Hola adventure seekers! How have you been?
April is here and so is spring! I am sure you all have been gearing up for some exciting travel plans. This month’s guest post by food expert and travel enthusiast Roxana Oliver brings you the best of both worlds – travel & food! We agree both are our eternal loves and nothing is better than having to enjoy both of them at gorgeous and lively Darling Harbour, Sydney in Australia. Find out about some great dining options to satiate your taste buds while enjoying the picturesque harbourside at Australia’s Darling Harbour.
Darling Harbour is one of the best places to eat in Sydney. The reason is simple. From modern Australian cuisine to Vietnamese flavors down to Moroccan dishes, this fantastic harbour is renowned for its exquisite restaurants catering to all tastes. Below is the list of best ones to cater all sort of foodies and their taste buds –
1. Taste Baguette & Grill
If you would like to transport yourself to the 17th century Vietnam and Indochina colonial chic, Taste Baguette is a right place for you. With over a dozen menus depending on the location of the eatery, this bakery and restaurant in one is the fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine. Their eleven signature baguettes are baked every 15 minutes during lunchtime.
This cafe located in the Cockle Bay Wharf offers a contemporary indoor setting as well as balcony seats overlooking stunning Darling Harbour. Blackbird Cafe has a modern menu, filled with yummy pizzas, burgers and pastas. In addition, you can also opt for vegetarian, lactose-free and gluten free dishes. A kids’ menu features a free dessert with every meal your kids order. The luxurious interior is an important bonus. I say go for it!
The lovers of traditional Japanese cooking style will love Wharf Teppanyaki at King Street Wharf. The open-plan teppanyaki table has 12 cooking stations and 46 seats. The menu features fresh Australian produce cooked in a Japanese way. From dining a la carte to opting for king prawns, rock lobster, or wagyu beef, this restaurant designed according to the latest technology can be proud on all-ceiling ventilation and induction cooking.
Vikrant Kapoor, a chief of this Indian restaurant says that Zaaffran actually means saffron, one of the most luxury foods in the word. The aim of the restaurant tracing its history back to 1998 is to serve authentic Indian dishes from the royal houses of India. From vegetarian, non-vegetarian and mixed starters to five different curries down to Zaaffran favourites, including Meen Moilee and Nizami Karahi Murgh, a true Indian culinary experience is guaranteed.
5. The Meat & Wine Co Darling Harbour
The Meat & Wine Co is a South African steakhouse giving beautiful views on Darling Harbour from all three levels of the restaurant. You can choose between an a la carte and a lunch menu, both of them featuring strongly flavoured meats. The Meat & Wine Co was established 16 years ago and the people behind the restaurant pride themselves on their own Monte Beef brand originating from Angus cattle from Australian farms.
6. Braza Churrascaria
This time we are going to Brazil. More specifically, a Brazilian steakhouse in Sydney. It is famous for traditional Brazilian service called Rodízio. The main role of Passadores, or meat carvers in Portuguese is rotate around 20 types of skewers from table to table. Beef, pork, lamb, poultry with spicy flavors, seafood as well as vegetarian dishes are the options. Traditional side dishes, such as Coleslaw, Brazilian Chillis and Beer Battered Chips are also available. Ribs are delicious too!
7. Kazbah ‘Darling Harbour’
Kazbah ‘Darling Harbour’ is a part of Kazbah group consisting of three Middle Eastern/Moroccan/Mediterranean restaurants in New South Wales. The fusion of flavours coming from North Africa, Morocco and the Middle East, all packed up in one menu is one of a kind in Australia. You can enjoy a variety of dishes, such as Shish Kebabs, Borek, Camel Burger and Kazbah Bomb served in authentic Moroccan ceramics.
Palate-pleasing meals together with breathtaking scenery are combined in order to offer the best dining experience. Indulging in new foods coming from all four corners of the world has never been easier.
About the author :
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter.
If you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below. We would love to hear from you about your travel plans for April. If Australia is on your radar, we suggest you to check out these amazing eating options at Darling Harbour. Till then, happy traveling!