup™ has kicked off and Darling Harbour is the ultimate playground for footy fanatics, where you can discover global cuisines after a full day at the FIFA Fan Festival™. From the laid-back delights of Australian fare, to the rich tapestry of Chinese cuisine, set off on a round-the-world culinary tour, one dish at a time.

Ready for kick-off? Score a delicious dining goal within Darling Harbour’s many dining precincts. First upright on the doorstep of the FIFA Fan Festival™ you'll find Darling Quarter, next check out the lively & buzzing Darling Square, or if you're after harbour views head down to Cockle Bay Wharf just 5 minutes’ walk away!


Begin your tour down under with a range of Australian flavours. Helm Bar's fresh Aussie classics (think fish and chips, fresh seafood, steak and pizzas) will have you cheering on the Aussie’s from their sunlit terrace overlooking the harbour. The lively atmosphere and mix of modern and classic Australian cuisine at Blackbird Café is a must-try. Contemporary Australia is best tasted at Planar Restaurant with their seasonal menus, and Dundee Arms, renowned for its classic pub grub. Savour Australia's finest fresh seafood at Nick's Seafood Restaurant with a breathtaking waterside view, or Sailmaker, where the menu features the best of Australian seafood and local NSW produce.

New Zealand

Flying Fish elevates the finest seafood from Australia and New Zealand under the steady hand of Peter Robertson, one of Sydney’s most acclaimed young chefs. Discover seriously good food in a relaxed environment. 


Savour the essence of Spain at Cafe del Mar. Enjoy a relaxing sunset with a refreshing Aperol Spritz or get your fill of authentic Spanish tapas.


For a taste of Japan, head to Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium, where you can feast on delicious gyoza and wash it down with an icy craft beer, brewed right on site. Then, pass the ball to Nakano Darling, a Japanese izakaya-style bar dishing up tasty fried chicken, gyoza, and sake. At Dopa Darling Quarter you'll find dishes inspired by the delightful street food of Tokyo, while local favourite Ume Burger is your go-to for Japanese-inspired burgers and bar food.


Explore China's culinary mastery at MuMian, where house-roasted specialities bring Chinese flavours to the fore, and The Gardens by Lotus, celebrated for their delicate dumplings and aromatic teas. For street food from Shanghai, visit Lilong by Taste of Shanghai, and for grab and go snack dumpling options Golden Century BBQ in Darling Square is one not to miss. Another must-try is Din Tai Fung's world-famous xiao long bao soup dumplings.


Cheer on team USA by chowing down on a New York Style Bagel from Haven Coffee. Betty’s Burgers serves made-to-order fresh burgers and decadent desserts that would make any yank feel right at home. Then go for the Hail Mary at Wingboy, where you can dig into crispy wings slathered in your choice of 12 delicious sauces.


For a taste of Vietnam, visit Tan Viet Noodle House for their celebrated noodle soups, or explore Hello Auntie, known for its delightful fusion of traditional Vietnamese flavours, Asian-inspired cocktails and secret after-dark menu.


French gastronomy, at Atelier by Sofitel where each dish is a work of art, reflecting the elegance and refinement of French cuisine in a stunning space. You can treat yourself to refined French food with an Australia twist with views out over Darling Harbour. 


Brazil's famous skewers await you at Braza Churrascaria, where the tradition of Brazilian barbeque comes alive.


Azzurri fans can savour the tastes of Italy at Baia THE ITALIAN with authentic, hand-stretched pizzas and homemade pastas. Or step into Fratelli Fresh, an Italian dining haven, housing a fresh pasta station, pizza kitchen, and house-made gelato counter to sweeten the deal. Round off your Italian escapade at Vesta Italian, where the classics meet the comforting hum of a barista-crafted espresso.


Enjoy Korean fusion at Kao Kao with their modern takes on traditional Korean dishes, and Honey, where you can experience a taste of the nightlife of Seoul along with Sydney’s best fried chicken.