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Top10 Top10 must visit restaurants of Barangaroo

It's the latest dining precinct to be scraping the Sydney skyline, and the International Towers of Barangaroo are every bit as cosmopolitan as they sound with restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. There's a bit of everything from mezze plates that take you straight to the streets of Istanbul, Japanese-inspired burgers, and some of Australia's finest fried chicken. With so many exciting restaurants to select from, we decided to narrow it down in our Top10 must visit restaurants of
Chloe Grabham - March 2017

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The first restaurant to open its doors on Wulugul Walk, this little piece of Istanbul is the second venture from much loved Turkish chef Somer Sivrioglu ( Efendy). Anason stands out with its bright azure blue tiles and refreshing white furnishings. Sit back with a glass of traditional Turkish wine and enjoy the views of the harbour, a light salty sea breeze that carries the hunger-inducing aroma of dishes being grilled and pan-fried within the bustling kitchen. The chef's speciality tasting menus are a great way to sample a little bit of everything
Known as the fun neighbourhood Japanese style restaurant, Zushi brings modern Japanese creations to the shores of Barangaroo. The menu is crafted around Izakaya inspired dishes and is great for sharing with a group of friends. The ambience is buzzing with friendly staff and dishes that are presented with finesse and creativity. For those who would like to learn the ancient and specialised art in creating sushi the restaurant regularly hosts how-to-make sushi classes.
Boasting not only one of the best pieces of restaurant real estate in Sydney, Cirrus is under the culinary direction of one of Australia's on-trend chefs Brett Savage. Not sure what to drink? Let award-winning Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt assist with the impressive wine menu. Who could have thought that so much talent could reside in the one place; with the results speaking for themselves through elegant plating of modern Australian food fare. Surrounded by the sea, it is only fitting that seafood is the speciality of the menu.
Inspired by all things botanical, Banskii is not only named after the first English botanist to arrive in Australia; Sir Joseph Banks, but is the concept behind this Vermouth Bar & Bistro. Head chef Hamish Ingham uses an array of wild herbs and native ingredients to add a real bush tucker meets a contemporary palette style menu. Pop by for cocktails crafted with the likes of Tasmanian Pepperberry Bitters and native lime leaves. Sample, some of Australia's most iconic, produce like rock oysters, kangaroo and marron as recreated dishes.
Lotus at Barangaroo is a celebration of traditional, native ingredients from both the indigenous Australians and Chinese cultures. Head Chef Kenji Okuda features seafood profoundly throughout the menu which pays homage to the culinary heritage of both the chef's background and the restaurant's location at Barangaroo. Neutral tones of timber and stone create a relaxed ambience of the indoor dining space as well as the sunny alfresco area. Dumplings and cocktails are two of the must-haves when at Lotus.
If you feel like experiencing that laid-back, tropical vibe of a North Queensland bar, then Untied on the rooftop of Exchange Place in Barangaroo is about as close one that you will find in Sydney. It's quirky, inviting, and playful ambience makes it a trendy watering hole for after-work drinks and a place to dazzle the out-of-towners to soak in the harbour views. Calling The Streets of Barangaroo precinct home, Untied is our pick of the Barangaroo Bars.
It's got the flavour of the deep south with it's New Orleans-inspired food and drinks menu mixed with the relaxed and cruisy ambience of Barangaroo's International Tower 1. NOLA Smokehouse and Bar take the diner on a journey through the spicy and soul food favourites based on Creole and traditional Cajun-style cooking. The bar stocks some of the best American whisky's as well as local and imported wines. Open and full of natural light, NOLA is an excellent choice for large group style dining expeditions.
Waterfront views of Sydney Harbour with freshly made burgers flavoured with a Japanese twist are a winning combination and can be found on Wulugul Walk in the heart of Barangaroo. This casual little bar gives diners a choice of the signature UME Burger range complete with a side of freshly poured choice of warmed sake, whisky, wines and craft beers from the bar. Hatted head Chef Kerby Craig creatively brings fuses the distinct flavours of modern Japanese cuisine into the burger world, and the result is pure genius.
For those with a sweet tooth and a love of modern Australian dining, then 12-Micron is the place for you. 12-Micron approaches the menu by embracing the amazing produce sourced throughout the country, with the main menu divided into Earth, Ocean, Land and Air. The Australian theme carries through with the laid-back and welcoming space which can host up to 230 patrons. Darren Purchese, one of Australia's favourite pastry chefs, is in charge of the dessert menu which is extensive and enticing.
Famous for their fried chicken, hearty sized sides and range of spicy sauces, Belle's has a strong reputation in the Australian chicken restaurant game. Chef Morgan Mc Glone's playful and creative approach to dining creates a dining experience that is full of character and soul. Sit outside and watch the world go by with the serene backdrop of the harbour in the background, fried drumstick in one hand, craft beer in the other, life's good!
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