Get Lit: Your Guide to Dining Out at Vivid Sydney, 2019
There are a lot of reasons to attend Vivid Sydney 2019. Obviously the awe-inspiring light shows, musical performances, theatre, special events, conferences and more take centre stage at this iconic annual event. But where better to enjoy the magic of Vivid 2019 than at one of the best restaurants and bars in Sydney? So we created a guide on where to eat during Vivid 2019!
The festivities can be embraced throughout the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Barangaroo. We recommend checking out the event guides and planning your Vivid experience alongside a reservation at one of these venues. Each is in prime position for the festival, so you won’t be missing out when you take a break to fill up and perhaps indulge in a drink or two.
Returning for its 11th year and running from May 24 until June 15, Vivid is a celebration of light, art, music and ideas. With a carefully curated program on the agenda this year, it’s one of the most exciting events to date. So lap up the light, music and conferences on offer. But be sure to fill up on good food and drinks while you’re doing so.
Where to eat during Vivid Sydney 2019?
Without question one of the most aesthetically pleasing venues in Sydney, Henry Deane at Hotel Palisade is an ideal spot to catch the lights of Vivid. Situated at Millers Point, you can head here before or after you explore The Rocks and Barangaroo to catch the display on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whether it’s for food, drinks or both (do both), the view alone here will leave you inspired and seriously impressed. Need more convincing? Check this out.
Angry Tony’s at the New Britannia
While you won’t get the views of Hotel Palisade at Angry Tony’s at the New Britannia, you will get delicious food and drinks. Better yet, you’re also in walking distance to Carriageworks, once again the venue for the famous Curve Ball which is held on June 8 this year. It’s most definitely not to be missed and is an immersive experience of dance, music and visuals. So, our advice? Fill up at angry Tony’s with pizza or pasta and walk around the corner to dance your socks off.
This year, Darling Harbour has a space-age theme, with light, music and events designed for people of all ages and access abilities. An event to completely immerse yourself in, this means you’ll want somewhere that part of the action. Which is where Criniti’s at Darling Harbour comes in. Serving absolutely delightful Italian cuisine, this branch of the group is located in a prime position for the event. Everyone from the little ones to the big kids will love this one.
The Meat & Wine Co. Barangaroo
The flagship branch of The Meat & Wine Co. group, Meat & Wine Co. Barangaroo is located smack bang in the middle of the Vivid festivities. Featuring sweeping views of the Sydney Harbour, this rustic restaurant offers truly exceptional food alongside a stellar wine list. We recommend a stroll through the Barangaroo Reserve before relaxing over a flame-grilled steak and bottle of your favourite red wine. Then, head over and see the incredible display on the Opera House. Perfect.
An elegant dining space in Walsh Bay – ie. the heart of Vivid – Ventuno specialises in contemporary Italian cuisine. Offering a dining experience like no other, you can take in the stunning waterfront views of the harbour, stretching across to North Sydney. Conveniently located near the Sydney Theatre Company and the Roslyn Packer Theatre, it’s the ideal choice for dining during Vivid.
Salts Meats Cheese
Last but certainly not least we have Salt Meats Cheese at Circular Quay. Featuring a level two dining room and a cooler than cool rooftop bar on Alfred Street, it’s easily one of the best places to take it all in. Perfect for taking a breather with your friends or family, sip on one of the bespoke cocktails and indulge in an antipasto platter while you watch the Sydney skyline and Opera House come alive. Also offering larger meals and a buzzing atmosphere, you’ll love experiencing Vivid Sydney with Salt Meats Cheese.