BORN by Tapavino

4.4
181 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 11.30 - 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 9.30pm
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Phone number
(02) 8072 7387
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Wulugul Walk
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 181 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Lovely evening, waiter Jason was AMAZING! Lots of amazing options and beautiful flavours

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Excellent food, great wine & professional knowledgeable relaxed service in a perfect Sydney location. One of my most favourite places to dine when I am in Sydney.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Service was fantastic! We asked our waiter to choose our menu and it was divine!

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4.0Dined on 22 July 2018

A great go to place as is consistent and authentic in food, service and staff.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Sensational! Awesome service food and ambience, just what the doctor ordered.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Always great food here - delicious sharing plates with varied menu and daily specials.
Excellent service- helpful with menu and number of plates required. Stunning location waterfront at Barangaroo.
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

I was happy and impressed with the food. Each dish was well presented and tasted just as good. Flavorsome dishes with a large choice on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Excellent service and food

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great food, wine and service, but very noisy. You get what you pay for.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

We had an amazing waiter who made the experience all the more special.

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2.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Food was great, not the cheapest but it’s acceptable. The service tho - the girl serving our table was great, but the lady leading us to the table really is not the most friendly. The look and attitude she gave us made us feel like she doesn’t want to serve us. For a restaurant who charge premium I would expect their staff to meet minimum industry standard. And the other staff - she just took our plates without bringing us a new plates until we reminded her. This is a restaurant where you share most dishes, so maybe she expects us to have our food on the table instead. If the food didnt taste good, I def won’t recommend to any of my friends. I am actually questioning whether I will go back again myself.

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

The location and food at Tapavino was great, however the waiter we had was extremely rude. On several occasions he was disruptive and spoke rude to us saying 'Surely you're ready to order now' and speaking loudly over the table 'I can't hear her' when trying to take our order. Considering this was a Friday evening, I doubt we were the only table being loud. His attitude is what let the restaurant down, with food being extremely good.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Food was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful with menu and wine list. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We’ve been to Tapavino in Circular Quay before & got hooked by the magic of the food & beers, vermouths, wines & sherry’s that were recommended to accompany each course.

So we decided to go to Born by Tapavino for my partners 50th birthday. The service by all staff was excellent, however the female manager/semellier was perfect - friendly, very knowledgeable, happy to make time with you & guide with which drink would best suit each dish. She made the experience just perfect. Food was awesome as always.

The only thing I wish was that the restaurant was not on street level, it loses a bit of its charm/warmth & intimacy having hordes of tourists walking past your table.

I’ll be back very soon. I love everything about Tapavino.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Great food and service as always. The wine list is terrific and the sommelier very knowledgable and provided us with some great, cost effective wine options.

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4.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Great choice for a friends catch up lunch. Delicious food, friendly service. We shared multiple small dishes which worked perfectly for a fun lunch.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Love this restaurant, creative and delicious Spanish cuisine, more authentic than most in Sydney. Amazing Spanish wine list with helpful graphics to help you decide, great atmosphere by the water and very easy to access. Very helpful staff add to the experience. A little sad that my most favourite dish - ever - the warm jamon truffled honeycomb cheese was not on this night, but more reason (as if I need any) to go back again soon. Great night thanks!

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Third time back this year - love this place. Really busy every time I have been - which says a lot for how good it is. Barangaroo is really buzzing now and this is one of the stars
Great service - they picked out a stunning wine for us. We had the pate and the baked cheese with prosciutto which I cant stop raving about.
The mains were lovely also
This is a great spot for a catch up or special dinner. Such a good atmosphere. Its becoming one of my fave sydney spots

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

A fantastic Spanish restaurant at Barangaroo. We had the beef cheeks, yellow fin tuna, croquettes and Jason wrapped machego cheese. Washed down with Sangria. All flavourful and generous portions. Highly recommend this to couples and friendly catch ups.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Great Spanish experience-highly recommended

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Fabulous night with great food and wine list and very attentive service. We will definitely we back again!

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

4th time here, offered us a lousy table but we were able to change. Food is always consistently good. Maybe don't go for the set menu as it is relatively expensive when compared to choosing your own, and probably too much food. Wine is a great Spanish selection but you need the sommelier and it is quite pricey

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Great food, excellent service, very extensive wine list (can be a bit pricey) but overall a fantastic experience, as always.

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Tasty food and vibrant atmosphere. Service could be much better. No table etiquette and rushed us (2 hr sitting). Very expensive.
Wont go back but glad to have tried it.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

We loved our celebratory lunch. The food was authentically Spanish, creative, fresh and absolutely delicious.

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

The food here is very good and imaginative. We have been three times . The wine selection is extensive . The only criticism , as in most restaurants is the temperature that the red wine is served. It is served way too warm at about 25 DegC when it should be between 16 and 18 C depending on the varietal. I don't understand why restaurants continue to make this error. Born was no different!

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

We had a very pleasant day, the sommelier and one waiter were fantastic one other was not. Tasty food and good variety.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely food which is great for sharing. Cocktails were wonderful too.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We had a very pleasant and enjoyable time and the food was very good. Only downside was that we felt a little rushed - the problem with dual seatings

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Always great food

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Great atmosphere, great food and good service.

The sommelier was particularly fantastic - great recommendations.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Excellent food backed up by great service and a sommelier that knew her wine. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at Born. The food was fantastic! The cheese wrapped in Jsmon, the beef cheek and the cabbage salad were standouts. The wine list, though large, was great for novices like myself. Staff were helpful but seemed slightly over run.
Great meal, drinks and atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

It was a birthday celebration. Have noted it in the comments/request. Nothing special came from the restaurant, they didn’t even ask us who’s we were celebrating.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

I found the dishes to be very expensive for what you get.

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Woeful customer service. Disinterested waitstaff who provided no level of customer care.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We had an evening of catching up - some friends I hadn't seen for 3 years - we had fabulous food, great wine and could sit and talk without having to yell at each other. None of us had been to Born by Tapavino before however we will all definitely return - loved it!

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2.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Terrible value - seriously overpriced. Would rather spend more money and get better quality or less money for same quality. Don't go!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We had a wonderful night! The somelier was outstanding and added to an enjoyable evening!

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Great food and atmosphere but I find the double seating problematic as when you book the earlier table it really feels as though you are rushed to get out so the 2nd table can be seated. More like yum cha than relaxing. Next time we will make a double booking to ensure we have enough time to relax.

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