Category Archives: CBD – Darling Harbour

Vesta, Darling Harbour

I remember being pleasantly surprised by the tasty and reasonably priced Italian fare that I had at Janus about a year ago, as it’s a pretty hard combo to nail in the Sydney CBD. This year, Janus at Darling Quarter has been rebranded into Vesta, but luckily apart from the new name and menu they have kept their winning formula of delicious Italian dishes at decent prices.

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The Sandwich Hero – Super Sandwich Deliveries!

Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s Superman…or one of his many superhero friends riding a Vespa and holding a sandwich! The Sandwich Hero is one of the most interesting food services to shake up Sydney, offering sandwich deliveries from superheroes to the many CBD offices throughout Sydney.

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Helm Bar, Darling Harbour

Helm Bar is one of those spots which sees a lot of foot traffic go past it thanks to its convenient location sandwiched between the Pyrmont Bridge and Sydney Aquarium, right next to the waterfront at Darling Harbour. If you venture upstairs at Helm Bar, you will find a bar/restaurant which plays up its nautical theme and location with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating options. This is great for basking in the fresh sea breeze and sunshine if the weather permits, like the one sunny Saturday morning we visited to take part in a Bloggers Pizza Making Competition run by Wasamedia PR and Helm Bar. The grand prize? The winning creation goes on the menu at Helm Bar for 3 months and is named after the blog who created it!

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Janus, Darling Quarter

Janus has since rebranded as Vesta Italian

I really like how they’ve revamped Darling Harbour near Tumbalong Park breathing life into an area that used to be served by a lone McDonald’s. Janus is one of the many new sleek restaurants that line the promenade at Darling Quarter, but due to the lack of prominent signage, it is quite easy to miss it. You’ll find it nestled on the corner next to Braza, easily accessible from the main street if you cross the road from Sussex Street.

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Umi Sushi and Udon, Darling Quarter

I may have tried the original sister store of Umi at Capitol in Chinatown at some stage in the past, but my memories are hazy. So it was with an open mind that I wandered into the newer branch of Umi Sushi and Udon at Darling Quarter on a Friday night to take advantage of their daily Happy Hour which runs from 3-7pm. We nabbed ourselves a glass of white wine each and added a bowl of crispy fried salmon skin as a bar snack which is part of the Happy Hour deal.

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