About BORN by Tapavino

BóRN is the 3rd venue in the award winning Tapavino stable and takes its cue from the tapas bars & restaurants in & around El Born, Barcelona. This food menu goes hand in hand with the 300 Spanish Wines, Sherries, & vermouths on the list.

17 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 11.30 - 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 9.30pm

Cross street:
Wulugul Walk

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 8072 7387

Website:
http://www.tapavinobarangaroo.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

BORN by Tapavino Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (38)
Waterfront (35)
Outdoor Eating (34)
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Group Bookings (20)
Casual (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Lunch (17)
Authentic (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (12)
Special Occasions (12)
Scenic View (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Modern Decor (7)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romance (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Open Kitchen (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Cosy (3)
Brunch (3)
Family Style (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Outstanding Value (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service . Great for large groups as the meals are to share .

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 4 days ago

Rude service from Spanish girl. Did not try to even accommodate. So we opted for another waiter whom was lovely. However, food looked prettier than they tasted.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and surprising delicious rice dessert. Amazing wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Even though the restaurant was packed and busy, the food and service was amazing. It was recommended to me and I will certainly recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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food5
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Born was phenomenal! Great food and brilliant staff

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

Beautiful venue. We had a lovely waiter who had great recommendations. Food, as with all Tapavinos, was gorgeous, mouth watering and absolutely divine. Extensive Spanish wine list. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 26 July 2017

Very good service, food and atmosphere. I will definitely come back for another meal.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 24 July 2017

Great tasting food perfect for sharing, attentive service, great views

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 24 July 2017

We had a lunch gathering at this restaurant, the food for 1/3 of the table did not arrive for over an hr. until after the rest of us already finished eating.... it was very unfortunate, as it was a very special gathering of friends around the globe!

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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Amazing food and our Italian waiter was phenomenal! He was passionate about food and people and made us feel welcome. It's rare to receive good service in Sydney and our Waiter really made the experience for us. Best Tapas we've had in Sydney and the wine list or book rather was impressive. We will be back, thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

I had been to Tapavino on Bulletin Place and it is one of my favourite restaurants!
Born by Tapavino out does Bulletin Place. The food was amazing, quick and friendly service. A bit pricey but i was happy to pay!
i will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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ambience4
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value2

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Love the outdoors seating for the day, with family beside. Our food and wine were ordinary mix. We gone home hungry, not impress. Vegetarian meals were also very ordinary.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

The service was not great, wine was not chilled, and some of the portions were really small ...especially as they are designed to share. Further more they wanted the table back by 8.15 which gave us less than 2 hours 😩. Having been there 3 previous times during the week I was really disappointed in the weekend service. I would not go back again.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Wonderful Service and food. we had such a great waiter - my partner and i were very impressed that our glasses were never ever empty and she was so polite and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Ee will definitely be returning.

Thanks

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (東京)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Always have a great experience at Born. The food is always delicious - using only the best ingredients. The service is fantastic . Great staff, especially Amelie, who balance great service with a professional yet fun approach to dining. We always have a great time here, and it is on our list when dining out with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Tapas
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 (Adelaide)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Always enjoy dining at Born. The friendly, knowledgeable, unobtrusive and alert service is an example for many in the hospitality industry. Doesn't matter how busy the restaurant is, there is always someone checking that diners have everything they want and need. A favourite at Barangaroo.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Very disappointing, we love the one in the city & this was nowhere near as good.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Great service and delicious food. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Great selections of food and very helpful waitstaff. Very pleased with the quality of food as well. Had a lovely Friday night experience. Thanks guys

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Incredible food and very good service. Great menu selection and really good for a team lunch. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Good value and delicious food. Great spot- enjoyed the afternoon in the sun. Good for a casual business lunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Great selection of food and wine. The wine menu is a bit pricey for those not who don't appreciate good wine. Service was excellent with great recommendations. The venue is quite cold for winter months. More heaters or lap blankets would help.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere. The service was fabulous. 100% recommend this place

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on 19 June 2017

This was my second time to dine at BORN and it certainly exceeded my expectations. The food was fresh with interesting flavours. The wine list is also worthy of comment - Spanish varietal wines and sherries. The waitstaff were attentive and helpful. All together it was a great way to introduce an out of towner to high quality food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 23 May 2017

Great restaurant! Good food, good wine menu. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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service5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 May 2017

Great for shared food & good selection of beers & Spanish wines.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 May 2017

Really enjoyed our meal and drinks. Everything was very tasty and the meals were a good size for tapas and sharing. The wine lust is extensive and we thoroughly enjoyed our Spanish beer and wines. The duck liver pate was delicious and the jamon to die for. A most enjoyable experience - we will definitely be going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 30 April 2017

GOOD FOOD IN A GREAT LOCATION AT AN EXPENSIVE PRICE
The food and service are great and the location is excellent. But if you are looking for value for money this is not the place for you. The serve sizes are VERY small compared to the PRICE. I would not call this fine dining - It is well done Tapas.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 29 April 2017

The menu is extensive and so we were guided by the excellent staff through the menu and wine list. We shared a few tapas, small plates and larger offering and we couldn't fault the quality or presentation. The anchovies, manchego churros, blue eye cod and beef cheeks were a standout. The wine is on the pricey side but we put that aside and enjoyed a delicious Spanish red. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 25 April 2017

Very nice lunch place with good food and pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Amazing- I had been to the city tapavino and was blown away by this venue. Really good atmosphere, friendly service amazing food

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 April 2017

A great spot with delicious food; not too impressed by the service

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Great value, service was good, but food & wine list were very average.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 7 April 2017

Great experience-- the food was great as was the wine and the beer. The staff were friendly, attentive and had great recommendations.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 April 2017

We had a good evening at Born by Tapavino. The food was very good and the restaurant has a great vibe about it. The location is also excellent. We enjoyed especially the baked trout and the chicken in cider. My only disappointment was that we were celebrating a special occasion, and did not have comfortable seating. We were 3 people and when we asked if we could be seated at one of the empty tables, we were told it was reserved for 4, but only 3 people were seated there later on in the evening.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Had a great lunch here with friends. Food was delicious and the staff made great recommendations. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 23 March 2017

Loved it. Sommelier is very knowledgeable. Croquettes are out if this world!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 22 March 2017

Food was great, the Wine was amazing, great Wine recommendation by the sommelier.....

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 12 March 2017

Had to be out of the restaurant at 10pm on Sunday night due to apartments. Otherwise excellent food and great wine list, service was also good. Will be back again.

Tags: Waterfront
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