Serious Festival-ing requires serious sustenance, so we've partnered with a whole host of top restaurants located near our venues to offer you some tasty Festival plates.

Choose from $30, $55 and á la carte options to keep your belly full of Festival goodness this January.

To find out whether reservations are required please contact restaurants directly. Please note that restaurant opening times may vary, and times when the offer is available is at the restaurant's discretion.

Sydney Tower Dining, Reception Level 4, Sydney Westfield Centre, Between Pitt & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 8223 3883

360 Bar and Dining is the preeminent restaurant in Sydney Tower Dining boasting unsurpassed 360 revolving views of the Sydney skyline. Indulge in 360 Bar and Dining's opulent surrounds and enjoy views from one of Sydney's best vantage points.


Menu: Choose 2 courses from 360 Bar and Dining’s special Fast Festival Feast menu. 


Available Dinner Monday to Friday for the duration of the Festival. Bookings available between 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Vegetarian option available.

18 Argyle Street, The Rocks
02 9259 5668

As Sydney’s hottest new addition, Ananas is a complete late-night bar and dining destination that serves up a taste of contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of The Rocks. The full brasserie menu is complemented by delicious bar bites, which can be ordered until 3am from Thursday through to Sunday.


Menu: Starter: Cured trout/ gravalax/ blinis with herb cream Main: choice of pink salmon/ yuzu hollandaise/ sesame polenta or corn fed chicken breast/ sauce supreme/ rice pilaf. Glass of Marc 'Initiale' Brut.


Available over Sydney Festival 5-27 January 2013.  One redemption per person per day.

1 Macquarie St, East Circular Quay
02 9240 2255

ARIA Restaurant is situated on the very edge of Sydney Harbour. It is co-owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. ARIA provides a dining experience that encapsulates Sydney lifestyle, offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the freshest Australian produce in an innovative and contemporary menu, an extensive award-winning wine list with seamless, friendly and highly efficient service.


Menu: During the Sydney Festival guests Matt Moran has designed a special menu of your choice of entrée and main and a glass of wine for $55 per person. Side dishes and additional beverages will be charged on consumption. 

Vegetarian Option available.


The offer will be valid for lunch from the 7th of January Monday to Friday and for pre theatre each night between 5:30 and 7PM. 

25 Bligh Street, Sydney
1300 246 748

Designed as a tribute to the old New York steakhouse, Chophouse references a bygone era. Inspired by the industrial & perhaps even a subtle nod to the rawness of the abattoir, the building’s original substructure has been unearthed. Elements have been stripped back to their raw, primitive nature while maintaining a certain edge & sex appeal. Chophouse is a culinary and visual experience.

Menu: Entrée & Main & two glasses of wine with a side (to share) OR Main & Dessert & two glasses of wine with a side (to share).


Available 12-1pm and 6-7pm. Limited selection.

Vegetarian option available.

Read the Time Out Sydney review

Roof Top Terrace, Cockle Bay, NSW
02 9267 6700

Inspired by the beauty of Australia’s coastal shoreline, Coast sits high above Darling harbor, a light-filled glass pavilion with generous timber decking and gardens.  The overall effect is inviting and exciting, especially at night when the lights of the coastline interplay with the lights of Darling Harbour.


Menu: Choose 2 courses from a special menu for the Sydney Festival Big Night Out program (must mention when booking)


Available at anytime during the festival.

Vegetarian option available.

16 Argyle Street, The Rocks
02 9259 5695

Celebrating the finest cuts of prime Australian beef and sustainable seafood, The Cut Bar & Grill showcases the talents of award-winning Head Chef James Privett. A popular lunch and dinner spot for Sydney’s corporate set and discerning city diners, The Cut also offers one of the CBD’s most elegant private rooms.


Menu: Entrée: Salmon Gravalax with Smoked Potato and Horseradish. Main: Braised Beef Short Rib with Gremolata, Cauliflower and Heirloom Tomato with a glass of wine.


Available over Sydney Festival 5-27 January 2013.  One redemption per person per day. 

Park Hyatt Sydney, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9256 1661

Offering a quintessential Sydney dining experience, The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney is an intimate waterfront restaurant with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay and the Opera House. Delight your senses with our delicious Australian inspired menu made of the freshest local ingredients, overlooking iconic views.


