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

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Outdoor Eating (25)
Tapas (24)
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Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Group Bookings (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (10)
Lunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Modern Decor (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasions (5)
Scenic View (5)
Family Style (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Romance (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Open Kitchen (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Brunch (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 23 May 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 May 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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food5
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service3
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 April 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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food3
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 21 April 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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food4
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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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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food5
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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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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.....

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Lovely find for Spanish food as Movida had closed down in Sydney. Love the food & the ambience. However, please tie those steel pulley for the blinds to the column. Few of us "hugged" the pulley while walking around the table. It is a hazard. Will be back again.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 February 2017

- Great location, beautiful presentation,
- excellent service by most staff but..
- you're basically paying for the location
- portion sizes are extremely small, even by tapas standards, particularly when you consider the prices. $12 for a single-bite sized Balmain bug slider as entree is an example
- there is no excuse for a credit card surcharge even for Visa cards in this class of restaurant, particularly at the prices they're charging. It's not the done thing -just plain offensive.
- Sure it's exquisite contemporary Spanish food, but Australia has incredible wines too, so it seems ridiculous having to pick from a list of foreign wine labels most people are entirely unfamiliar with. Be great to see at least some familiar powerhouse locals to choose from

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 February 2017

We had a great dinner, the service was great, the menu interesting, easy to understand wine list even though all the wines are Spanish and all the food was really good.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Hot Spot, Open Kitchen, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 20 February 2017

Food was great, Spanish Tapas at its best. Extensive Spanish wine list also.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Waterfront, People Watching
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service1
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 February 2017

We absolutely loved the food! Well done. After CQ Tapavino being one of our favourites, we were all so excited to try your new venue. Unfortunately, Nina ruined our experience. She forgot parts of our order and then blamed it on us and gave us such attitude it was really disheartening.I really really would love to say I could recommend born by tapavino because everything else was absolutely perfect.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Girlfriend catch up

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 February 2017

Excellent food, wine and location. We will book again in a few weeks time. Smiling good service.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Great choice for an enjoyable couple's night out. Atmosphere and music was great (but not too loud). Menu is interesting with lots of options to share. Will be coming back again for date night.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 February 2017

The overall service was ok and the staff were attentive. The staff did an amazing job with recommending the specials but it just increased our expectation. When the food came, we were caught by surprised with just 5 slices of lamb that cost us $35 (and we were told that it is more than enough to be shared between 4 of us).

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Casual
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food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 8 February 2017

Recently dined at Born as part of a double-date night with friends. The service was attentive, (keeping an eye on our water levels, for example). The food was amazeballs(!) - full of flavour and beautifully cooked. Don't pass up on the beef cheeks nor the calamari.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

A great menu, lovely service and a fun afternoon lunch. The aperitif of dark Vermouth was great. Definitely a place to return for a great lunch.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 February 2017

The staff were very helpful in ensuring that we ordered a good range and enough share plates. The Spanish wine selected for us complimented the meal. The food was lovely and the restaurant has a great alfresco ambience.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 February 2017

Delicious food - superb tapas, good service, great new location at Barangaroo.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Waterfront, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Open Kitchen
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 February 2017

Great tapas, excellent wine list, genuine and knowledgeable wait staff - a Sydney gem.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 January 2017

I came with my sister and her friend visiting from the UK. Challenged by their dietaries we still manged to have a great shared meal which was original, well presented, tasty and fulfilling . Wine list and service, very good. Will be back.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fun, Waterfront, Family Style, Tapas
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 21 January 2017

A truly wonderful experience. The variety of tapas was awe inspiring. We waded through the menu over a couple of hours with an attentive but unobtrusive server. The variety of Spanish wines avail;able was great. We enjoyed a light and fruity Mencia and a Bobal blend which were very drinkable. All in all a place I'd go back to in a heart beat.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 20 January 2017

The location is great, and some of the food we had was spectacular (the jamon in particular was delicious), but some of the other dishes were simply mediocre (the flavors on the oysters were odd, and wasn't a huge fan of the beef cheek dish). The wine menu, though large and chosen well to go with the spanish tapas, is extremely difficult to navigate. I'd probably check out another restaurant in Barangaroo before I went back and gave it another shot.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Modern Decor, Family Style, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 January 2017

Somellier & waitresses had just the right touch. Great ambience/fitout. Tapas style food (kingfish & esp. a cheese dish) were delicious. Great place for a date.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 January 2017

The staff were attentive and helped with all our questions.
We had a selection of tapas as well as a couple of mains between 3. The food was extremely fresh and tasted great
WIne list was great - again the staff were great here in pointing us in the right direction. Had a great afternoon and we will be back

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 January 2017

Food, service, staff, venue - it all awesome! Would love to go again and introduce my friends to it all. Thank you BORN by Tapavino for the experience.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Tapas
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 January 2017

Great place for friends to chat, wine and dine. Diverse range of wines and good advice available from waiter/s when selecting a wine. Food is tapas style, with diverse choices, good size portions, great flavours. The waiter again provided knowledgeable advice about the menu.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 January 2017

A group of 4, we dinned on a hot summer evening. Our seats were outside, and the roof above did not protect us from the evening sun, although clouds soon did the job. Inside was fully open - so no space was truely air conditioned. Everything was covered in a fairly noticeable film of grit and dust due to the wind and building works nearby - plates had obviously been left out for some time during the day. Waiters were not very welcoming and our table was awkward to get to due to a pole and the fences around the dining space. Orders were taken be waitress on a scruffy self made note pad. Not the best start.

Food however was quite good. Clever and authentic Spanish inspired food. Portions were generous - we ordered too much. Pacing was a little erratic and the further from the bar, the less service you received. Paying the bill was challenging as the waitress could not do the maths nor add a tip.

For a team that has a good reputation - they have a lot of work to make this a destination dinning experience.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals
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