A lovely bar within the Park Hyatt. It accompanies the other dining areas, The Living Room, and The Dining Room. It is cosy and has a homely feel to it. We came here before eating at The Dining Room as we were early and this bar looked inviting. We had the Ruby Punch and an Aperol Spritz (wasn't on the menu but they gladly made it). Both drinks were nice. The staff were lovely. They were also good enough to add the drinks to our dinner bill as we proceeded to dinner right after.
Dinner and drinks with a view - this is a venue to sit back, sip and take in the atmosphere of Darling Harbour. When here a table outside is a must. This restaurant provides a great view over Darling Harbour, Pyrmont bridge and the city skyline. We dined on a Tuesday night and found ourselves relaxing with a deliciously fresh cocktail - the Lychee Flyover (chambord, pineapple and strawberry) and some crisp Pacifico beers. For starters we had the scallops with quinoa and apple couscous and the duck spring rolls. The duck spring rolls were a standout - filled with snow peas, bean sprouts, ginger, garlic and flavoursome duck. Covered in a homemade pastry that gives them a homely crust. The pastry was deliciously puffed and crispy and went excellently with the plum hoisin sauce. For mains we could not go past the rib & rib combo - ½ rack of pork ribs and a ½ rack of beef ribs woodfired and basted in five spice sauce. The ribs were juicy and melted off the bone.read more
Harbour Bar and Grill reminds me there are other ways to dine. It's got water views, it's got wait-staff who smile; it's got a huge list of meaty options. The menu is inventive and bold with a focus on smoked meats and a slight twist on some Aussie classics. I mean, where else can you get a crocodile burger? The Chargrilled Crocodile Burger ($24) isn’t a gimmick either, I’ve had a croc. pie in Darwin (definite gimmick) but here it’s cooked superbly with that wood-fired taste, smoked zucchini and beetroot relish - delicious. On the more delicate side is the Grilled Scallops ($21) – it’s like something you’d see at a wedding, served with quinoa and apple salad, and butternut squash puree. Darling Harbour just screams out for cocktails and the signature cocktail list here has some hits, especially the elegant Kiss in Kyoto ($17) with pear vodka, hints of Frangelico, apple juice and egg white. The Frozen Strawberry and Basil Margarita ($17) is good, if a tad O.T.T.read more