Menu: 
Choose from 2-courses from a specially created Andrew McKee menu with a glass of sommelier-selected wine.

Choose two-courses from:

Entrée
Pan roasted scallops, green pea puree, crispy pork
 
Main Course
Tamarind and molasses glazed beef brisket, beetroot, horseradish
 
Dessert
Hazelnut dacquoise, milk chocolate ganache

Valid for dinner Jan 5 -27. Please mention offer when booking and bookings are subject to availability.

Vegetarian option available.


 

Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney
02 9247 9777

O Bar and Dining, a cosmopolitan oasis owned by internationally renowned chef, Michael Moore, offers the urbane style and vibe of the world's most stylish venues. The stylish and modern interiors with ambient lighting have guests feeling at home, yet also a world away. O Bar and Dining is the perfect place for a cool and sophisticated night out in the heart of Sydney.


Menu: A glass of wine and 2 courses from our limited a la carte menu for $55.00 per person.


7 nights, for booking from 6pm-7pm, Reservations are essential, this offer is subject to availability.

Vegetarian option available.


View the bar offer here.

Area 8/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
02 93687488

A friendly welcome, spectacular views, waterside location, with simple fine food makes Otto Ristorante a great place for any occasion. A constantly evolving menu embracing all that is local, seasonal and artisanal, with a spirit that is distinctly Italian. 


Menu: Cocktail, Entrée and Main Course.

Sample Menu only:
Aperol Splice -  Aperol, Vodka, Passionfruit Sorbet, Lemon Juice, Egg white Primi Piatti - Kingfish Tartare with Capers, Chilli, Egg Yolk and Olive Toast or Fettuccinie with Smoked Chicken Ragout and Spinach Puree Secondi Piatti Cone Bay Barramundi, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Mushrooms and Potato or Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Caper and Raison Puree, Caramalised Witlof and Almonds 


Monday through Sunday 12 Noon - 7 pm

Vegetarian option available.

12 Argyle Street, The Rocks
02 9259 5656

Sushi master Shaun Presland presents his innovative twist on Japanese cuisine at Saké Restaurant & Bar’s flagship restaurant, in The Rocks. An outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes are accompanied by premium sake and shochu varieties, with the buzzy bar serving cocktails and a mini menu seven nights a week.


Menu: 
Entree: Kingifsh Jalapeno – Hiramasa kingfish, yuzu soy, thin slices of jalapeno chilli. Served with Kozaemon Bizen Omachi, Junmai Ginjo Sake.
Main:Kombu Trout – pan seared Tasmanian ocean trout, white konbu and enoki mushrooms, dashi infused quinoa. Served with Amabuki Junmai Sake

Valid: during Sydney Festival 5-27 January 2013.  One redemption per person per day.

Ground Floor, Overseas Passenger Terminal,
Circular Quay West
02 8273 1222

With breathtaking views of Sydney Opera House & harbour, Wildfire features a contemporary menu of fresh seafood, wood fired grilled meats and our signature experience, Churrasco. Peruse our award winning wine list or enjoy a cocktail on our waterfront terrace or Ember Bar.


Menu: Entrée: Hiramasa Kingfish, Macadamia Gazpacho, Lime and Lemon Verbena Main: Berkshire Pork Loin, Mustard Greens and Green olive salsa.


Valid: Lunch Sunday - Friday 12-3pm and dinner nightly from 6.00-7.00pm only,
Vegetarian option available.

Read the Time Out Sydney review

199 George Street, The Rocks
02 9250 3160

Located on the ground level of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, The Woods takes you to a place where quality and skill work in perfect harmony. Here artisan products are treated with deep respect by Restaurant Executive Chef, Hamish Ingham, whose unassuming nature comes through in subtle and impeccably balanced dishes. Using the scent of many different Australian wood varieties, Hamish gently coaxes the exquisite flavours from his produce.

Menu: During the Sydney Festival, Chef Hamish has designed a special menu of your choice of entrée and main with a glass of wine OR main and dessert with a glass of wine for $55 per person. Side dishes and additional beverages will be charged on consumption. 

The Sydney Festival offer will be valid for lunch from January 5 - 27, Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 2.30pm and pre-theatre from Monday to Saturday between 5:30pm and 7pm. The offer is subject to reservation availability.

