As Sydney prepares for its annual Vivid Sydney festival, Barangaroo is shaping up to be the ideal dining stopover for visitors to this spectacular event. The food, fashion and lifestyle precinct offers a huge variety of vibrant food options every evening during the festival (Friday 25 May – Saturday 16 June). These range from grab-and-go ‘cheap eats’ for families up to an array of harbourside restaurants giving visitors a front row seat to the Vivid Sydney lights.
This is the second year that Vivid Sydney lights up Barangaroo. Many of its eateries will extend their trading hours during Vivid Sydney so visitors can choose from more than 50 restaurants, bars and cafes as they take in the lights of the festival. Take a seat at Wulugul Walk and watch as a giant, luminescent puppet makes its way along Barangaroo’s waterfront.
A large selection of Vivid Sydney-inspired food, drinks and activities have been curated at a variety of price points to ensure everyone is well fed and entertained while exploring
Barangaroo. Keep an eye out for the tea that changes colour, glow-in-the-dark fairy floss and colourful sliders.
- Sparks fly at love.fish with a flaming orange winter spice cocktail of Ord River rum and cinnamon.
- Banksii spins glow-in-the-dark fairy floss (weekends only) and mixes illuminated cocktails at its Vivid Sydney spritz cart.
- Untied serves up vibrant rainbow sliders stacked with fried chicken, beef and cheese, barramundi or portobello mushroom. Wash it down with a ‘Dame Edna’ Ink Gin and lychee martini; or a ‘Wizz Fizz’ Ink Gin fizz with a rhubarb and grenadine foam.
- 12-Micron constructs a colourful Garden of Sweet Delights dessert with strawberry quandong jam and dried pistachio cake, dark chocolate and eucalyptus mousse, a milo lollipop, a chocolate cone filled with strawberry ice cream, mandarin jellies, forest fruit fizzy sours and coloured sugar shards. Accompany your dessert with a Lemon There Be Lights cocktail of Ricard, pomme verte, lemon and orgeat.
- Devon Café debuts ice cream sandwiches from its Vivid Sydney ice cream cart. The bright coloured sandwiches are made with a matcha shortbread cookie, strawberry and white chocolate parfait filled with popping candy, and balsamic and strawberry jam.
- The Rabbit Hole serves a Vivid Sydney butterfly pea flower tea that changes colour from blue to purple to pink with a squeeze of lemon.
- Zushi partners with Bacardi to shake Vivid Sydney cocktails. The Kyoto Lights combines blue curacao, Bacardi ocho, orange juice and pink grapefruit syrup to create a rainbow in a glass whilst the pastel pink Zushi Spritzu mixes Martini Bianco, Nigori Umeshu, prosecco, soda and pink grapefruit.
- Belles Hot Chicken keeps the whole family happy with an affordable takeaway Vivid Lightbox including two drumsticks and fries.
- Old Town Hong Kong offers a takeaway dim sim combo box to take down to the waterfront so you don’t miss the action.
The Canteen, a food court like no other, opens late every Thursday-Saturday night from 5pm-9pm throughout the Vivid Sydney festival. Visitors have their choice of quick and healthy meals $15 and under from a range of casual food outlets offering everything from Thai through to burgers, fish and chips through to sushi. Keep the kids smiling with $10 kids meals including food, a drink and a toy. The Canteen will be buzzing with entertainment each night, including live music, face painting and kids’ entertainment.
Vivid Sydney lights up Barangaroo from 6pm – 9pm every evening from Friday 25 May – Saturday 16 June. Marri Dyin, a six-metre tall puppet, designed by Erth Visual & Physical Inc., Jacob Nash and Mandylights Australia, ventures along Wulugul Walk. Operated by a team of performers, the puppet emits light and sound inspired by water, earth and fire.
Barangaroo is accessed from Wynyard Station via Wynyard Walk, Barangaroo ferry stop and is a short stroll from King Street Wharf and Darling Harbour ferry stops.
For further details of Vivid Sydney-inspired food and beverage menus available exclusively at Barangaroo throughout Vivid Sydney, visit www.thestreetsofbarangaroo.com