BORN by Tapavino

4.4
194 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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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 194 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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AN
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu (Spanish food & wine), selections made easier by fabulous waiter, Jason

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PG
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really love this place. Have also enjoyed there other restaurant Balcon and Born is even better. Food is fantastic love, love love and service was really great too!

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NG
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Would definitely go back and recommend to others

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SO
1 review
1.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and went there because the reviews were good. I asked if we could get the table on the side, but the guy said "no, but I can give you the one behind". A few minutes later, another couple asked for the same table we wanted and they were seated there.

We waved at one of the staff so we can order, but the guy just looked at us and motioned to wait. He then came a few minutes later to tell us "this is not my area, your server will be with you soon". He wasn't doing anything and couldn't simply take our drinks order. How difficult can that be.

Food was alright. Nothing great. Overall, you're better off looking around other places. Not worth going here.

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RB
5 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love dining at Tapavino..perfect for date nights and catching up with friends. The food is delicious and the service perfect! We will definitely keep on going back...

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TC
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food is always delicious and the service is great. Great local and imported wine options but if you need a hand they're recommendations are usually spot on. In door seating can get a little cramped and noisy so if you have a choice, outdoor is the way to go. Staff are friendly, attentive and engaging. Lunch is a little more relaxed however, dinners are very busy so a 2 hour time limit is applied therefore if you like to take your time and enjoy the experience perhaps opt for a lunch.

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ES
1 review
5.0Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing menu, great atmosphere for a first date. Our waitress was phenomenal and very attentive !

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LF
28 reviews
5.0Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was in Sydney for 2 weeks and this was probably the best meal I had when I was there. I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen for ages and so tapas seemed the perfect option. We had the burrata and proscuitto which was delicious, the pan con tomate, the croquettes (WOW), the potatoes with turmeric and something with lamb which was inspired by the table beside us.

It was so fresh and delicious and the service was fantastic. I wish I lived in Sydney so I could go again!

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N
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food here so much and the service was excellent! The vibes here are great - just by the ferry and with a romantic view so that was perfect. If you’re into tapas, you will love the variety of foods here and the amazing creation - definitely recommend the jarmon with honeycomb and the chorizo fried flat bread. The staff are so timely with orders and food serving - you will not go hungry. Definitely recommend this to friends and families to visit!

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AB
1 review
4.0Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location for a quick bite with professional colleagues and friends.

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SC
1 review
4.0Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambience was great. The wait staff could improve. During the duration of our lunch, we were served by approximately four staff. One waitress was amazing, she explained the menu well and gave great suggestions on how we should order. She was also very helpful throughout the course and is the reason why I've marked five star for service. However, the rest could definitely improve. One waitress was not very nice, didn't seem like she wanted to be helpful e.g.. she seated us outside without asking if we had a preference. This is my first time at the restaurant and I had made a reservation. I was not asked whether I would prefer inside or outside but as I am terrified of birds I had asked if I could be seated inside, she gave me a face of "err ok.. wth". The other wait staff just didn't seem like they were enjoying their job, but was overall friendly.

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LF
1 review
5.0Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three of us had an excellent meal, starting with Happy Hour cocktails and followed by a number of truly delicious shared dishes. Everything was very very good. The total was a bit pricey but for this level of food and the location it's what you expect. I will come again.

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J
1 review
5.0Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, and amazing service. I went with a group of friends of which one was vegetarian and the other couldn't eat gluten, both of which were not a problem, with our server suggesting ways the kitchen would substitute for the gluten-free. Would definitely go again!

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B
1 review
4.0Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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TC
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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JS
1 review
5.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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EG
1 review
4.0Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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MK
1 review
5.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JW
1 review
5.0Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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s
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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MR
1 review
4.0Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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RK
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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DC
1 review
2.0Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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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AK
1 review
3.0Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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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LR
1 review
5.0Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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MR
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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AB
1 review
4.0Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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DM
1 review
5.0Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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VV
3 reviews
4.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Spanish experience-highly recommended

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SD
1 review
4.0Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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P
1 review
4.0Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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GE
1 review
5.0Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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AA
1 review
2.0Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

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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WC
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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P
1 review
4.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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LP
1 review
4.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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