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BORN by Tapavino

4.3
160 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
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  • 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 160 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Food was great and the waitresses helpful, attentive and friendly. I was a little startled by a chap who decided I'd not taken in the advice to mix the egg yolk into the fried mushrooms quickly enough; he appeared at my table and swiftly took the cutlery and did it for me without hesitating, asking if it was OK that he intervened, or any word of explanation. I'm not sure of local custom in Sydney but I found it rude and patronising and it wasn't even clear who he was as he was wearing different colours from the waitresses and could have been anybody! A slight blemish on what was otherwise a tasty meal and good service.

The steak tartare is particularly good, try it is you get the chance.

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3.0Dined on 13 March 2018

We ordered food to share very soon after we arrived. One dish (meat) arrived quite promptly - but only one of us was eating meat. The remaining food took a further 30 minutes to arrive, which meant that one of us was left hanging for food for quite a while. Drinks flowed during this time. Despite asking waiters to check on our order, tables next to us that had arrived well after received their food before us. Somewhat embarrassing, given this was a business lunch where the host gets to eat on a timely basis (for at least one dish) and the guest is left waiting so long. Having been here 2x before, and really enjoyed it, I'll think twice about my 4th visit. The food however, when it arrived, was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Thank you our waiter was amazing and had an awesome time. Food on point

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Overpriced... food rediculuos small....it is tapas not gourmet restaurant 5 stars.
Waitress extremely pushy, dont like to eat under pressure.... i think she was desperate for us to leave even though the booking was for 2 hours... we were there for 1 hour and a bit.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Good overall. Dishes well prepared and portions were good. Noisy environment though so not the place if you want a quiet evening (consider we were there on a Friday though!).

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3.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Food and service was great but a bit pricey for what you get.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

The waitress was very unfriendly and obviously tired and dying to get out of there.

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

I recommended Tapavino to friends for a girls night out.
I booked on line and was immediately advised that we had to vacate the table by 8.15pm. There was no indication when booking the reservation otherwise I would have booked elsewhere.
The service was non existent, some food items had sold out before 6.30pm!
I’ve previously enjoyed the original Tapavino restaurant in the CBD but sadly won’t be visiting Born at Barangaroo again .

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3.0Dined on 22 February 2018

I organised a work dinner at Tapavino Born for 6 of my work colleagues and myself. I rang the day before to ask if the normal 2 hour seating window could be removed as we planned on being there all night. I was told that it wouldn't be a problem and I confirmed my booking.

Let me first start by saying the food and wine was great, and the wait staff for the most part were very helpful and attentive.

We only ran into an issue when I spoke with the wait staff to remind them of the fact that I had spoken to someone and they said that we could have the table all night. It would appear that what I was told was not conveyed to the wait staff that night and instead of trying to help there initial response was to say that we would have never told you that and that they needed us out before the next table arrived.

Credit to them they were able to move things around although I didn't like being called a liar.

The next issue came when we read the bill and found that we were over and undercharged on the bill for certain items. When we queried the bill they said that they were sure that everything on the bill was 100% correct, even though at the time we had 2 drinks on the table that only 1 had been charged for. Once again credit to them for removing from the bill some of the drinks that they erroneously charged us for.

The last thing that I would like to mention was the numerous times towards that the end of the night that our table was sworn at by I assume the manager.

Just to recap Tapavino Born is a restaurant that does great food and wine and if you only want to go there for a short time then I am sure that everything would be great. They just did not handle our situation very well at all and for that reason I will not be giving them my business again nor would I recommend them to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

A very enjoyable dining experience. Service was excellent. The sommelier was very knowledgeable about Spanish cava. The food was excellent as well. The savory churros were a great idea. My compliments to the chef.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

This was my 2nd visit with guests who had not been before. Unfortunately one of our guests being gluten free found the whole experience a bit overwhelming. Firstly, a beer on your menu noted as gluten free - was not labelled so on the bottle and did include barley. Secondly, we did need to ask our waiter several times which meals were gf or not - wouldn't it be simpler to print this on the menu? Please understand as a non gluten free diner I will be back but the pain of our guest having to ask several times re gf - was painful for all including our waiter. Bless him for his patience.

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3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

A bit of a disappointment. In fairness the wine and food was v good - apart the burrata that was a little bland - but the service wasn't really up to scratch. It was busy that may have played a part but we just didn't get friendly service. Not really the tapas vibe at all. Shame its got the potential to be great.

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3.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Only negative S the outside area is very tight/narrow and we had four men around a table which was cramped.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Great selection and spectacular taste, with attentive and really friendly staff. This is one of those places you identify as one of your all time favorites!!

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Had people up from Melbourne we all had a wonderful night thoroughly enjoyed it

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Great place to meet with friends. Amazing tapas

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

The food is incredible and very reasonably priced considering the quality of the food and the setting of the restaurant in the middle of the trendy new Barangaroo area. I've been here twice now for date nights with my boyfriend and we are always blown away with the experience all round. We would highly recommend this for a special date night for two or a celebration with a small group of friends. Expect to enjoy a wide range of delicious Spanish style meats, seafood and tapas over delicious wines!

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Born by Tapavino is excellent - relaxing environment, great help with the wine and food suggestions and no one making us feel like we had to leave after a VERY long lunch!

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

My 2nd time visit and delicious again! The Warm Cow's Milk dish is to die for! Great menu, service, wine and cocktails!

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

great service matched with amazing food, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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4.0Dined on 15 January 2018

Good food, beautiful location. The wait staff was inattentive and the place wasn’t busy.

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