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Barrel Bar and Dining

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Shop 3 362 Military Rd, Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales 2090, Australia
+61 2 9904 5687
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting plate” (4 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 3 362 Military Rd, Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales 2090, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group dinner scheduled here and Tony and the entire team were delightful to work with throughout the process. They were completely accommodating when the number of attendees didn't match up to our initial reservation and could not have been kinder. The wine...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here a number of times after the movies and have never been disappointed. Yet another great meal was recently had. The food is superlative. The service friendly and attentive. The wines are excellent. Even the sides are delicious. Keep on rolling out the...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was our first visit and will not be our last.We started with excellent oysters freshly shucked and we both had the slow cooked lamb, which was top class, Wine list is extraordinary with a varied, interesting and wonderful choice. Service was very friendly and...More

Thank Russ1625
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We ate here after a movie on Monday night and it was one of the best restaurant experiences I have had. The service was personal and friendly, all the dishes were plated perfectly and delicious and the options for food and wine perfect. The oysters...More

Thank RodSims
Tony B, Owner at Barrel Bar and Dining, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Kudos to you RodSims!! Thanks for taking the time to write such nice words. Make yourself known next time you are in and I'll buy you a drink.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Very good place to dine around ! Nice atmosphere and nice ambience and very good customer service and very friendly people

Thank anto a
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We've been to Barrel on several occasions and will keep returning. The food is exceptional. Whether you want a fancy three course meal or a couple of bar snacks to share amongst friends - Barrel has everything. The wine list is extensive with some really...More

Thank fipenny
Tony B, Owner at Barrel Bar and Dining, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks guys, hope to see you soon!

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I bought this coupon called 5 courses dining experience for two. In fact, I am sharing my 5 courses with my husband. The food was absolutely delicious but just feeling they are written everything unclear and play with words or left it blank. And the...More

Thank Exploration768425
Tony B, Owner at Barrel Bar and Dining, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Hi Nancy, Im glad you enjoyed the feast menu. Im sorry you feel the service was not up to standard. It is not what we strive for. Perhaps not haggling over menu prices next time would make the experience less awkward for everyone. Prices are...More

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

My son took me to the Barrel for a Mother’s Day lunch. This was our first visit so was unsure what to expect although was aware, because it was Mother’s Day, that it was a set menu. We are both not usually keen on set...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I've been doing a bit of fine dining recently (Sonya and Hadil would approve) and this one really stood out. Great food and deliciously complementing wines. Will definitely re-visit soon.

Thank Wayne I
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Our degustation meal was pleasant but the restaurant space was quite cavernous and lacking in character and the noise and music from the bar at the front was very intrusive. We were served by a very pleasant young lady and a man who appeared to...More

Thank sydneysider48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 362 Military Rd, Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales 2090, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Cremorne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9904 5687
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Situated just a few doors down from Cremorne’s iconic Orpheum theatre, Barrel Bar & Dining is establishing itself as one classy watering hole. Owners and sommeliers Tony Binning (Gordon Ramsay’s, London) and Alex Searle (Momofuku) joining forces with head chef Jeremy Pace (Guillaume at Bennelong) to bring us this wonderful bar/eatery. The sleek dark decor, dramatic bar and chic city vibes sets the scene for an indulgent evening. Drop in for a glass of wine or linger over a share plate in the leafy dining area - it’s perfect for every occasion. The menu features modern Australian cooking and is constantly on the move, changing regularly. With an eclectic mix of snacks, substantial share plates and a three or five course dining option, there's something to suit all appetites. Come and check out Barrel Bar & Dining.
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