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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Coolest restaurant on the harbour!

My favourite place to eat on a Friday/Saturday night, when I'm in weekend or party mode! Good loud music & awesome staff, perfect for younger people looking to have a good time! Maybe not if you're wanting a quiet relaxing meal! Really enjoyed myself!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My favourite place to eat on a Friday/Saturday night, when I'm in weekend or party mode! Good loud music & awesome staff, perfect for younger people looking to have a good time! Maybe not if you're wanting a quiet relaxing meal! Really enjoyed myself!

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

only stopped for a quick pizza but was really nice, Staff were friendly on a very buys night. Served quickly

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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have eaten here on many times. The food is always good, just a nice casual meal however I find the music is always far too loud, very noisy and hard to have a conversation.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I ordered "chicken skewers". What I actually got was a sword of chicken and veges. It was delicious. Plenty of food and a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The cocktails are better than their food. Wouldn't come here to eat but to drink, I did consider this place for my 21st birthday last year but the only option I was given was a sit down dinner which I didn't want as I wanted to mix with everyone around me

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The only good thing about this place is the location after that it is all downhill. The bar staff were extremely slow and disorganized charging different prices for the same drink I was charged 8, 10 & 12 for a CC & dry and each said they were charging the correct price, the dirty glasses and rubbish just piled on... More 

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Sydney
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a weekday lunch here with a group of friends. It wasn't busy and we sat a table on the balcony overlooking the water and The Sydney Boat Show. The service was fast and the meals quite satisfactory. They have lunch specials for around $15 as well a more extensive menu. Our group had stir fries, pasta, pizzas and a... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had to order food and drink in separate areas, then they told is they don't split bills, which in Sydney in this day and age is just ridiculous! Not to mention we had two of the worst espresso martinis EVER after we had waited about 25 minutes for them to arrive as the bar tender clearly forgot them! We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went here with our kids in the school holidays for dinner. It was very quiet and so the service was quick. The kids enjoyed their pizza from the kids menu and we had salt and pepper calamari, which was lovely. It was a chilly night but the heaters kept us nice and warm on the verandah. I recommend Blackbird... More 

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Castle Hill, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With it's location, excellent views of Darling Harbour and a wide range of food, drinks and cocktails to select from, Blackbird is good for large groups! However, it's slightly on the pricey side and the service is not all that glam! For the price you pay, you expect better...

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?