They are the company that brought you Burger Project, Fratelli Fresh and Jade Temple, and for Vivid 2018 Rockpool Dining Group is giving patrons the best seats in the city. Make one of their restaurants a pit stop on your journey around Sydney Harbour, or make it a special night out with your closest companions.
Located directly in front of the Vivid display at Grosvenor Place, Rosetta will extend their Aperitivo Hour from 3pm to 7pm, every weekday throughout the festival. Guests can snuggle up on Rosetta’s heated outdoor terrace while sipping on a $10 aperol spritz, negroni, espresso martini, house wine or beer. A two-course Vivid set menu ($49pp) is also available until 6pm every day.
Burger Project Black Label
Opening just in time for Vivid, Burger Project Black Label is also located in the Grosvenor Place precinct making it an ideal pit-stop for Vivid-goers hoping for a quick fix. A deluxe burger menu, house-made salads, gourmet chips and dips are available to eat in or take away. Get filled up while engaging in a light tipple between lighting displays.
Harbour-side Vivid goers can head to a Fratelli Fresh outlet in various locations around Sydney CBD. Happy Hour kicks off from 4pm every weekday, with $5 negronis, martinis, spritzes and pizzas. Fratelli is also offering a delicious three-course set menu ($40pp) and bottomless cocktails ($29pp) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month.
Before seeing the lights, take advantage of Spice Temple’s $12 cocktail hour specials. Every weekday from 4pm to 6pm, guests can choose from a selection of $12 Zodiac cocktails, $9 house wines, and $7 beers. Customers can also explore the bar menu featuring five exquisite $12 noodle dishes available every day and various à la carte options from an earlier opening time of 5pm. A three-course Vivid set menu ($49pp) is also on offer.
Overlooking Circular Quay and offering one of the best seats in Sydney to see the lights, Bar Patrón by Rockpool has added a special gin & tonic to the menu. The G&T&T ($19) combines grapefruit, tequila, tonic and fresh lime, and is available throughout Vivid. Guests can dine à la carte, or from a four-course Vivid set menu ($50pp) available from the early opening time of 5pm.
Saké Restaurant & Bar
Saké Restaurant & Bar will open earlier than usual from 5pm, and serve its usual à la carte options, as well as an exclusive Vivid set menu ($55pp) including Hiramasa kingfish, prawn shumai, shiokoji chicken and tofu cheesecake. Not to mention they’re located in the heart of the rocks, a snazzy spot to start your evening.
The Argyle has teamed up with Belvedere Vodka to bring guests Light The Night on Friday, May 25. Dance music icons, The Potbelleez, will take to the stage, and the venue will be transformed into an adult playground with a dazzling light-show makeover. Doors open at 7pm and entry is free before 9pm.
El Camino Cantina
Take advantage of the happiest hours of the week next door at El Camino Cantina, with $7.50 Margaritas, craft beers, house tequila and house wine from Monday to Friday between 5-7pm. This late-night hangout has its own fluorescent light show 365 days of the year, making it the perfect Vivid dining destination.