Located in the fabulous W Hotel, in the fabulous converted Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, the Water Bar is stylish, classy and classic.
Grab your mates, an armful or cocktails and lounge on the ten-seater leather ottomans or have a lie-down on a chaise lounge and stare up at the ceiling fans whirring, the glass elevators purring and the waiters gliding. The sheer size of this amazing building is part of the charm of the bar, plonked as it is right in the heart of the place. You can reserve roped off areas and booths for a
private knees-up or just hang out in the open to watch the life of this jet-setters' hotel pass you by.
I welcome you to AKI’s to experience fine Indian cuisine. Drawing on influences from the major food regions of India, our dishes use only the best local produce and combine classical traditional recipes with a modern interpretation creating a true culinary experience. Our commitment to regional cooking sees a combination of tandoori flavours from the north, classics from my native Chennai and seafood dishes from Goa on the west coast.
AKI's is available to host all your functions. It is perfect for an intimate little function in a relaxed setting and for bigger functions as well. Menu's can be designed to suit your requirements with attractive drink packages available as well.
The restaurant can be exclusively booked for the following number of people for these particular sections of the restaurant:
The East Sydney Hotel - offering affordable accommodation in East Sydney - cheap, quality hotel rooms near the Sydney CBD . Known as the last country pub in the Sydney Metropolitan area . Historically restored . Open fireplaces, wooden floor with copper nails . Quality draught beer, restaurant quality food and pub snacks, and accomodation in the old-fashioned country tradition . Interesting mixed clientele . No pokies .
Water Bar is the perfect venue to celebrate, relax or entertain. An outpost of nocturnal indulgence, Water Bar is a dark, sexy & expansive space that promises intimacy with its plush seating, mood lighting & soaring ceiling in a converted warehouse. The spacious interiors of the building that once served as a cargo warehouse have been reworked to create intimate spaces with a warm, welcoming aura. Set in the central atrium, Water Bar features rich velvet lounge chairs, lush chaise lounges & cushions that gently lure patrons to sit back & relax while sipping their favorite cocktail.
With a slick snack menu, dazzling city views and killer cocktails such as the Luxury Pomegranate Cosmopolitan, this waterfront lounge bar is hard to beat, by day or by night. Manta's waterfront bar and lounge area is available for small to large group bookings. Down on Woolloomooloo wharf you would be excused for thinking you're somewhere on the Mediterranean. Manta's head chef Daniel Hughes talks about his Italian heritage and how it influences the seafood on the menu.
With its spectatcular vista of the city skyline, China Doll elegantly resides at Sydney's historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo. This stylishly sleek, award-winning, Iain Halliday-designed beauty offers a balanced menu of generously portioned, modern Asian dishes from the talents of Chef Frank Shek.
China Doll modernizes, yet follows traditional oriental experiences from Japan, Hong Kong, China and across South East Asia. However, this is not Asian fusion cuisine. Each dish stays true to its roots. There is no compromise in technique and by using locally grown, superior produce, flavours are clean and distinguished. A synergy of flavours (hot, sour, salty, sweet and aromatic) is achieved to suit the western palate.
Match dishes with a wine selection from the thoughtfully eclectic yet reasonably priced list, or simply relax on the wharf while the sun sets and sip one of our Asian inspired cocktails. Entwining classic cocktail techniques with contemporary fusion, Bar Manager Shane Gwilliam has added an innovative cocktail dimension to the total China Doll experience. The ‘yin and yang’ cocktail list, based on our interpretation of five spice (cardamom, star anise, Sichuan, cinnamon, lemongrass) is matched cleanly with the mod-Asian food.
El Rocco is the oldest jazz cellar in Australia and boasts a history that stretches back over 50 years making it a legend in its own right. Back in the 1950s El Rocco established its place in music folklore and played a significant part in creating some of the music industry's most treasured and respected artists.
Both Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan graced the small stage to the delight of onlookers, a line up that would have made even The Cavern Club's mouth water. Liverpool's Cavern Club also initially opened its doors as a jazz club in the 1950s before gradually being infiltrated by other styles of music. Similarly El Rocco is no longer just Sydney's heart of jazz, it has now on re-opening become host to a diverse array of live entertainment 7 nights a week.
El Rocco is enchantingly intimate and alluringly atmospheric, a charm that is continually illusive to modern venues lost in a wilderness of renovations. The walls echo with the sound of days gone by, the cellar is quite simply alive with history. The close proximity of the audience to the stage creates the illusion of the performer's energy and passion becoming the listener's oxygen. El Rocco offers artists a back drop of ambience that will enhance every moment of a performance.
Established over a century ago, the Old Fitzroy Hotel is one of Sydney’s few remaining character pubs. Located in historic Woolloomooloo, the hotel remains a hub for the city’s local community, as well as its artists, musicians, actors, writers and people seeking an original place to meet. In a pub culture decimated by misguided refurbishment and thoughtless renovation, the Old Fitzroy stands proud as a place of character and substance.