Level 2, 100 George Street, The Rocks
02 8070 9311

8Brothers Italian Restaurant is the perfect location and ambiance to have a beautiful relaxed pre-show or debrief Italian meal. Renowned Italian chef John Lanzafame is 'renowned in the industry for his simple ideas and perfection "on the plate". 'Weekends 2012'.

Menu: Choice between Snapper, pan fried sautéed scallop potato with fennel anchovy dressing (gf) OR Duck, twice cooked sticky duck jus served on confit leek tart (gf) OR  Burratta (v, gf) - Italian cheese with prosciutto, tomato, basil, olive oil (to share between 2 people) plus a glass of Deakin Estate Cab Merlot or Chardonnay (Murray Darling, VIC) for $30.

Vegetarian option available. 

Shop 12 (facing Bathurst Street) Ground Floor, Regents Place, 501 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9267 8877

Chef’s Gallery is the embodiment of the subtle zen of Chinese cuisine. It presents masterpieces in cooking styles from all corners of China to tempt with a kaleidoscope of tastes that exude fresh and exciting flavours, textures and aromas.  Flanked with elegant displays of ancient bronze Chinese culinary artefacts Chefs Gallery is a unique and rewarding gastronomic experience


Menu: Choose three courses from a special menu for Fast Festival Feasts.


Available at anytime during the festival.

Vegetarian option available.

70 Phillip Street, Parramatta
02 9635 3288

Courtney's Brasserie is situated 200m from the ferry and 300m away from the theatre. Housed in a small historic cottage they offer a menu based on local produce from farmers in the Sydney Basin.

Menu:
Choose from Grass fed Beef Fillet or Pan-fried Salmon Fillet followed by a stone fruit tasting plate for dessert.

During Sydney Festival (5-27 January)
Open Tue to Fri lunch & Tue to Sat. dinner (booking required)

Vegetarian option available.


Read the Time Out Sydney review

275 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9284 1200

The Dome Restaurant finely represents The ArtHouse Hotel with elegance, complimented by its gilded ceiling, this Bohemian sanctuary is where you can enjoy an exquisite meal before retiring to the lounge for a quiet drink. 


Menu: Select the perfect meal to satisfy your appetite pre or post show with the choice of any main from our Sydney Festival a la carte menu including a glass of wine.


Anytime during the Festival.

Vegetarian option available.

328 Church St, Parramatta
02 9633 1611

At the heart of Parramatta’s famed Eat Street lies this award-winning venue. El-Phoenician Parramatta is a vibrant and contemporary 260-seater that offers a relaxed ambience during the week and a dynamic atmosphere on weekends – when guests enjoy the exotic performance of belly dancers. The sleek and stylish venue is ideal for group functions as it offers marquee, main and private dining options.


Menu: A delicious mixed plate consisting of Tabouli; Parsley, tomato, shallot, crushed wheat and mint mixed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, Homous; A puree of chick peas blended with tahina and lemon juice, Lamb pastries; Minced Iamb, pine nuts and onion wrapped in fine pastry. Lightly fried Shish tawouk; Marinated in extra virgin olive oil with middle eastern spices, tomato purée, hint of garlic and white wine vinaigrette, Kafta; Premium lamb mixed with parsley, herbs and onions. Potato Coriander; Diced potatoes fried and tossed in a fresh coriander dressing
Served with unlimited fresh and grilled Lebanese bread.


Available from 12noon - 1.00pm (Monday – Friday) and 6 - 7pm (Monday – Saturday) each day

Vegetarian option available.

Read the Time Out Sydney review

7 Towns Place
Walsh Bay
02 9633 1611

This intimate venue boasts waterfront views, a meticulous interior, a wine list developed by noted Sydney sommelier Nicole Galloway, and a menu that fuses the very best of traditional and modern Middle Eastern cuisines. The sleek and stylish venue is ideal for lunch, dinner, group functions, and pre-theatre dining.

Menu:  A delicious mixed plate consisting of: Tabouli; Parsley, tomato, shallot, crushed wheat and mint mixed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, Homous; A puree of chick peas blended with tahina and lemon juice, Lamb pastries; Minced Iamb, pine nuts and onion wrapped in fine pastry. Lightly fried Shish tawouk; Marinated in extra virgin olive oil with middle eastern spices, tomato purée, hint of garlic and white wine vinaigrette, Kafta; Premium lamb mixed with parsley, herbs and onions.Potato Coriander; Diced potatoes fried and tossed in a fresh coriander dressing. Served with unlimited fresh and grilled Lebanese bread.


