Wednesday, 24 April 2019: Rockpool Dining Group restaurants are adding some sparkle to Sydney’s dining scene during Vivid, with dazzling set menus and sensational pre-light offerings available throughout the festival, from Friday, 24 May to Saturday, 15 June.
Bar Patrón is one of the hottest spots in the city to see the lights, with breath taking views of the Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Guests can dine à la carte, or from a three-course, Vivid set menu ($35pp), available between 5pm and 6pm. The restaurant also serves half-price, classic margaritas ($10) and complimentary chips and salsa throughout happy hour, which runs between 4pm and 6pm every day.
Burger Project Gateway is a great pit-stop for a pre, mid or post-Vivid feed. The fast-casual burger joint, which will have a new menu in time for Vivid, including southern-fried chicken burgers, a range of house-made ‘extras’ and a range of exclusive “Smash Up” desserts, is offering free glow sticks with every purchase.
The Argyle Cut in The Rocks is transforming into a captivating display of much-loved Pixar characters for Vivid, making Rockpool Dining Group restaurants in The Argyle precinct perfectly placed for dining and drinks options. The Cut Bar & Grill is offering a two-course, set menu ($45) for adults and a special, Toy Story option for the kids ($20). Both menus are available between 5pm and 6pm. A limited-edition, Old Fashioned cocktail, called The Sherriff Woody ($15), is also available and features a blend of Woodford Reserve whiskey and organic bitters.
Saké Restaurant & Bar will open earlier than usual from 5pm, and serve à la carte options. A pre-lights menu is also available between 5pm and 6pm, and features Hiramasa kingfish, prawn shumai, grilled shiokoji chicken and chocolate mousse with sesame ice cream.
Brightly-coloured and neon-lit El Camino Cantina in The Rocks is the perfect place to embrace the Vivid spirit. The Tex-Mex institution offers a range of daily dining deals, including $2 tacos on Tuesdays, 10-cent chicken wings every Wednesday and half-price fajitas on Thursdays. Happiness is delivered every weekday from 4pm to 6pm, with happy hour $7.50 margaritas, beer, wine and tequila. Guests who dine throughout Vivid will be gifted with a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark sombrero.
Munich Brauhaus is serving glow-in-the-dark, 1-litre steins of beer, between 5pm and 6pm every day throughout the festival. The restaurant is also be offering fluorescent schnapps in LED shot glasses ($10). Vivid-goers can take advantage of a value-packed, happy hour from 4pm to 6pm, featuring $5 beer, wine and spirits and $1 wings.
The Argyle will be serving espresso martinis in neon glasses for $5, from 5pm to 7pm every day. A pre-Vivid dining package is also available, between 5pm and 6pm, and includes an antipasti sharing platter and a Belvedere vodka, strawberry and lime cocktail jug for $50. Guests can also try The Argyle’s Light Up cocktail ($15), featuring a blend of tequila, triple sec, passionfruit and lychees, which is served in a light-bulb shaped glass.
Rockpool Bar & Grill’s special menu ($69pp), available between 5pm and 6pm, features two courses and a hand-crafted piece of chocolate “bark” to take away. Guests can still dine from an elegant à la carte menu in the restaurant, featuring some of Australia’s top quality, sustainable produce.
Vivid spectators can take advantage of Spice Temple’s happy hour specials, featuring a selection of $10 zodiac cocktails and $5 beers, from 4pm to 6pm, every weekday. Diners can explore a generous bar menu, which includes dim sum and five, $15 noodle dishes. Highlights include belt noodles with pork and fermented chilli, crispy chow mein with pork relish or Shanghai noodles with egg and chives. A share-style set menu ($45pp) is also on offer.
Rosetta Trattoria’s heated, inner-city terrace is the perfect spot for a pre-lights aperitif. From 4pm to 7pm, every weekday, happy hour includes $10 bellinis, negronis and spritzes, $7 wine, beer and prosecco and complimentary bar snacks. A pre-lights menu is available, featuring a classic Rosetta pasta and tiramisu ($29).
Fratelli Fresh restaurants at Bridge Street, Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour are each serving a delicious, bang-for-your-buck set menu, between 5pm and 6pm. The menu includes any classic pasta or pizza, glass of red or white wine, and a scoop of Fratelli’s house-made gelato ($20). Diners can make the most of happy hour which runs from 3pm to 6pm, and features a fantastic selection of drinks and snacks between $3 and $6. Guests can still dine from the classic, Italian à la carte menu.
Media inquiries: Rockpool Dining Group PR Officer Georgie Meredith | 0447 508 066 | [email protected].