The hotel has two bars, a bistro and is the home to one of Sydney’s first truly independent live theatres. It offers one of the city’s largest selections of tap beers, wines by the glass, and affordable meals all within a relaxed and charming environment. From street seating to lounge areas, a sunny balcony and an open fireplace, the Old Fitzroy truly has something for everyone.
In addition to European-style cuisine, Sienna Marina lures diners with views over the naval base, crowned by the stunning Sydney cityscape. With dining options ranging from inexpensive pasta and pizza specials to wagyu rump steak, the weight of your wallet (of lack thereof) won't stop you from dining here. Despite the striking locale and the occasional celebrity sighting, Sienna Marina maintains a relaxing atmosphere, with festive music and friendly staff encouraging a genuinely enjoyable experience. Couches hug the space surrounding the bar, which plays its part in keeping the party swinging till late. Throughout summer, a wave of Latino fever hits its shores, with salsa, flamenco and lambada nights whipping the restaurant into a frenzy on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Tilbury Hotel is situated in the heart of Woolloomooloo and has recently undergone an extensive renovation. The Tilbury boasts a fresh and contemporary feel with timber furniture, pastel tones and gold brass. The outdoor courtyard offers a relaxed ambience, complete with iron bar structures and a bold, bright backdrop.
The dining room is situated downstairs in a very open relaxed summer setting with a view out to the courtyard. This seasons a la carte menu offers a fresh seasonal dishes, having fresh fun flavours while still allowing produce to shine and achieves this by using only premium produce and dealing great local providores.
Whether seeking the perfect venue for a social club function, business lunch or wedding, The Tilbury is the ultimate destination for all your corporate and private events including bar tabs, wristbands, outdoor BBQ, canapés, cocktails, private roped off areas, outdoor deck and DJs.
With breathtaking views spanning Sydney Harbour, the Botanical Gardens and the Finger Wharf, The Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel is one of Sydney's waterfront centrepieces. The Bay is the perfect location for any type of lunch, dinner, gathering or event. With seating available on the ground floor bistro, courtyard, fireplace or level one balcony, the hotel truly does cater to all.
The Modern Australian bistro showcases local seafood and traditional bistro favourites, including premium steaks, a range of share items or try one of the ever changing chef's suggestions. Review our "What's On" page for information about the daily specials.
The Bay is the perfect venue for your next gathering or event. Dedicated catering, exclusive rooms and spectacular spanning views of the harbour and city skyline are only a few highlights this heritage listed hotel has to offer.
See you at The Bay!
At the forefront of Modern Italian cuisine, Otto Ristorante reinvents the flavours of Italy in stylish new forms, accompanied by amazing service in a sensational harbourside location on Cowper Wharf, Woolloomooloo.
Attracting local and international acclaim for its ambience and style, Otto is one of Sydney’s most popular and best-loved restaurants, providing guests with the unparalleled “Otto experience.”
“It’s a little known fact, but Sydney isn’t always sunny, and those much-touted waterside restaurants can be mausoleums on the occasional wet and miserable night. Not so at Otto, which sparkles under the sun and gleams under clouds, with its not-too-noisy, relaxed, intimate style, good food, interesting wines, and superb service. Chef Richard Ptacnik’s menu is as good-looking as the fashion-concious regulars…” Simon Thomsen & Joanna Savill, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2011
Fully Licensed – No BYO.
Antonio Sabia has been serving traditional Italian food to Sydneysiders for over a decade. At Puntino, a classic hidden gem on the outskirts of the city, Tony brings the best of Basilicata to Sydney. Guests can enjoy simple, regional cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Tony is a passionate advocate of rustic, homemade food and woodfire cooking, still using many original recipes from his childhood. Tony’s passion for real food is enhanced by the use of fresh, homemade ingredients.
Stop and take a look inside the Puntino window on your way to work in the morning; you will see a member of our restaurant family kneading the pizza dough and making fresh pasta in preparation for the day ahead. On your way back from work, don’t just walk by; walk in and experience our genuine Italian hospitality.
Using only the freshest ingredients and cooked via an open flame, our mouth-watering menu transports diners to Brazil and beyond with every bite. Prepared by specially trained Brazilian natives, Churrasco’s unique style is in a league of its own. Enjoy!
Established in Sydney, Australia in 2000, Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse is not just about the food. Pacific Restaurant Group has created a style of restaurant that keeps the clients coming back for more.
A favourite for corporate diners & tourists, Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse has a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere. Great food, superb wine and friendly staff, combined with iconic locations, make our restaurants a perfect experience for anyone at any time of year.
Down on Woolloomooloo wharf you would be excused for thinking you're somewhere on the Mediterranean. Manta's head chef Daniel Hughes talks about his Italian heritage and how it influences the seafood on the menu.