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

5
4
3
2
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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (56)
Waterfront (47)
Outdoor Eating (46)
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Good for a Date (29)
Group Bookings (29)
Lunch (28)
Casual (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (21)
Special Occasions (21)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Scenic View (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
People Watching (11)
Romance (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Brunch (5)
Cosy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Child Friendly (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, very helpful staff.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

I loved the relaxed and chill vibe of the restaurat and bar. Was a great experience with amazing food and excellent staff. Food was bery flavoursome and some of the best food i have ever consumed. Staff were very friendly and had exceptional knowledge of everything we asked. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends, till next time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Food quality was excellent however, portions were smaller than expected. Front of house staff were lovely and helpful. Our waitress however, was a little abrupt.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

Really delicious, authentic Spanish food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Lovely night. Good food, outdoors waterside, perfect for special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience2
Service5
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Our waiter was excellent - he ordered for us and his recommendations were excellent. The wine 'guide' was a bit OTT but might appeal to some. We were seated outside on a quiet Sunday evening so it lacked atmosphere but the food certainly made up for that. Every dish was fabulous, and delivered quickly. Overall a great experience!

Tags: Tapas
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Food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

We flew in from Melbourne for the day to celebrate my husband's birthday & sisters 50th. We had a deliciously leisurely 3 hour lunch grazing our way through beautifully created tapas share plates, great Spanish wines, superb service & lovely atmosphere. The beef cheeks & king prawns were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Waterfront, Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 6 October 2017

We had an axcellent time at Born by Tapavino. On a Friday night the atmosphere was very lively and fun. The food was delicious, the staff mostly excellent. The staff uniforms are a little strange, with yellow- and red-striped ties tucked into black shirts. Overall, the experience was excellent and I would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tapas
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Even though the food was delicious and the ambiance great our female waitress was rude and impolite. Every time I would ask her a question she would roll her eyes and speak under her breath!
I don’t drink alcohol and asked if they had a Virgin cocktail list and she rolled her eyes and said no but the Barman can make up anything
I asked her to find out what fruit juices he uses she once again rolled her eyes and gave me a fake smile! I tried to explain that there’s certain juices I can’t have due to dietary reasons and she just looked at me and sighed a sigh of frustration!
In the end I picked an alcoholic one and said tell him to make me this minus the alcohol.

I wish I took her name. She has blonde hair and is skinny!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 September 2017

I can't wait to go back and try the dishes I didn't get to. A perfect spot of lunch and the sangria is delightful also.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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Food4
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Loved tapavino, the food and wine was divine! Great ambience and formal and casual at the same time. Only issue we had was with two dishes not coming out, however we were actually pretty full anyway. And the semi soft rind cheese was really a bit too full on for us. Aside from this, a wonderful night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Authentic
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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Overall it was great. Good food. Outside dining is great if it was not so windy.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

If you're after good Spanish tapas this is the place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Absolutely sensational dining experience! We were absolutely sated after dining at Born by Tapavino. The service was exceptional also! We will be recommending to everyone we know!

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tapas
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

My wife and I had a trip to Sydney and were keen to experience Barangaroo dining. Location was excellent and the restaurant easy to find.

Our waitress was very helpful recommending suitable dishes and the drink waiter also gave us thoughtful advice in relation to the extensive drinks list.

Overall a very enjoyable meal and look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Excellent service and quality food. Main was not big, sides were good and delicious. Will go again for other occasion.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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Food4
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

My friend and I went for lunch on Sunday. Staff were friendly, helpful and lovely.
Food was good value for money. Size of the portions are not what you expect for a Tapas place. The Jamon Serrano with Burrata was the highlight dish.
Wine was great with the food.

Overall good experience, would recomend this place.
Thanks guys.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Enjoyed a sumptuous lunch. Lots of variety with fantastic service where everything was explained clearly (where needed) from wine to food. We will definitely return soon. Already highly recommending to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

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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Food2
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 19 August 2017

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 on 18 August 2017

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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Food3
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Service1
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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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Food5
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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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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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Food5
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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 / SA)·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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Food5
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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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Food4
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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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Fabulous tapas, great location and good service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch
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