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