Available from 12noon - 1.00pm and 6 - 7pm each day (closed Mondays).

Vegetarian option available.

Read the Time Out Sydney review

Lower Ground Floor, 91 Riley Street, Darlinghurst
02 8090 3462

Food Society's Darlinghurst restaurant is a casual dining experience showcasing modern Eastern European cuisine, unique imported beers and over 80 premium imported vodka's. With a menu designed to be shared, and a kitchen open late is truly is a social food experience. 


Menu: Enjoy a tasting board of 3 canapes with matching premium vodka tastings followed by your choice of one substantial and one side to share. This offer is valid for groups two or more. 


Available at anytime during the festival.

Vegetarian option available.


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2 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
02 9357 5333

The Gazebo Wine Garden, where the food is Matt Kemp, the people are playful, the wine list is legendary and service is top notch - it's a place where the staff know their wines and are chuffed about their food!

Menu: A signature Matt Kemp dish Leatherjacket, fennel, white anchovy, organse matched with a Spanish white the Torrontes "Jed" 2010 Salta, Argentina.


Monday - Thursday Midday - Midnight.
No vegetarian option available 


To view the Gazebo drink offer click here.

Level 2, 488 George Street, Sydney 02 9265 6068

Indulge in the definitive Sydney dining experience featuring the exceptional culinary expertise of chef and restauranter Luke Mangan. Using fresh local produce throughout the menu, glass brasserie is ideal for lunches, relaxed dinners or a drink in our Wine Bar.


Menu: Simply prepared fish, served with a selected glass of wine or beer.Reservations between 12pm and 1pm for lunch and between 6pm and 7pm for dinner. 

193 Pitt Street, Level 2 The Strand Arcade sydney
02 9223 1674

Following the success of the highly acclaimed Pendolino restaurant, Chef Nino Zoccali presents the new La Rosa Bar & Pizza restaurant - providing a new level of crafted Italian wine bar and artisan pizza dining experience in the magnificent Strand Arcade building. 


Menu: Celebrate this festival season with a Summer Festival Rock Melon "Sgroppino" with any choice of Pizza for $30.


The $30 offer will be valid through the duration of the Sydney Festival.
Vegetarian option available. 

15/425 Bourke Street
Surry Hills 2010
0405 902 896

Modern Latin American Fine Dining With A Sassy, Cool Vibe.


Morena showcases the amazing variety of ingredients, flavours and dishes of Latin American cuisine with a strong Peruvian influence, under the direction of renowned Peruvian Chef, Alejandro Saravia.


Serving top quality dishes, matched with top-notch cocktails including exclusive Piscos and international wines, Morena provides a Latin American fine dining experience with passion, fun and a relaxed vibe.


Menu: Piqueos and Latin American punch. Piqueo literally means “a bite to eat”, involves the whole culture of sharing food and experiences over a table. Enjoy a selection of 4 dishes to share. Roasted chilli prawn skewers, 8 hr. braised pork belly sandwich w/ coriander mayo, casaba & manchego croquettes, Quinoa salad. Matched w/ a glass of the best Pisco punch!


Offer starts on the 8th of January, available from Tuesday to Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Vegetarian option available.

225 George St, Sydney 2000
02 9247 6744

Internationally awarded Executive Chef Sean Connolly’s menu reflects his signature style of seasonal produce, cooked on the bone and in the shell wherever possible. Whether food is shared or served for one, The Morrison’s menu of humble flavours will heighten your journey and discovery.


Menu: Enjoy a dozen of Australia’s finest oysters shucked to order and delivered fresh from the growers daily.


Available from 5-27th January with Sydney Festival ticket.


View the bar offer here.

174 King Street, Newtown
02 9368 6399

Newtown Hotel feels like it's been amoungst the eclectic Newtown streets for ages - but it's new and very different. The food is Greek, the drinks are strong, the courtyard is Tiki and the staff are crazy. There is so much going on here that you won't want to leave - welcome!


