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Ripples at Sydney Wharf

Address
Address:
56 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9571 1999
Fax : +61 2 9964 9098
Chef
Chef: Chris Hodges
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
BYO
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
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Ripples at Sydney Wharf is a picturesque al fresco restaurant situated only meters from the water at Pyrmont Bay. Open for lunch Monday – Sunday and dinner Monday – Saturday, the 80 seat restaurant commands a stunning position, perched on Sydney Wharf metres above the harbour, looking out over Darling Island and beyond.




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LOCATION
Sydney Wharf at Pyrmont, opposite Star City.

DETAILS
Ripples at Sydney Wharf is part of The Aqua Dining Group, owned by Bill Drakopoulos and boasts 5 of Sydney’s premier venues; Aqua Dining, Ripples at Milsons Point, Ripples at Chowder Bay, Ripples at Sydney Wharf and Ripples at Whale Beach. Bill has encapsulated the essence of Sydney dining with each of his venues boasting magnificent water views.

Leading architect Sydney Koh has designed the Mostly alfresco restaurant space to complement the wharf environment. A modern glass structure houses an open plan kitchen and 20-metre marble bar with stool seating, perfect for locals wanting to make a quick stop for lunch or dinner. The deck area makes the most of the harbour fronted environment, with comfortable modern seating and dark navy tables to blend in with the nautical surrounds.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Ripples Sydney Wharf offer a modern Australian menu with a Mediterranean influence created by head chef, Chris Hodges.

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I don’t know what it would be like to own an island, but I’d imagine that dining at Ripples Sydney Wharf would, in some way, reflect the experience. Not because the restaurant is located in a remote destination – quite the opposite actually; Ripples is situated right in the heart of the city. It’s also not because you are presented with unmitigated water views from every angle – which you are. The reason for my assertion is because this Sydney eatery possesses something of an elegant, intimate, escapist atmosphere. Set between imposing apartment blocks and the dazzling, ravine-like city landscape, in a grand canyon of water and yachts, Ripples allows you to sit back, watch the city nightlife go by and feel divinely exclusive while doing so.

Of course this sensation is not restricted to night-time dining; the restaurant also offers a first-class spectator seat to Sydney’s life for lunch, with the added benefit of offering an almost impossible serving of spacious peace and quiet – and an opportunity to admire its chairs. Reflecting the colours of life rings that hang on the pier, with back rests modeled on the keel of a maxi-yacht, these Italian-designed masterpieces give the restaurant a cosmopolitan and contemporary feel. The Ripples menu suits its surroundings by following the seasons with a modern Australian-meets-Mediterranean theme, offering spectacular dishes such as saffron tagliatelle w artichoke hearts, tomato, rocket & lemon, and braised osso bucco on creamy taleggio polenta w braising jus for main or grilled barramundi w fregolone, broccolini & rosemary.

The service – attentive but unobtrusive – is the perfect as an accompaniment to your meal. And while the wine list, which is currently being composed by an award-winning sommelier, promises to be spectacular, Ripples is one of the few restaurants of this calibre to allow BYO.

RIPPLES IS FULLY LICENSED BUT WILL ALLOW BYO WINE ONLY - $8 CORKAGE.

Tip:
Arrive in style with
Water Taxis

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entrees

herb and leek pappardelle with portobello mushrooms, tomato and pine nuts | $16.00

beef carpaccio with parmesan, rocket and lemon | $18.00

pan seared scallops with pancetta, chickpeas, chilli and garlic | $19.00

seared quail breasts with pumpkin puree, beetroot and watercress | $19.00


mains

ripples beer battered fish and chips with tartare sauce and lemon | $26.00

grilled barramundi with broccolini, pumpkin, sage and almonds | $28.00

oven roasted lamb rump with lamb shoulder ravioli, caramelised chestnuts, tomato, black olive and spinach | $29.00

350g rib eye steak served on the bone with hand cut fat chips, red wine jus and watercress | $42.00


desserts

apple crumble cheesecake | $12.00

warm sticky date pudding with caramelised banana and vanilla bean gelato | $12.00

orange panna cotta with orange cardamom sponge and cumquat marmalade | $14.00

trio of chocolate with white chocolate panna cotta, milk chocolate brulee and dark chocolate mousse | $14.00

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Ripples at Sydney Wharf - User Reviews

Greggy:

This isnt a five star restaurant, but then again the prices aren't 5 star either. Food is very palatable, but there is a certain lack of attention to detail that showed through in a few places that could be so easily fixed - the plastic sheeting is not down to ground level and has gaps, so on an unseasonably cold early summer night, my wife froze and so did my ankles, the toilet paper in the only ladies cubicle ran out (could have caused a catastophe), bored looking kitchen staff and a mistake in our order. Nothing serious, but in order to go to the next level of restaurant, needs to be fixed. Gets by on its location and proximity to the casino, not much else.review  06/12/2011

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Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Breakfast
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Waterside Dining


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