Grab a drink and get yourself prepared.
You are about to embark on one of the most flavour filled journeys your taste buds may ever endure. Tapas, is a Spanish tradition loved by many around the world – and we share that feeling. So here are the best tapas bars in Sydney to get your fix for the week. You can thank us later.
This funky tapas bar is a multi award-winning marvel. The chef’s at Bodega were crowned the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Chef’s of the Year’, with an extensive menu and an even bigger wine list, Bodega is the perfect spot for your tapas fix. From Roast Pumpkin Dumplings with Gorgonzola to Jerk Spiced Pork Chop – Bodega is without doubt going to fill your belly and excite the taste buds.
Balcón by Tapavino
Winners of the 2017 Best Spanish Restaurant of the Year surely know how to whip up some brilliant tapas. Balcón by Tapavino is the Sydney CBD tapas destination, with the wine selections to match its extraordinary dishes. The Tapavino group run a number of popular destinations across Sydney, and their Spanish bar serving tapas has without a doubt been a success. Make sure to pay a visit to Balcón.
The Merivale group has really delivered with their Spanish experience. Bar Topa is a part of the Ivy dining precinct, and with Sangria on tap, why have you not already been there? Serving plancha dishes of the highest quality including cuttlefish and Pan Catalan; this is the perfect spot for an aperitivo or a full dinner. Get down to Bar Topa ASAP.
The Pintxos and Wine bar based in Bondi is a slice of the Mediterranean in our home town. The pintxos served by Can Cava are Basquefied in a way that embraces the artisan style of pintxos. The relaxed atmosphere of Can Cava, paired with their selection of drinks (including homemade Sangria – yum!) is a brilliant tapas dining experience, especially with a dynamic menu using seasonal produce, you really can’t go wrong.
The Glebe based Tapas Bar is a gorgeous venue for some of the best Tapas around. Despaña nails all the things a good tapas bar needs – it’s cozy and welcoming, the wine menu is extensive, the tapas are exceptional and the sangria is tasty. With very reasonable prices and a wide variety of Spanish inspired dishes, Despaña gets our tick of approval.
Situated on Darling Harbour in the gorgeous Ovolo building, Mister Percy is a mediterranean masterpiece, pairing small dishes with mediterranean varietals to deliver the perfect tapas experience. The stylish and unforgivingly honest restaurant that prides itself on its historical wool store roots delivers an experience that is contemporary and delicious.
Jah Bar in Dee Why focuses on locally sourced, seasonal produce as their forefront of their menu. On top of their ethical farming practices for future sustainability, Jah Bar also has a no wastage policy in place at the restaurant. With all these practices, comes beautiful fresh tapas that is as pretty as it is tasty. Make sure to visit Jah Bar.
Subsolo owns the spirit of Barcelona with it’s modern twist on traditional Spanish cuisine. The menu includes a wide variety of seafood, meats and paellas in the true spirit of tapas – sharing! Unwind at Subsolo with a signature cocktail in an intimate environment with some delicious authentic Spanish cuisine! One of the best tapas bars, right in the heart of Sydney.
A taste of Spain in Balmain. A rhyming slogan, is a good slogan indeed. Continuing on that high, Alegrias has a unique menu, separating the three areas of food they serve into: Of the Garden, Of the Sea and Of the Land in a vast menu that is sure to excite the taste buds. With old wooden interiors, evoking the sense of old Spanish Churches, this authentic tapas experience is not one to miss out on.
Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar
Here is a bit of a different one. Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar transforms into a tapas bar of a night. With an extensive menu, and an incredibly unique setting Sappho is without a doubt worth a shot for all your tapas cravings. The cocktail menu is of note at Sappho, with some interesting mixes, including the ‘Heart of Darkness’ and the ‘Oliver Twist’. Try out something different and get down to Sappho.