Menu: We'll give you grilled flat bread, dips, warm olives, grilled octopus, haloumi, veal meatballs, spit roast, slow cooked beans, roast spuds and  house salad all for 30 bucks! A beer or a wine from our taps is included!


Offer valid 5-27th January 2013, Monday to Thursdays.
No vegetarian option available. 


View the bar offer here.

Ground Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal,
Circular Quay West
02 9252 9585

With expansive views of Sydney’s iconic harbourfront and a distinctive brand of modern Japanese cuisine on offer, Ocean Room is truly one of Australia’s gourmet destinations. The menu, created by acclaimed Executive chef Raita Noda, brings together a sumptuous collection of modern Japanese cuisine using local Australian produce to ensure guests a memorable culinary adventure. 

Menu: Guests can enjoy a delectable UMI-YAMA ASSIETTE combination plate, which includes Ocean Room’s signature dish ‘saikyo miso cod’, paired with a flavoursome ‘sansho peppered beef’ with a glass of wine.


Tuesday to Friday Lunch from 12noon.  Monday to Saturday Dinner between 6 -7pm

Vegetarian option available.

Read the Time Out Sydney review

Lower Concourse Level,
Sydney Opera House
02 9247 1666

Your choices at Opera Bar are as endless as the views, with entertainment nightly and our kitchen open until midnight you decide - drink or dine, inside or out, day or night.

Menu: Roast barramundi, baby artichoke, sweet pea, asparagus & chervil salad with a glass of East Malborough Savignon Blanc.

Vegetarian option available.

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41 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
02 9331 8566

At Puntino, a classic hidden gem on the outskirts of the city, chef Tony Sabia brings the best of Basilicata to Sydney. Guests can enjoy simple, regional cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Tony is a passionate advocate of rustic, homemade food and woodfire cooking, still using many original recipes from his childhood. Tony’s passion for real food is enhanced by the use of fresh, homemade ingredients.


Menu: To start - a mini buffalo mozzarella tasting place to share and main course: Milly hill lamb roasted in Woodfired over or summer gnocci cooked in burnt butter sage and buffalo mozzarella or basalicata sausage served with patate (potatoes) and pepperoni (capsicum).


Available anytime during Sydney Festival

18-20 King Street, Newtown
9557 2669

Rubyos offers heritage charm, a relaxed room and a seasonal menu showcasing a selection of grazing dishes combining ingredients and cooking techniques from all over the world.  The extensive grazing menu is made up of a series of tasting dishes, all designed to share from the middle of the table.

Menu: Rubyos Tasting Menu – Daily selection of six grazing dishes to share (min of two guests per table, not valid with other offers).


Available for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday – bookings from 12 noon to 2.00pm. Available for dinner Tuesday to Saturday – bookings from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Vegetarian option available.

60 Carrington St, Sydney
02 9299 9997

Steel Bar and Grill is a renowned restaurant in the heart of the CBD showcasing a sleek oasis designed by one of Sydney’s most notorious designers Michael McCann.  Our team of talented chefs offer delicious, contemporary cuisine with a modern Australian menu that is guaranteed to impress.  Take in the theatrics of the open plan kitchen and wood fire grill, dine amongst an impressive luminous light wall that features a 2,000 bottle glassed wine cellar or sip on a tantalising cocktail on the outdoor balcony.

Menu: Enjoy our selected main course from the signature wood fire grill with a selected glass of wine at $30. Main Dish: Marinated and wood-fire grilled Thirlmere chicken grilled Zucchini, pine nuts, currants and fetta.


Lunch Monday to Saturday 12-3pm. Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6 pm.

Vegetarian option available.

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Level 3, 33-37 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point
02 9368 7333

Sweethearts - the first rooftop BBQ in Sydney. Experience a quirky Australian drinks selection and a menu of fresh, grilled produce led by Head Chef Robert Taylor (Pier, 360 Bar and Dining, Manly Pavilion). Just in time for Summer. 


Menu: Enjoy two barbequed 120gram skewers from a choice of; pork fillet, beef tri tip, marinade veggies, chicken tigh or salmon belly and a house drink from $30.


12pm - Midnight (5-27 Janurary).
No vegetarian option available. 


View the bar offer here.

5th Floor, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
02 9251 8683
Level 1, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst
02 9357 4488