Alfresco Dining
Summer Ready

Alfresco Dining

We launched one of Sydney’s first alfresco dining experiences just in time for summer, that featured 22 of the city’s favourites restaurants, bars and cafes.
13 Nov 2020
31 Jan 2021

Dining in Darling Harbour just got a whole lot better! To celebrate the return of diners and the start of summer, Darling Harbour is hosting what may be Sydney’s largest outdoor dining pilot! From November 13th, 22 of our favourite restaurants, cafes and bars will welcome over 1,000 outdoor diners with an additional 2,050 sqm of space. Venues in Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Square, Darling Quarter, Harbourside, the ICC and Liverpool street are all taking part.

You could enjoy a seafood feast next to the water at Nick’s on Cockle Bay Wharf. Soak in the serenity with a yum cha feast in the Chinese Garden at The Gardens By Lotus. Or why not reserve your spot in the sun and grab a cold craft beer at the Pumphouse?

Wherever you are in Darling Harbour, you’re guaranteed good times, incredible views and live music at select venues. Get out there and enjoy the sun Sydney!

Cockle Bay Wharf

Adria Bar Restaurant
Adriatic cuisine and bar in a casual setting overlooking Darling Harbour from Cockle Bay Wharf.
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I'm Angus Steakhouse
You can’t go wrong with premium Australian Angus steaks, a long wine list and views over Darling Harbour.
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Nick's Seafood Restaurant
The freshest Australian seafood caught and cooked daily, with stunning views over Darling Harbour.
Pontoon Bar
Pontoon Bar has a millionaire’s view that anyone can afford from their expansive waterfront venue on Cockle Bay Wharf. The stunning harbour views aren’t all they offer either.
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Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel is a restaurant, cafe, live music venue and cocktail bar all rolled into one, right on the waterfront in Darling Harbour.
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Helm Bar
Fancy a drink and some great harbour views? Helm Bar and Bistro in Darling Harbour should be one of your first choices.
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Darling Square

Bucket Boys Beer and Bottle Shop
There are only five stools to sit on at this intimate craft beer bar, but the 20 beers on tap and extended seating in Darling Square more than make up for it!
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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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Hakatamon Ramen
Delicious and affordable Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen has been made even easier to have for lunch and dinner, with Hakatamon Ramen extending their seating out in Darling Square.
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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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Il Bacio
Il Bacio will feed you from breakfast through to dinner, with the menu including everything from brunch classics with an Italian twist through to handmade pastas, pizzas and elegant mains.
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Kushy Bar
This Japanese fusion eatery adds the rich flavours of South-East Asia into Japanese-inspired skewers and they're now adding extra seating so you can invite more friends to enjoy it with!
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Lilong by Taste of Shanghai
Lilong in Darling Square recreates an authentic atmosphere like the streets of Shanghai, serving delicious authentic street food from dim sum and rice noodles to live seafood.
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Pumphouse Sydney
A modern mix of industrial and craft. A buzzing tavern with over 60 different craft and premium brews alongside specialty beers.
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Darling Quarter

Braza Churrascaria
Braza Churrascaria is heaven for meat lovers. This Darling Harbour restaurant offers a Brazilian style of dining where meat carvers rotate throughout the restaurant, carving meat of several types of skewers right onto your plate.
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This summer, try some happiness in a cone, made fresh in store every day at Gelatissimo.
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Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Gardens by Lotus
Inside the Chinese Garden of Friendship, you’ll find an elegant Chinese teahouse, The Gardens by Lotus, serving up delicious yum cha in a calming atmosphere, surrounded by nature.
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Take in the views and the flavours at Cyren Bar Grill Seafood Restaurant, plus extra seating looking out onto Cockle Bay.
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ICC Sydney

Planar Restaurant
Planar serves modern Australian cuisine and drinks inside or alfresco with a stunning view of Darling Harbour.
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Arisun is a famous Korean restaurant in Sydney with a wide array of delicious dishes to offer from fried chicken and bean noodles.