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Cockle Bay Wharf, Balcony 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9283 7385
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 54
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  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Price matched food quality

Food was of good quality and worth what you paid for it. The place was exceptionally busy for a Saturday night with lots of groups and also because it is a great vantage point for the vivid light festival. Would have been nice to have more bar staff and more toilets as there was always a line for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JhunetteLopez1
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Sydney
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was of good quality and worth what you paid for it. The place was exceptionally busy for a Saturday night with lots of groups and also because it is a great vantage point for the vivid light festival. Would have been nice to have more bar staff and more toilets as there was always a line for the ladies.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Celebrated my birthday here afew years ago and the cocktails were delicious and the service was decent so i figured it would be nice to go here again this year, although they may have think they upgraded their service by hiring snobby rude waiters unfortunately they are sorely mistaken. First off a man behind the bar with dark short hair... More 

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Muswellbrook, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at this restaurant several times over the years. The standard of service, quality and variety of food, atmosphere and charming staff have been high quality every single time. Tonight we took our four children to the restaurant and they are generally very fussy and they were all very happy with their meals. The Italian waitress, Julia made... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a tourist trap, it's expensive and I don't think there is a lot going for it other than the location. We had to continually ask the waiters to serve us drinks even though it wasn't busy. We wanted desert but after 30mins we gave up.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am usually picky about salads but their Chicken and Quinoa salad is really good. The place is big and the service is fast and you can get a table with a nice view.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Came here in 2012 and loved it, This time, wasnt so happy. The place has lots of atmosphere, loud music and lots of people crammed in. Even the waiters were struggling to get around tables and chairs. The staff are friendly but clearly too busy. You wont find them asking if everything is going ok or if you need more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food was delicious and came out quickly. The $10 cocktails are hard to beat. Definitely recommended.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had diinner here after a cruise on the Harbour to the Vivid light spectacular. Service and food was great, and seating overlooking the Harbour was excellent. We had the beef ribs and park belly, very nice meals.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Be prepared to flag down your waiter and order quickly on crowded nights when Vivid is on. Salmon was very good for a non-fish restaurant. Skewers of chicken and lamb were good also. Our Italian waiter was great with recommendations and quick to accommodate. The light show was great as well. Limited beer selections.

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

To start on a positive note, the pizza they brought us was perfectly edible. Here the positives end. The problem is a waiting time, before someone would condescend to come over to your table to take an order for drinks, then to take your food order, and then to bring out the food. It took them 90 minutes to serve... More 

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Additional Information about Blackbird

Address: Cockle Bay Wharf, Balcony 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9283 7385
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cockle Bay Wharf, Balcony 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9283 7385

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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